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Melodifestivalen 2018: Final Preview

Another year and another disappointing season of Melodifestivalen is about to reach its conclusion. The buildup to this year’s Melfest was more muted compared with previous contests. And other than Mariette, there weren’t any big names announced which sort of …

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Italy: Sanremo 2018 Preview

Submitted by our regular reader and Sanremo expert, DurhamBorn. Over the last several years, RAI moved Sanremo back into the premier league of music shows. Carlo Conti delivered contests that were packed with contemporary singers and new talent show acts, …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 4 Preview

Is it third time lucky for Mariette, or will the heat-4 pimp-slot prove to be a damp squib yet again? Heat 4 Örnsköldsvik – February 24th 1. Emmi Christensson – Icarus Musicals singer, Emmi, promises a mid-tempo, theatrical song. I …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 3 Preview

Over to the typically international-sounding Malmö now, which rarely fails to deliver a decent song or two. Heat 3 Malmö – February 17th 1. Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby Martin won Swedish Idol back in 2015. He doesn’t have …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 2 Preview

Göteborg, in my opinion, is where the contest begins with Samir & Viktor, Margaret and Liamoo pushing for the two direkt places. Heat 2 Göteborg – February 10th 1. Samir & Viktor – Shuffla Back for their third attempt at qualifying …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 1 Preview

One might be excused for feeling somewhat underwhelmed by this year’s Melodifestivalen lineup, but fear not, because Björkman has a habit hiding Ace Wilders, Frans Jeppsson Walls and Robin Stjernbergs in the running order. The usual suspects have submitted songs, …

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Norway: MGP 2018 Lineup Unveiled

Eagerly awaiting a decent betting opportunity to get stuck into this year, the rumours suggested Norway might be that golden nugget. Their broadcaster, NRK, has presented this year’s lineup to the expectant media and by jove they didn’t disappoint: a …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 4 Review

The most anticipated day of rehearsals is here starting with San Marino and Croatia, but also featuring the potential challenger to Italy; Bulgaria’s Beautiful Mess. The work experience kids were in charge of rehearsals today, hence why we missed a lot of …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 2 Review

Eurovision tiredness has officially set in, so rather than trek half mile uphill to the metro station before covering a further quarter mile to the arena, we instead opted for a taxi. Having said that, the metro is an experience not …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 1 Review

Welcome to a sunny Kyiv where the press centre security carry batons and guns, and where the perimeter fence is patrolled by police with angry looking Alsatians and mirrors to check for concealed car bombs. Kicking off this semi-final, Sweden’s Robin …

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