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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

Was Eurovision 2016 profitable for Stockholm? The answer is yes!

SWEDEN – SVT presented a special report about Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The aim was to show to Swedish people and furthermore to all Europeans that a big event like this can be profitable for the host city in the very end, not to mention as an organisation. Here is why Eurovision 2016 was a successful event. The City of Stockholm conducted an evaluation report from visitors and press. 80% gave top marks for the host city and 70% of Swedish were proud to have the event in their city ... | read the full story here

September 18, 2016 3:24 pm // 0 Comments

Watch the video ‘Need to Feel’ by Les Gordons, the first participants chosen for 2017 #melfest

SWEDEN – The Indie pop rock band Les Gordons are picked to participate in Swedish competition to Eurovision Melodifestivalen 2017 from the final of Swedish Radio competition Svensktoppen Nästa Les Gordons now release their single & video for the song Need to feel (note that this is not their #melfest bidding entry), which as well as their upcoming Melodifestivalen song in February 2017, are written by the members Jonatan Renström, Albert Björliden, Carl Ragnemyr, Andreas Persson ... | read the full story here

September 15, 2016 3:48 am // 0 Comments

Finnish Eurovision cruise failed to satisfy the fans

FINLAND – OGAE Finland’s annual Eurovision Cruise from Helsinki had a lot of drama this year leaving the Eurofans attending it unsatisfied. After cancellations of various artists like Ylva and Linda and Sanna Nielsen, Loreen was booked the very last minute to attend the event. The fans were ecstatic to have such a venture with 2012 Eurovision winner along but… there was a big problem: Loreen performed just one song, while Mikel Saari and Eini, DQ and Donny Montell performed a ... | read the full story here

September 6, 2016 3:32 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: Melodifestivalen cities and dates announced

SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster announced this morning the cities for the 2017 Melodifestivalen edition: Gothenburg, Malmö, Växjö, Skellefteå, Linköping and Stockholm, reminding us the 2005 #melfest edition when Ukraine hosted the Eurovision Song Contest. Could Kyiv be another coincidence? Ticket sales will begin on October 31st. It’s always fun to come back to the cities that choose to be hosts for Melodifestivalen again. They know what it means and are excited to ... | read the full story here

September 6, 2016 9:56 am // 1 Comment

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