17 year-old former child star Frans beat out a host of hotly tipped Melodifestivalen veterans in his way to representing Sweden on home turf this May. Can he tear up the rulebook once again and bring Sweden a record-equalling seventh victory?
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?
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 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?
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?
The compensation for a Eurovision show that lacks a major standout is often a very exciting voting sequence. So it was on Saturday when Robin Stjernberg surprisingly took the Gold at Melodifestivalen in Friends Arena.
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?)
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...
Another terrible-quality Melodifestivalen heat suggests that in their desperation to second guess their critics, the show's producers have surrendered their USP.
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...