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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 …

LIVE: Big 5 + Sweden – Second rehearsal COVERAGE

Semi-Final 1 for Eurovision 2013 is a thing of the past, but the coverage does not stop!  Today, we are live in Malmo Arena covering the second rehearsals for the Big 5 (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France) and the home country, Sweden. Check back and refresh as we will update this article as the artists perform one after another. …

The 2013 “Expert” Panel – SWEDEN

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Robin Stjernberg representing Sweden on home turf

      Melodifestivalen, the Swedish National Final has just concluded in what most would consider a nail biter.In the end Robin won the tight race with the song “you” This is the first time that a song that qualified from the Second Chance wins it all. We recently discussed the Second Chance round concept in a separate article and …

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