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Molly not disqualified... listen to all entrants for semi-final 4 of Melodifestivalen

Molly not disqualified… listen to all entrants for semi-final 4 of Melodifestivalen
Kevin Lee

After yesterday’s accidental leak of Molly Sandén‘s song “Youniverse” on the website Amazon, SVT has ruled to keep Molly in the competition. After a thorough investigation, it was found that Molly and her record company had communicated clear instructions to distributors, and therefore were not at fault.

 

Accident or Not?

Some people in the industry have speculated that this was a publicity stunt to get some PR for Molly who was the favourite to win the competition. With surprising breakout acts like Robin Bengtsson in week 1 and Wiktoria in week 2, there was pressure to get Molly‘s name out there, who was already given one of the best running order spots in the contest.

 

Advantage Molly

As this may appear to be an advantage for Molly, SVT has decided to release 30-second clips of all the entrants participating in her heat next week in Gävle. You can hear the songs until Wednesday February 16, 17:00 Swedish Time. Although this may seem to even the odds, it is a gain for Molly from the PR perspective.

The clips can be heard here:

http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/

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