Posts by Viktoria

Melodifestivalen 2010 – Dress rehearsal and interviews

After two days with rehearsals in the arena with only a few reporters in the audience it was finally time for a real dress rehearsal on Friday night. This is also the first time we get a preview if the viewer’s will like the acts or not. EuroVisionary attended the dress rehearsal and was a… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2010 – Interview with the hosts

During the second day of rehearsals we got the chance to talk to two of the three hosts of Melodifestivalen 2010, Måns Zelmerlöw and Christine Meltzer. Måns Zelmerlöw What is more nervous, participating as artist or as a host? It’s more nervous to participate as an artist, then you only have three minutes to convince… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2010 – Day 2 of rehearsals – Semi final 3

A new day has arrived in Gothenburg and once again the reporters are gathered in the arena to watch the rehearsals. As oppose to yesterday the artists will rehears with their actual clothes today. EuroVisionary was there to cover the rehearsals. 1. Headlines – Alcazar Andreas: Black clothes and a black jacket with yellow stripes.… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2010 – first rehearsal of third semi final

The third semi final of Melodifestivalen 2010 is coming up on Saturday. Eight new artists will battle for two spots in the final and additional two artists will be competing for two spots in the second chance heat. Among the competing artists you’ll find stars like Alcazar and Darin. The journalists have been gathered in… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2010 – the songs of the third semi final

On Wednesday night Swedish journalists had the chance to listen to the eight songs that will compete on Saturday. Of course EuroVisionary was there. 1. Headlines – Alcazar The introduction is all strings which keeps playing in the background throughout the first verse. As oppose to earlier years, Andreas sing solo through the first verse. The… Read more

Welcome to Sweden, Melodifestivalen 2010 is Here!

As a Swede, I’m waiting with excitement for the Melodifestivalen season to start. All the artists and composers have been announced, so as of right now we’re just waiting for the party to start. And meanwhile there are of course speculations among the Swedish fans, about who will surprise us this year, and who will… Read more

SVT reveals titles and composers for Melodifestivalen 2010

Today SVT revealed the title and composers of 27 of the 32 songs that are participating in next years edition of Melodifestivalen. Among the composers we find well known names as Fredrik Kempe and Thomas G:son. The interest of composing songs for Melodifestivalen has dropped from previous years. Last year there was an all time… Read more

Melodifestivalen Stars to Perform on Swedish Crownprincess Victoria’s Birthday

On Tuesday July 14th, it is Her Majesty Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. Malena Ernman and Måns Zelmerlöw will be at Borgholm to celebrate with her, along with other stars from Melodifestivalen. Ever since 1978, we have been celebrating Crownprincess Victoria’s birthday at Borgholm. It’s a tradition that SVT congratulates Crownprincess Victoria with a show, broadcast… Read more

Celebration of Swedens National (holi)day in Stockholm

This Saturday 6th June, the Swedes will be celebrating their national holiday. There will be various activities from all over Sweden broadcast on SVT, activities such as performances of former participants from Melodifestivalen. There will also be a soccer game where Sweden meets their neighbour Denmark on Saturday night. At 5pm, SVT will broadcast celebrations… Read more

Eurovision Song Contest Party in Stockholm

OGAE Sweden and the fan-site organised an amazing Eurovision party in Stockholm on Saturday night. EuroVisionary were there to report from the event. About 60 fans gathered at the club Ambassadeur in Stockholm. During the lovely dinner, two girls from OGAE Sweden, Linda and Ylva Persson performed a number of hits from Melodifestivalen and… Read more

Strong Reactions in Sweden After the First Semi-Final

One day has gone by since the first semi-final. In the Swedish media, there has been a lot of reactions to the broadcast, Malena’s performance and the Swedish commentators. In Sweden, the first semi-final was seen by over 2 million viewers. Considering that it was in the middle of the week and that the show… Read more

Are You the One, Malena?

Tomorrow evening is the premiere for Malena Ernman on the Eurovision Song Contest stage in Moscow. It hasn’t been easy for Sweden in the last couple of years. Will Malena be the one that changes Sweden’s luck in this contest? Malena Ernman is without a doubt a lady with many strings on her bow. Besides… Read more

Eurovision Song Contest Sit Up in Stockholm

On the night of the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Swedish fans will be gathered in Stockholm to watch the broadcast together. It is OGAE Sweden aka Melodifestivalklubben and the fan-site that has organised the event. Lizbet Brittsten from OGAE Sweden, and Alexander Borodin from the fan-site, came up with… Read more

Carola to Perform at the Grand Opening Party in Moscow

Swedish superstar, Carola, is going to perform at the grand opening party of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 on Sunday evening. This is her first public appearance this year. Carola has a lot of experience when it comes to Melodifestivalen and the Eurovision Song Contest. Since her debut in 1983, she has been involved both… Read more

What Will It Be?

I’m very sorry to say that I will not be able to join my team-mates of EuroVisionary in Moscow for this years Eurovision Song Contest. Instead, I’ll be following the rehearsals and press conferences via Internet this year. Right now, I really wish I was there, but I guess I have to settle with the… Read more

Busy summer for Måns Zelmerlöw

This spring and summer will be very busy for Måns Zelmerlöw since he is touring Sweden and participating in various charity shows and tv shows.He will also be performing together with other well known MF names like Björn Skifs and Loa Falkman. On the 1st of May Måns will perform his new song ”Hold on”… Read more

Melodifestivalen Participants Climb the Swedish Charts

Ever since the participating songs of Melodifestivalen 2009 were released, several of the artists have been climbing the Swedish charts. Of the top ten songs on, eight are from Melodifestivalen 2009. All together, about 20 of the songs from Melodifestivalen are currently among the top 60 on the chart (it’s a list with… Read more

Tonight is the night!

The Swedish final is getting closer. As a fan I’m of course counting down the hours now and I’m so excited to see who is going to represent Sweden in Moscow in this years Eurovision Song Contest. The last couple of years haven’t been so lucky for us as we’ ve finished at 18th place… Read more

The running order of the Swedish final

The line-up for the final of Melodifestivalen 2009 is now complete since the last three songs were selected last night. The running order of the songs is now official. Fans all over Europe know the imoprtance of the running order when it comes to national finals as well as Eurovision Song Contest. This is the running order… Read more

No Press Charges Against SVT Representatives

In February, someone reported representatives from Swedish broadcaster SVT to the police as he thought that there had been misleading information from SVT considering which rules are used to pick out songs for Melodifestivalen. The police handed over the case to the office of the Chancellor of Justice. Göran Lambertz at the office of the… Read more

Melodifestivalen 2009 – Second chance

Eight of the eleven songs for the final of Melodifestivalen 2009 have now been chosen. On Saturday, an additional two songs will qualify through the second chance heat and the international jury will reveal which song they choose for the final. During the last couple of weeks, eight songs have been sent straight to the… Read more