Jessica Andersson and Magnus Bäcklund, the duo Fame that represented Sweden at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, will once again be bidding for representing Sweden. However, both singers will apply for participation in Melodifestivalen 2006 solo.
“We both would like to participate again,” the female half of Fame explains her and Magnus' Melodifestivalen 2006 plans. “We have talked a lot about this and realised that since we have won with Fame, it would not be possible to win again. So that's why we are doing it solo this time… if we qualify!”
Jessica Andersson has already considered several songs for Melodifestivalen and recorded one so far. “I will record more songs, but there is of course one song that I like more.”
One of her opponents in next year's Swedish national selections might be the male half of Fame, Magnus Bäcklund. “It would be great fun to participate against Magnus,” Jessica admits. “I want Magnus to win if I don't. And I hope he feels the same, but we're not even half there yet.”
Solo at Melodifestivalen 2006 or not, Fame will continue as a group. They have work scheduled for the upcoming autumn and christmas time. “We will continue working together as long as the people want us to,” Jessica assures.
With Give me your love Fame finished 5th for Sweden in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest. The year after, Jessica and Magnus reached the 6th place in the final of Melodifestivalen 2004 with the song Vindarna vänder oss.