Italian broadcaster RAI has announced some changes to this year’s Sanremo singing competition, the process they use for selecting their Eurovision Song Contest 2019 artist and song.
Eric Saade, Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson and Kodjo Akolor will host the Swedish Eurovision selection show Melodifestivalen when it returns to our screens in February 2019.
Swedish Eurovision star Eric Saade has been busy recently promoting the tracks on his new EP ‘Saade’ which saw the release of singles ‘Colors’ and ‘Wide Awake’. Eric returned with non-album track ‘Another Week’ in May 2017 and he has now unveiled the video for the track.
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!
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.
1. Denmark became the tenth country to choose their song for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Anti Social Media won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday with their song ‘The Way You Are’ after receiving the highest combined votes of jury and public.
2. Runner up Anne Gadegaard wasn’t pleased with the results as she had received the highest amount of votes from the public. The ‘Suitcase’ singer took to social media to complain about the jury decision saying that it should have been her that was selected to represent Denmark.
3. The 60th Anniversary concert organised by the BBC was confirmed this week.
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.