UNITED KINGDOM – British supergroup Steps have released their seventh studio album, ‘What the Future Holds Pt. 2’ overnight, surprising Eurovision fans by featuring covers of three Melodifestivalen hits.
The three covers are of Mariette’s ‘A Million Years’, Lina Hedlund’s (formerly of group Alcazar) ‘Victorious’, and an acoustic cover of Jenny Silver’s ‘Something in Your Eyes’. Steps had previously released a full pop version of ‘Something in Your Eyes’ in 2020.
‘A Million Years’ is by far the most successful of the three Melodifestivalen singles, with Mariette’s original performance of the song placing fourth in the Melodifestivalen 2017 final.
‘Victorious’ also made it to the final on Melodifestivalen 2019, while ‘Something in Your Eyes’ was knocked out during the Andra Chansen (or second chance) round in 2011.
Despite covering three hits from arguably Eurovision’s most popular national final, Steps most likely won’t be making an appearance at the contest.
Faye Tozer said during an interview with the BBC that Steps most likely won’t be competing at Eurovision any time soon.
“We have a split camp, I’m afraid. Although there’s one person that would really like to do it. But to actually do it as a band is not something that I personally want to take on.”