San Marino’s quest to find a Eurovision star for 2018 got under way last month with the launch of the online selection process 1in360. The website and broadcaster have released a long list of applicants who have progressed to the next stage and there are a few familiar faces among the contenders.
It’s been a gruelling four weeks for the participants in Sweden’s Eurovision selection show Melodifestivalen. Following four heats, we now know the top 16 songs. Ahead of the second chance show and the winner being announced we take a look at the 16 songs in the running, give them a score out of ten and rank them from worst to best. Read on to find out who placed where!
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, which decides the nation’s Eurovision 2017 song, returned with the first of its live shows from Gothenburg this evening. Two acts made it directly to the final on 11th March while the songs in third and fourth place will compete again in the Second Chance show on 4th March. Read on to find out who made it.
Sweden’s Eurovision bid for 2017 will kick off next weekend when the first Melfest heat takes place. This week Swedish national broadcaster SVT revealed their plans for the stage design for the competition.
Sweden’s Eurovision selection show Melodifestivalen is probably the most anticipated event of the Eurovision selection season. Earlier this month it was announced that the format would remain true to past years with 28 acts competing over four semi finals, a second chance show and a final over six consecutive weeks. This year the shows would start on 4th February, culminating in the grand final held on 11th March.
It was also announced that the shows would be presented by former Melfest competitor David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson alongside presenter Clara Henry. Since then there have been many rumours about which acts would be participating in the 2017 contest, and today these rumours have been put to bed with Swedish broadcaster SVT revealing the 28 acts.
As the first heat of the 2016 Melodifestivalen approaches we take a look back on the songs from last year. Mans Zelmerlow may have been crowned the winner of Melfest 2015 and went on to be the eventual winner of Eurovision in Vienna, but which of the other songs makes up our top 5? Read on to find out!
The results are in from the last of the Melodifestivalen live shows before the final. The Swedish selection process saw eight songs given a second chance with four one on one battles which sent four acts through to the final and sent four acts home.
This week really has been hectic with 5 national selections having been made last weekend. Not only that but other countries who had picked their finalists also revealed their songs, Melodifestivalen staged its fourth and final heat and the rumour mill has been working over time since the UK and Australia announced their national selection reveal dates. As always we are here to keep you up to date so below are the 15 most important things that happened this week.