The Mamas

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

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

The Mamas – that’s Loulou Lamotte, Ashley Haynes & Dinah Yonas Manna – were chosen khổng lồ represent Sweden by winning Melodifestivalen 2020, the country’s national selection show. It was a tight finish, they beat Dotter’s “Bulletproof” by just one point.

Now, we’ve sầu compiled 10 facts you need khổng lồ know about The Mamas. Let’s vì chưng this!

Sweden at Eurovision 2020: Facts about The Mamas


1. They are an international trio

Not only Sweden can clayên ổn The Mamas as its own, so can two other countries: the USA and Eritrea. Ashley (32) is a Washington D.C. native sầu, while Malmö born Loulou (38) is of American descent. Meanwhile, Stockholm’s Dinah (37) is proud of her Eritrean background.


2. There was a fourth Mama

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


The Mamas' Mama Paris Renita! ??? Our founder, sister & fellow Mama has chosen khổng lồ step down from the group after the upcoming fall tour with John, due khổng lồ her own solo assignments colliding with The Mamas’ calendar. We will always cherish the wonderful memories, experiences & shenanigans the four of us have sầu had!??? We’re so grateful khổng lồ have sầu one last adventure together as we tour Scandinavia in October. Then The Mamas will continue on in the spirit of Mama P và we are very much looking forward lớn 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 popular, so much so that the act was often referred khổng lồ as “John Lundvik and the Mamas”. They played a key role in both the music & the staging of the song “Too Late for Love”, which achieved a top five sầu finish on the scoreboard in Tel Aviv.

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Ashley 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 lớn be a group”. However, they worked so well together that they decided to lớn continue as a group. “It was a match made in heaven”, says Dinah.


4. Loulou is no stranger to Melodifestivalen

Loulou appeared as a backing vocadanh sách, alongside fellow Swedish star Osoto Zia, for rapper Behrang Miri’s “Jalla Dansa Sawa” (Come On And Dance Together) at Melodifestivalen 2013. Unfortunately for the dynamic trio, Behrang failed khổng lồ qualify for the grvà final, losing out khổng lồ Anton Ewald’s “Begging” in the Andra Chansen battles. Nonetheless, the track was a chart hit, peaking at four & staying inside the top 100 for 14 weeks.


5. Ashley knows when khổng lồ take a gamble

During Melodifestivalen 2019, Ashley worked at a hotline centre in Washington D.C. However, when her company refused khổng lồ grant her time off khổng lồ persize at the grand final, she took a gamble, & quit her job! She told Aftonbladet: “I refused to miss this opportunity”. The gamble certainly paid off, as Ashley now lives in Sweden, working full-time as a singer.


6. They love Disney

So much so, that The Mamas’ first single as a group was a 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 — “Their vocal prowess really comes khổng lồ the fore with this intimate & soft Christmas number, và it already has us dreaming of laying out cookies for Santa and his reindeer”.


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

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


8. The Mamas are mamas

Their name rings true, as both Loulou & Dinah are proud parents. They state so in their Instagram bios, and all three of the Mamas regularly keep us updated on their family lives via social truyền thông.


“I believe sầu the children are our are future Teach them well & let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give sầu them a sense of pride lớn make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to lớn be” ??? ?:

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