On Stale Artistry in Melodifestivalen: An Editorial

A response to Rebecca Haimi’s article about Mariette, Melodifestivalen, and musical mediocrity.
Ett svar på Rebecca Haimis artikel gällande Mariette, Melodifestivalen och musikalisk medelmåttlighet.
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Three-Minute Throwdown: Estonia 2020 Edition

Inside: an in-depth preview of all 12 songs competing on Saturday at 19:30 EET (18:30 CET) to represent Estonia in 2020, succeeding Victor Crone, who is competing in his home Melodifestivalen this year.

Sweden: Anna Bergendahl and Dotter Win 2nd Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2020

Anna Bergendahl (‘Kingdom Come’) and Dotter (Bulletproof) have won the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen. The two artists who move on to the second chance are Paul Rey with “Talking In My Sleep” and Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella with “Vamos amigos”. The following acts participated in the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020. Klara Hammarström “Nobody” Jan…

Sweden: Thorsten Flick Disqualified From Melodifestivalen

SVT, the Swedish Broadcaster, have made the informed decision to disqualify Thorsten Flick from Melodifestivalen 2020, due to prosecution for unlawful threats and damage. We deeply regret this. We really wanted to see Thorsten Flinck on the stage of the Melodifestival on Saturday. But because he is in the middle of an ongoing legal process, we cannot…

Enshrined in History: Melodifestivalen to introduce a Hall of Fame

Throughout Sweden’s television history, Melodifestivalen has attracted significant crowds yearly, both on the airwaves and in person. Now, SVT reports that a Hall of Fame will be created to showcase the show’s most iconic acts. This year, Sweden will crown its 60th winner. During the Andra Chansen show on 29 February, the show will be…

What’s Up Weekly: 9 December

Your (bi-)weekly dose of Eurovision happenings, featuring designs, artist reveals, upcoming national selections, and more!