Four Acts Qualify from Melodifestivalen Second Chance

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. Continue reading

10 Things About Sanna Nielsen

Melodifestivalen hosts Sanna and Robin

Melodifestivalen hosts Sanna and Robin

1. Sanna Viktoria Nielsen was born on 27 November 1984 in the small village of Edenryd in Sweden’s southern reigon of Skåne.

2. Nielsen represented her country at Eurovision in 2014 with her power ballad ‘Undo’ but did you know that this was her seventh competing in the Swedish national selection process Melodifestivalen? Previous songs she tried out with included ‘I’m in Love’ which came fourth in 2011, ‘Empty Room’ which was second in 2008, Vågar du, vågar jag’ which was seventh in 2007, 2005’s ‘Du och jag mot världen’ which came in eighth place, ‘Hela världen för mig’ coming fifth in 2003 and her first attempt was in 2001 with ‘I går, i dag’ which came third. Continue reading

Melodifestivalen: Who Deserves a Second Chance?

Now that all four heats of Melodifestivalen are over, our attention turns to the Second Chance show which will take place on Saturday 6th March. But which of the Swedish acts would you like to see progress to the live Final the following week. Listen to the artists in contention below and let us know which of acts from each battle you think should advance by voting in our polls. Continue reading

JTR and Måns Zelmerlöw Qualify from Melodifestivalen Heat 4

JTR qualify directly for Melodifestivalen Final

Melodifestivalen 2015 has been highly entertaining so far. From life dolls jpop girl band Dolly Style to the triumphant return of Eric Saade and crazy performance from last week’s winner Jon Henrik Fjallgren, it never disappoints. This week was no different as host Sanna Nielsen took to the stage to give us another wonderfully bizarre performance this week it was En Vogue’s ‘Free Your Mind’ accompanied by Complete Dance Crew, a comedy dance act whose routine was reminiscent of a scene featuring Quicksilver from X-Men’s Days of Future Past. Continue reading

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

Mariette and Magnus Carlsson Qualify from Melodifestivalen Heat 2

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The second heat of Melodifestivalen took place tonight 14th February in Malmo and was presented again by Sanna Nielssen and Robin Paulsson. Proceedings kicked off with a slapstick song and dance number by the two presenters called ‘Vad Kan Ga Fel?’ or ‘What Could Go Wrong?’. Continue reading

Eric Saade and Jessica Andersson progress to Melodifestivalen Final

Eric Saade progresses to Melodifestivalen Final with ‘Sting’

Tonight the first of the Melodifestivalen heats kicked off with a bang. Hosted by last year’s winner Sanna Nielssen and accompanied by Robin Paulsson, the show opened with the duo singing a parody of Nielssen’s winning song ‘Undo’.

Proceedings quickly moved straight to business with Molly Petersson kicking off the show with ‘I’ll Be Fine’ follwed by the second song ‘Pappa’ by Daniel Gildenlow. Continue reading