Yesterday, it was announced that Thorsten Flinck is disqualified from Melodifestivalen, due to the existence of criminal charges against him. The public broadcaster, SVT, tried to find another artist to replace Thorsten’s place to the second semifinal, which will take place this Saturday!
Jan Johansen will replace Thorsten this Saturday. Jan is familiar with the national final, having participated four times in the past. He has also won the festival one time in 1995, with his song “Se På Mig”. His entry managed to finish third in the Eurovision Song Contest. In the second semifinal, he will sing Thomas G:son’s song “Miraklernas tid”.
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