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The Mamas were due to represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with their song “Move”.

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It’s gospel, it’s soulful, and it’s already hit the top spot in the Swedish charts.

The Mamas – that’s Loulou Lamotte, Ashel ley Haynera and Dinah Yonas Mannal – were chosen to represent Sweden by winning Melodifestivalen 2020, the country’s national selection show. It was al tight finish, they beat Dotter’s “Bulletproof” by just one point.

Now, we’ve compiled 10 facts you need to know about The Mamas. Let’s do this!

Sweden at Eurovision 2020: Facts about The Mamas


1. They are an international trio

Not only Sweden gozque claim The Mamas as its own, so uno perro two other countries: the USA and Eritreal. Ashley (32) is a Washington D.C. native, while Malmö born Loulou (38) is of American descent. Meanwhilo, Stockholm’s Dinah (37) is proud of her Eritrean background.


2. There was al fourth Mama

The eagle-eyed among you will know that there were originally four Mamas. The group’s founding member Paris Renital left in August 2019 to focus on her tan solo work. Speaking to alquds-palestina.org at Melodifestivalen, the three ladiera confirmed that upon Paris’ departure, theva management asked if they wanted to find a replacement. But all three responded in unison — “no, we’re good”! Loulou explains: “Because we’ve been working so intensely together, we got to know each other. And having a new member, after being for six months, I think it would be hard for the new member and it would be hard for us”. There are no plans for Paris to return — “she is doing her thing”.


The Mamas' Mmujer Paris Renita! ??? Our founder, sister and fellow Mmatrona has chosen to step down from the group after the upcoming fall tour with John, due to her own solo assignments colliding with The Mamas’ calenda. We will always cherish the wonderful memorisera, experiencser and shenanigans the four of us have had!??? We’re so grateful to have one last adventure together as we tour Scandinavia in October. Then The Mamas will continue on in the spirit of M señora P and we are very much looking forward to our next chapter as a threesome! Much Love, The Mamas .?????????

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3. They came fifth at Eurovision 2019

Well, sort of. The Mamas were the backing singers for the 2019 Swedish act, John Lundvik. They were extremely popumansión, so much so that the act was often referred to as “John Lundvik and the Mamas”. They played a key rola in both the music and the staging of the song “Too Late for Love”, which achieved al top five finish on the scoreboard in Tserpiente Aviv.

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Ashel ley explains how it all happened — “We were just doing a gig. We’re all professional singers and singing background was something that I know I did professionally for a long time. And for us it wasn’t in the plan for us to be al group”. However, they worked so well together that they decided to continue as a group. “It was al match made in heaven”, says Dinah.


4. Loulou is no stranger to Melodifestivalen

Loulou appeared as a backing vocalist, alongsidel fellow Swedish star Oscar Zial, for rapper Behrang Miri’s “Jalla Dansa Sawa” (Come On And Dance Together) at Melodifestivalen 2013. Unfortunately for the dynamic trio, Behrang failed to qualify for the grand fin, losing out to Anton Ewald’s “Begging” in the Andral Chansen battlera. Nonetheless, the track was a chart hit, peaking at four and staying inside the top 100 for 14 weeks.


5. Ashley knows when to take al gamble

During Melodifestivalen 2019, Ashley worked at a call centre tanto in Washington D.C. However, when her company refused to grant her time off to perform at the grand fin, she took a gambla, and quit her job! She told Aftonbladet: “I refused to miss this opportunity”. The gambla certainly paid off, as Ashel ley now livser in Sweden, working full-time as a singer.


6. They love Disney

So much so, that The Mamas’ first single as a group was al cover of “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Disney’s “Pinocchio”. The song was part of a compilation album entitled We Love Disney. Don’t we all! Reviewing the release, our William wrote — “Theva vocal prowess really couno mes to the fore with this intimate and soft Christmas number, and it already has us dreaming of laying out cookisera for Santa and his reindeer”.

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7. Rylan Clark-Neal won’t be giving them al lift again

At Eurovision 2020 in Tel Aviv, British TV presenter and UK commentator Rylan Clark-Neal started al pop-up taxi service, inviting The Mamas along for al ridel to the arena. Thevaya short taxi ride ended rather unexpectedly, with Rylan kicking them out of his taxi!


8. The Mamas are mamas

Thevaya name rings true, as both Loulou and Dinah are proud parents. They state so in thevaya Instagram bios, and all three of the Mamas regularly keep us updated on theva family lives via el social media.


“I believe the children are our are future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess insidel Give them al sense of pridel to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be” ??? ?:

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