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Melodifestivalen 2018 - First act announced

Yesterday in Sweden, the music contest P4 Nästa, organised by Sveriges Radio P4, was held and the winner, chosen by a professional jury, will directly participants in one of the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen. P4 Nästa  takes place between new Swedish artists to give them the opportunity to show their music talent.

For this competition, 8 acts took part which were the following:-

  • Kumpaner (Vi är som) – Stiko Per Larsson
  • That´s when we all come falling down – MIAH
  • Drive – Chris L Svensson
  • If this is love – Sisanda
  • On and on – Frontback
  • Skyskrapor – Maija HomHom
  • Friday night club escape – Michi
  • Since – Jo’ & Eliah

And the winner was Stiko Per Larsson with his entry Kumpaner (Vi är som) . You can see his performance below. Stiko Per Larsson will need to participate in Melodifestivalen with another song since Kumpaner (Vi är som) was released before the 1st September rule.

About Stiko Per Larsson

Stiko Per Larsson was born November 20, 1978 in Leksand, Dalarna. He is also a songwriter. His music is acoustic rock with some elements of folk music. Stiko Per Larsson’s first album, Flyktsagor, was released April 23, 2008 and deals with his upbringing in Dalarna and Stockholm. This album reached the  41 place on the Swedish album list. In 2010, Stiko Per Larsson signed a contract with Warner Music which followed by his third album. Since then he released another 4 albums, with his latest har en grej på gång was released in 2015.

Melodifestivalen 2018 – What do we know so far? 

Like 2017, 28 acts will compete in 4 semi-finals, where one of them will win the Grand Final which is expected to be held in March 2018. Typically, the artists will be announced in November. Song submissions will begin on Friday 1 September and will be open up until Monday 18 September at 17:59 CEST. Dates & hosting cities announcement is expected to occur in September.

What do you think of Stiko Per Larsson ?


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