Sweden's Molly for Bucharest

by Richard West-Soley 53 views

14-year-old Molly Sanden is in preparation to represent Sweden at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, after winning TV4's selection for the contest with 35% of the votes.

Only the top three songs were announced in the result, leaving Molly on top ahead of:

2. Kan det bli vi två by Bianca Wahlgren-Ingrosso & Malin Eriksson (16%)
3. Svartvitt by Karin Aldheimer & Viktor Abrahamsson (12%)

All the other entries were left in joint fourth position on the scoreboard with no placings given.

Carola, watch out!
Just a day after winning the contest, Sweden's own Mr Melodifestivalen himself, Bert Karlsson, was keen to announce "Carola, watch out! This voice must be in Melodifestivalen". However, Molly will have to wait until at least 2008, when, at 16, she will be old enough to enter.

Molly now goes forward to become Sweden's entry at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Meanwhile, national broadcaster SVT prepares its own candidate for the Pan-Scandinavian contest jointly hosted with Norway and Denmark.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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