Melodifestivalen 2014 #4

Ah yes, I remember it well. It was Stockholm Pride in 2011, and Graeme and I were there in the front row for the final ever performance by legendary Swedish pop group, Alcazar. There was a real sense of sadness in the crowd, as Alcazar had delivered so many wonderful pop music memories.

The sadness didn’t last long, because eventually Alcazar would make a comeback, and another, and another. And thank goodness they have, because they brought a really great excitement for the opening of the fourth heat of Melodifestivalen, the finals which choose which song goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest.… Read the rest “Melodifestivalen 2014 #4”

Melodifestivalen 2013 #4

“What a bunch of bogans”, I thought to myself as I watched how the Swedish public voted in the Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen, the finals which choose the song which represents Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest.

I had no doubt Ulrik Munther would make it through. He’s talented, very popular with teenage girls, is family friendly, and he sang a rather average song with great passion. The song itself was pretty ordinary, but Ulrik’s performance was really fantastic.… Read the rest “Melodifestivalen 2013 #4”

Alcazar’s Last Show @ Stockholm Pride

If you want to see me on the dance floor, there’s one song that’s guaranteed to do it every time – “Crying At The Discotheque” by Alcazar. It’s one of my all-time favourite songs. It brings a smile to my face every time I hear it, and it’s guaranteed to get me on the dance floor within seconds.

The musical groove pumps along nicely – thanks to a sample of “Spacer” by Sheila B and Devotion – and the lyrics are such great fun.… Read the rest “Alcazar’s Last Show @ Stockholm Pride”

Love Life by Alcazar

At the risk of boring you with more Swedish pop, here’s min favouriter at the moment. I’ve loved the song for ages, but have only just discovered this clip on the youtube thingy…

Rest assured, the song is in English. In the introduction Magnus Carlsson from Alcazar basically says here’s a song from England, and it’s from their new album and single, and it’s written by Pet Shop Boys…

To be honest, it’s all a bit two gay boys dancing at the Midnight Shift (too old for Stonewall) with female friends somewhere vaguely in the background dancing along.… Read the rest “Love Life by Alcazar”