Ahead of his participation in Melodifestivalen 2023, Tim took the opportunity to speak with Rejhan who will be participating in this year’s Swedish selection with his entry “Haunted”
Watch our interview with Rejhan here!
During their interview, Tim and Rejhan talked about his participation in the competition, what his entry is about, and how his participation in Talang helped him in regards to the preparations in his participation in this year’s competition.
Who is Rehjan?
Rehjan may only be 16 years-old, however he is not new to competition, he is best know in Sweden for taking part in Talang ( Sweden’s version of the “Got Talent franchise”). During Talang Rejhan got all the way to the final. Rejhan’s song “Haunted” was written by Albin Johnsén, Mattias Andréasson, Pontus Söderman and Tilde Ronia Wrigsell.
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 its debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2022, Sweden was represented by Cornelia Jakobs, who won the 61st edition of the competition and competed with the song “Hold Me Closer”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 4th with 438 points from the jury and televoters.
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News Source: SVT
Photo Credit: Janne Danielsson, SVT for Melodifestivalen 2023