She was raised in Florida before returning to Sweden with her family as a teenager.

And it seems her international background has given Ace Wilder extra appeal abroad, as she placed third with the international juries during Saturday’s Melodifestivalen 2016 final.

The “Don’t Worry” singer — who won the international jury vote back in 2014 — only placed eighth with the Swedish public.

She told wiwiblogger William that she isn’t sure why she does better abroad than she does at home, shrugging it off and saying “it is what it is.”

And what about the international jurors in Slovenia, Italy, the Netherlands and Australia who ranked her first? “They have really great taste, so I might have to visit them,” she says. “I love the international jury.”

She also tells us she has no recollection of being on stage and discusses the tight connection she shares with her dancers.

After our interview, Ace ran to her dressing room to slip into a black skirt with shimmering silver-and-black bodice.

The petite singer elongated her slim pins in a pair of stripy black heels and swept her hair up into a simple bun, helping show off her wrinkle-free complexion.

We filmed her throwing down another kickass performance of “Don’t Worry”, which you can watch above.

Don’t worry. It’s alright. @acewilder #Melfest #mello #melfest2016 #melodifestivalen after party

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Ace Wilder after her jury rehearsal performance

Ace Wilder after her first rehearsals

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fikri
fikri
4 years ago

shadyyy

Redfox
Redfox
4 years ago

LOL tiny kids gushing about their idol. your parents will take your phone away that night so the mediocre sweaty teen ballad wouldnt win.

Franco
Franco
4 years ago

I’m not fond of the phrase “Too good for Eurovision”, but I don’t know how else to explain why someone as amazing as Ace is so hugely underrated in Mello.

MGR
MGR
4 years ago

She bought a jury.

Huh
Huh
4 years ago

@davve
Shush, child.

Davve
Davve
4 years ago

Oh some major butthurt comments below. Frans will win ESC and we all know it 😀

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

I did vote especially for her and Boris René.
Greetings from the country of Måns Zelmerlöw.

Allen
Allen
4 years ago

She should have won.

Stupid public!

Vladimir
Vladimir
4 years ago

She’s amazing. I love her songs, performances and charisma. I am not really surprised that Swedes don’t like her that much – she doesn’t fit in the traditional Swedish pop pattern.

Huh
Huh
4 years ago

@davve
And I thought I had a childish comment in a previous article according to you.

Criticca
Criticca
4 years ago

ACE WILDER for Semi Final INTERVAL ACT!!

BBB
BBB
4 years ago

davve

With big help by EBU reference group and overrated juries points like they did from 2012 to 2015, Frans have chance to win.

NoScoped
NoScoped
4 years ago

@davve Frans Will Come Dead Last

Jerome
Jerome
4 years ago

Oh please visit Australia, Ace Wilder!! We will happily have you here!

jPod
jPod
4 years ago

Ace is too good for Sweden. She’s a great performer. Hope she will represent another country.

davve
davve
4 years ago

Oh Sweden are sooo going to win Eurovision this year with Frans!

nikki
nikki
4 years ago

i hope we see her next year!