Category Archives: SWEDEN

LOREEN August 20

Loreen to perform at Eurasian Music Awards 2014

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN – For some years now, the huge central Asia republic of Kazakhstan has tried to join the EBU with the obvious goal of taking part to the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, the attempts have been unsuccessful but the country still has a growing interest in Eurovision. As an example, this year’s Eurasian […]

SVENSKTOPPEN NASTA August 12

MF 2015: Svensktoppen Nästa participants announced

The eight finalists of Sweden’s Svensktoppen Nästa contest have been announced yesterday with their songs also released. The winner of the contest will participate in the Swedish Eurovision national selection, Melodifestivalen next year. A total of 130 participants took part in the selection rounds of the contest, hosted by Sweden’s most popular P4 radio station. […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 03

New releases by Molly, Kurt, Severina, Roman, Hadise, Helena, Tolmachevy Twins, Claudia Faniello

Molly Sandén who participated in 2006 Junior Eurovision and 2012 Melodifestivalen is now releasing a brand new song titled “Freak” the audio of which is available below. Produced by RedOne (the composer of Russia’s 2011 entry and many other international hits) Molly is performing a great ballad this time. Have a listen. On the other […]

CONCHITA WURST August 01

Watch Conchita’s performance at Allsang pa Skansen

SKANSEN, SWEDEN – The 2014 Eurovision winner, Conchita Wurst, recently performed at the Swedish summer show, “Allsang På Skansen 2014” (Sing-a-long at Skansen), which is held in Skansen each Tuesday during the summer and televised by broadcaster SVT. Conchita performed “Rise Like a Phoneix” to a cheering crowd. Between 10.000-25.000 people attend each show. Conchita […]

ABBA July 27

Did You Know? ABBA costumes made for tax reduction

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The four guys from Sweden started their career singing for UN soldiers in Cyprus back in the 60s. Then they formed ABBA when returned to their country but their brand name endangered by a fish factory claiming their branding. What some of you didn’t know is why they were dressed in such […]

PHOTO: AFTONBLADET.SE July 24

New releases by Axel, Koza Mostra, Eric, Lozano, Tanja

Today we present you the latest releases from various Eurovision stars and we start with Estonia’s 2014 representative Tanja, who after her “amazing” failure in Copenhagen last May is back with the single “Furthermore” the single of which is available below. Totally hooked up sound and proper for summer clubbing. In Sweden, Eric Saade is […]

SANNA NIELSEN July 16

Eurostar perform at Princess Victoria’s birthday celebrations

ÖLAND, SWEDEN – Crown Princess Victoria turned 37 on Monday, and the entire royal family gathered on the island of Öland for the occasion which also marked the royal debut of Prince Carl Philip’s fiancée Sofia Hellqvist. Victoria Day was originally conceived as an opportunity to give an award for major Swedish sporting achievements. Today, […]

ΑLCAZAR GOOD LOVIN July 04

Listen: Alcazar’s Good Lovin is out and about

SCANDIPOP.CO.UK REPORTS – After a mega successful comeback earlier this year with ‘Blame It On The Disco’, legendary pop trio Alcazar are extending their comeback further with a second single. It’s ‘Good Lovin’ and it came out today. This time it’s less blame-it-on-the-disco, and more take-me-to-the-club. It’s a bit of a banger, this one. There […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU July 02

Video: Helena Paparizou at Lotta på Liseberg 2014

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Lotta på Liseberg (Lotta at Liseberg), even called Allsång på Liseberg (Sing-along at Liseberg), is a Swedish sing-along show held at Stora scenen at the amusement park Liseberg in Gothenburg every Monday evening during the summers since 2004, hosted by Lotta Engberg and conducted by Curt-Eric Holmquist, the pianist. It is produced […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU June 27

Sanna, Helena & other Eurostars at RIX FM Festival 2014

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Helena Paparizou (Greece 2001, 2005), Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014 and 7 times participant in Melodifestivalen) will join forces on August 16th for a great festival in Sweden named “RIX FM Festival”, one of the most prestigious events in the nordic country. Robin Stjenberg, who represented Sweden in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will […]

CONCHITA WURST 01 June 25

Conchita Wurst to open Stockholm Pride 2014

THELOCAL.SE REPORTS – Austrian bearded lady Conchita Wurst, winner of Eurovision 2014, is set to inaugurate the 16th annual Stockholm Pride festival in July. “This is incredible! When she got up on the Eurovision stage in May and stated, ‘We are unity, we are unstoppable’, she summed up in one emotional moment how we all […]

SOURCE: OIKOTIMES.COM June 24

Melodifestivalen 2015 kicks off

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT announced today the launch of Melodifestivalen 2015 by publishing the rules for the participation of the authors and singers. The procedure begins on September 1st with uploading of the songs at http://www.svt.se and ends on September 16th. The SVT jury will decide the 31 participants while the 32nd participant will be […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM May 18

VIDEO / ERIC SAADE – DU AR ALDRIG ENSAM

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Eric Saade, the Swedish contestant in Eurovision Song Contest 2011, released his first charity single called “Du Är Aldrig Ensam” (You’re never alone), a cover of Mauro Scocco’s song from 1999. The pop ballad is in Swedish, unlike Eric’s other songs. You can watch the video below: DID YOU KNOW? Mauro Scocco […]

EUROVISION 2014 EUROCLUB May 08

EUROPARTIES MAY 07: ARMENIA & SWEDEN

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Last night a big party took place at the Euroclub with Ukraine, Germany and Armenia while Estonia, Montenegro and Iceland also performed on stage. Let’s share the videos we got from Euroclub with you!

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SWEDISH PROTEST FOR JURY REHEARSAL

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Few hours ago the jury rehearsal concluded at the B&W Hall and the drama started. We all saw the problem with one spotlight in the performance of Sanna Nielsen which actually turned into her face instead of the opposite direction. SvD reports that there was a protest filed to the EBU for […]

SANNA NIELSEN PRESS CONFERENCE May 03

ESC 2014 INTERVIEW WITH SWEDEN

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Sanna Nielsen welcomed radio International in her hotel for a private interview. The Swedish artist doesn’t hide her joy of being at Eurovision (on her 7th attempt at Melodifestivalen). Sanna speaks about her childhood, career, and of course her Eurovision entry “Undo” that is an early favourite to get […]

SANNA NIELSEN May 02

VIDEO / SANNA: AN UNDOABLE FAVOURITE

OLIVIER: THE SWEDISH NON-SURPRISE THE diva of this semi-final. I reckon SVT next year to save money by sending a video of the Melodifestivalen performance instead of the actual artist since this is the exact same staging (without the diamond curtain though). Did anyone tell them there were LED screens in the arena? Nevertheless, she […]

SANNA NIELSEN April 23

VIDEO: SANNA NIELSEN – UNDO

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Current favorite in the OGAE poll, Swedish representative, Sanna Nielsen, has just released an official video for her entry titled “Undo”. You can watch it here. SUPPORT SWEDEN IN EUROPREDICTION 2014

SANNA NIELSEN April 09

SANNA CHANGES LYRICS DUE TO… GRAMMAR

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – According to many betting odds, Sweden is, once again, a strong contender to win the trophy in Copenhagen. Nevertheless, “Undo” the entry that Sanna Nielsen will perform, will go through slight changes in order to please all Eurovision fans, especially the linguist ones! Indeed, many people have underlined the fact that there […]