Put your best party outfits on, because it seems there will be disco magic going on in Melodifestivalen in 2018. The disco group Alcazar have hinted at their return to the contest, which would be their sixth participation to date.
Two of the members, Tess Merkel and Andreas Lundstedt posted a video on their Instagram profiles, where all three are singing an announcement, saying: “On Tuesday, you’ll know what’s going on – Alcazar 2018!” The press conference to announce all the participants for the 2018 season will be held on – Tuesday.
20 year anniversary
Alcazar were formed in 1998 by a musician Alexander Bard. Their debut single was “Shine On” released in 1999 and through the years they’ve managed to have several pan-European hits in their back catalogue, such as “Crying At The Discotheque”, “Sexual Guarantee”, “This Is The World We Live In”, “Physical” and a Human League cover “Don’t You Want Me”. So far, they’ve taken part five times in Melodifestivalen – in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010 and the last time in 2014, when they finished third. They were supposed to perform the 2002 Swedish entry “Never Let It Go” in Melodifestivalen, but ultimately rejected. Apart from that, Andreas Lundstedt has already been to Eurovision, representing Switzerland in 2006 as a member of the international supergroup Six4One.
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