Category Archives: SWEDEN

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 […]

_MG_0085 March 09

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 […]

SANNA NIELSEN March 08

MF 2014: SANNA TO COPENHAGEN

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Sanna Nielsen won Melodifestivalen 2014 and therefore will represent Sweden in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. Sanna was the ultimate favourite in the bookies and won the tele voting while she came 2nd in the jury voting. Congratulations as she finally did it to Eurovision! RESULTS (JURY & TELEVOTING) 212 (90 + […]

SWEDEN 2014 ESC LOGO March 08

LIVE: SWEDEN DECIDES 2014

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Good evening to all of you oikotimers who will be tonight with our live report of the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2014. Ten songs are in the run for the next Swedish representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Lets wish all the best to all the contestants. You can watch the show […]

MELODIFESTIVALEN  2014 FINAL March 08

MF 2014: SANNA’S VIDEO INTERVIEW

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Last night the dress rehearsal for Melodifestivalen 2014 Final took place at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The teams of oikotimes.com and http://www.poplight.se (popular Swedish Eurovision fan site) were there to get interviews with the top stars of Melodifestivalen. In the following interview we present you the video interview we had with […]

MELODIFESTIVALEN  2014 FINAL March 08

MF 2014: HELENA’S VIDEO INTERVIEW

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Last night the dress rehearsal for Melodifestivalen 2014 Final took place at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The teams of oikotimes.com and http://www.poplight.se (popular Swedish Eurovision fan site) were there to get interviews with the top stars of Melodifestivalen. In the following interview we present you the video interview we had with […]

MELODIFESTIVALEN  2014 FINAL March 08

MF 2014: ALCAZAR’S VIDEO INTERVIEW

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Last night the dress rehearsal for Melodifestivalen 2014 Final took place at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The teams of oikotimes.com and http://www.poplight.se (popular Swedish Eurovision fan site) were there to get interviews with the top stars of Melodifestivalen. In the following interview we present you the video interview we had with […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU March 07

GALLERY / VIDEO: HELENA’S GREETINGS

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The 2014 Melodifestivalen edition is about to conclude with the grand final at Friends Arena in Stockholm this Saturday. Sanna Nielsen is the ultimate favourite to win although we know the international juries might alter the results again this year. Helena Paparizou proudly participates in the 2014 MF final with the song […]

SANNA NIELSEN March 02

MF 2014: WHAT THE BOOKIES SAY

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Following closely the Melodifestivalen for years now is a trend. This year is no exception especially with Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou entering one of the most prestigious national selections in Europe. In this post throughout the Eurovision season we will follow the booking odds for Melodifestivalen 2014, the Swedish festival through […]

HELENA PAPARIZOU & ASA & EMMELIE DE FOREST March 01

MF 2014: HELENA FINALLY DID IT!

LIDKÖPING, SWEDEN – The second chance of 2014 edition of Melodifestivalen ended and we have two more acts for the final. One of the highlights of the show was the performance of 2013 Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest during the interval act who performed the song “Rainmaker” the Eurovision 2014 Theme Song and of course […]

SOURCE: OIKOTIMES.COM February 27

BREAKING NEWS: SVT CHANGES RULES!

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Every national final season we have some kind of a scandal. But I bet that a single person thought that one could emerge in Melodifestivalen. Today in a story on local radio P4 an unnamed man revealed that he has made a computer program which can send even 2500 sms votes during […]

ALCAZAR & ANTON EWALD February 22

RESULTS: SWEDEN (SEMI 4) LITHUANIA (HEAT 10)

Tonight two more preselection shows took place in Europe: Lithuania presented the 10th heat of Eurovizijos and the country got a step closer to the national final decision and in Sweden we concluded the semifinals with one more grand show for Melodifestivalen. Here are the results from both shows. SWEDEN The fourth semifinal of Melodifestivalen […]

MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014 SEMIFINAL 4 09 February 20

MF 2014: FOURTH SEMIFINAL REVIEW

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, SWEDEN – The fourth semifinal is always the most anticipated one in the Melodifestivalen. Once again though we almost all here are disappointed by the quality of the songs. What Christer Bjorkman praised for Melodifestivalen 2014 seems not enough to satisfy most of Eurofans especially the Melodifestivalen lovers. While the betting odds predict Anton […]

MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014 SEMIFINAL 3 03 February 15

RESULTS: SWEDEN (SEMI 3), HUNGARY (SEMI 1), LITHUANIA (HEAT 9)

Three shows took place this Saturday. Sweden held the third semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2014, in Hungary we had the first semifinal of A Dal and in Lithuania we had the 9th Heat of Eurovizjos. Below you can see the results from the shows as those countries head to their final selections. MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014: SEMIFINAL 3 […]