Ahead of fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2023 this weekend, Tim had the opportunity to speak with Kiana for an interview. She will be competing in this year at Melodifestivalen with her entry “Where Did You Go”
Check out our interview with Kiana here!
In the interview, Tim and Kiana discuss her Melodifestivalen debut, her theatre experience and how she feels following her arrival in Malmö. Kiana shares her Eurovision memories – and how it feels to be competing in the same heat at Loreen! She also reveals her hidden talent!
Fifteen-year-old Kiana found herself in the spotlight after entering Talang, the Swedish edition of the Got Talent franchise. She finished the competition in second place, supported by judge Bianca Ingrosso. Kiana’s love of singing and dance begun at an early age, and continues as she is regularly involved in performances at Intiman, including Annie, Ronja Rövardotter and most recently Emil in Lönneberga. “Where Did You Go” marks Kiana’s Melodifestivalen debut.
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.
Are you excited for Melodifestivalen 2023? Are you excited to see Kiana’s performance in this year’s Melodifestivalen? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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Photo Credit: Janne Danielsson, SVT for Melodifestivalen 2023