Sonya Alden, Melodifestivalen 2006 entrant as both a singer and a songwriter, has submitted an entry for the 2007 competition. Sonya is no stranger to Melodifestivalen, having sung with Shirley Clamp in 2005. She also sang as a backing singer with Laura and the Lovers in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest semifinal in Kyiv.
Sonya has been busy since Melodifestivalen. She finished 5th in her semifinal with the song 'Etymon'. The song has been recorded by former Spanish Eurovision Song Contest participant, Rosa. Sonya still qualified for the Melodifestivalen final as a songwriter, writing the Lyrics for The Poodles' hit 'Night of passion'. The rock song surprised many people in reaching 4th place and rocketed to number two on the Swedish charts, setting the stage forfurther success in the Swedish charts.
Sonya has been doing many appearances in Sweden, including a set at Stockholm Pride at this year's Schlagerpride. She performed Etymon, and her version of this year's Swedish Eurovision Song Contest entry, Invincible. Asked about whether she regrets not choosing Invincible over Etymon, shetold us after the performace: "No, I love both songs, but I felt that 'Etymon' was more my style. I am thrilled for Carola that 'Invincible' won'".
She has confirmed that she has entered a song with Bobby Ljungren for the 2007 Melodifestivalen. She says: "We have entered a song together, he wrote the music, I wrote the lyrics. We'll know next week if we have been successful. I'm nervous, I'll have bellyaches until next week!"
Sonya is now working on a new album, and told esctoday: "I´m so happy, I feel like I have found a home in music now. My heart and soul is totally at ease and I´m writing a lot right now. It´s really flowing! I´m writing mostly in swedish now, doing a Swedish album, but I will never stop writing in English too. I love the English language,it's one of the most beautiful languages in the world and after all, I am born in England!!"