Tag: melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen is the competition which chooses the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Sverige, vi har ett resultat

    Sverige, vi har ett resultat

    The phrase “Sverige, vi har ett resultat” translates fairly easily to English as “Sweden, we have a result”. There are quite a few other phrases used in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals leading to Eurovision which also translate easily.… Read the rest

  • Melodifestivalen 2022 Deltävling #1

    Melodifestivalen 2022 Deltävling #1

    Though ostensibly it’s about choosing Sweden’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, very few of the songs chosen for Melodifestivalen have much of a chance of making it through.

    Melodifestivalen is the Swedish pre-selection process that takes place over six weeks during February/March each year.… Read the rest

  • Melodifestivalen 2021

    Melodifestivalen 2021

    The first few times I visited Sweden and tried to use my Swedish language skills, I was always somewhat frustrated. Every time I spoke in Swedish, people would reply in English.… Read the rest

  • Melodifestivalen 2021 Andra Chansen

    Melodifestivalen 2021 Andra Chansen

    The best thing about Andra Chasen this year was Shirley Clamp’s performance of “Min kärlek “. Despite her name, Shirley Clamp is a well-known Swedish pop singer. Her father was British, and I understand now lives in Australia.… Read the rest

  • Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #3

    Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #3

    Back in the days of 7-inch vinyl, there was always the B-side. There was the hit song on the A-side, and on the B-side there was, generally speaking, a song favoured by the artist, but never likely to be a hit record.… Read the rest

  • Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #2

    As I watched the latest heat of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals for the Eurovision Song Contest, I couldn’t help but feel I’d heard the songs before.

    “Rich” by Julia Alfrida sounded very similar to “Royals” by Lorde (it even contained the line “Do you want to be royal?”.… Read the rest

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