SVT have just gone out and informed the world that Thorsten Flinck, who would have been competing in Melodifestivalen this year with ‘Miraklernas tid’, has been excluded from the competition!
News have reached SVT that Thorsten is being charged with assault and vandalism and that’s why they have decided Thorsten can’t be part of the competition this year.
Anette Helenius, Projectleader for Melodifestivalen shares the following statement:
We are very sad about this. We would’ve really wanted to see Thorsten Flinck on the Melodifestivalen stage on Saturday.
But since he’s in the middle of an ongoing lawsuit, we can’t let Thorsten Flinck take part as a competing artist.
The song Thorsten would’ve been performing, ‘Miraklernas tid’, written by Thomas G:son, stays in the competition, but will be performed by a different artist.
SVT have already started looking for an artist to replace Thorsten and will make known which artist as soon as they have found that artist!