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The Swedish selection for Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv takes place tonight.

The show will be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm and will be hosted by Hasse Andersson, David Lindgren and Clara Henry.

After 4 semi finals and a second chance round, the 28 acts have been narrowed to 12 and they will fight it out to represent Sweden in May.

The Swedish Eurovision entry  will be determined via 50/50 public televoting-international jury deliberation.

The Participants for tonight are

  1. Ace WilderWild child
  2. Boris René Her kiss
  3. Lisa Ajax I don’t give a
  4. Robin Bengtsson – I can’t go on
  5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. AniniaEn värld full av strider
  6. Anton HagmanKiss you goodbye
  7. Mariette – A million years
  8. Felix, Oscar & Omar/FO&OGotta thing about you
  9. NanoHold on
  10. Wiktoria As I lay me down
  11. Benjamin Ingrosso – Good lovin’
  12. Owe ThörnqvistBoogieman blues

It is difficult for ESCCovers to single out who we will promote but finally we decided on FO&O with “Gotta thing about you” as one of the composers Robert “Mutt” Lange is from South Africa and ESC Covers is a South African based website.


ESC Covers at Melodifestivalen 2017: PART I

PART I: The Hunks of Melodifestivalen

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ESC Covers says “Välkommen tillbaka” as we return to Stockholm for the final of Melodifestivalen 2017, the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Guest editor Dennis Flores from the United States of America will be reporting from Friends Arena in this four-part series.

In this first installment, we playfully focus on the Men of Mello.

Will the Swedish public choose their winner based on looks? As with Eurovision, the entire package of an entry is what decides the winner: the song, the staging, and the look of the artist(s). Sometimes the public is smitten by the good looks.

The Men of Mello Final 2017 are (A) Boris René, (B) Robin Bengtsson, (C) Jon Henrik Fjällgren, (D) Anton Hagman, (E) FO&O (Felix, Oscar, and Omar), (D) Nano, (E) Benjamin Ingrosso, and (F) Owe Thörnqvist.

Dennis’ picks:

3rd Place: Benjamin Ingrosso

Benjamin Ingrosso has that friendly, guy next door look. Watching him on stage, he comes off a bit goofy with his suave dancing.

2nd Place: Anton Hagman

Anton Hagman also has that guy next door look, but with his performance he has that sad, puppy-dog eyes, which surely is trying to play to the audience, after all he did beat Eurovision winner and fan favourite Loreen!

1st Place: Robin Bengtsson

Absolutely without any doubt, Robin is the clear winner here. His icy blue eyes are piercing to the camera. With multiple close-ups and directly staring deep into the viewers at home, he can hypnotize you with his whole performance.




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 René
03. Lisa Ajax
04. Robin Bengtsson
05. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
06. Anton Hagman
07. Mariette
08. FO&O
09. Nano
10. Wiktoria
11. Benjamin Ingrosso
12. Owe Thörnqvist

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 one of them is extremely blond but this is the kind of song you expect from Malta or Portugal, sure not from Sweden


Her Finnish entry in 2013 was so strong and catchy – this is quite sleepy, but nice it is in Swedish

4th place – JASMIN KARA

Lovely dress and a song called GRAVITY – we already had such a title for Ukraine one year and will have it for Cyprus this year, so this will go to second chance

3rd place – ANTON HAGMAN

Better looking than his song, reminds me of Frans last year – young male which appeals to the younger generation – also second chance for him


2nd place – FO & O

This is actually my favourite song but from what I have seen, they go not present the song well and the 3 guys are dressed in all sorts of clothes which does not seem to make any impression


He did well last year, and he should win this semi final, the best staging of the night. The song could have been a bit stronger, but then I heard just 30 seconds