Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #3 : Molitva

Continuing my "Eurovision Countdown" and highlighting another wonderful song and performance. And highlighting something which I wish there was more of in modern Eurovision: songs in languages other than English. This song is awesome, and was easily my favourite from 2007. Marija Šerifović from Serbia. There's an English language version, too, but in my opinion, … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #3 : Molitva

Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #2 : Loreen at Gay Gala

Initially I was a little "ho hum" about Loreen's entry in Melodifestivalen (the contest which leads to Eurovision) in 2011, "My Heart Is Refusing Me". It kinda sounded like someone had put Swedish lyrics into "Google Translate". I have since come to love this song, thanks largely to seeing her performance at the Swedish Gay … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #2 : Loreen at Gay Gala

Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #1: Loreen at Melodifestivalen

As it's now exactly one month until the Eurovision Song Contest final, I thought I might start sharing each day some of my favourite moments from Eurovision and Melodifestivalen (the Swedish contest). This is from Loreen from Sweden who won with Euphoria in 2012. Interestingly, the first Indigenous woman to win the contest (Berber from … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #1: Loreen at Melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 4

I thought by now I would have a clear idea of which song would go on to represent Sweden at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The multi-week event, consisting of four heats, a "second chance final" and then the actual final is called "Melodifestivalen", and it's probably the most watched event each year on Swedish … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 4

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

  "So that's what Kris Boswell looks like?", I thought to myself as I watched the annual contest which chooses the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen. I knew of Kris, having listened his work at Radio Sweden, and it was great to see him as part of preview show, ahead of last … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1