ABBA to reunite as holograms?

AFTONBLADET.SE REPORTS / SWEDEN – ”Abba is reportedly planning to make a return to the stage – in the form of holograms! Björn and Benny are apparently talking to Simon Fuller – who created the Spice Girls and ”Pop Idol” – about the brand-new show. Ever since Abba split 35 years ago Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog have repeatedly refused to reunite. But now fans all over the world might finally get the chance to see the ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 11:21 am // 0 Comments

Was the Eurovision 2016 music score original enough?

SWEDEN – Not that it matters as the music theme of a Eurovision Song Contest show is not subject to any plagiarism rules but we kinda found the song that really resembles to the music theme for Stockholm’s edition. Originally been the song by Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding was also covered by The Soundwaves. The Eurovision 2016 music score was composed by Adam Nordén. Your ... | read the full story here

October 19, 2016 12:09 pm // 0 Comments

Anna Book speaks about Melodifestivalen 2017 hopes

SWEDEN – Eurovision and Melodifestivalen fans were looking forward to the comeback of Anna Book in this year’s Melodifestivalen where she was to perform the song ‘Himmel för två’ (Heaven for two). But a few days before the semi final she was surprisingly disqualified because the song was a part of the selection in Moldova in 2014 with some other lyrics though. Anna Book performed the song as an interval act in Melodifestivalen 2016, but in 2017 she wants to be back in the ... | read the full story here

October 17, 2016 1:40 am // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: Melodifestivalen hosts announced

SWEDEN – Clara Henry, David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson will host the 2017 edition of Melodifestivalen, the show through which Sweden decides its participation to the Eurovision Song Contest after an announcement which took place this morning. Clara Susanna Henry is a Swedish blogger, comedian, television presenter and author. She has approximately 400,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, and she also has her own talk show at Kanal 5 Play. At Melodifestivalen 2014 she was a reporter ... | read the full story here

September 30, 2016 11:45 am // 0 Comments

Universal Music Sweden signs with Krista Siegfrids; hint for another #melfest bid?

SWEDEN – She made an impact with her participation in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest kissing a girl on stage, she tried the 2016 Melodifestivalen while she was hosting her country’s national selection show. Krista is now in Sweden and she is shitting rainbows out of happiness as she signed with Universal Music Sweden. This means that she will soon have to record songs and maybe release some single(s) or even a new album (preferably). How would a record label like Universal Music ... | read the full story here

September 20, 2016 4:13 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: 2,478 submissions for Melodifestivalen

SWEDEN – 2,478 songs submitted to Swedish national broadcaster for the 2017 Melodifestivalen edition, the show through which the country decides annually its entry and artist for the Eurovision Song Contest. They are about as many entries as last year, and it is a manageable and healthy level. This year we aim to get as many new songwriters as possible. We have already received many of them. One reason that a songwriter who never previously competed in the contest now feel attracted could ... | read the full story here

September 20, 2016 9:13 am // 0 Comments

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