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Sweden: Stiko Per Larsson “I hope it can be inspiring and send hope to people”

Hello Stiko! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you ? Can you introduce yourselves ? What can you tell us about yourself? Thank you! I am a Swedish artist competing in the Melodifestivalen for the first time. But I have done other things before this. Since my debut album in 2008, I have released …

Reaction: Melodifestivalen gets off to an uninspiring start

The comments in the video are Matt’s personal opinions and are not representative of ESC United as a whole, its individual staff or the views of the EBU or SVT. What did #YOU think of last night’s opening show for Melodifestivalen? The Swedish singing competition opened in the Löfbergs Arena in Karlstad, with David Lindgren going it alone as the …

Melodifestivalen 2018 Semi 1: The first two qualifiers are known

Melodifestivalen, the popular National Final Show in Sweden, is kicking into full gear. The first Semi Final took place tonight where seven acts fought for one of the two slots in the Grand Final. The televoters picked their favorites and these two acts are moving on directly to the Finals. 1. Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off 2. John Lundvik  – …

TONIGHT: A bumper Eurovision feast of shows!

Have you cleared your schedule for tonight? We hope so, because the Eurovision world turns it up to 11 tonight! No less than five Eurovision shows take place tonight, including Malta’s decision for 2018 and the first live shows in Latvia and let’s not forget – the return of Melodifestivalen. Here’s a quick guide to how #YOU will be spending …

Poll Results: Benjamin Ingrosso & Renaida should qualify (Melodifestivalen 2018 SF 1)

Get ready for the most popular National Final Show: Melodifestivalen! The 2018 Edition is underway the first Semi Final is going to take place tonight. Sweden is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision and Melodifestivalen is watched by people from around the continent and the world. Seven acts will compete and at the end of the night, two …

Sweden: Snippets from first semi-final released, vote in our poll!

At last, the perfect reward for those patient Eurofans who have survived the coldest harshest depths of the winter – Melodifestivalen is back! On Saturday, the first semi-final of the highly anticipated Swedish competition will kick-off on SVT. Just few hours ago, the broadcaster released one minute snippets from the songs that will compete in the first semi-final at the …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 Lyrics & song details released

One of the most important events in the calendar for each Eurovision fan is Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s national final for Eurovision. Next Saturday, the first semifinal will kick off; 2 participants will go directly to the final, and 2 other participants will go to the second chance show. Ahead of this competition, SVT has released some details about the entries which …

Melodifestivalen Voting Changes: Too Much Power to the People?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. Today the official Melodifestivalen Twitter account announced that the decision had been made to change the jury voting system used since 1999 from a 12-10-8-6-4-2-1 system to a Eurovision-style 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. This means that …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. The trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

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