Sweden: Check out the Finalists

Did you miss out on the first four heats of the Melodifestivalen? Why? What is wrong with you?! You’ve missed some of the most epic pop songs that are in contention for this year’s Eurovision crown! Not to worry though. We have you covered. You can check out which of the acts have directly qualified for the final below and don’t forget that you can catch the Second Chance show on Saturday which will see four more acts join the final the following week. If you want to know who is fighting it out for the last remaining spots in the final click here and you can also vote in our poll for your favourite. Continue reading

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Jon Henrik Fjallgren and Isa Progress to Melodifestivalen Final

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Jon Henrik Fjallgren advances to Melodifestivalen final along with Isa from Heat 3.

Tonight saw the third heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. The show kicked off as always with a song and dance number from hosts Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson who this week were accompanied by a hipster with a top knot and guitar and a harmonica lady. The quartet began their performance back stage with what I assume was a parody song, however when they made their way into the studio they were welcomed with silver pom poms and pink feather boas and broke into some Avicii.

The show kicked off proper with first contender Ellen Benedictson Continue reading

15 Things We Learned This Week

Il Volo win Sanremo 2015

Il Volo win Sanremo 2015

1. This week another three acts were chosen, as the national finals finished up in Serbia, Iceland and Italy crowned the winner of their Sanremo Festival.

2. Serbia have opted for larger than life character Bojana Stamenov who will represent the country with her song ‘Ceo Svet Je Moj’ also known as ‘The Whole World is Mine’ in English. She beat off stiff Continue reading