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Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 4

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 4

I thought by now I would have a clear idea of which song would go on to represent Sweden at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The multi-week event, consisting of four heats, a "second chance final" and then the actual final is called "Melodifestivalen", and it's probably the most watched event each year on Swedish … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 4

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 3

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 3

The "f-word" keeps turning up in this year's Melodifestivalen, the Swedish heats and final which leads to the Eurovision Song Contest. In the first week, there was the opening number which referred to the contest as "Melo-fucking-di-festivalen". Last week, Lisa Ajax sang "I don't give a (fuck), and this week, Robin Bengtsson sang "I can't go on … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 3

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 2

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 2

Half an hour or so after watching Heat 2 of Melodifestivalen, the annual contest which selects Sweden's song for the Eurovision Song Contest, I still have the melody of one of the songs stuck in my head. The song, "A Million Years" by Mariette is really very good: it's memorable, and was performed well. It's … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 2

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

  "So that's what Kris Boswell looks like?", I thought to myself as I watched the annual contest which chooses the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen. I knew of Kris, having listened his work at Radio Sweden, and it was great to see him as part of preview show, ahead of last … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

Norsk Dor

Norsk Dor

I had dinner tonight with a good friend at a new Scandinavian-inspired restaurant in Sydney called "Norsk Dor". With my interests in all things Scandinavian, but especially Swedish, she thought it wold be a good place for us to catch up. "It's only been open three weeks", our waiter told us, so aside from a … Continue reading Norsk Dor