Category Archives: SWEDEN

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 […]

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 […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / 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 […]