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Posts tagged "Melodifestivalen"
First Listen Review: Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes

First Listen Review: Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes

With an anthemic hook, a charismatic performer and a quirky visual gimmick, Sweden are once again favourites to take the Eurovision crown. Is Måns Zelmerlöw on his way to a heroes welcome in Vienna?
Melodifestivalen Semi One: Newcomers shut out as veterans dominate voting

Melodifestivalen Semi One: Newcomers shut out as veterans dominate voting

Melodifestivalen 2015 is already off to a controversial start, with voting issues casting a shadow over the first two qualifiers. But did Jessica Andersson and Eric Saade really only qualify because of a faulty app? Let's take a closer look...
Melodifestivalen 2015: All the semi-finalists announced

Melodifestivalen 2015: All the semi-finalists announced

We now know the complete lineup for Melodifestivalen 2015, and the biggest surprise is that there are no real surprises. Does the lack of a shock big name clear the path for Eric Saade, or could another old favourite steal his thunder?
Melodifestivalen 2015: First semi-finalists announced

Melodifestivalen 2015: First semi-finalists announced

Melodifestivalen 2015 kicks off in earnest this week as the competing artists are finally compelled. We already know who's in Semi One and Two, but what are their chances of reaching the final - and who could be set to join them?
Eurovision 2014 in Review: Sweden (Sanna Nielsen - Undo)

Eurovision 2014 in Review: Sweden (Sanna Nielsen – Undo)

Sanna Nielsen has waited a long time to take to the Eurovision stage for Sweden. Currently sitting in second with the bookies, it looks like it may have been worth the wait - but can this rousing powerballad bring yet another victory for Scandinavia?
Melodifestivalen 2013: A look at the finals

Melodifestivalen 2013: A look at the finals

The ten finalists have all been revealed, now it's time for a battle of the beige as Sweden chooses a winner from their most disappointing lineup in a decade. (Bitter, moi?)
Melodifestivalen Heat Four: Much alarm but no surprises...

Melodifestivalen Heat Four: Much alarm but no surprises…

The fourth and final heat of Melodifestivalen 2013 saw the finals turn into even more of a sausagefest, with Ulrik Munther and Ralf Gyllenhammar progressing to the finals and Army of Lovers crashing out in sixth. Plus ça change...
Five amazing songs by Army of Lovers

Five amazing songs by Army of Lovers

Ahead of their Melodifestivalen comeback with 'Rockin' The Ride', here are some career highlights from the never-knowingly understated purveyors of high camp and heaving busoms that are Army of Lovers.
Melodifestivalen Heat 3: Seriously Sweden, WTF?

Melodifestivalen Heat 3: Seriously Sweden, WTF?

Another terrible-quality Melodifestivalen heat suggests that in their desperation to second guess their critics, the show's producers have surrendered their USP.
Melodifestivalen Heat Two - A Marginal Improvement

Melodifestivalen Heat Two – A Marginal Improvement

Last week Sweden's annual Melodifestivalen extravaganza kicked off with a whimper rather than a bang; the first semi-final being just about the weakest show I've ever seen. This week there were, thankfully, some signs of improvement...