Back in March, we were sad to see Molly Petterson Hammar crash out in the Andra Chansen round of Melodifestivalen 2016. But we were thrilled to learn that she would appear at Eurovision as a songwriter, having co-written Malta’s entry “Walk on Water”.

Now Schlagerprofilerna, the successful Sweden-based Eurovision and Melodifestivalen web site, has revealed another Eurovision 2016 connection for MPH.

As it turns out, songwriters originally submitted “Miracle” — Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2016 entry — to Melodifestivalen, and with Molly’s voice on the demo. Jurors chose “Hunger” instead, leaving “Miracle” out in the cold in Sweden.

Schlagerprofilerna revealed the news in their popular podcast series, which features a number of special guests in the run-up to Eurovision.

On one of the recent podcasts the super hot and über talented Melfest dancer Edin Jusuframic took part, reviewing a number of this year’s songs.

When  it was time to discuss Azerbaijan’s song and its starlet Samra, Edin revealed that he was on the jury of Melodifestivalen 2016 that picked the final batch of songs for this year’s final.

He explained that “Miracle” was one of the songs that had been submitted and that it was sung by Molly Petterson Hammar, but ended up out of the contest.

After watching Samra werk it all Eurovision season, can you try and imagine Molly singing that song? And are you as excited as us that Molly has her fingerprints all over Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Rita Pozzo
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Rita Pozzo

Lmao shake my head.
Boring song anyways

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Jacques: I don’t think “Walk On Water” was meant for MF, because Ira Losco also co-wrote it. Unless they were BOTH planning on giving it to someone else at MF…

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

Where the songwriter or the producer was born is irrelevant (unless the objective is to stir up hate). The only thing that matters is the song.

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

It will be so funny if Miracle finishes ahead of if I were sorry…. Would kind of prove that Miracle could’ve won Melodifestivalen and not if I were sorry.

Sam
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Sam

It’s not ltypical if Azerbaijan to pick up rejected song as an Oriental and newly established country they always go for flashy, gaudy and expensive staff. Probably this time they had to save money as the oil prices have collapsed.

Anyway, the song is too cheesy and you get the impression that it is over when it is half way through. The vocals are just horrible.

To me it should be a non-qualifier.

Katia B
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Katia B

This Molly seems to be becoming some kind of mass marketing product with all these demo and songs submitted to MF. First Walk on water now Miracle, and Hunger. Neither of the three are that special. My favourite this year is actually Swedish Frans. He has a good song, simple, and he is so natural. Can’t wait for the finals!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I need to hear Molly’s demo of this!
I am getting so tired of seeing her involved with other people’s Eurovision entries. She could sing these songs so much better!

Robyn Gallagher
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I wonder if the song had a different arrangement for MPH. She has a much larger vocal range than Samra and I can’t imagine the song not giving her at least a few moments to show off.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

This song would have been a bad fit for Molly P.H., and it would have had little effect on the MF outcome, as compared to “Hunger”, which had the bad luck of being paired with Panetoz and their tune, both of which deserved to be in that final last month.

MikeG
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MikeG

This “über-talented dancer” as you describe him is nothing but a BIGMOUTH and if he can’t keep secret what goes behind the scenes he should never be involved in the selection of songs.

By telling this, he’s just encouraging people to think and say MIRACLE is just a MF reject… Nasty guy

Alex
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Alex

The song doesn’t fit Molly as well, though. It’s not nearly soulful enough to suit her.

manu
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manu

when azerbaijan send a song from azerbaijan?? answer…..NEVER!

Jacques
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Jacques

Molly Pettersson Hammar should be the most talked non-qualifying entrant of the post-Melfest 2016 season. Two of her rejected Melodifestivalen entries representing Azerbaijan and Malta, but no Molly herself in Stockholm? 🙁 I’m a great fan of her voice, one of the strongest I have ever seen at Melodifestivalen; not last year’s entry but ‘Hunger’ is perhaps from my Melfest 2016 top three, maybe the favourite, I hope she’ll represent a country in Eurovision one day. Sweden is simply wasting her. P.S.: ‘Miracle’ is not a great song for Molly. I love she’s her original alternati-soulful sound, with many vocal… Read more »

oooops
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oooops

Azerbaijan should sing a more traditional entry, now they use stuff from the swedish garbage can, I don’t think any other country just at the first moment search in the melfest garbage can.

Random.sage2.6
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Random.sage2.6

I’m sure Bjorkman had little to nothing to do with the jury scrapping Miracle. He’s just managing the show.

It’s interesting to contemplate on how many Melfest rejects Azerbaijan has taken up on.

No Name
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No Name

Hunger was my favorite in melfest and Miracle is my favorite this year haha, but I can’t see her vocals on the track though. It’s clear some great songs that are submitted are more suitable for Eurovision rather than Melfest, cause’ I don’t Miracle would have done very well.

Anthony Ko
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@Mei International

They already did, back on their debut in 2008.

This is my opinion (TIMO
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This is my opinion (TIMO

First time i see Molly, she looks lovely, natural and cool, but since I heard Miracle with Samra voice I would always prefer Semra singing it than another artist, Miracle suits Samra and its thousand ties better than that copy of Helena Paparizou song from Russia and another cheap imitation of Ricky Martin from France who sings song extracted from Moly universe and Man’s Heroes

Pollaski
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Pollaski

@Mei International Maybe because Azerbaijan’s kind of arrived late in the game, after it was already pretty much established that English, like it or not, is a winning language in the contest? And that Swedes, like it or not, have seemed to be pretty good at writing and producing contest winning songs? There’s nothing scummy about sensing what wins and running with it. That’s called being smart. Azerbaijan’s done a lot of shady things in Eurovision (and elsewhere), and there’s actually a sister thread on that right now. But bringing in Swedish talent to write/produce/whatever isn’t one of them. If… Read more »

Ozan
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Ozan

Azeris have great songs and composers but they don’t use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB1nkwG1qKw

Mei International
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Mei International

I am not new. Azerbaijan year after year send songs produced by Swedes. Can they not use their own in-house/country producers? Why have we never once heard a song sung in Azeri? Nearly every other participating country has sent at least one song in their mother tongue. Just not Azerbaijan.

Mar
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Mar

They rejected Miracle in favor of Hunger?? That’s practically sabotage. Molly deserved better.
I would love to see the look on Björkman’s face if Samra finishes higher than Frans.

Ethan1994
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Ethan1994

I’m gonna laugh so hard if Azerbaijan outdoes Sweden at the contest. 😛
Of course, it won’t beat how back in 2010, Denmark’s “In A Moment Like This” was rejected from Melodifestivalen, and then got Denmark to 5th place at Eurovision, whereas Sweden’s “It’s My Life” crashed out in the semis.

oooops
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oooops

Miracle fits Samra best and Hunger fits Molly PH best.

RoboNL
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RoboNL

Molly PH slays every song <3 love her

Charles
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Charles

Same old same old … Azerbaijan with another Swedish made song .. same old same old … Next?

fikri
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fikri

*fran’s boring song

fikri
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fikri

thr irony if this ends up higher than boring song. 😛

go samra!

Pollaski
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Pollaski

@Thiefo

I KNOW!

What’s next? I mean, you start using Swedes, and the next thing you know.. oh, god… no…

Not the Americans. ANYONE BUT THEM!

(Oh wait, that’s happened too :D)

Comi
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Comi

Miracle is better than Hunger(and I LOVE Hunger), that’s for sure, and I can imagine Molly SLAYING Miracle vocally *-*
I just hope we’ll see Molly at ESC soon 🙂

Thiefo
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@Pollaski I know right? 😛 if that was the case then half of the countries these past years would be guilty of doing “shady tactics” hah!

Nicky91
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Nicky91

well MPH is really talented, and she should represent Sweden one day 🙂

and what does it matter about Swedish producers and songwriters, maybe they are the best songwriters of europe

and Ira’s song, was co-written by Ira herself as well, but Samra’s Miracle was written only by swedish producers

Graph
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Graph

I actually don’t mind that the song is Swedish because it sounds like a song that would come from Azerbaijan. I’m thinking that the producers revamped the production before sending it off.

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

Really interesting, but of course not surprising! Azerbaijan borrows swedish producers all the time!

Matteo
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Matteo

Molly is the biggest underrated artist in melodifestivalen.
She will, sorry Has To, represent Sweden in the coming years

Huh
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Huh

On the plus side, more exposure for Molly. First was Walk On Water, then this.

Graph
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Graph

Hard to believe that Miracle got rejected and If I Were Sorry won…..

Pollaski
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Pollaski

@Mei International

Wait… Using Swedish producers is a shady tactic?

The hell?

Ron
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Ron

I guess Swedes were like…just send them [Azerbaijan] something in return for half of their oil and they just made a lucky pick from the bunch of rejects and whalla we have Miracle for Azerbaijan.

Tha
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Tha

I can imagine Miracle with MPH’s voice. But: Hunger > Miracle

Thiefo
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While I do like Miracle very much, I prefer Hunger, so I say it was a good decision, I still think MPH deserved to reach the MF final a lot more than Panetoz, but oh well.

I wonder if things would’ve been different, could we’ve got Samra singing Hunger instead?

V
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V

Miracle is much better than Hunger, IMHO.

Mei International
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Mei International

How shocking…Azerbaijan relies on Swedish producers (and other shady tactics) for their ESC entry

Huh
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Huh

Knew it, and I rest my case.