Sweden: Melodifestivalen runs in the family

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The grandchildren of former ABBA member Benny Anderson will have the chance to attempt to follow the steps of their grandfather in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Swedish Broadcaster SVT has chosen the band Little Great Things as one of the participants in the 2014 Melodifestivalen. The band’s members are Cristoffer Wernqvist, Adam Dahlström and the brothers Charlie and Felix Grönvall. There is a special detail about the Grönvall brothers: they are the children of the artists Nanne and Peter Grönvall, and the latter is the son of the former ABBA member Benny Andersson. So the two grandchildren of one of the most famous Swedish artists will be on the stage of the 2014 Melodifestivalen competing for their ticket to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, almost exactly 40 years after their grandfather did the same.

Benny Andersson

Little Great Things will participate in the second heat of the 2014 Melodifestivalen in Linköping on 8 February with the entry Set yourself free, composed by themselves. It is a pop-rock song, a pretty strong uptempo one. It has a pretty serious and grave tone . We think this will be great to make it work in the Melodifestivalen, said the singer Charlie Grönvall.

Melodifestivalen is an annual song competition organized by the Swedish television and radio broadcasters SVT and SR in which the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest is determined. It is the most popular television show in Sweden and it has given five winners of the Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA, Herreys, Carola, Charlotte Nilsson and Loreen. ABBA’s winning entry Waterloo was voted the most popular Eurovision Song in the Contest’s 50th Anniversary gala in Copenhagen in 2005.

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