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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.


FO & O – act in the 3rd semi final in Sweden

FO&O is one of the acts in tonight’s third semi final in the Swedish selection for the 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kyiv.
FO&O is short for Felix, Oscar & Omar, the three members of the group. The group was known as The Fooo Conspiracy until recently, but changed their name to a shorter form after former member Oscar “Olly” Molander left the band. Now there is one less O since this O went to look for greener pastures as someone put it.
The group is debuting at Melodifestivalen 2017 with a song called “Gotta Thing About You”. Robert John “Mutt” Lange (originally from South Africa) and Tony Nilsson have written the song. Mutt has written and produced songs for superstars such as Maroon 5, Lady Gaga and Backstreet Boys as well as for this ex wife Shania Twain and Bryan Adams. Tony Nilsson has had over ten songs at Melodifestivalen over the past years, so he seems to be a veteran.




1st semifinal:

• Adrijana – Amare (Martin Tjärnberg, Adrijana Krasniqi)
• Boris René – Her Kiss (Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)…
• Nano – Hold On (Nano Omar, Gino Yonan, Ayak, Carl Rydén, Christoffer Belaieff, Rikard de Bruin, David Francis Jackson)
• Charlotte Perrelli – Mitt liv (Charlotte Perrelli, Lars Hägglund)
• Dinah Nah – One More Night (Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Dinah Nah, dr alban)
• De Vet Du – Road Trip (Johan Gunterberg, Christopher Martland)
• Ace Wilder – Wild Child (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ace Wilder)

2nd semifinal:
• Mariette – A Million Years (Thomas G:son, Johanna Jansson, Peter Boström, Mariette Hansson, Jenny Hansson)
• Benjamin Ingrosso – Good Loovin’ (Benjamin Ingrosso, Louis Schoorl, Matt Pardon)
• Dismissed – Hearts Align (Ola Salo, Peter Kvint)
• Roger Pontare – Himmel och hav (Thomas G:son, Alexzandra Wickman)
• Lisa Ajax – I Don’t Give A (Ola Svensson, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad)
• Etzia – Up (Johnny Sanchez, Hanif Sabzevari, Simon Gribbe, Erica Haylett)
• Allyawan – Vart haru varit (Masse Salazar, Samuel Nazari)

3rd semifinal:
• Owe Thörnqvist – Boogieman Blues (Owe Thörnqvist)
• Bella & Filippa – Crucified (Peter Hägerås, Mats Frisell, Jakob Stadell, Filippa Frisell, Isabella Snihs)
• The Fooo Conspiracy – Gotta Thing (Robert ”Mutt” Lange, Tony Nilsson)
• Jasmine Kara – Gravity (Anderz Wrethov, Jasmine Kara)
• Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On (David Kreuger, Hamed ”K-One” Pirouzpanah, Robin Stjernberg)
• Anton Hagman – Kiss You Goodbye (Christian Fast, Tim Schou, Henrik Nordenback)
• Krista Siegfrids – Snurra min jord (Krista Siegfrids, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Gabriel Alares)

4th semifinal:
• Wiktoria – As I Lay Me Down (Justin Forrest, Jonas Wallin, Lauren Dyson)
• Les Gordons – Bound To Fall (Jonatan Renström, Albert Björliden, Andreas Persson, Carl Ragnemyr, David Runebjörk, Jimmy Jansson)
• Sara Varga och Juha Mulari – Du får inte ändra på mig (Sara Varga, Lars Hägglund)
• Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia – En värld full av strider (Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider, Andreas Hedlund)
• Axel Schylström – När ingen ser (Behshad Ashnai, Axel Schylström, David Strääf
• Alice – Running with Lions (Anderz Wrethov, Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Denniz Jamm, Alice Svensson)
• Loreen – Statements (Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Loreen)