The starting order for the 58th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen has been announced by broadcaster SVT. The big preselection will once again be used to select the Eurovision Song Contest act for Sweden.
Melodifestivalen 2018 will have a line-up with many new artists, taking the big stage for the first time. Broadcaster SVT released the names of the 28 participating acts this Tuesday morning, with Kikki Danielsson and Jessica Andersson as the only names that ever went to [read more…]
SVT announced David Lindgren as the host for the 58th edition of Melodifestivalen this morning. Lindgren returns to the Melfest stage solo after sharing hosting duties with Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson earlier this year.
Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed the dates and cities where the six Melodifestivalen 2018 shows will be held next year. As usual, the grand final will be held at Friends Arena in Stockholm, on the 10th of March.
A total of 2771 songs have been submitted for Melodifestivalen 2018. Swedish broadcaster SVT have revealed that the total number of songs submitted for next year’s Melodifestivalen is 2771. Out of these, 2324 have been submitted to the Ordinary competition, and 447 to the General [read more…]
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’.
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”.
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.
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.
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.