Smajling Swedes chosen as first Melodifestivalen 2016 participants!
On September 6, the grand final of Svensktoppen Nästa 2015 took place.
Since 2012, the winner of the radio contest has been offered a place at Melodifestivalen, however this year’s winner, Michael Fannon, will not go to the Swedish national selection.
Instead, Smajling Swedes were chosen by a jury headed by Christer Björkman, to participate in Melodifestivalen 2016.
“Smajling Swedes are a young, exciting team who make music with a unique expression. It will be very exciting to follow their development to the next stage, Melodifestivalen 2016″, said Christer Björkman.
Smajling Swedes are made up of Arvid Ångtröm, Dennis Babic and Oscar Juhola.The trio specialize on the genre of Tropical House music.
Smajling Swedes competed in Svensktoppen Nästa with the song “Goosebumps”. They will use a new song for their participation in Melodifestivalen.
Last year, Kalle Johansson won his place in Melodifestivalen 2015 as the winner of Svensktoppen Nästa 2014.