Swedish broadcaster SVT has announced the winner of the female composer competition. Ingela 'Pling' Forsman and Nanne Grönvall won the contest with the song Håll om mig. Nanne Grönvall will perform the song and is the first of four wildcards that has been announced.
The announcement was made tonight during Dags att tänka på refrängen, a one hour special program on SVT looking back on Melodifestivalen 2004. Christer Björkman showed the television viewers some memorable highlights and interviews with artists such as this year's and representative in Istanbul Lena Philipsson. Some extracts personal videorecordings Lena made during her stay in Istanbul were also shown.
Tonight's program was a kick off for Melodifestivalen 2005 too. At the end of the program SVT announced the winner of the female composer competition, one of the four wildcards for Melodifestivalen 2005. The female composer competition was issued earlier this autumn after SVT felt that there were too few female composers contributing to Swedish national selections.
Winner of the female composer contest were Ingela 'Pling' Forsman and Nanne Grönvall with the song Håll om mig. Ingela 'Pling' Forsman is no stranger to Melodifestivalen. Including 2005, she wrote the lyrics for 26 Melodifestivalen, spread over 18 editions. Three of those songs won the national selections and represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest: Bra vibrationer (1985), Se på mig (1995) and Kärleken är (1998).
Nanne Grönvall, who co-wrote the song, will perform Håll om mig in Melodifestivalen 2005 and has been selected as one of the four wildcards. Nanne will make her 9th appearence in Melodifestivalen and performed on stage of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 as part of the group One more time with the song Den vilda.
The other three wildcards for Melodifestivalen 2005 will be announced later in January.