Sweden's Kikki Danielsson Rules Out Further Melodifestivalen Participations.
Former Eurovision participant, and veteran of the Melodifestivalen Kikki Danielsson, has revealed in an interview with Swedish paper Aftonbladet that she inteneds not to participate in the Swedish national final again.
Last Saturday during the first semi- final to find Sweden's next Eurovision entrant, Kikki failed to qualify, and came last in her heat. It was her eleventh time at the competition, but she made history, as unfortunately it was the first time that she had not made it to the Melodifestivalen final.
The talented artist has been in the music industry for 40 years, and has seen many successes. However, after the show she told Aftonbladet that, "the focus of the music has unfortunately gone a littlie bit". She also revealed that her song was not intended for the MF, but instead as a celebration of her music over the past few decades. She was very gracious telling the Swedish paper, "I'm more than happy with the results I have in my bag. I have no ambition to try ands win the whole Eurovision".
Twice before has Kikki been present at Eurovision. She first participated in 1982 finishing 8th, whilst her second attempt in 1985 saw her came a very respectable third.
The Melodifestivalen contnues, and remaining list of shows are as follows:
Semi-final 2 to be held on the 10th February 2018
Semi-final 3 to be held on the 17th February 2018
Semi-final 4 to be held on the 24th February 2018
Second chance round to be held on the 3rd March 2018
Final to be held on the 10th March 2018
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