She’s the international pop star who was recently awarded Artist of the Year at the Swedish Grammis. Now broadcaster SVT has confirmed that Zara Larsson will perform at the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2017.
Aftonbladet reports that Zara Larsson — one of Sweden’s biggest music exports — is confirmed as a guest performer at the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2017 on February 11.
This comes as a welcome surprise to Melfest viewers who had complained about the poor quality of interval acts at the semi-finals. Viewers complained that previous performances were “cheap” and boring”.
The appearance of Zara at Melodifestivalen comes just one week before her release of her new album So Good. As Melodifestivalen is the biggest TV show in Sweden, with one-third of the population expected to tune in, Zara may give viewers a taste of her new album.
Nineteen-year-old Zara has dominated charts all over the world with hits such as “Lush Life”, “I Would Like” and “Never Forget You”. Zara has also collaborated with international artists such as David Guetta, Tinie Tempah and MNEK, and has clocked up millions of listens on Spotify.
Zara came third in the 2016 Wiwivision awards, where wiwibloggs readers voted her song “Never Forget You” one of their favourites.
Just yesterday she was honoured in her home country when she was awarded Artist of the Year at the Swedish Grammis awards.
Andra Chansen isn’t missing out on a big interval act either. This Saturday’s second-chance show will feature the comedy impressionist Daniel Norberg. He is best known for his funny and creative parodies of Melodifestivalen acts.
Daniel started making short video clips back in 2014 and has since then had huge success on YouTube with over 6 million views. Aftonbladet reports that he will perform live parodies of the Andra Chansen artists.
What do you think of the interval acts in Melodifestivalen 2017? Is it a good idea to have huge pop star as an interval act or will Zara steal the show? Tell us what you think below!