Sweden – Michael Fannon has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Svensktoppen Nästa contest today in Gothenburg. He may not take a place in Sweden’s national final Melodifestivalen next year, singing a song that still has to be announced. It appears the jury want to send Smajling Swedes instead!
Michael made his debut on national television, in his home country Sweden, at the tender age of 12. He performed with his own song ”Gimme Some Time” and became an over night success among his native peers. He toured extensively to follow up on the TV show.
International record company Sony Music signed young Michael Fannon originally as a member of group project PopKidz. An album was released, leading to more touring and performances on radio and television. But Michael longed to perform with his own music, and soon went on to pursue a solo career.
Michael triumphed against Jawone and Swedes Smajling in the Grand Final today. Here’s his winning song.
Reports coming through however state that Smajling Swedes will actually go through to Melodifestivalen! The jury have decided that the 3-piece band will get the invite to the competition instead. You can hear their song here.
source: http://www.michaelfannon.se & P4