Molly Pettersson Hammar might not have made it out of the Andra Chansen round at Melodifestivalen, but she’s going to perform at Eurovision after all — as one of Ira Losco‘s backing singers. Molly — who co-wrote Ira’s song “Walk On Water” — will join the Maltese backing singers and another Swede on stage at Globen.
TVM reports that Molly is currently rehearsing with Ira and her team in Malta. Molly will be joined by fellow Swede Lars Safsund, who back in 2008 was part of the trio Biondo who placed second in Romania’s national final with the song “Shine”. Ira’s choir will be rounded out by Maltese national final veterans Anna Azzopardi and Pamela Bezzina, an experienced gospel singer.
The production is led by creative director Stephane Boko, who has worked with Madonna, Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil, as well as working on ceremonies at major sporting events.
Ira will also be joined on stage by the dancer Skorpion, who starred in the “Walk On Water” music video, dancing both on the coast and in a tank of water.
Ira will be wearing a design by Australian stylist Alex Zabotto-Bentley, who has been working with Ira over Skype and in person on the design of the dress. TVM report that the dress is now safely in Stockholm where it is being used in the stand-in rehearsals, with Team Malta due to arrive in Stockholm on Sunday.
Expect something big: Alex has previously worked with Prince, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga!