In an interview published today, Clara Klingenström has ruled out a return to Melodifestivalen in the near future. In the candid interview, she also discusses overcoming her past and her future ambitions. Although she has ruled out returning in the near future, but she has left the door open to a return further down the road.
In an interview with Aftonbladet, Clara Klingenström has stated that she doesn’t intend on returning to Melodifestivalen for a while. Following the success of her debut, many fans were hoping to see her return and possibly win following her surprise top 5 placing and chart success.
However, instead, Clara would like to focus on performing and creating new music.
Not for a while, it will be in the future in that case. If I were to show up again now, people might think I’m just doing it to win. That was not the purpose when I was last there. Now I want to go out and play and create new music.Clara Klingenström
However, with SVT opening submissions on August 27, there is still plenty of time for Clara to change her mind.
About Clara Klingenström
Clara was born in 1995 in Visby, Sweden. She began her career in 2010, making it into the top 100 for the online wildcard contest for Melodifestivalen 2011. Two years later she won Svensktoppen nästa for the Gotland region, a competition held by Sveriges Radio P4.
After over a decade in music, her breakthrough came just this year with her debut Melodifestivalen entry “Behöver inte dig idag”. She qualified to Grand Final via the Andra Chansen round, eventually placing 5th overall. Notably, she placed 3rd in the televote. This success translated with the entry becoming a streaming success, reaching 3rd in the official charts and being certified Platinum.