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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Melodifestivalen 2016

It was another early morning for me, up and out of bed to watch Melodifestivalen, the event which chooses the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. A decade ago, I would have read the results online, and then waited several weeks for the DVD release, before I actually got to see the event itself. […]