The Swedish Melody Festival is the most popular program on Swedish TV. One of this yearâ€™s participants is Mary Ndiaye, an upcoming music star with a Gambian mum and a Senegalese dad.
Mary started singing at a very young age. She attended one of Swedenâ€™s most prestigious Song Writers Schools.
The Senegambian singer has worked with Akon and few other popular artists in Africa, Europe and America. She once took part in The Voice, a vocal competition on Swedenâ€™s TV4.
The Melody Festival is a music competition organized by Swedenâ€™s national public broadcaster, SVT to allow the Swedish population to determine, through voting, the countryâ€™s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.
If Mary succeeds in winning the competition, she will become the second Swedish with African origin to represent Sweden at Europeâ€™s biggest music challenge. Good luck, Mary!