Magnus Carlsson: 'A childhood dream can come true'

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During a very special Christmas mass on Sunday, the so-called Rainbow Mass, Alcazar and other well known Melodifestivalen artists appeared with very special performances and sang Christmas songs. Esctoday.com was present and asked Alcazar about their British plans.

The church of Gustaf Vasa in Stockholm was crowded to the limit. Glittery Santas and angels were running around the benches in the church and gave this occasion a somewhat different, but exciting approach. The Rainbow Mass in Stockholm has become a tradition and attracts people that are usually not visiting the church.

Melodifestivalen stars Matthias Holmgren and Fredrik Kempe sang both traditional and untraditional Christmas songs. However the biggest moment arrived when Alcazar entered the church. They sang a Christmas gospel and performed a special version of their hit This is the world we live in, accompanied by Magnus Carlsson on the piano.

After the concert esctoday.com took the opportunity to ask bandmember Magnus Carlsson about the possible participation of Alcazar in the British selections for the Eurovision Song Contest. “We are still awaiting the right song,” explained Magnus Carlsson. “The rules of BBC state that a British composer must write the songs. If we were to compete in Britain we would compete against five other artists in their final.

Alcazar have already tried to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, with their song Not a sinner, nor a saint, but failed to win the final of Melodifestivalen 2003. “It has been a childhood dream of mine to be an artist performing at the Eurovision Song Contest,” Magnus told esctoday.com. Since it hasn�t worked out to be chosen as a representative for Sweden, he and the rest of the band are now crossing their fingers and praying for this fantastic opportunity to come true.

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