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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

Melodifestivalen 2017 line up shocks everyone with Loreen’s comeback

SWEDEN – Today the 2017 Melodifestivalen artists announced by SVT. The fourth semi final held a huge surprise for all which no one predicted. Loreen, the 2012 Eurovision winner is back in the running to win the Eurovision Song Contest and everyone is already excited. Many familiar names are back and of course many new artists are entering the race. It’s gonna be an exciting race as Charlotte Perelli is also back. Let’s have a look of the artists in 2017 Melosidifestivalen. ... | read the full story here

November 30, 2016 10:08 am // 1 Comment

Sweden 2017: here are the 28 artists for Melodifestivalen

SWEDEN – Through a live presentation once again, Swedish national broadcaster presented the 28 participants for the 2017 edition of Melodifestivalen, the top national selection show in Europe for the Eurovision Song Contest. FIRST SEMI FINAL in GÖTEBORG Ace Wilder – Wild Child Adrijana – Amare Boris René – Her Kiss Charlotte Perrelli – Mitt Liv Dinah Nah – One More Night De Vet Du – Road Trip Nano – Hold On SECOND SEMI FINAL in MALMÖ Mariette ... | read the full story here

November 30, 2016 9:48 am // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: last speculations update before the official announcement

SWEDEN – Tomorrow and through live SVT webcast we will find out the line up for the 2017 Melodifestivalen, the satellite show of the Eurovision Song Contest, through which Sweden decides its entrant and song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Annually local newspaper, Aftonbladet bring the latest rumours on the line up with today posting the latest update. Here are the 22 names speculated to be among the 28 names for the 2017 edition of #melfest 01. Les Gordons (confirmed already as winners ... | read the full story here

November 29, 2016 4:20 pm // 1 Comment

Sweden 2017: local press claims Perrelli’s return to Melodifestivalen

SWEDEN – Back in 2008 as I recall I personally wrote that Swedish entry, qualified to the final, must have been juries result outcome and not through tele voting (and I was right). Anyway the name Charlotte Perrelli returns to the #melfest drama while we anticipate the official announcement on November 30th. Regional press, most of the times well informed concerning Melodifestivalen, speculates that its highly likely to see the 1999 Eurovision winner back in the Swedish national ... | read the full story here

November 25, 2016 10:40 pm // 0 Comments

Oops! Carola breaks the law and films it!

SWEDEN – Wednesday was the November day with the most snowfall in Stockholm for a century, creating huge problems for commuters, but not all of them sat back and suffered. Instead, some took on the snow and won. To most of the world the name Carola will probably mean very little, but in Sweden the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest winner is a household name, and you can imagine the singer’s horror when the sudden downpour of snow in Stockholm on Wednesday threatened to derail her day. The ... | read the full story here

November 10, 2016 9:56 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: the annual speculated line up by Aftonbladet

SWEDEN – While we have to await until round November 28th for the announcement of the 2017 Melodifestivalen participants, local press Aftonbladet issued their annual speculated line up for it. According to the newspaper there will be a comeback for Ace Wilder, runner up in 2014 Melodifestivalen and 2016 participant, Wiktoria, 2016 MF participant, Marietta Hansson, who ranked third in 2015 MF, Lisa Ajax, 2016 MF participant, Robin Bengtsson, 2016 participant, Boris René, 2016 MF ... | read the full story here

November 8, 2016 3:14 pm // 0 Comments

Five Eurostars we wanna see in #MelFest 2017

EDITORIAL – With 2017 not only being the 15th anniversary of the Swedish selection format change to Melodifestivalen but it will also be my 10th year attending the final. Over the years, I have wanted and waited for some of my favourite Swedish artists to perform and grace the stage in my presence. Many of my wishes have been granted but unfortunately some haven’t. I have compiled my top 5 wishes for the 2017 contest which include artists I’ve seen and some I haven’t. ... | read the full story here

November 4, 2016 7:21 pm // 1 Comment

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