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Jessica Johansson, Eric Saade and Daniel Gildenlöw will perform in the first edition of Melodifestivalen in Gothenburg on Saturday. Foto: Magnus Glans
Jessica Johansson, Eric Saade and Daniel Gildenlöw will perform in the first edition of Melodifestivalen in Gothenburg on Saturday. Foto: Magnus Glans

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SAS quizzes the entrants in Melodifestivalen 2015

Jessica Andersson, Eric Saade och Daniel Gildenlöw are three of the entrants when Melodifestivalen kicks off from Gothenburg on Saturday. We asked them about their song. And where they'd like to fly.

Jessica Andersson. Photo: Magnus GlansArtist: Jessica Andersson. Song: Can’t hurt me now 

How does it feel? Describe your song!
“It’s really fantastic – and nerve-wracking and tingly. I still get that feeling, even though I have been here before. My song made an incredible impression on me. I had tears in my eyes the first time I heard it and I decided straight away that I wanted to do it. It’s a ballad that talks about an ending, which perfectly reflects where I am today.  It feels like I am closing the door on a darker period of my life and I am singing with a smile on my face. I am stronger and freer now and I hope that my song can influence others.”

Where do you like to fly to and why?
“I want to fly to New Zealand, and then I really want to go to France, and to walk the pilgrimage route in Spain. Otherwise, London is a favorite of mine, and I have been working quite a bit in the USA recently and spent time in Las Vegas, LA, and New York. And even though I’m not really a big city kind of person, I have to say that New York is one of my favorite places. I am fascinated by the fact that for four days I just walked and walked and walked until my feet ached, and it still feels like there’s so much left to see. That certainly won’t be my last visit.”

Eric Saade. Photo: Magnus GlansArtist: Eric Saade. Song: Sting 

How does it feel? Describe your song!
“I’m gripped by the whole thing! My aim is to win Eurovision! I have heard that “confident humility” is the best form of humility. As I came third last time, Eurovision feels like unfinished business to me, but this time around I’m just going to enjoy it. My song is a pop number with a lot of brass and a fast beat.”

Where do you like to fly to and why?
“Austria of course! That’s where the Eurovision final is, and that’s where I want to be!”

 

 

 

 

Daniel Gildenlöw. Photo: Magnus GlansArtist: Daniel Gildenlöw. Song: Pappa 

How does it feel? Describe your song!
“It’s really cool and exciting to be here on my own rather than with my band this time. I’m also singing a Swedish song, so I’m well outside my comfort zone. I wrote the song myself and it is serious, understated, and important. It’s about the divorce generation.”

Where do you like to fly to and why?
“India! I really love India, because nothing works there. Back home, we get annoyed and upset if someone doesn’t indicate at a roundabout, but there nothing works as it should so you can just relax and go with the flow. There’s no point getting annoyed. We are bombarded with influences and nothing fits in with the plan we have of how things should be. We need to draw up a brand new template for interpreting reality. Everything is different. I also enjoyed Goan food during my time in India.”

 

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