February 25: results from Sweden, Iceland, Lithuania

SWEDEN – Melodifestivalen 2017, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), will be the sixteenth consecutive edition of the contest in which the competition will take place in different cities across Sweden. The fourth semi-final took place on 25 February 2017 at Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå. Artist Song Rank Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia “En värld full av strider (Vearelde gusnie jeenh vigkieh)” 1/2 Final Wiktoria “As I Lay Me Down” 1/2 Final ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 9:38 pm // 0 Comments

Loreen: Legend or One-Hit Wonder?

EDITORIAL – Who would of thought that the fourth place finisher in Swedish Idol 2004 would be one of the most celebrated and legendary winners of the Eurovision Song Contest. That’s where it all started for Lorén Talhaoui, as she was known then. Young Lorén didn’t really hit the ground running after her Idol participation. She featured on Swedish reggae rappers’, Rob ‘n’ Raz, “The Snake” which failed to chart. Failing at that she turned her hand ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 1:06 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: shock after the dress rehearsal; Loreen third in audience poll

SWEDEN – It is not the official result of Melodifestivalen neither counts for tonight’s result but usually it really hints the way the voting will have. Loreen ended up third in last night’s audience poll after the dress rehearsal with Wiktoria topping the poll with 28.3% followed by Jon Henrik Fjällgren with 23.1%. Of course last night’s dress rehearsal was a family audience show and not entirely representative of the voting audience with will have their say tonight. ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 8:32 am // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: Melodifestivalen fourth semi final review

Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat Aninia – En Värld Full Av Strider (Vearelde Gusnie Jeenh Vigkieh) (A World Full Of Battles) – Predict Andra Chansen Jon Henrik was unique in 2015 and he ended of finishing second to Måns. Unfortunately, his sound is no longer new and I feel it will lose impact. The addition of Aninia doesn’t really add anything and it actually feels like her song and not his. Alice – Running With Lions – Predict Andra Chansen Alice was the runner up in ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 2:48 am // 0 Comments

Melzig, head of production for 2017: “in Russia, it was really awful […] there is no respect for other people”

UKRAINE – Head of Eurovision 2017 Production, Ola Melzig from Sweden spoke about the preparations in Ukraine regarding the contest and of course the delays. He confirmed that the plans are six months behind but the work is ongoing and back on track. Being responsible for the production of the show since 2000, Melzig is considered the man behind the success of the event which brings 200 million viewers every year (for all three shows). Speaking about the Eurovision 2017 work progress he ... | read the full story here

February 18, 2017 9:34 am // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: review of Melodifestivalen’s third semi final

You can watch the third semi final of Melodifestivalen at 20:00 CET here. Sweden will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) will organise the national final Melodifestivalen 2017 in order to select the Swedish entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. The winning song will compete for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 to be held in Kiev, Ukraine. Sweden will compete in the first semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2017 ... | read the full story here

February 18, 2017 1:36 am // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: Melodifestivalen’s second semi final review

Mariette – A Million Years – Predict Direkt Til Finalen Mariette wowed audiences with her 2015 third place entry “Don’t Stop Believing” and she’s back and she means business. With the first big production number discounting the comedy De Vet Du, she will win this Semi Final without any issue. The song is perfect and the dancers just sealed the deal. Roger Pontare – Himmel Och Hav (Sky And Sea) – Predict 7th Place Pontare is back doing what he does ... | read the full story here

February 11, 2017 1:39 pm // 0 Comments