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Mariette returns with ‘The One That Got Away’

Mariette has released her latest single and it is called The One That Got Away. The track is a gentle and sweet ballad.

The One That Got Away is available to stream or purchase via digital stores such as Spotify, Amazon, iTunes and many more.

Mariette has participated four times in the Melodifestivalen selection in Sweden. In 2015 she sang Don’t Stop Believing, 2017 she had A Million Years, 2018 was For You and in 2020 she sang Shout It Out.

You can hear The One That Got Away below.

Source: ESC Covers; Ocean Music Group



The Swedish selection for Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv takes place tonight.

The show will be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm and will be hosted by Hasse Andersson, David Lindgren and Clara Henry.

After 4 semi finals and a second chance round, the 28 acts have been narrowed to 12 and they will fight it out to represent Sweden in May.

The Swedish Eurovision entry  will be determined via 50/50 public televoting-international jury deliberation.

The Participants for tonight are

  1. Ace WilderWild child
  2. Boris René Her kiss
  3. Lisa Ajax I don’t give a
  4. Robin Bengtsson – I can’t go on
  5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. AniniaEn värld full av strider
  6. Anton HagmanKiss you goodbye
  7. Mariette – A million years
  8. Felix, Oscar & Omar/FO&OGotta thing about you
  9. NanoHold on
  10. Wiktoria As I lay me down
  11. Benjamin Ingrosso – Good lovin’
  12. Owe ThörnqvistBoogieman blues

It is difficult for ESCCovers to single out who we will promote but finally we decided on FO&O with “Gotta thing about you” as one of the composers Robert “Mutt” Lange is from South Africa and ESC Covers is a South African based website.





Lisa Ajax

Boris René

Anton Hagman

are the 4 artists that qualified to the final of SVT Melodifestivalen last night and will go to the final.

Loreen missed out and some had expected it, while it came as a shock to others.


The running order in the final will be
01. Ace Wilder
02. Boris René
03. Lisa Ajax
04. Robin Bengtsson
05. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
06. Anton Hagman
07. Mariette
08. FO&O
09. Nano
10. Wiktoria
11. Benjamin Ingrosso
12. Owe Thörnqvist


Fans have been able to listen for approximately one minute each to the 7 songs in the second semi final.
I was slightly more impressed with the 7 songs in this semi final after hearing them for the first time – still I cannot see an instant hit for me.
Here is my rankings

Not at all my kind of music

6th – ETZIA

Expected more of this song from seeing the title. I like her dress, especially the sleeves


Sort of sound like The Ark and could surprise because of how they look and because of the gender issues they are highlighting. Conchitta has competition.


He looks better than he sings and the song does very little for me


Interesting title “I don’t give A” and people will try and hear more


His 2000 “When spirits are calling my name”  really grew on me and this could have the same effect


We had ” A million voices” in Eurovision and easily could have “A million years” this time around. Good song but I think both Thomas Gson and Peter Bostrom have composed better songs.


Picture from Melodifestivalen website

Melodifestivalen 2015 – Semi-final 2 Results


Last night in Malmö, the Swedish public decided on their third and fourth finalists yesterday. Magnus Carlsson and Mariette joined Eric Saade and Jessica Andersson for the final on the 14 March 2015 in Stockholm.  The second semi-final was an exciting glittery evening that kept the momentum going from Gothenburg.


Linus Svenning – Forever Starts Today – Advances to the second chance

After his second attempt, Linus Svenning has managed to advance to the second chance for second year in a year.  Svenning won his ticket to the final last year during the second chance placing fifth in the final with “Bröder”. Svenning was back with this drum sliding number than was more upbeat than his first attempt.  The song is pretty solid and sounds very familiar which isn’t a bad thing.  Svenning’s vocal was sketchy in places but the overall performance was strong.

Emelie Irewald – Där och då med dig – Eliminated (6th place)

This ballad starts off strong with beautiful staging and a beautiful singer in a gorgeous revealing gown.  Although that’s where the positives stopped.  The song doesn’t go anywhere and stays in a monotone frequency with no build or interest to continue listening.  It was my most disappointing performance of the evening.

Samir & Viktor – Groupie – Advances to the second chance

This novelty song is a play on words of the “selfie” craze which wants listeners to take more “Groupie”s instead.  The performance and staging of this number is actually impressive.  You can tell this duo aren’t natural singers but the young lads are easy on the eye and surly won votes on their style rather than the substance of the song.

Neverstore – If I Was God For One Day – Eliminated (5th place)

This established rock band have several albums under their belt and have entered Melodifestivalen for the first time probably on the back on the popularity of State of Drama.  Their song is fairly similar to State of Drama’s entries and has potential.  The only thing missing was that killer hook or dramatic climax which would of taken the song to the next level.  Neverstore’s performance was positive and this very clean-cut rock band would of progressed with that little extra something.

Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen – Nonetheless – Eliminated (7th place)

This duo on paper look like they could be unstoppable.  Marie Bergman has represented Sweden three times, tying Carola for the most times in Sweden, and Sanne Salomonsen, the Danish superstar, qualified directly to the final with “Higher Ground” in 2005.  The song is a country inspired number very much in the vain of last year’s Netherlands entry “Calm After the Storm”.  The main issue was it lacked the emotion the song needs.  The staging of this number was always going to be difficult but a leather sofa wasn’t the way to leaving the audience fairly cold.

Magnus Carlsson – Möt mig i Gamla stan – Advances direct to the final

This disco laced number feels much more like an Alcazar style dance number than Mangus Carlsson’s previous solo entries.  His third solo attempt and eight attempt including Barbados and Alcazar didn’t disappoint and was absolute schlager.  It was typical Swedish pop with dramatic drum beats and line dancing with an unmissable hip trust.  The staging could of been better just lacked the glitter the rest of the song and performance had but Magnus didn’t disappoint.

Mariette – Don’t Stop Believing – Advances direct to the final

This atmospheric number reminds me of “Europhia” in its styling and staging.  It was the most visually appealing performance of the evening without a doubt.  The song was like a haunting anthem that feels like a classic chart topper.  The mixture of all these positives create a song that easily qualifies for the final.

What do you think of the results?