SVT, the Swedish Broadcaster, have made the informed decision to disqualify Thorsten Flick from Melodifestivalen 2020, due to prosecution for unlawful threats and damage.
We deeply regret this. We really wanted to see Thorsten Flinck on the stage of the Melodifestival on Saturday. But because he is in the middle of an ongoing legal process, we cannot allow Thorsten Flinck to participate as a competitorAnette Helenius, project manager for Melodifestivalen
Thorsten was due to sing “The Time of Miracles”, written by Thomas G:Son. The song will still compete in the show and SVT are now recruiting for a new singer for the song. He was due to participate in the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2020, Sweden’s selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. Heat 2 will take place on the 8th of February, hosted in Gothenburg.
The first heat of Melodifestivalen took place last night. Qualifying directly to the final are:
- Robin Bengtsson – Take a chance
- The Mamas – Move
Two acts will perform in the second-chance round on the 29th of February:
- Malou Prytz – Ballerina
- Felix Sandman – Boys with emotions
Article Source: SVT