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

  • Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #1

    Melodifestivalen 2021 Deltävling #1

    If I had to choose one song or performance from the first heat of this year’s Swedish path to Eurovision (Melodifestivalen) to go straight through, it would be that of Lena Philipsson.… Read the rest

  • Sweden’s Second Best

    Sweden’s Second Best

    As we head towards this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, I’ve been keeping up to date with all of the different national finals.

    Last weekend, Australia chose “Don’t Break Me” by Montaigne.… Read the rest

  • Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #7 : Petra Mede

    Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #7 : Petra Mede

    Following on from yesterday’s awesome half-time moment from when Norway hosted Eurovision comes another awesome half-time moment. This time it’s from Sweden, and it’s one of two (or maybe three) moments I’ll post featuring the awesome Petra Mede.… Read the rest

  • Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #6 : Half Time Act from Norway

    Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #6 : Half Time Act from Norway

    The half time act in Eurovision can often be quite boring. Riverdance from Ireland set the standard, prompting a global phenomenon. When Norway came to host Eurovision in 2010, they were already behind the curve with “flashmobs”, but they did an awesome job “uniting Europe”.… Read the rest

  • Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #5 : Shirley Clamp

    Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #5 : Shirley Clamp

    There are so many occasions when Shirley Clamp SHOULD have been Sweden’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Of all the times she’s entered, this is probably my favourite.

    Min kärlek (Aha)
    Ska brinna (Aha)
    Så klar som en stjärna i natten
    Min kärlek (Aha)
    Ska finna (Aha)
    Sin väg i det djupaste vatten
    Min kärlek till dig
    (Min kärlek, min kärlek)

    My love (Aha)
    Shall burn (aha)
    As clear as a star in the night
    My love (Aha)
    Shall find (aha)
    Its way in the deepest water
    My love for you
    (My love, my love)

    I’ve seen her perform a few times, including at Stockholm Pride, and in the close-up of her feet, at (the sadly now closed) Paradise nightclub.… Read the rest

  • Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #4 : Nanne Grönvall

    Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #4 : Nanne Grönvall

    In 2005, in controversial circumstances, Sweden chose Martin Stenmarck with his song “Las Vegas” (which I liked a lot) over Nanne Grönvall with her song “Håll om mig” (which I liked a lot more).… Read the rest

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