And it’s? ‘Move’ by The Mamas.
They look familiar. Yeah they represented Sweden last year at Eurovision, as back-up vocalists for ‘Too Late For Love’ by John Lundvik.
Well now that is a nice turn of events. And it’s not just a great narrative, either. It’s a terrific song that was a thoroughly deserving winner. In what was the closest Melodifestivalen result in decades.
How close? The Mamas won by just one point, topping the public vote and tying with Dotter’s ‘Bulletproof’ in the jury vote. Dotter finished in second place, Anna Bergendahl in third place, and Hanna Ferm in fourth. Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!
What was the performance like? Pure joy. From the moment they took to that stage it felt like the contest had truly started. Other superb performances followed, but The Mamas’ performance of ‘Move’ was one of the most memorable, and understandably left the biggest impression on the Swedish public. These ladies are stars, their chemistry together wonderful, and their energy on stage infectious to the viewer.
How will it do at Eurovision? We can see it managing to even improve on the result they achieved for Sweden last year, which will be no small feat. But they can absolutely do it. Sweden has got a fiercely competitive entry to get behind in May.
Written by? Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean and Herman Gardarfve.
You can find ‘Move’ on our Best New Pop playlist.