Basshunter, one of Sweden's biggest Dance acts, will not participate in Melodifestivalen 2008 as a wildcard entry. Although discussions with SVT took place regarding a possible entry, the DJ turned producer will be concentrating on his developing international career.
His track Boten Anna became a smash hit in the summer of 2006, and charted around much of Europe. It was licensed to Israel for a translated version in Hebrew and that too became a smash hit. The original song went on to win the Eurodanceweb.net song of the year in 2006, topping both the online poll and the jury vote.
Now the artist is concentrating on the UK market, where he reached number 14 through downloads alone this week with the English version of hte song, Now you're gone. The song was released in stores on Monday and is tipped to knock the United Kingdom's X-Factor winner, Leon Jackson, off of the number one spot this Sunday.
You can watch all three versions of the song below:
English version for UK: Now you're gone
Swedish version: Boten Anna
Hebrew Version: Rotze Banot
You can purchase the Basshunter album and CD singles from esctoday.com partner stores here: