Category Archives: SWEDEN

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 […]

ERIC SAADE 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 […]

SOURCE: OIKOTIMES.COM April 07

ARMENIA WINS FIRST SVT PREVIEWS SHOW

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The Swedish Eurovision broadcaster, SVT, has aired the first of its preview shows for the upcoming contest in Copenhagen. “Inför Eurovision Song Contest 2014″ aired last Friday with hosts Christer Bjorkamn and Malin Olsson, who also commented on the first nine entries of this year’s show. Guest panellists Kitty Jutbring as well […]

SANNA NIELSEN April 05

SANNA’S VIDEO LOG LAUNCHED ON YOUTUBE

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The Swedish representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Sanna Neilsen, will keep her fans up to date with a video diary entitled “My way to Eurovision”. The first episode, already available online on YouTube, is dedicated to Sanna’s physical preparation for the contest. Sanna has also confirmed that she will work […]

SANNA NIELSEN March 28

SANNA NIELSEN’S PLANS FOR THE STAGE

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Staging details for Sweden’s representative at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Sanna Nielsen, have been revealed. According to the staging director, Chirster Bjorkman, Sanna’s performance of “Undo” will be “beautiful and explosive”. Unlike her performance in the national final, Sanna will wear a dress on stage. As for the lighting, the disco […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU March 25

HELENA’S NEW ALBUM RELEASED TOMORROW

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Take some Greek elegance and heat and add Swedish roots together with an amazing talent – that gives you Helena Paparizou! Helena’s big breakthrough came when she was seventeen and together with her friend Nikos Panagiotidis started the group Antique. They had several major hits and the band ended up at #3 […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU & MARINELLA March 09

MF 2014: ANYONE NOTICED IT?

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Last night Helena Paparizou ranked 4th in the final of Melodifestivalen 2014 (4th in the jury and 6th in the tele voting, 4th in the combined voting) with the song “Survivor” which she performed with a third outfit this year. The golden stripped shirt though reminded us of something. Pure coincidence or […]

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VIDEO / GALLERY / MF 2014: AFTER FINAL REACTIONS

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The teams of http://www.oikotimes.com and http://www.poplight.se bring you the winner’s walk on stage after the announcement of the results. Sanna Nielsen proudly won the tele voting and the final voting (although second in the jury voting) and will represent Sweden with the song “Undo”. In the following video you can see also […]