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My volunteer experience

As it is once again time to apply as volunteer for Eurovision in Copenhagen, I thought I could write about my experience of being a volunteer in Malmö 2013, hoping to inspire you to apply for this year’s event or any other in the future. At the start of 2013 I was persuaded by friends to apply as a volunteer …

Sweden: Interview with Clara Henry

As we are getting closer to the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen SVT has revealed all the hosts of this years show. For the main show it is the comic duo Nour El Refai and Anders Jansson and for the pre and after web show we have the YouTuber Clara Henry. Clara Henry is a 19-year-old girl from Göteborg who started …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen running order

Earlier today SVT released the running order for Sweden’s national final Melodifestivalen. The contest will start off with last year’s runner up Yohio who took the audience by storm in 2013 and finish off with Anton Edwald, the young talent who used to be a background dancer for Danny Saucedo. Semifinal 1: Malmö 1/2 1. ”To the End” – Yohio …

Sweden: Eurovision 2013 behind the scenes

Butterfly effect The city of Malmö recently released a new video covering the butterfly effect of Eurovision Song contest being held in the city.  The video is featuring everything from the opening ceremony to Eurovision fans dancing in the street of Malmö. The Eurovision Song Contest had a big impact on the city and the people in Malmö, Europe literally …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2014 Semi 3 & 4 participants

A few days ago, SVT revealed the first half of participants of Melodifestivalen, one of the most popular shows in Sweden and the winner will move on to represent that country at the Eurovision song contest.   Here is the list of the remaining participants:   Semi Final 3 (Feb 15th) State of Drama – All We Are (Göran Werner, Sanken Sandqvist, Emil …

First 16 Melodifestivalen acts revealed

Today the Swedish National broadcaster, SVT revealed the first 16 acts in a press conference they held in Stockholm. Among the acts are some very familiar faces.   Semifinal 1/Malmo February 1: Artist Song (English translation) Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Mahan Moin “Aleo” Mahan Moin, Anderz Wrethov   Alvaro Estrella “Bedroom” Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Lauren Francis, Kristofer Östergren …

Malena Ernman (Sweden 2009) releases “You’ll never walk alone”

Malena Ernman who represented Sweden at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest has released a new single after taking a short break. “You’ll never walk alone” is a rather quiet ballad and rather different from her Eurovision effort “La Voix”. Listen to the song below:   [vsw id=”bcT2pPqcmcE” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   The 42 year old singer will release her …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2014 dates announced

Six different cities will host at least one of the Melodifestivalen 2014 shows. Malmö, Linköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Lidköpingsvägen and Stockholm were all given one of the Semi Final Shows (and Final). Melodifestivalen is the Swedish National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest and has become one of the most popular shows with millions of fans from all over the world …

Sweden: Kickoff for Melodifestivalen 2014

Melodifestivalen is arguably the most popular Pre Selection Format for the Eurovision Song Contest. Every year, fans from all around the world watch this entertaning show to find out who Sweden is going to pick as their representative. Composers have now the opportunity to submit their songs to SVT which is the broadcaster in charge. The deadline for submission is …

Sweden: EKO to take part in Melodifestivalen 2014

Melodifestivalen is Sweden’s method of selecting the entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show is one of the most popular events in this Scandinavian country which hosted this year’s contest in Malmo.  ESC fans from all around the world tune in every year to watch all Semi Shows as well as the big Finale. The winner of radio competition Svensktoppen nästa automatically …

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