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). Nanne had the popular vote (chosen by viewers), but was trumped by Martin who had the jury vote (chosen by a … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #4 : Nanne Grönvall

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 2018 Deltävling #2

There was a fair bit of "eye candy" in the second heat of Melodifestivalen, the competition which chooses Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. From the opening number (a cover of Saturday Night Fever's "Stayin' Alive" featuring male pole dancers), and later, David Lindgren (the host) appearing in tighty-whities, to the homoerotic charm of … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2018 Deltävling #2

Melodifestivalen 2018 Deltävling #1

There were two genuine laugh out loud moments, as I watched the first heat of Melodifestivalen (now, appparently called "Mello"), the Swedish competition which chooses their entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest. As I've stated previously, I far prefer Melodifestivalen over Eurovision. Maybe it's because I've attended Melodifestivalen a couple of times? Or maybe because … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2018 Deltävling #1