Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #8 : Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw

Having been a fan of Petra Mede from Sweden's Melodifestivalen, I was so pleased when she got to host Eurovision in 2013, and then in 2016, she co-hosted with Måns Zelmerlöw, the previous year's winner. Together, they were awesome in the half-time act which (in a loving way) took the piss out of Eurovision, by … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #8 : Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw

Måns Zelmerlöw at Stockholm Pride

The first time I saw Måns Zelmerlöw perform live was at Stockholm Pride in 2008. At the time, I think he really only had one hit song, "Cara Mia". Måns Zelmerlöw at Stockholm Pride 2008 Eight years later, he was back at Stockholm Pride, and performed that song again. Last night he also sang another … Continue reading Måns Zelmerlöw at Stockholm Pride

Melodifestivalen 2015 #4

As the opening beats from "Don't Say No" by Midnight Boy came from the speakers of my television, for just a brief moment, I was transported back to the 80s and to Brisbane's (in)famous nightclub, The Beat. Back in those days, Joh Bjelke-Peterson was still the Premier of Queensland, and I was a young man … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2015 #4

Melodifestivalen 2015 #1

The "car crash" that was last year's Melodifestivalen (the Swedish competition which chooses an entrant for Eurovision) hasn't, so far, been repeated this year. Although the songs last year were reasonably okay, the hosts were terrible. The biggest problem with last year is the hosts seemed to have been under the impression (or were told) … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2015 #1