Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip’s Melfest Monday podcast, singer Tess Merkel has revealed her entry “Good Life” was originally written with another artist in mind.
The former Alcazar star revealed it was only after the song had been finished that it was suggested she should sing the track herself.
“I wrote the song… it wasn’t really meant to be me. I was in a period of my life that was a hard time. I started off writing depressive with the lyrics, and then one day I came to the studio and was like, we need a happy anthem.”
Tess Merkel has appeared at Melodifestivalen sixteen times in the past, including numerous occasions as part of Alcazar.
She went on to reveal more about the song, and what viewers can expect when they tune in on Saturday night.
“I promise you will see something you’ve never seen before… I love the show, I love being creative… that’s at my core and in my DNA.”
Tess also told Melfest Monday presenter Rob Lilley that former Swedish Eurovision representative John Lundvik has passed his judgement on the song.
When asked what he thought of “Good Life” she explained…
“He said, oh man, this is just right for you.”
You can hear the full interview with Tess on the new episode of Melfest Monday, as well as an interiew with Melodifestivalen debutant LOVAD and esteemed backing singer Dea Norberg.
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The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.