Ahead of her Melodifestivalen participation, Tim interviews Samira Manners, one of the seven acts competing in the second heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. She is participating with the song “I Want To Be Loved”. She talked about how the dress rehearsal went, the inspiration for her entry and what she misses from the UK.
The second round of Melodifestivalen will be held on February 12, with a round every Saturday after that. The final will be on March 12. Samira is in the third slot of the night. You can find the rest of the running order here and how the voting works this year here. The second round will be held in the Avicii Arena in Stockholm.
About Samira Manners
Samira Manners is making her Melodifestivalen debut. A singer-songwriter living in Malmö, she is known for her deeply personal songs. Her debut single “Do It All Again” has received millions of streams since release in 2020, and she has released three songs since. Besides being excited for Mello, she is also working hard on her debut album which is set to come out later this year.
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2021, Sweden was represented by Tusse, who won the 60th edition of Melodifestivalen and competed with the song “Voices”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 109 points from the jury and televoters.
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