Category Archives: SWEDEN

PHOTO: SVT.SE October 25

Video / English version for Sweden released

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – You are not alone is the English version of the Swedish entry for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The sweet pop dance song by Julia Kedhammar will be performed in Swedish during the final of the contest but why not having a glimpse of it in English. EDITOR’S VIEW We only hope […]

PHOTO: MAGNUS RAGNVID October 21

Video: Sarah Dawn Finer – Birds (The Netherlands 2013, cover)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – During a Finnish TV På Resande Not show, Sarah Dawn Finer (multi participant in Melodifestivalen and hostess, part of the interval act of Eurovision 2013) performed a song that we all love: Birds, the song with which Anouk represented The Netherlands in 2013. The outcome is simply amazing!

PHOTO: SVT.SE October 21

Eurofans restore Helena Paparizou’s MF choice

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – In 2006 Greece won OGAE Song Contest with Helena Paparizou’s “Mambo” and in 2014 Sweden wins with OGAE Second Chance Song Contest with the song “Survivor”, the entry with which Helena Paparizou participated in the 2014 Melodifestivalen edition. 20 countries participated and 30 OGAE clubs across Europe voted. Helena Paparizou, who ranked […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM October 17

Senior Eurostars send support message to Junior entrants

Less than a month left to know the 12th Junior Eurovision Song Contest winner and the senior Eurovision artists are getting involved once again in the project. Besides having Tolmachevy Sisters in the interval act of the contest, we see today two videos from 2014 Eurovision Song Contest participants wishing their very best to their […]

MANS ZELMERLOW October 07

Måns Zelmerlöw could return to Melodifestivalen

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Local newspaper Aftobladet revealed that Måns Zelmerlöw (2007 and 2009 finalists in Melodifestivalen) could return in the 2015 edition of the greatest music show of Sweden. SVT is eager to have him onboard and we all remember “Cara Mia” and “Hope & Glory”. Besides been a TV host the past few years, […]

PHOTO: JAN DANIELSSON / SVT September 29

Sweden 2015: MF hosts announced

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Today SVT announced the hosts for 2015 Melodifestivalen, the show through which Sweden will decide upon entry and artist for Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson will host the shows this time. The announcement took place through a press conference this morning. Last week SVT announced he dates and […]

PHOTO: SVT.SE September 25

Sweden 2015: Melodifestivalen dates announced

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT just announced the dates for the 2015 edition of Melodifestivalen, the show through which the country will decide its entry and artist for Eurovision 2015. 07.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL 1 – Göteborg: Scandinvium 14.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL 2 – Malmö: Malmö Arena 21.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL 3 – Östersund: Östersund Arena 28.02.2015 – SEMIFINAL […]

PHOTO: SVT.SE September 22

Missed the MF 2015 changes? here they are!

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Sweden is gearing up for the 2015 edition of Melodifestivalen, the second Eurovision Song Contest as it is called by many Eurovision fans. The dates are not known yet but we know the complete changes that will apply in the show. There will be 28 competing songs instead of 32 Every semifinal […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 17

Sweden 2015: Less songs submitted but SVT satisfied

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT announce they received 2,177 submissions for the 2015 Melodifestivalen, the show through which the country decides its entry, annually, for Eurovision Song Contest. 1,733 submitted for the selection by the expert jury of SVT while 444 will be given for public choice. Christer Björkman, executive producer for the show, said that […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM September 13

SVT to announce MF 2015 changes tomorrow

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster holds a press conference tomorrow to announce several things for Melodifestivalen 2015 among which some changes in the format of the show, according to Aftonbladet.se. SVT had to challenge the fall of the viewership last year which touched the 800,000 viewers and the issue with the disappointed record labels […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 02

Sweden 2015: SVT opens Melodifestivalen submissions

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish songwriters and authors have been given the green light to submit their songs as the Swedish broadcaster SVT opens the search for its national selection, Melodifestivalen 2015. After Sanna Nielsen’s incredible success at this year’s Eurovison Song Contest, SVT is keen to keep up its success by going for the immensely […]

LOREEN September 01

Video: Loreen – Sugar Man

SCANDIPOP.CO.UK REPORTS – The annual Kristallen Gala took place in Sweden last week. A high-brow TV awards show kinda thing. Which had an extra special pop performance take place. By Loreen! She performed her own interpretation of the song ‘Sugar Man’. Originally by Sixto Rodríguez, and the subject of the documentary Searching For Sugar Man, […]

PHOTO: SVERIGESRADIO.SE August 31

Sweden 2015: First Melodifestivalen act known (Video)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT can now start the 2015 edition of Melodifestivalen as the excitement gears up with the selection of the first act for the semifinals. Eight newcomers participated in the annual Svensktoppen Nästa organised by SVT and the winner is Kalle Johansson with the song “Den där dan”. Now Kalle and SVT will […]

PHOTO: EVENTFOTO GÖTEBORG August 28

Gallery: Eurostars perform at RIX FM Festival

GÖTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Various Eurovision stars performed at the annual Rix FM Festival this year. Helena Paparizou, Sanna Nielsen, Amanda Fondell, Eric Saade, Basim, Robin Stjernberg, got on stage and gave outstanding performances. In the following pictures by Eventfoto Göteborg we can see some of their hot moments.

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 23

Robin Stjernberg gains weight in new music video

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Robin Stjernberg, the Swedish representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is set to release a brand new video next week for his single “Body Language”. A teaser video is available on YouTube prior to its official release on VEVO on August 29. The video was filmed with Stjernberg in Los Angeles. […]

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 […]