Ahead of fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2023 this weekend, Tim had the opportunity to speak with Signe & Hjördis for an interview. They will be competing in this year at Melodifestivalen with their entry “Edelweiss”
Check out our interview with Signe & Hjördis here!
Together, they discuss the creative process behind “Edelweiss”, their history as a musical duo and their hopes for their Melodifestivalen debut! Signe & Hjördis also share their Eurovision memories – including how Alexander Rybak inspired Signe to take up the violin!
About Signe & Hjördis
Signe and Hjördis Bornemark are sisters from Kullabygden in Skåne. They have been making music since their early childhood, appearing on records with their father and grandfather, including “Tutti Frutti” and Grammy winner “Mina egna favouriter”. They are singers, instrumentalists, choristers and songwriters, who also have a passion for theatre. “Edelweiss” marks their 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 Signe & Hjördis‘ 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