SOLNA (STOCKHOLM) SWEDEN – Welcome to the dress rehearsal of Melodifestivalen 2015 through which the country will decide its participation tomorrow night for Vienna. Tonight at Friends Arena we have 28,000 spectators cheering for the artist while the hosts are making impressive opening with Conchita Wurst.


That’s 800% Swedish and international viewers cannot enjoy this as much as they do here. That’s a southern Swedish country music act (yes such thing exists). It’s not bad but only Swedes (and maybe Scandinavians) can get this one. The staging brings us to Skania province with trees, fiddlers, fences… Where are the cows??? Hasse is very popular in Sweden and the audience does love him!

Melodifestivalen 2015 Final Dress Rehearsal Hasse Andersson

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Written by Olivier Rocher (France)

Salut! Born just a few days after Marie Myriam's last victory for my homeland (that's a sign), I've been an ESC fan since Zagreb 1990. In late 2013, I was lucky enough to join the Oikotimes team and even attended my very first contest in situ in Wonderful Copenhagen. Then it was Vienna, Sofia, Stockholm and soon it will be Valletta and Kiev. More to come...