Exclusive: Bobby Ljunggren speaks out

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Bobby Ljunggren, composer of Carola's winning Melodifestivalen entry, spoke with esctoday.com editor Barry Viniker exclusively, only minutes after the show. Last year, he was less fortunate, when he came last with Lithuania's Eurovision Song Contest entry Little by little.

"After the jury vote, where we came second, I thought we had a good chance to win this. People would vote for Carola, I was confident of that", a happy composer said. Last year, Bobby told us he is half Greek, half Swedish. "I have to correct you here, I am half Swedish, half Greek now", he joked. "I love both countries and I love to be in both. I have my mother living in Athens and even if we wouldn't have won, I would've bought myself a plane ticket to attend the Eurovision Song Contest". Speaking about Carola's chances in Athens, Bobby said: "This is definitely a song that can win in Athens. When Greece won last year, I was determined to get the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest to Sweden and, so far, we're on schedule". We also spoke with Sonja Alden, who got tonight's winning song offered initially, before Carola heard it. Unfortuntaly for Sonja, she picked another song to submit for Melodifestivalen. Rednex, who came 6th tonight, reacted: "Let the come-back continue", showing they are happy with the result.

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