Sweden Melodifestivalen 2019: The Lovers Of Valdaro
Photo: Sveriges Radio

Sweden: First Melodifestivalen 2019 participant found

The duo "The Lovers Of Valdaro" is pre-qualified for Melodifestivalen 2019, picked by a jury at P4 Nästa. The band "Spring City" won the competition

The duo "The Lovers Of Valdaro" got the first tickets for Melodifestivalen 2019 in Sweden, after Saturday's "P4 Nästa" held in Sweden.

Eight finalists were competing, and the girl group "Spring City" won P4 Nästa, but it was the duo "The Lovers Of Valdaro" from Stockholm (Erik Gabriel Høiby and Adam Warhester) who was picked by the jury to compete in Melodifestivalen 2019.

They will now work on a song for the Swedish selection, as the song can not be performed or published before 1 September 2018.

The Lovers Of Valdaro – "Lost Forever" (NOT their Melodifestivalen song)

P4 Nästa 2018 – Finalists

  • Beside The Bridge – "Cool Kid"
  • Spring City – "Back On Our Streets" (winner of P4 Nästa)
  • The Lovers Of Valdaro – "Lost Forever" (chosen for Melodifestivalen 2019)
  • Patricia Birgersso – "Här Och Nu"
  • Ewelina Westin – "Fading Light"
  • Josias Andersson – "En Kort Sekund"
  • Amandine X – "Beautiful Mess"
  • Jahr – "Magic"

P4 Nästa

P4 Nästa is a talent competition giving upcoming artists a chance to kickstart their careers. It is run by the national Swedish Radio (Sveriges Radio) across 25 districts. A jury selected the eight finalists.

The winner was chosen by the radio listeners and a jury. The listeners have had the opportunity to vote via SMS from 5 to 25 August 2018.

The last years, the jury has picked one of the finalists to participate in the coming Melodifestivalen.

The final was hosted by Titti Schultz and Josefin Johansson live from Crusellhallen in Linköping, Sweden.

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