They’re the popalicious girl group who have more line-up changes than Conchita has wigs. Dolly Style has confirmed that Mikaela Samuelsson — who plays the pink-haired Molly — has left the group after four years.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed in an Instagram post, with a message from Molly in both Swedish and English.
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Hej alla underbara!? Jag vill först & främst tacka alla er för att jag fått träffa så många av er både i verkligheten men också här på instagram. Ni har fyllt mig med så otroligt mycket glädje & överraskat med så fina presenter & ord som jag kommer leva på i resten av mitt liv? Jag är så otroligt tacksam för det.?? Nu har jag varit en del av Dollystyle i 4 år & fått uppleva helt fantastiska saker, men nu känner jag mig supertaggad på nya projekt!? så därför blir cirkus tour min sista turné som Molly i Dollystyle! Jag är otroligt glad & exhalterad över detta & hoppas att ni känner samma sak! Vi kommer att få tid att ses & säga ”på återseende” för vi kommer att ses igen i andra sammanhang! Jag är otroligt tacksam för att jag fått vara en del av detta! Jag är tacksam att jag fått jobba ihop med Emma & Palle, & även mina girls Holly & Polly såklart?? Jag älskar er alla i dollycrewet & även alla er! Puss /Molly??? [ Grymt tack ? Hi everyone? First of all, I want to thank all of you for having met so many of you both in reality but also here on instagram. You have filled me with so much joy & surprised with so nice gifts & with your love. And im gonna take it with me for the rest of my life? I am so incredibly grateful for that.? Now I have been part of Dollystyle for 4 years & have experienced absolutely amazing things, but now I feel super excited on new projects! ? so therefore the circus tour becomes my last tour as Molly in Dollystyle! I am incredibly happy & excited about this & hope you feel the same! We will have time to be seen & say "on reunion" because we will be seen again in other contexts! I am incredibly grateful to have been part of this! I am grateful that I had to work with Emma & Palle, & also my girls Holly & Polly of course?? I love you all in the dollycrew & even all of you! Puss / Molly???] #dollystyle #dollystylemolly
Molly thanked her fans and wrote, “Now I have been part of Dolly Style for four years and have experienced absolutely amazing things, but now I feel super excited on new projects! So therefore the Circus Tour becomes my last tour as Molly in Dolly Style!”
Dolly Style are currently touring Sweden as part of their Circus Tour. The tour ends in Lindköping on 15 September. It is not known whether Mikaela will remain part of the group until that final date.
The J-pop- and K-pop-inspired group are known for their frequent line-up changes, with some estimating that Dolly Style will be on track to go through more band members than legendary English post-punk group The Fall.
Since Dolly Style began in 2014, there have been two blue-haired Hollys (Alexandra and Vilma) and two pink-haired Mollys (Carolina and Mikaela). But it’s the FOUR Pollys that have led some fans to wonder if the purple wig is cursed.
Aside from changing group members, Dolly Style are also known for their music.
The group have competed at Melodifestivalen three times, including their Melfest 2019 entry “Habibi”. The song was their best received Melodifestivalen entry, with many expecting it would be Dolly Style’s time to go direct to the grand final.
Sadly “Habibi” was Dolly Style’s worst placed Melfest entry, not making it out of the semi-finals. However, “Habibi” went on to place No.8 in the Swedish singles chart and was certified Gold.
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