Posts by Viktoria

Swedish broadcaster SVT invites composers to Melodifestivalen 2012

The rules for Melodifestivalen 2012 are very similar to the ones for Melodifestivalen 2011. But as every year there are a few new rules, one of them being the announcement of a new executive producer. Last year there were two entries chosen through the webbjoker competition and the contestants were able to upload their competing… Read more

EuroVisionary talks to Eric Saade and Sweden’s head of delegation Christer Björkman

Sweden hasn’t been very lucky in Eurovision Song Contest for the last couple of years, but this certainly changed this year when Sweden placed third, behind Azerbaijan and Italy. This is the best result since Charlotte Perrelli (former Nilsson) won in Jerusalem 1999. After the final EuroVisionary were able to have a quick meeting with Christer Björkman,… Read more

First rehearsal of the final

After two very exciting semi finals today it was finally time for the 25 finalists first dress rehearsal. Now they need to rise their standards a couple of notches even though many of the artists seemed to save both energy and their voices for tomorrow’s big show. Note: The opinion expressed in this article are those… Read more

Will Eric Saade be Popular tonight?

It can’t be easy to be Eric Saade today. Since Sweden didn’t even qualify for the final last year there is now a lot of pressure on Eric Saade to turn Sweden’s luck around.  Will this 20 year old boy be able to handle the pressure? Or will this be one more of Sweden’s failures?… Read more

Press conference: EBU and NDR

As always during the last week of Eurovision Song Contest EBU hosted a press conference together with the host broadcaster, this year being the German broadcaster NDR. The two main subjects up for discussion was what has happened so far during this years Eurovision Song Contest and what exciting news we can look forward to… Read more

First dress rehearsal of the 2nd semi final

Today it was time for the contestants of the 2nd semi final to have the first of three dress rehearsals before the live broadcast tomorrow night. They now only have a few more chances to solve possible technical errors and make last improvements on their performances. Note: The opinion expressed in this article are those of the author and are… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2011 – Final dress rehearsal

After five weeks, four semi finals and one second chance heat, tomorrow it’s finally time for Sweden to choose the song and the artist who will defend the Swedish colours in Germany in May. To get a little preview of tomorrow’s show, EuroVisionary attended the dress rehearsal on Friday night. The opening act The show starts… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2011 – The finalists first rehearsals

On Thursday it was finally time for the finalists first rehearsals on stage in Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. EuroVisionary attended the rehearsals to provide you with the latest news about the artists and their performances. The reactions to this year’s edition of Melodifestivalen has been strong all over Sweden and the viewer’s seem to be… Read more

3rd Swedish heat – get to know the participants

The search after an artist who can represent the Swedish colors in Dusseldorf and once again bring the victory back to Sweden continues. This week we will meet several debutants, a few artists that have participated once or twice and one artist that has participated no less than four times. Song number 1: Linda Sundblad… Read more

Danny and Swingfly first Swedish finalists

After weeks of preparations, tonight it was finally time for the first Swedish semi final of 2011. With lots of experienced artists competing this week the conditions were perfect for an exciting evening. And indeed it was exciting, and when the evening had come to an end Danny and Swingfly was the ones crowned winners of this heat.… Read more

1st Swedish heat – get to know the participants

After the failure in Eurovision Song Contest last year, where Sweden didn’t even manage qualify to the final, it’s now time to begin the process of choosing someone who can represent them in this year’s edition of  the contest. In this first Swedish heat you will find well known names like Danny, Dilba and Jenny… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2011, 8 more artists announced

On monday morning Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the nine last artist to participate in Melodifestivalen 2011. However, according to SVT, one of these artists was disqualified just a few hours after todays press conference. This means that 31 of 32 competing artists are official. It’s the song "Don’t stop" with the artist Anders Fernette that… Read more

Euroviisut 2011 – The artists

In collaboration with the record companies in Finland, Finnish broadcaster Yle has chosen the 12 artists that will be competing in the 3 semi finals in January. The winner of the final in Åbo on February 12th will be representing Finland in Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Aside from the 12 artists that has… Read more

First four artists in Melodifestivalen 2011 revealed

Today Swedish broadcaster SVT revealed the names of the composers and the artists of four of the songs competing in Melodifestivalen 2011. Among the artists and composers you will find well known names as Linda Bengtzing, Tomas G:son and Alexander Bard and also debutants such as Pernilla Andersson.  These are the four songs: Song title:… Read more

All time high for Melodifestivalen

After a few years where the interest of composing songs for Melodifestivalen has been fairly low, SVT has now reached an all time high. This year 3832 songs are competing to represent Sweden in Germany next year. In addition to this twice as many applied to the Webbjoker competition. Tomas Hall, the project manager of Melodifestivalen… Read more

SVT reveals cities for Melodifestivalen 2011

Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed which cities that will host Melodifestivalen 2011. Neither the cities or the format will be of any news to the dedicated viewers. One of the cities will celebrate its 10th anniversary as host next year, and all of the other cities has hosted the competition at least once before. Amongst… Read more

Melodifestivalen stars in Allsång på skansen

Just because Melodifestivalen and Eurovision Song Contest is over for this year it doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do. On Tuesday the 29th of June the Swedish TV programme Allsång på Skansen premieres with stars as Carola and Anna Bergendahl. And as usual you will find several other artists from Melodifestivalen in the… Read more

Anna Bergendahl selected to represent Sweden in Oslo

After four semi finals and a second chance heat we now know that it is Anna Bergendahl that will represent Sweden in Oslo. This is the ten acts that was fighting to be the one representing Sweden in Oslo: 1. Darin – You’re Out Of My Life         Composers: Henrik Janson, Tony Nilsson                       2. Pernilla Wahlgren –… Read more

The sensations of Melodifestivalen 2010

We now know the result of the four semi finals, and boy was I wrong in my predictions. I made the huge mistake of thinking that the viewer’s would vote exactly like they did last year. Then they voted all the big stars through to the final. But this year something has happened. The big… Read more

Timoteij and Darin through to final in Sweden

After two weeks of disappointments the expectations was high on today’s Swedish semi final. There had been a lot of rumors going around that this line up was the strongest so far. And it was without a doubt, an exciting evening. EuroVisionary attended the press conference to take the pulse on the contestants. The following… Read more