Sadly for The Mamas, their journey to the Eurovision Song Contest has now ended. Next year, Melodifestivalen will return to select the entry for 2021. It looks like if The Mamas will have to submit an entry to even have a chance of joining the 28-Artist line-up.
The 2020 Swedish Head of Delegation, Christer Björkman, had the following to say:
“There will be a new winner next year, because the songs competing in Eurovision may not be released or published before the 1st September of the previous year. This makes these songs that are out now, ineligible. At the same time, it is very sad for all the artists who now do not get the chance to compete, and of course I feel very much for The Mamas who will not stand on the Eurovision stage.”
The 2020 representatives for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest, The Mamas, had the following to say:
“Of course, we respect this decision that is now being made and during the current emergency crisis situation that we are all in, the problem is greater than the fact that we cannot go to Rotterdam. Of course, we are incredibly sorry on the personal level that we and our song are now not allowed to compete in the world’s largest music competition after winning the Swedish competition. We looked so much forward to being able to represent Sweden with “Move”. We hope that people continue to listen to our song with the message that we can move mountains together, something that feels extra relevant today when everyone has to take responsibility and do the right thing. Because if we are helped in this difficult time, it will also result in something good in the end. Our thoughts also go to the organizer of ESC who worked hard in the headwind. Take care!”
Author: Richard Taylor