MELODIFESTIVALEN 2018

Written by Andy Mikheev Submission period for SVT Melodifestivalen 2018 was closed on Monday with 2771 songs submitted. Of them 2324 were sent in to the Regular competition for the established songwriters and 447 more to the Newcomers contest. This is the highest number of songs submitted since 2012. “We are very keen to start working with […]

SWEDISH SELECTION 2006 – MAGNUS BACKLUND

Time to move on to another song from the 2006 Swedish selection – this time Magnus Backlund and his song THE NAME OF LOVE. This single was also obtained in Oslo mast month by ESCCovers from the OGAE Norway fan who got rid of her collection.

SWEDISH SELECTION 2006 – KIKKI DANIELSSON

Time to showcase another of the CD singles from Melodifestival that ESCCovers obtained last month in Oslo via a OGAE Norway fan that got rid of her collection. This time it is KIKKI DANIELSSON and her song IDAG & IMORGON who has Thomas Gson among others as composer. It was in the 2006 selection. The […]

ESC COVERS AT MELODIFESTIVAL 2017

Guest editor Dennis Flores of the United States of America had the opportunity to attend Melodifestivalen 2017, the national final to select the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017  which will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, this May. In this last segment, Dennis will reflect on the Melodifestivalen experience in the Swedish capital […]

ESC Covers at Melodifestivalen 2017 – Part II

Guest editor, Dennis Flores from the United States of America, has had the opportunity to attend the Final of Melodifestivalen 2017, the Swedish selection for its Eurovision 2017 entry. In a special three-part series, Dennis will be reporting from Friends Arena in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. With Robin Bengtsson being crowned as Sweden’s champion, […]

FINAL LINE UP IN SWEDEN 2017

FO&O Lisa Ajax Boris René Anton Hagman are the 4 artists that qualified to the final of SVT Melodifestivalen last night and will go to the final. Loreen missed out and some had expected it, while it came as a shock to others. The running order in the final will be 01. Ace Wilder 02. Boris […]

SWEDISH SELECTION – semi final 3 – impressions

The third semi final in Sweden is tonight and here are my impressions of the 7 songs on offer 7th place – OWE THORNQUIST Maybe he is well known in Sweden but will be a disaster for Europe, I cannot see anybody there voting for him 6th place – BELLA & FILIPPA Innocent song and […]

SEMI FINAL 2 SONGS IN SWEDISH SELECTION 2017

Fans have been able to listen for approximately one minute each to the 7 songs in the second semi final. I was slightly more impressed with the 7 songs in this semi final after hearing them for the first time – still I cannot see an instant hit for me. Here is my rankings 7th […]

MELODIFESTIVALEN 2017 – HEAT 1 – RESULTS

The FIRST HEAT took place in Goteborg on 4 February 2017. Here are the results Straight to the final Nano – “Hold On” Ace Wilder – “Wild Child” Have to fight out in Second chance Boris René – “Her Kiss” De Vet Du – “Road Trip” Gone home Dinah Nah – “One More Night” Adrijana […]

MELODIFESTIVAL FAVOURITES – 2002 to 2016

Here is the favourites from Katja Marie Lund of Slovenia 2002: Kikki, Bettan & Lotta 2003: Fame 2004: Fame 2005: Nanne Grönvall 2006: Carola 2007: Måns Zelmerlöw 2008: BWO 2009: Lili & Susie 2010: Timoteij 2011: Linda Bengtzing 2012: Loreen 2013: Martin Rolinski 2014: Alcazar 2015: Magnus Carlsson 2016: Ace Wilder