Västmanland has selected their P4 Nästa finalist, with just one region left to select their act.
Sanna feat. Reb:bond have won the latest P4 Nästa selection in Västmanland. The group beat off competition from four other acts to be named the winners of the regions selection on June 26. The group combine pop, rock and jazz together in their music. The song they won with is titled ‘Aldrig Det‘.
They join the twenty three previously selected acts from:
- Skaraborg – Alicja Jern – Friendzone
- Jämtland – Amskøld – Standby
- Uppland – Markus Hakim – Capulet
- Halland – Canvas – Tjugo år
- Jönköping – Henna Lacabanne – Slå hål i mörkret
- Västernorrland – Nina Bring – Nära
- Malmöhus – Hilde & Erik – Som det är
- Sörmland – Linnéa Lindgren – Gå morgon
- Kalmar – Lisa Blixt – Everywhere You Go
- Örebro- Felicia Bell – Målar om
- Kristianstad – Carita Boronska – All along
- Dalarna – Fanny Wedmark – Free
- Kronoborg – Agnes Rehn – Goodbye
- Stockholm – Julia Alfrida – Dark Doom
- Värmland – Northlight – Equally Different
- Östergötland – Julian Lidberg – I need you
- Väst – Human And I – Here And Now
- Norrbotten – The Chickpeas Band – Montreal
- Göteborg – Maja and the Missing Orchestra – The Promiscuous Sally
- Gävleborg – Julia Pärssinen – Talked in whispers
- Sjuharad – Surfing The Orbit – Mother Earth
- Västerbotten – Från Mars – Hej KP
- Gotland – Moon & Moonshine – Stolen Gold
The final of P4 Nästa has since 2013, seen one artist selected by SVT to compete in the next edition of Melodifestivalen. Amanda Aasa was given the wildcard into Melodifestivalen this year and competed with “Late”, she finished 6th in the third semi-final. To date no P4 Nästa wildcard has made it out of the semi-finals.
Only one region is left to held its selection, the final of P4 Blekinge will be held on July 17.
Image Source: Sveriges Radio / Source: P4
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.