Elin Petersson is the lucky artist who was selected today by a jury to take part in Melodifestivalen 2013. She entered as part of the selection for artists who have never released any songs. She won with the song “Island”.
Christer Björkman said: “The jury fell totally for Elin’s tone and originality. There was no doubt that she will win the public competition.” SVT can now offer the song to an another singer, but Björkman adds that “given that she was a crystal clear winner in the jury room, there is no reason for anyone other than Elin to face the Melodifestivalen stage, because the song and Elin’s artistry belong together”.