Ahead of the final of Melodifestivalen this weekend, Tim gets the chance to sit down with Mariette for a second interview. She is competing in Melodifestivalen with her song “One Day”.
Check out our interview with Mariette here!
Together, Mariette and Tim talk about her 100% success rate at the competition and the positive response to her song. She also tells us what’s next for her after Melfest and beyond, as well as delving into how she wants the fans to feel included in her performance.
Mariette started off her career as a guitarist in different bands, by touring Europe and being on album recordings. Her Melodifestivalen journey started in 2015 where she competed with “Don’t Stop Believing” where she made the final and placed 3rd. Since then, Mariette participated 3 more times in 2017 (“A Million Years”), 2018 (“For You”), and in 2020 (“Shout It Out”), all of which; made the final. Her song for Melodifestivalen this year – “One Day” – is written by Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son and Mariette herself. Mariette performs 3rd in the running order of the Final on Saturday.
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 Mariette’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 and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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