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. “Are my Swedish language skills that terrible?”, I thought to myself. They would always reply politely with “Your

Shirley Clamp and drag queen

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. She’s had quite a few hit songs in Sweden, including this. “Andra

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. I often quite liked the B-sides. They