They are the backing singers who helped John Lundvik shine on the Tel Aviv stage. Now The Mamas are set to enter Melodifestivalen on their own. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that The Mamas will be on the roster for Melodifestivalen 2020.
The group — made up of Loulou Lamotte, Ashley Haynes, Paris Renita and Dinah Yonas Manna — came together earlier this year to support John Lundvik in his “Too Late For Love” performance at Melodifestivalen.
But come 2020, they will have the spotlight all to themselves. Aftonbladet reports that The Mamas will perform a soul-funk song.
However, there will be one less Mama than there was in Tel Aviv. In August, the group announced that the group’s founder Paris Renita would be leaving the group in autumn, to focus on her solo work. The Mama have, however, continued as a threesome.
Following the group’s Melfest 2019 success and fifth-place Eurovision finish, they soon established themselves as more than just backing singers.
The group recently completed a Scandinavian tour with John Lundvik. This December, the trio is also set to perform their own Christmas show in Stockholm, A Christmas Night to Remember.
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Melodifestivalen 2020: What we know so far
The iconic Melodifestivalen tour will kick off with semi-final one in Linköping on 1 February, semi two in Gothenburg on 8 February, semi-final three in Luleå on 15 February, and the fourth semi-final will be held in Malmö on 22 February. The andra chansen round will be held in Eskilstuna on 29 February, while the grand final — as always — will be held at Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 7th.
SVT has also confirmed the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2020. Former Alcazar singer Lina Hedlund, jazz/pop singer Linnea Henriksson and comedian David Sundin will host the shows.
SVT is expected to reveal the lucky 28 competing acts of Melodifestivalen 2020 sometime in November.
What do you think? Are you excited that The Mamas will be at Melodifestivalen 2020? Who else would you like to see in the competition? Tell us your thoughts below!