Danish fans in the jury, massive interest for volunteers in Ukraine and Petra Mede on TV

DENMARK – When Denmark selects its Eurovision entry on February 25th it will be with help from five Danish Eurovision fans. They will have 50 % of the vote in both the first and second round of the contest. Usually the jury are people from the music industry but this year all five members will be people who love Eurovision. Jan Lundme from DR says that they have chosen fans to be the jury this year because they have a huge knowledge about the contest and they really care about sending the ... | read the full story here

January 20, 2017 2:11 pm // 0 Comments

Mr Melodifestivalen, Christer Björkman reveals when he will quit

SWEDEN – Mr Melodifestivalen, Christer Björkman, 59 years old now, the man who made Melodifestivalen popular across Europe and brought many trophies to Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest revealed the day when he will end his career. Speaking on the podcast “Schlager-Micke och hans vänner”, Björkman said that he will be responsible for #melfest for four more years and he will quite in 2021. “After that I will pass my place to someone else who will be ready. There ... | read the full story here

January 15, 2017 11:00 pm // 0 Comments

Here’s when Mamma Mia The Party could come to London (and beyond)

THELOCAL.SE REPORTS / SWEDEN – Sweden’s latest Abba-themed venue, Mamma Mia The Party, which opened to much fanfare in Stockholm last year is set to be exported to London and beyond, Björn Ulvaeus has revealed. Ulvaeus let slip the news a year after The Local was one of the media outlets reporting live from the opening of the Greek taverna modelled on the Mamma Mia Universe, which saw the four members of legendary pop group Abba get together on stage for the first time in three ... | read the full story here

January 15, 2017 5:26 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: SVT reveals the #melfest semi finals running order

SWEDEN – Today the Swedish national broadcaster revealed the 2017 Melodifestivalen semi finals running order. 28 acts in four semi finals will compete for the second chance and the grand final of the show. 04.02.2017 FIRST SEMIFINAL 1. Her Kiss – Boris René 2. Amare – Adrijana 3. One More Night – Dinah Nah 4. Road Trip – De Vet Du 5. Mitt liv – Charlotte Perrelli 6. Wild Child – Ace Wilder 7. Hold On – Nano 11.02.2017 SECOND SEMI FINAL 1. A Million Years – Mariette 2. ... | read the full story here

January 9, 2017 1:18 pm // 0 Comments

Carola apologises for the ticket-gate story

SWEDEN – It’s been 34 years since Carola last took the metro in Stockholm. In November Swedish Eurovision winner Carola had to take the metro during a snow storm in Stockholm. But she didn’t pay for a ticket! Everything was caught in a video as she was during a live video on Facebook when she entered the station. Just before Christmas she made an apology by paying for the ticket. In a Facebook video she goes to the ticket office saying that she would like to pay her debt and bought a ... | read the full story here

January 9, 2017 12:27 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: Christopher Martland Ristic, Johan Gunterberg, Tor Wallin, DJ-HUNK are the candy eye of the year

SWEDEN – Christopher Martland Ristic, Johan Gunterberg, Tor Wallin, DJ-HUNK will be the candy eye of this year’s Melodifestivalen for sure. De Vet Du (literally “You Know It” in Swedish) is a Swedish music group formed in 2010 mixing humor and sarcasm in their music. De Vet Du, or at times De vet du started in Lidingö, a suburb of Stockholm by three friends Christopher Martland, Johan Gunterberg, Tor Wallin, and the so-called “DJ Hunk”. They are signed to ... | read the full story here

December 3, 2016 4:48 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: first odds predict Loreen to win #melfest by landslide

SWEDEN – The announcement of the 2017 Melodifestivalen participants made a huge impact all over Europe not only because of the announcement of Charlotte Perrelli but also because of Loreen, one of the ultimate Eurovision winners ever in the history of the contest. The internet booking odds started their predictions. In the first semi final Ace Wilder, De Vet Du are predicted to qualify to the final of Melodifestivalen with Charlotte Perrelli not even predicted for the second chance. In ... | read the full story here

December 1, 2016 8:21 pm // 0 Comments