It has come to SVT’s knowledge that Thorsten Flinck is prosecuted for unlawful threats and vandalism and therefore SVT has made the decision that he cannot participate in Melodifestivalen 2020.
Thorsten Flinck was set to compete in the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020 on February 8th. In less than a week!
– We deeply regret this. We really wanted to see Thorsten Flinck on the stage of the Melodifestivalen on Saturday. But because he is in the middle of an ongoing legal process, we cannot allow Thorsten Flinck to participate, says Anette Helenius, project manager for Melodifestivalen.
“Miraklernas tid”, written by Thomas G:son, will be given to another artist who will perform it in Gothenburg on Saturday. The process of finding a new artist has begun and as soon as a decision has been made, SVT will announce who will replace Thorsten Flinck.