September 1st has arrived and officially kicks off the Eurovision 2015 selection season. From this point there will be a steady stream of news building up to to next year’s final in Vienna.
The first news to arrive came from Sweden, where Kalle Johansson became the first artist for Melodifestivalen 2015. Kalle won the Svensktoppen Nästa competition with the song Den Där Da. The competition, which searches for new talent is run by Swedish radio station, P4. Last year, Eko won the competition with their song Yellow.
Towards the end of September, Switzerland’s broadcaster, SRF, will open their website for artists to upload songs. We’ll bring you ongoing coverage focussing on the best and worst entries!
Here’s one of last year’s favourites:
In Netherlands, Alain Clark has confirmed that he’s interested in representing the nation in Vienna, though denied an official approach had been made from broadcaster, AvroTros.
ESCtips preselection coverage brought many high-odds winning bets last year. For example, Carl Espen was available at 16/1 to win Melodi Grand Prix. Sanna Nielsen was even money just to qualify from heat 2! Lastly, Ace Wilder was recommended at over 100/1!
Follow our coverage of pre-selection with opinion from Aftonbladet’s Tobbe Ek and Eurovision commentator, Tobias Larsson!