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Tone Damli Aaberge tries again for Eurovision

Tone Damli Aaberge © Dagbladet.no

Tone Damli Aaberge came oh so close to representing her native Norway back in 2009, but was stopped in her tracks by the overwhelming victory of Alexander Rybak and Fairytale. She did however go on to achieve some success in the US wtih her second placed entry Butterflies. Now, she feels it's time to give it another go.

2549 songs submitted to Melodifestivalen - lowest number for years

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Early Tuesday morning was the deadline for sending entries to the swedish national selection Melodifestivalen 2013. A total of 2549 songs were counted which could be compared to 3485 songs that was sent in last year.

Hosting cities of Melodifestivalen 2013 announced - Karlskrona, Karlstad and Skellefteå are back

Friends Arena @ Sweden Arena Mangement

Today the swedish broadcaster SVT revealed the hosting cities of the national selection Melodifestivalen 2013. The MF-tour will start with the first Semifinal in Karlskrona on 2 February and end with the final in Friends Arena on 9 March. The host city of ESC 2013 Malmö will be the host of the fourth Semifinal.

Martin Stenmarck to make film debut

Martin Stenmarck © Aftonbladet.se

Fans of Eurovision will remember Martin Stenmarck for his rather steamy performance of Las Vegas, the Swedish entry for Eurovision in Kiev in 2005. Since then, his career reached new heights in his homeland with multiple #1 albums. His career is about to diversify this autumn when the star makes his acting debut.

Andreas Lundstedt bares all in new autobiography

Andreas Lundstedt - Mitt Positiva Liv © Norstedts Förlag

Heart throb Andreas Lundstedt could do no wrong. He seemed to have it all - a successful solo career, followed by even greater popularity with the supergroup Alcazar. Things soon turned sour however, with his life hit by a series of personal tragedies. Lundstedt lifts the lid on his life, warts and all, in his autobiography released last week.

First artist selected for Melodifestivalen 2013 - Terese Fredenwall

Terese Fredenwall © Johan Ljungström / Sveriges Radio

26-year old Terese Fredenwall was the jurys choice as the winner of the swedish radio talent competition "Svensktoppen nästa" held on the Sunday. This means also that she is the first selected of the 32 performers in next years swedish national selection Melodifestivalen.

Jørgen De Mylius rewarded for long Melodi Grand Prix career

Jørgen De Mylius © DR

11 times hosting the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and a total of 24 years as a commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest has made Jørgen De Mylius a legend in Denmark. Friday, at a music festival, he and Sanne Salomonsen shared an award for their dedicated work throughout the years. 

Third time lucky for Tommy Körberg?

Tommy Körberg © Rockerfeller.no

Besides hosting the  Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, SVT have already started working on their national final. As usual, SVT wish to attract big names to their national selection and it is strongly rumoured that veteran Tommy Körberg will make his return.

Stockholm Pride secures star studded Eurovision line up

Jedward © Stocholmpride.org

Stockholm may have lost out to Malmö in the fight to host next years contest, but that isn't stopping the city from getting into the Eurovision party mood with a jam packed line up for the annual Stockholm Pride event.

Didrik, Bettan and Alexander join forces to fans' delight

Bettan/Rybak/Didrik © VG

With three widely diverse performers such as Bettan, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen on stage, something for practically every taste is almost guaranteed. The three artists combine their styles and talent to bring concertgoers a unique experience in July.

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