Earlier today, it was revealed on Melodifestivalen’s Instagram page that two-time Mello finalist Dotter, real name Johanna Maria Jansson, will have the honour of reading out Sweden’s twelve points at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
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“I’ve been watching Eurovision since I was little so it feels like great fun to be the one who hands over Sweden’s scores!”
Dotter, to SVT
The 34-year-old indie pop star from Arvika wowed the audience at Melodifestivalen in 2020 and 2021 with her songs Bulletproof and Little Tot, which finished 2nd and 4th respectively (notably, both times, a single point adrift of The Mamas).
She also competed in 2018 with the song Cry but failed to make it out of her heat, despite being a favourite to win. In addition, she co-wrote such Mello classics as Mariette’s A Million Years (4th in 2017) and Lina Hedlund’s Victorious (11th in 2019).
Sweden has a long tradition of using Mello alumni to reveal its Eurovision scores given the show’s high reputation among the fanbase. Recent spokespersons have included such Swedish music giants as Alcazar, Eric Saade, Felix Sandman and, last year, 1991 Eurovision champion and two-time Melodifestivalen winner Carola Häggkvist.
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