Sweden – After deliberations today, SVT has just confirmed that Anna Book has been disqualified from Melodifestivalen as her song ‘Himmel För Två‘ was previously entered into the Moldovan national final in 2014. She was due to perform in Saturday’s first heat.
Here’s Felicia Dunaf’s version presented in Moldova in 2014…
And here’s Anna’s version for this year in Swedish.
What on earth were the songwriters, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson and Larry Forsberg thinking of?? It seems that they got Camilla Läckberg to write the lyrics in Swedish knowing the song had been used before in English.
SVT has reportedly offered Anna the chance to still perform as an act but not to be voted on but she has yet to respond to their offer and is said to be devastated.