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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 …

Måns Zelmerlöw to become a father

Sweden’s hero in 2015, Mans Zelmerlow, has announced that he is set to have a “small hero” of his own this evening, and has confirmed on Facebook that he is expecting a baby with his fiancée, British actress Ciara Janson. The couple began dating last year and got engaged in June of this year. Zelmerlöw has since relocated to the …

Melodifestivalen 2018: These are the participants

SVT is gearing up for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season, which the first Semi-Final will start on the 3rd February 2018. This morning SVT held a press conference to present us the The participants are as follows: 03/02/2018: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena Renaida – All the feels  (Laurell Barker, Jon Hällgren, Peter Barringer, Lukas Hällgren) Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off …

Melfest reveal: Rounding up the rumours for 2018

The biggest reveal of the national final season is just around the corner, and will surely kick start many fans’ rampant anticipation for Lisbon 2018 when the names of the lucky Swedish performers are revealed on Tuesday 28th November. A lot of familiar faces tend to return to the lineup each year alongside some exciting newcomers, so who is likely …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen dates & venues confirmed!

SVT, the Swedish broadcaster in Sweden has announced the dates and venues for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season. Dates and venues as follows :- 03/02/2018: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena 10/02/2018: Semi-final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium 17/02/2018: Semi-final 3 – Malmö, Malmö Arena 24/02/2018: Semi-final 4 – Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven Center 03/03/2018: Andra chansen (Second chance) – Kristianstad, Kristianstad Arena 10/03/2018: Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena Tickets …

Melodifestivalen 2018 – First act announced

Yesterday in Sweden, the music contest P4 Nästa, organised by Sveriges Radio P4, was held and the winner, chosen by a professional jury, will directly participants in one of the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen. P4 Nästa  takes place between new Swedish artists to give them the opportunity to show their music talent. For this competition, 8 acts took part which were the following:- Kumpaner (Vi …

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