First act of Melodifestivalen 2014
There’s less than six months until Melodifestivalen season and we now know the first act that will compete next year.
For the second year in a row, the winner of the music competition “Svensktoppen Nästa,” is offered a place in the Swedish national final. Last year, the spot went to Terese Fredenwall. This year, the winner was the group Eko with the song “Yellow.” However, due to EBU rules, the group will compete in Melodifestivalen with a new song, as the song can’t be made public before September 1st.
“I keep alternating between laughing and crying,” said the overjoyed singer of Eko, Anna Lidman.
Melodifestivalen is the Swedish selection show for Eurovision and the most popular TV-show in Sweden. Every year, millions of viewers tune in for 4 semi-finals, a second chance show. and a big final. The first semi-final usually takes place in the first week of February.Source: SVT Photo: Martina Holmberg (SR)