In little over 24 hours, we will know the 28 acts who will be competing at Melodifestivalen 2019. But until then, as the list takes shape, reported acts continue to emerge. The last acts to be named by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet are the Congolese-Swedish singer Mohombi and newcomer Malou Trasthe Prytz.
Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo is a Congolese-Swedish performer. He is best known for his 2010 international hit single “Bumpy Ride”. He has also collaborated with other artists such as Akon, Nicole Scherzinger, Nelly and Pitbull. Last year he released a single with the Iranian-Swedish star Arash.
This won’t be Mohombi’s first appearance at Melodifestivalen. Back in 2005 he competed along with his brother Djo as Group Avalon. Their song “Big Up” didn’t make it out of the semi-finals.
Malou Trasthe Prytz
Fifteen-year-old Malou is an upcoming Swedish singer. Last year she won the children’s song contest as part of Östersjöfestivalen (the Baltic Song Festival) with her spirited performance of “Bang Bang”. Malou is also active on Instagram and uploads covers of popular songs.
At 15, Malou will be the youngest performer at Melodifestivalen this year. Her 16th birthday is in March, meaning she’ll be the minimum age for Eurovision with two months to spare. Fellow 15-year-old Bishara Morad — also reported for Mello — will turn 16 two weeks before the first semi-final.
Aftonbladet also reports that rapper Linda Pira has been in talks for Mello 2019. The performer has demoed different songs, but it is not known if she has made the list.
And a couple of rumoured acts won’t be doing Melodifestivalen. Petra Marklund — who was reported to have had a place guaranteed for her in the 2019 lineup — has declined to be part of the show.
Magnus Carlsson has also said no to Mello, and confirmed on Instagram that he wouldn’t be taking part. The schlager prince is said to be working on an English-language album and wanted to sing in English at Melfest, while SVT wanted something in Swedish.
Melodifestivalen 2019 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
- John Lundvik
- Anna Bergendahl
- Rebecka Karlsson
- Martin Stenmarck
- Malou Trasthe Prytz
Potential acts: Linda Pira
The line-up of Melodifestivalen 2019 will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday 27, November. Wiwibloggs will have full coverage of the event.
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