Ahead of the Final of Melodifestivalen this weekend, Angus gets the chance to sit down with Nordman for a second interview. They are competing in Melodifestivalen with their song “Släpp alla sorger” (Let go of all sorrows).
Check out our interview with Nordman here!
The duo talk with Angus about the nyckelharpa, the positive response to their song at Melfest and beyond, and how exciting it was to win the semi-final.
Nordman are a Swedish duo consisting of singer Håkan Hemlin and Nyckelharpa player Mats Wester. They first met in 1991, and released their first record in 1994. Nordman have been at the forefront of Swedish folkrock, and have scored numerous hit singles and albums throughout their career. After going on hiatus in 1998, they got back together and made their Melodifestivalen debut in 2005. “Ödet var min väg” made it to the final and finished 9th. In 2008, Nordman returned with “I lågornas sken” and again made it to the final, this time finishing 6th. Besides releasing new music, they also recently took part in “Så mycket bättre,” a Swedish music show based on Dutch TV programme “Beste Zangers”. This year, they are competing with the song “Släpp alla sorger”, written by Thomas G:son and Jimmy Jansson. Nordman are 9th in the running order of the Final.
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 Nordman’s performance in this year’s Melodifestivalen? Do you think they could win? 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: Alma Bengtsson, SVT for Melodifestivalen 2023