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

Melodifestivalen 2014 #2

There was a real sense of déjà vu in the second heat of this year's Melodifestivalen, the contest which decides which act will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. 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 … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2014 #2

Schlager Paradise

I have woken this morning with a slight hang-over. Not an outrageously bad one, though. Yes, I had quite a few beers and wines and a reasonably late night. But I've also had a pretty good sleep in, and so I feel reasonably good. And the reason for all of this was Melodifestivalen, the Swedish … Continue reading Schlager Paradise