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🇸🇪 Molly Sandén rules out Melodifestivalen 2022 return

"If I could go straight to Eurovision, I would do that."

Three-time Melodifestivalen veteran Molly Sandén has ruled out a return to the selection…for now. While she is open to going to Eurovision, she is currently not looking to compete in the national final. In recent years, career has currently been going from strength-to-strength, both in Sweden and beyond.

In the latest episode of The Euro Trip Podcast, Molly Sandén has ruled out a return to Melodifestivalen. Having represented Sweden at the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and participated in Melodifestivalen on three occasions (2009, 2012, 2016), she believes her Melfest days are behind her.

If I could go straight to Eurovision, I would do that. For me it’s scary to compete with music. I’ve done it so many times and every time it’s so scary. I’m doing this big arena tour early next year and I’ll be busy with that. But I’m definitely going to watch those shows, I always do, I love it.

Molly Sandén speaking on The Euro Trip Podcast

However, Molly has not ruled out appearing at the selection in some capacity.

You never know, maybe I’ll be in it somehow anyways.

Molly Sandén speaking on The Euro Trip Podcast

About Molly Sandén

Molly has participated in the Swedish national selection three times so far. In 2009 with “Så vill stärnorna”, 2012 “Why Am I Crying” (her best result so far with fifth) and in 2016 with “Youniverse” (finishing in sixth place).

Since Molly Sandén started releasing music in Swedish, she has sold out tour after tour in record time and was streamed almost 315,000,000 million times on Spotify with songs such as 5x platinum-selling “Rosa Himmel” and 4x platinum-selling “Sand”. Her album “Det bästa kanske inte hänt än” – The best may not have happened yet – was praised by both critics and fans and resulted in prestigious awards such as Pop of the Year, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year at the Grammy Awards and Guldmicken (for best live artist of the year) and Pop of the Year on P3 Gold. Earlier this year, she released the album “DOM SKA VETA” to similar acclaim.

She also achieved incredible international success following her inclusion on the soundtrack for the Netflix hit film Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga. Not only was the soundtrack a chart and streaming successthe song “Húsavík” was nominated for Best Original Song at 93rd Oscars.

Would you like to see Molly return to Melodifestivalen one day? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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