Dinah Nah claims she submitted a song to Melodifestivalen 2021 which is now one of the favourites to win Eurovision

She’s the “One More Night” singer who has twice bid to represent Sweden at Eurovision. And now, Dinah Nah suggests a song she submitted to Melodifestivalen 2021 is now one of the favourites to win Eurovision in Rotterdam. Fans are speculating the song could be Destiny’s “Je Me Casse” or Senhit’s “Adrenalina”.

Dinah Nah shared the information on her Instagram story today.

Dinah Nah on her Melfest 2021 submission

During a question and answer session on Instagram, the “Make Me (La La La)” singer shared a photo of herself in the studio, supposedly recording a song she sent into Melodifestivalen 2021. She writes:

“In this pic I was recording a song for Mello 2021 which unfortunately wasn’t selected. Now there is another artist in another country who’s gonna sing this song in Eurovision… and guess what, it’s on top of the betting lists.”

Dinah Nah Melodifestivalen 2021

Fans are already speculating about which song she could be talking about, there are two likely candidates for which song Dinah Nah is referring to.

The first is Destiny’s “Je Me Casse”. The evidence for this is twofold. Destiny is the current favourite to take home the crystal microphone and bring Malta its first Eurovision victory. Also, one of the co-writers of “Je Me Casse” is Melodifestivalen veteran Nicklas Eklund. In 2020, Nicklas wrote Frida Öhrn’s Melfest entry “We Are One”. History shows that Melodifestivalen songwriters often return to compete in the Swedish selection — as evidenced by the likes of “Euphoria” co-writer Thomas G:son who has more than 60 Mello entries to his name.

However, it’s important to note that if Dinah Nah did record a version of “Je Me Casse”, it was likely very different to the Destiny song we know now. In an interview with wiwibloggs, Destiny noted that she reworked the middle section of the song significantly to better show off her vocals.

It is also possible that Dinah Nah could be talking about Senhit’s “Adrenalina”. The song is currently sitting within the bookies’ top ten favourites and features the songwriting talents of Melodifestivalen veterans Joy Deb, Linnea Deb and Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt.

Eurovision song selections: Why do songs get submitted to multiple national finals?

It’s completely normal for songwriters at Eurovision and in the wider music industry to workshop their songs with different artists. Some artists may offer something unique vocally, or a song may be passed on to somebody else if the intended recipient didn’t like the song. Consider here Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”, which was originally written for Britney Spears, or Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”, which was almost a hit for Rihanna.

Often, Eurovision songwriters will submit the same song to multiple national finals. This is likely to increase their chances of getting to Eurovision and can serve as a huge networking opportunity. Even if Dinah Nah’s claims are to be believed, this is not the first time that a song originally intended for one selection show has made it big elsewhere.

For example, in 2010, “In A Moment Like This” songwriters originally submitted their track to Melodifestivalen. Swedish producers rejected the song, but it later found its way to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Performed by Chanée & N’evergreen, the song won the competition and placed fourth for Denmark at Eurovision in Oslo. Meanwhile, Sweden failed to qualify.

More recently, Rasmussen’s “Higher Ground” was also submitted to Melodifestivalen 2018 with Dennis Bengtsson on vocals. The song didn’t make the cut with Swedish producers but later went on to represent Denmark at Eurovision in Lisbon, placing ninth.

And elsewhere, San Marino’s Senhit considered taking “Cleopatra” to Eurovision 2020, before it was passed on to Azerbaijan’s Efendi.

What do you think of this? Which Eurovision 2021 favourite do you think Dinah Nah submitted to Melodifestivalen? Sound off in the comments below.

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Naomi
Naomi
7 days ago

This is so embarrassing. How much longer will the bookies delude themselves?

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago

Swedes are pretty good at English. She didn’t say it’s one of the favourite of the bookies , she said it is the favorite of the bookies. And we know who that is.

Ellen
Ellen
7 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

They also wrote lyrics that were gramatically, logically and horribly wrong. I won’t get over ‘undo my sad’, ‘you are the best in me’ or ‘viva la forever’ lol Simply horrible lmao

There’s still a chance that Dinah wasn’t clear on her story and that she originally recorded ‘Adrenalina’ lol

Last edited 7 days ago by Ellen
Kristian
Kristian
7 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Viva la forever is an English phrase ? Color me surprised

Ofcourse there is a chance , but since she only gave us pointers and said yes to multiple people on her Instagram(as in underneath comments , I don’t use instagram ) that it was Je me casse , we can assume either she is a liar or she did sing a demo of Je me Casse

Ellen
Ellen
7 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Oop. You’re right lol. 1/3 english then.

Yes, I know. I was just joking. The weird thing is that some people say that she’s recorded ‘Adrenalina’ instead of ‘Je Me Casse’. Eurofans are speculating that she’s originally interpreted one of them but I have a feeling that she’s recorded both of those songs according to what is said here by users.

Savvas
Savvas
8 days ago

Je me casse certainly sounds like a Melodifestivalen reject, so I believe her.

Christian
Christian
8 days ago

I remember how Senhit said in an interview, that she already listened to first drafts of her song shortly after the cancellation of ESC 2020. Keep in mind, that Malta asked songwriters at the end of October 2020 if they are interested, Mello already had the 14 songs from songwriters chosen at the end of August.

On the other hand, I don’t know Dinah but for a Swedish singer in Mello, I think that Adrenalina might have fitted her better than Je me casse.

Azaad
Azaad
8 days ago

Je Me Casse may be a Swedish purchase but it sounds like it was written with Destiny in mind, so I’d wager Adrenalina is the song she’s talking about.

Dawid
Dawid
8 days ago
Reply to  Azaad

It doesn’t. It’s clearly made for mature woman, not 18yo girl

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Dawid

And the lyrics “if I show some skin ” clearly don’t fit a teen .

Dawid
Dawid
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

More like whole thing how she’s fed up with same pick up lines, guys hitting up on her and stuff. You aren’t tired/bored of this stuff as 18yo, who just started “real” dates.

Last edited 8 days ago by Dawid
Kristian
Kristian
7 days ago
Reply to  Dawid

Yeah , you’re right.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

In an other way of interpretation, it fits not only for a teen, but also for women of all age in general. When I was a teenager,I was told by my family to not ‘show too much of my skin to not excite men around me’ when I was wearing normal skirts or shorts that were only showing my knees and a bit of my thighs. Same thing when I was wearing tank tops. My parents didn’t wanted me to ‘show’ my shoulders to people. Which was unfair and unjustified. They stopped to say those things to me, hopefully. I’m… Read more »

Last edited 8 days ago by Ellen
Kristian
Kristian
7 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Ok. I understand your view here. But I generally meant older women are generally given more negativity for wearing clothes than younger women by the society. Your point frm a parents point of view does make sense.

Ellen
Ellen
7 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

It also happen a lot with young girls, I can tell you that. For example, my French little cousin told me one day that in some high schools in France, girls are forbidden to enter them if they are wearing skirts, shorts or tank tops inorder to not be ‘harrassed’ by boys. Even for the summer. Which is something totally unfair. And those kind of clothes are more worn by young girls rather than older ones.

Last edited 7 days ago by Ellen
Pancake
Pancake
9 days ago

It’s probably Je Me Casse. Adrenalina is supposed to be for Suzi P

Helene
Helene
9 days ago

Swedes also wrote main part of Bulgarian song. And duncan’s song was cowritten with a swede.,

esc1234
esc1234
9 days ago

When someone claims that its unfair to bash melfest and the whole fast food Swedish market, show them this article.-

Helene
Helene
8 days ago
Reply to  esc1234

Actually the term fast good is not correct. It is the quality and the results records that draws people to the Swedes.,For example even Duncan had a Swedish co-writer in his winning song. How many songs in top ten the last ten years have not been produced or helped by the Swedish music industry? So many – like Elena Fouriera and Luca Hänni and so forth. Even ballads like Polina Gargarina’s Million voice was written by swedes. Many countries and regions have their type of music that is similar. For some reason the Swedish pop style and Schlager have conquered… Read more »

Helene
Helene
8 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Interesting to be downvoted when the only thing I write are matters of fact. It is like downvoting Wikipedia.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Helene

I’m one of the two people that downvoted your comment. You avoided my questions on Bulgaria’s article. You clearly have a bone to pick with Swedish artists, and it is unjustified. If they are chosen to collab on song creations, it is simply because they’re good at it. If you want to compete and do well at Eurovision, it is normal to call some of the best songcomposers on that planet and get their help for creating a competitive and good song. And since you seem to not like Swedes and international teams in general, let me tell you that… Read more »

Last edited 8 days ago by Ellen
Denis
Denis
8 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

You do know that Helene is Swedish right? And she wasn’t t bashing Sweden. In fact if you read closely you see that she states fact, that the Swedish sound is something countries want and pay money to get. And she wasn’t praising Italian songs, she just pointed out that no one wants that sound

Helene
Helene
8 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Tank you Denis. It’s only facts. Och ja jag är svensk. I think that Ellen is over analyzing my statements and are mansplaining me. Yes women also can do that. From a few words she have created a false story about who I am and what I like. And I don’t understand what question I avoided must be a misunderstanding.

Last edited 8 days ago by Helene
Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Let her be Helene. She’s a troll who acts like a know-it-all when she knows lesser than the average Eurofan.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Helene

True, I’m overanalyzing your comment to get to know more your point, that’s all. The question I was dealing with and that I wanted an answer from you was ‘do you have a bone to pick with Swedish artists writing for other countries ?’. I asked you that on the article that is dealing with Bulgaria’s past two entries. I didn’t have a clear answer from you. If you feel that I’m ‘mansplaining’ you, then I’m sorry for make you feel that way, that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted to give fierce and strong arguments, but I know I… Read more »

Helene
Helene
7 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Hi, I am not trying to bash Sweden I am just stating facts about the involvement of Swedish music industry in this competition. I love Sweden. I have noted that there is a lot of negativity towards Sweden here and I am trying to understand why. You are not one of those. I don’t have a bone to pick about those who use the Swedish music industry but I think it would be better if they did not. However I don’t think it will stop. The countries that use this industry usually get better results than they did before. So… Read more »

Ellen
Ellen
7 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Thanks for your clear answer. I finally get your point.

Have a nice day and I wish your favourite entries a good luck 🙂

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Denis

No, I didn’t know that Helene is Swedish. I know she isn’t bashing Sweden, I didn’t write anything about that. I wrote that she had a bone to pick with Swedish ARTISTS writing songs for countries other than Sweden. I understood what she was saying about the Italian schlager, I was actually referring to an other comment from Helene in an article about Bulgaria in which she wrote that Måneskin would win contrary to Malta, Switzerland, Bulgaria and other songs only because it is the only song that isn’t written by artists other than the band itself and by international… Read more »

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Delusional ellen at her best . Helene is Swedish .

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

You won’t miss a chance to bash me,don’t you ? I’m not annoyed, i’m flattered that you’re interested in me lmao

Kristian
Kristian
7 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Eh , no *runs*

Ellen
Ellen
7 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Lol i’m joking

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
9 days ago

How do we know it is not the Polish entry that was also written by Swedes and is the dark horse to win among the Warsaw bookies?

I think the takeaway from this story is that Swedish songwriters own Eurovision.

Last edited 9 days ago by tomtomtom
Es
Es
8 days ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

Actually this would be the closest thing matching Dinah

Lujxk
Lujxk
9 days ago

i honestly support only lets say „authentic“ entries but not that kind of cake like its for cyprus no its for germany ah no its for australia oh wait no its for china

Escvegi
Escvegi
9 days ago

Same as El diablo has been written for OXA and Germany but then got rejected. Now its participating for Cyprus…

Alex
Alex
9 days ago
Reply to  Escvegi

Lol how did Germany reject El Diablo and think I Dont Feel Hate was worthy…

Dan Arthy
Dan Arthy
9 days ago
Reply to  Alex

They are the ones who also sent the “Sisters” abomination, don’t forget.

Trina
Trina
8 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I, for one, am so thankful Germany chose Jendrik and friends (over an international collaboration/cut-and-paste job) to represent them. I have thoroughly enjoyed following his story of Some Random Dude living the dream of Eurovision. Also, his positivity, resourcefulness, and absolute hard work give me so much optimism for Gen Z. It probably won’t win, but I definitely have a lot of respect for Germany.

Ende
Ende
8 days ago
Reply to  Escvegi

Any source ?

Helene
Helene
8 days ago
Reply to  Escvegi

It is a Swedish production as well. written mainly by by Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt.

SwiftieMixer13
SwiftieMixer13
9 days ago

I think it’s adrenalina because I think Dinah’s vocals don’t fit in je me casse

EurovisionBenny_AUT
EurovisionBenny_AUT
9 days ago

It would be a disgrace for Eurovision if a song rejected by Melodifestivalen won the whole thing. Maltese broadcaster, have faith in the songwriters of your country and quit the song-shopping, please.

Una
Una
9 days ago

I agree.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago
Reply to  Una

The title “Not my soul” just keeps getting more and more appropriate lol

Donald
Donald
9 days ago

That already happened, “Runnig Scared” in 2011.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago
Reply to  Donald

That was more than a Swedish-bought victory, though. Besides the song and all female vocals that could actually sing being from Sweden, they also appear to have bought actual votes in several countries that were not Sweden.

Last edited 9 days ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
Alexander
Alexander
9 days ago

I don’t think one can make such a statement (the first sentence) without having heard the song—whichever it may be—in Dinah Nah’s performance first.

MYY
MYY
9 days ago

Destiny deserves much better than Je Me Casse. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who actually really prefers All Of My Love over Je Me Casse.

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 days ago
Reply to  MYY

me as well! I like Je Me Casse but AOML was in my top 5, while JMC is around my 10th position.

MarinoK
MarinoK
9 days ago
Reply to  MYY

I think so too as well. All of my love really fit Destiny much better than je me casse

Gray
Gray
9 days ago
Reply to  MYY

Her song last year was far better.

Alexander
Alexander
9 days ago

I just just checked a couple of Dinah Nah’s songs and with all due respect I think she just couldn’t pull the song off – just like “Telephone” sung by Britney Spears would never be a hit, either.

Evridiki
Evridiki
9 days ago

I want to share something that has been on my mind for a last couple of days…
Listen to Suzi P – Moves
and Senhit – Adrenalina.
Also check out the composers of these two songs.
Share your thoughts in the comments, thanks ^_^ 🙂

Last edited 9 days ago by Evridiki
Alexander
Alexander
9 days ago
Reply to  Evridiki

Good observation!

Evridiki
Evridiki
9 days ago
Reply to  Alexander

Thanks 🙂
“Moves” came to my mind out of nowhere, I competely forgot about that song 😀 and then I thought “this song reminds me of some other song… or… some other song reminds of this song”. After listening to Adrenalina, I checked out the composers and I was kinda shocked… so I wanted to see what other fans think about this.

Alo
Alo
9 days ago
Reply to  Evridiki

Oh wow.. It’s like adrenalina is a revamp for Moves

Evridiki
Evridiki
9 days ago
Reply to  Alo

A good one, we all can agree on that 😀

Colin
Colin
9 days ago
Reply to  Evridiki

Mind-blown! Seriously, I would never make the connection, but it really fits. Now, I don’t think that Adrenalina is a rip-off, but there are enough similarities to make the case of borrowing certain elements. However, as the songwriters are the same (including the performer Suzi P), I don’t expect any backlash here. And, honestly, since Moves didn’t even qualify to AC, there is no reason to dwell on it either. But yeah, if this were to be considered a heavy revamp of the song, it’s a mighty good one.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s the same songwriters, but we don’t know how many of those songwriters actually did any new work on Adrenalina. I don’t like it.

Jake
Jake
9 days ago
Reply to  Evridiki

Holy crap!!!! that’s unreal…its basically the same music with new lyrics, in English and with a more ethno instrumentation…unbelievable…I hope Senhit can be a better stage performance than Suzi P…that Melo performance was a bit breathy and awkward…wait wait wait…did they basically have to give credit to all those songwriters because they basically were just using the already-existing music and then they had to credit the new English-language lyricists?!? is that why Adrenalina now has 10 songwriters (!!!!) which is about 18 seconds a songwriter!?!?! MIND BLOWN!!!!…does Eurovision allow the use of already existing and released music and just skin… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  Jake

Yeah…I don’t think Suzi P just happened to get back with these songwriters for this one song…

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Evridiki

The first verse is exactly the same, lol.
Wow

Doris
Doris
9 days ago

Even the Melfest organizers knew how bad song ‘je me casse’ is. And this is the favorite to win Eurovision 2021. lmao.

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Your comments aren’t relevant anymore since I exposed you on Bulgaria’s article, Doris. You’re keeping commenting bad reviews on the Bulgaria and Malta articles only because your favourite entries are from Switzerland and France.

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Who are you to decide who should like a particular entry or not ?

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Well, I’m nobody to decide who should like what. But you will certainly hear from me when you’re consistently trashing Destiny and her song for invalid reasons in every article that is dealing with them. Which is exactly what i’m doing with Doris. She’s doing a petty and classical thing some eurofans are used to, bashing a song that is a favourite to win only because their personnal ones are also favourites. That’s what I assumed about Doris on a previous post, and she did nothing but disliking my comment instead of defending herself and writing that I was all… Read more »

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Doris

It is the favorite by “bets” which themselves feel shady if you look at the pattern of bets , all bets happening on 2-3 day a week and then no bets for 3-4 days .

In polls which are difficult to rig and need human interaction , Malta is still doing well but quite some distance from the Top.

esc.myopinions
esc.myopinions
7 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Malta will not win especially because of the juries -they’ll place her right where she should be placed, wich will will be not enough to win even if public vote will elevate her. The beneficiant of this could be France or Sweden.

Kristian
Kristian
7 days ago
Reply to  esc.myopinions

I actually think quite the opposite , the Jury will let Malta take the lead but the televote would vote based in what they like and not the bets .

esc.myopinions
esc.myopinions
7 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Yes, but what are your thoughts build on? I build my opinion on what I hear in Destiny’s vocals. The great colour of her voice does not mean that she uses it properly. She learned a lot since last year but still it’s not the winners skill. The level will even drop in live performance… So what are your arguments?

Last edited 7 days ago by esc.myopinions
Ellen
Ellen
7 days ago
Reply to  esc.myopinions

All of the past jury winners were different, but they were all great and powerful vocalists like Conchita Würst, Dami Im, Salvador Sobral, Cesar Simpson or Tamara Todevska. Destiny definitely is equal to them, and even more skilled than them vocally. She totally has a jury winner profile. That’s what Kristian meant I guess. I agree with him.

The televote is the one that nobody can really predict. Like in 2016 with Micha? Szpak. Nobody could predict is third place with the televote.

Last edited 7 days ago by Ellen
Una
Una
9 days ago

Off-topic: the interview with Blind Channel on wiwi’s yt channel is *amazing*. Great content, very good English skills, sense of humour and great energy and vibe. A must-watch.

Denis
Denis
9 days ago

Talk about stealing someone’s thunder! The moment isn’t even about her. Let whoever sings it get their moment..

Davve
Davve
8 days ago
Reply to  Denis

She is not even mentioning what song. So your opinion is irrelevant

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Tummy’s like thunder …. Ha ha

MYY
MYY
9 days ago

I personally prefer Adrenalina over Je Me Casse

Im so fab
Im so fab
9 days ago
Reply to  MYY

99% of the Eurofans agree. 😉

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

What you’re doing is a loss of energy Im so fab. So far, you’re present on almost every recent articles about Malta to say something negative about thr country, ‘Je Me Casse’ or Destiny. We got your point of view. You don’t like the song. You can calm down now.

Now could you answer that question: what are your favourite entries this year ?

Last edited 9 days ago by Ellen
Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Why don’t you answer my question instead of disliking it, Im so fab ? Are you afraid to be exposed like Doris ?

The fact that you’re avoiding my question just confirm what I’m thinking about you. You’re only here to have fun trashing Malta because it is the current favourite to win Eurovision and your favourite isn’t

Last edited 9 days ago by Ellen
lol
lol
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

malta is amazing… people in these comments are bitter. just because its not to your taste dosent mean others dont love it.

Dan Arthy
Dan Arthy
9 days ago

Dinah Nah provides backing vocals in Adrenalina and she’s uncredited. No wonder which one she recorded.

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan Arthy

Sources ?

Dan Arthy
Dan Arthy
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Part of the demo was leaked today, it’s out there. Also take a listen to the official Karaoke of Adrenalina by Senhit (on Spotify and Apple Music), you’ll hear a familiar voice.

Last edited 9 days ago by Dan Arthy
Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan Arthy

So… which entry is Dinah talking about on her story ? I’m confused. Some people said she was dealing with the Maltese entry. I’m lost.

Dan Arthy
Dan Arthy
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

I can assure you it’s “Adrenalina”.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Dan Arthy

If you say so. But I’m still gonna ask Dinah about that.

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Dan Arthy

Can you post a link to the demo ?

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
9 days ago

The ugly reality of global music mass production factories…

Gouda
Gouda
9 days ago

It was Je Me Casse, Dinah replied to me on Instagram. I’m kind of disappointed whilst I don’t really think she could have sold the song I really do want to see her back at Mello.

Duh
Duh
9 days ago

Sometimes the originality gets lost in these songs that have been passed to many artists & national selections for years.
But sure some artists just take what’s given and go for it, just makes it a little less meaningful.

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
9 days ago

even if she sang a euphoria quality song at melodifestivalen, she wouldn’t have won. a lot of swedish people are too brainwashed and would’ve voted for tusse anyways. evidenced by how sweden didn’t send Eric Saade who could’ve won Eurovision for them.

Denis
Denis
9 days ago

Who says we want to win? How about just sending a song we like? That’s what every country does, why shouldn’t we?
And there is nothing to suggest Eric Saade would have won or that Tusse won’t win. In fact I think Saade would have been 21 points, it’s exactly the type of song fans are tired of Sweden sending: Polished, slick, perfect pop songs. And his televoting resuts kind off prove it. Tusse will do better than whatever people on this site tells you..

Last edited 9 days ago by Denis
whoareyoupeople
whoareyoupeople
9 days ago
Reply to  Denis

If there is something that we are all bored to hear from Sweden, its polished, slick, perfect power ballads.

Denis
Denis
9 days ago

Power ballads? Which we sent only twice last decade. I think people would love a proper ballad from Sweden. And no, Voices isnt ballad. Its mid-tempo.

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
9 days ago

No Hate to Destiny or Malta but if the song that Dinah is talking about is Je me Casse then this is the 2nd year that they took a county reject and ended higher in the odds last year it was Croatia and this year it’s Sweden just a cool fact

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Heartbeater

True. It also means that with the right artist, you can turn a song into gold.

Max
Max
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Amen.

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

That I agree with.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

That’s a miracle. Thx so much Kristian

guyguya
guyguya
9 days ago

Sorry (not sorry), but no matter how good the song/singer is, I will not vote for a country who’s song wasn’t written and composed by a local countrymen. It’s like their only aim is just to win the Eurovision and it misses the whole point of showcasing and promoting your own country’s talents!
It’s like buying an off the shelf product and I think this should be banned by the EBU,

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 days ago

The breakdown in “Je Me Casse” sounds VERY Dinah Nah.
It’s possible that the electro swing elements were not as present in the demo version…so yeah, I can see it.

Marc
Marc
9 days ago

Tbh I’m not surprised reading this xd

GUEST
GUEST
9 days ago

So what if Malta’s song was rejected in Melodifestivalen? We all know that it was different and not sung by Destiny. You ‘fans’ just like to find reasons to hate on something, and to complain.

Last edited 9 days ago by GUEST
tvescfan
tvescfan
9 days ago

Well, according to Jonas Gladnikoff (former Eurovision songwriter for Ireland), the song was at first a… Destination Eurovision (2018-19 French NF) reject.

Source : https://twitter.com/jonasgladnikoff/status/1379818080717639685

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  tvescfan

The tweet is unavailable

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

I love to be downvoted for no reason, and for a neutral and factual answer lmao

Guess that my ‘fans’ arrived since most of my comments here have been downvoted. If only those people knew that is so funny to me that they’re consistently doing it.

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Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  tvescfan

Plus, what does he have to do with all of this story. He’s not even a part of the songwriting team of ‘Je Me Casse’, who are, as a reminder, those 4 people: Pete Barringer, Nicklas Eklund, Amanuel Dermont and Malin Christin.

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tvescfan
tvescfan
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

The tweet was deleted since my first message. Gladnikoff is in the “Eurovision songwriting world” since a long time and I guess he has connections with the songwriting team of Je Me Casse (which have members who wrote also other Eurovision/NF entries in the past).

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  tvescfan

Yes, I know it. I read his wiki page with all the songs he co-created. And that list is long and kinda impressive.

I guessed that too. But why did he deleted his comment. It could have been a proof to what you’re stating.

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Ian
Ian
9 days ago
Reply to  tvescfan

I’ve read the tweet too, this is all so messy lol. Weird how he deleted it.. Perhaps he thought it would damage the Maltese song’s reputation even more

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Ian

What he’s done is confusing.

Colin
Colin
9 days ago

There are a lot of factors that make an act successful. A demo can sound average before revamped and given it’s full orchestration. Also, different performers inject different vibes into the song. Vocalists are not interchangeable, so one’s specific abilities, but also charm and connection to the song, can do wonders too. We do rate an entry as ,,XY: X song title”, so it is a package deal. Dinah is a good singer and dancer, though, so I am curious how either Je me casse or Adrenalina would sound like in her interpretation. Still, we can also argue that Melfest… Read more »

Jake
Jake
9 days ago

It seems like a safe bet that it was Je Me Casse…I think if countries are so hellbent on winning that they rather buy their songs from overseas instead of investing in their own talent, then more power to them…but ultimately Malta, San Marino and Poland (ha!) will win with foreign songs…I understand the need of SM to do this, but Malta and Poland seem to have their own home-grown local music talent

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago

This esc songs market only shows a lack of authenticity and of creativity from those using this easy way to get a song…… The others ways to get a song now too are these songwriting camps but it’s like something too forced, trying too hard so that’s not something natural. An artist who is directly and deeply involved in the songwriting process, or even write his own songs, is more involved when he sings on stage, he can feel the song and delivers the song more and better than nobody else and it’s noticed and felt by the public. One… Read more »

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Ende
Ende
9 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

True but this is not only an ESC topic but general to the music industry

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Exactly, it’s the same thing in both.

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Ende

True, but I still think that it’s a good thing in both cases. For example, Destiny is elevating the level of her song with her soulful interpretation of it. And as an other example in the pop culture, personally, I’m so thankful that Britney Spears declined to interpret ‘Telephone’ — that Lady Gaga submitted herself to Britney’s team — cause it would have not been the same thing without its iconic interpretation by the duet of Gaga and Beyoncé.

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Whisker
Whisker
9 days ago

Oh no! The scandal! The drama! I need my salts!

Lolek
Lolek
9 days ago

Oh man, I NEED Dinah Nah back in Melo sometime in the future.

Alex
Alex
9 days ago

Sweden recycling songs and passing them around hahahaa

i think there is no doubt that DESTINY elevates the song more than anyone and this is why she’s going to win (most likely, you never know haha).

Je me casse stood no chances in melodifestivalen, let’s be honest. They even rejected Loreen’s 2017 song.

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I still don’t get how Loreen lost in Andra Chansen with ‘Statements’. Her performance was pure art and deserved to win.

Una
Una
9 days ago

Info in this article is somewhat confusing: do “recording” and “submitting” equal “ownership as songwriter”?

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago

Whatever song it is, she was just an interpret on it as she isn’t credited on the creation of both of the speculated songs. And as GUEST wrote, that song might sound different from Dinah’s version. So there’s not a lot to deal with here.

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

I checked up Dinah’s story on Instagram and she wrote that she isn’t bitter to have not been selected for the Melodifestivalen. I assume she’s telling the truth… But tbh, I feel like she’s trying to steal a little bit of thunder from the success of the song she stated to have recorded on studio. I still feel a little bit of shade in her comment.

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

She’s shading the Melfest team for rejecting her song.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

I think so too. She’s lowkey shading them.

Im so fab
Im so fab
9 days ago

Wow, everyone was joking saying the Maltese entry was like a bad rejected Melodifestivalen entry.

They were right!!!

Ende
Ende
9 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

I do not recall anyone saying that…

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Same. It was all in his/her mind.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago

It might be time to rethink the term “Melodifestivalen reject” as an insult. The real rejects are better and score better than the winner there. Denmark 2010, Denmark 2018, possibly and hopefully “Adrenalina”. The stuff that gets rejected does not speak highly of the quality of MF, it speaks poorly of its selection committee.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago

Though I personally did not like Denmark 2018, it was at least better than the 21 televote points entry.

Arys
Arys
9 days ago

Sweden places higher than Denmark in 2018 though. Denmark got 9th place, Sweden (even if the televoters weren’t on his side) placed 7th.

ArveprinsKnud
ArveprinsKnud
9 days ago

To be fair, Denmark didn’t score Better than Sweden in 2018. Benjamin came 7th and Rasmussen 9th. But if only televotes had counted, Rasmussen would’ve come 5th and Ingrosso 23rd.

ArveprinsKnud
ArveprinsKnud
9 days ago

Btw a third of Swedens televote points came from Denmark (7 points).

Ian
Ian
9 days ago

It’s Je me Casse. It’s “on top of bettings lists” and San Marino isn’t even top 10. None of the rest of the odds top 5 could have been her song.
(I also asked her on Instagram and she confirmed it but understandably this doesn’t serve proof for anything lol)

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Azaad
Azaad
8 days ago
Reply to  Ian

But for some time Adrenalina had a very good position in the odds.

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Azaad

It’s current position of ‘9’ is the highest it has been .
This all adds fuel to my speculation of deceit in Malta’s odds.

Sale
Sale
9 days ago

Whatever the song it was it was 100% changed and made different so it may not be the same product but knowing this, I now want for Barbara to win even more since having melfest rejects and presenting them to ESC is quite boring, let us have your songwriters, your language etc. It’s becoming quite repetative now…

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
9 days ago
Reply to  Sale

To give a contra-opinion: Both “Je mais casse” and “Adrenalina” could follow the path of (in ESC-terms) modern uptempo popsongs of 2015 and 2018, that could maybe adress a wider audience and especially the younger generation. I am worried about France winning and therefore strenghten the path of 2016 and 2017, which for me never worked outside the bubble and “it was not easy” in university or for friends still in school to say that you’re a Eurovision fan xD With “Voila” I worry about a massive step back actually and pray for “Je me casse” to get the credibility… Read more »

Ellen
Ellen
9 days ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

I agree with you for ‘Je Me Casse’ but not with what you’re saying for ‘Voilà’. I don’t think that there would be any kind of ‘step back’ if ‘Voilà’ was about to win. That song is relevant and very modern. Past French songs weren’t that deeply emotional and intimate than ‘Voilà’. It would be a bonus for the contest if Barbara won it. But yeah, for attracting a wider and younger audience with its victory, I don’t think that ‘Voilà’ would be able to do the job contrary to other entries like the one of Malta, Iceland, Bulgaria or… Read more »

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Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

I agree with your comments 100% . But Je me casse is not the song that would bring that positive review for ESC either. It’s not upto current trends.

Ellen
Ellen
8 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

ESC doesn’t follow trends, anyway. It creates them. That’s why it is so badass and interesting to watch every year.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago

To me, “In A Moment Like This” is still better than everything that came after it in both Denmark and especially Sweden.

Sale
Sale
9 days ago

It was also a Melfest reject?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago
Reply to  Sale

To me, it is THE reject. A textbook G:sson cliche song that actually works well and that I still love listening to. With all the crap they let through, they say no to such good stuff.

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Una
Una
9 days ago

To think that Sweden did not even qualify that year. I don’t know what other songs were in Mello that year though.

However, respect of “A Moment Like This”: I remember liking it on first listen but the performance was so awkward. I cringe for both perfomers when I watch the video of the live show.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago
Reply to  Una

For me that was part of the fun. Apparently, they did not like each other one bit. Maybe someone knows the actual story. Nevergreen in particular has zero charisma but their voices fit great together. Vocally, an excellent pairing.

Una
Una
9 days ago

Hahahaha. Ten years have passed, maybe someone could spill the beans to wiwibloggs and let us know what happened. Great song, nonetheless.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  Una

Salem Al Fakir came second that year, with my favourite Melodifestivalen song of the whole 2010s.

Una
Una
9 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’ve listened to it today for the first time and I loved it. Thank you for mentioning it. It just made my day a better. 🙂

Milla
Milla
9 days ago

bla bla bla bla

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Your arguments are getting better and better. I’m sure some day someone equally illiterate will recognize your brilliance, honey.

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Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Have you any wool ?

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 days ago

I’m sure it’s Adrenalina.. I doubt Je Me Casse is Dinah’s style.

GUEST
GUEST
9 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

It’s better than Voices imo …

Dan Arthy
Dan Arthy
9 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

It is Adrenalina.

Kristian
Kristian
8 days ago
Reply to  Dan Arthy

Need a source for your claims which seem to be against all available pointers.

GUEST
GUEST
9 days ago

Which ever the song might be it’s Sweden’s loss and I am 100% sure the song sounds different now.

Dan Arthy
Dan Arthy
9 days ago
Reply to  GUEST

Not so much, to be honest. The singing style is truly different tho.