Having been a fan of Petra Mede from Sweden's Melodifestivalen, I was so pleased when she got to host Eurovision in 2013, and then in 2016, she co-hosted with Måns Zelmerlöw, the previous year's winner. Together, they were awesome in the half-time act which (in a loving way) took the piss out of Eurovision, by … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #8 : Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw
Following on from yesterday's awesome half-time moment from when Norway hosted Eurovision comes another awesome half-time moment. This time it's from Sweden, and it's one of two (or maybe three) moments I'll post featuring the awesome Petra Mede. Petra is a Swedish comedian, performer, television presenter etc. She's super-talented, super-funny, and IMHO has been the … Continue reading Eurovision / Melodifestivalen Moment #7 : Petra Mede
"So do you think all the Eurovision Parties in Sydney will always be shit, or do you think they'll ever get better?", a friend of mine asked me as we shared a drink last night. She's from England, she's attended Eurovision, and for the last few years she's been living in Sydney. That's how we … Continue reading Eurovision 2013
Gosh, I love the internet. You can lie on your couch in Sydney (as the rain intensifies) and via your television set, be transported across the other side of the world to Sweden and watch the announcement of this year's host of the Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden's hosting this year, by the way, after Loreen … Continue reading Äntligen! Äntligen!
I'm spending the night in watching television and hand-washing clothes. It's one of the less glamorous parts of travelling. But at least this time I'm doing it in hotels, not hostels. Television has been good. There's a fantastic show called Svenska Hollywood Fruar (Swedish Hollywood Wives), a reality show about a group of Swedish women … Continue reading Stockholm inatt