It’s less than a week until Swedish broadcaster SVT reveals the 28 acts who will compete in Melodifestivalen 2019. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet today reports that girl group Dolly Style and Idol 2017 runner-up Hanna Ferm are confirmed, while schlager prince Magnus Carlsson and singer-songwriter John Lundvik have found the right songs to enter.
Following the recent shocking news that Polly III was leaving the girl group, Aftonbladet is now reporting that Dolly Style will make their third appearance at Melodifestivalen.
The colourful trio made their Melfest debut in 2015 with “Hello Hi”, and followed up with “Rollercoaster” in 2016. Both songs made it to the andra chansen round before being eliminated.
The group confirmed that a “new member of the Dolly family” would replace Polly, however they haven’t said if it will be another Polly or a new character. The band’s frequent lineup changes mean that the Dolly Style of 2019 will be completely different to the three singers who performed in 2015.
Eighteen-year-old Hanna was the runner-up on the 2017 series of Swedish Idol. She got her start on the 2014 series of Sweden’s Got Talent and made it as far as the semi-finals. In February, Hanna released her debut single “Never Mine”.
Earlier this week, Hanna returned to Idol as part of Celebrity Duets week. She performed “Up Where We Belong” with competitor Bragi Bergsson. Also performing duets were Melodifestivalen stars, Wiktoria, Felix Sandman, Benjamin Ingrosso and Mariette, who delivered a show-stopping performance of “Shallow” with William Segerdahl.
Also said to be confirmed for 2019 are schlager prince Magnus Carlsson and singer-songwriter John Lundvik. Both singers were reported to be looking for the right song to enter in Melfest. Aftonbladet‘s source says that each has found the right song and will be part of the 2019 lineup.
Aftonbladet has also reported that Jon Henrik Fjällgren will perform a song by Melfest and Eurovision veteran songwriter Fredrik Kempe. Active in the Swedish national final for over a dacade, he has penned songs as diverse as “Popular”, “Undo”, “Blame it on the Disco”, “Bada nakna” and “Fuldance”.
Melodifestivalen 2018 roll call
- The Lovers of Valdaro
- Oscar Enestad
- Nano Omar
- Jan Malmsjö
- Anton Hagman
- Vlad Reiser
- Bishara Morad
- Ann-Louise Hanson
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren
- Lina Hedlund
- Hanna Ferm
- Dolly Style
- Magnus Carlsson
- John Lundvik
The line-up of Melodifestivalen 2019 will be announced this Tuesday 27, November. Wiwibloggs will have full coverage of the event.
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