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Aftermath 2017 (8): Sweden “overjoyed” with another top result

And once again, Sweden has booked a clear top 10 result at the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, episode 8 of our lookback at the aftermath of the contest in Kiev we talk about Robin Bengtsson and his fifth placed song ‘I can’t go on’.

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Sweden: “I hope I will not be the first again”

Robin Bengtsson is not too worried about his starting position in the Eurovision Grand Final. “I don’t have any influence on it, so I just have to wait and see”.

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Sweden: Robin Bengtsson happy to open the show

Robin Bengtsson is happy to be the opening act in the first semi final with his song ‘I can’t go on’ for Sweden. “It really suits the show, a cool start, starting backstage,” he says at his press conference in Kiev.

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Rebound (10) Sweden

The last three winners of Eurovision only got to the contest, after losing in a previous national final first. This year, many artists with a similar track record will try to follow in their footsteps. In this episode we highlight Robin Bengtsson from Sweden.

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Robin Bengtsson: “Starting backstage was my idea”

Robin Bengtsson came up with the idea to start his act in ‘I can’t go on’ backstage himself. “I saw it in a video clip of Jason Derulo and thought it was a cool idea that was never done before,” he explains to ESC Daily.

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The Shortlist (2) Sweden

Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the first semi final. Today’s report is about Sweden.

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Sweden: Donny Montell wants to enter Melodifestivalen 2018

Donny Montell has shocked many Eurovision fans. The Lithuanian singer is after a new Eurovision challenge – in Sweden!

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Sweden: “Despite criticism, Melodifestivalen should keep this voting system”

Robin Bengtsson won the final of Melodifestivalen 2017, especially because of the votes of the international jury. This has caused some controversy in Sweden, but our reporter Allie Lindo thinks SVT should stick to this voting system.

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Sweden: Robin Bengtsson wins Melodifestivalen and goes to Kiev

Robin Bengtsson narrowly beat out Nano in tonight’s Melodifestivalen final to represent Sweden in Kiev. Bengtsson’s song “I Can’t Go On” was a hit with the international juries winning 96 points from them. 

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Sweden: Read our liveblog of tonight’s final

After five weeks of competition, Sweden makes its choice tonight in Friends Arena in Stockholm. Twelve artists will take the stage to compete for the honor of representing Sweden in Kiev this May.

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