Stockholm has Allsång På Skansen and Gothenburg has Lotta På Liseberg. In Sweden they like sing a long programmes and all through the summer plenty of well known names will join Lotta Engberg in the amusement park Liseberg in Gothenburg.
Over 4 000 000 Swedish viewers saw Loreen win Melodifestivalen 2012 on Saturday night. Sensational 2 053 432 viewers voted, only two times before the amount of votes in the final have been higher. Of the 2 053 432 votes, Loreen and Danny together got more than half of them. In the article you will find all the voting figures for Melodifestivalen 2012.
Tonight Sweden held it's Second chance heat which is the last heat before the final in Globen on the 10th of March. This was a new chance for the 3rd and 4th placed songs from the four previous heats to qualify to the final.
On February 4th the first Swedish semi final kicks off with debutant Sean Banan. The honour of closing the fourth semi final is veteran Danny Saucedo. This year, 14 of the 32 songs have Swedish lyrics which is an unusually high number.
The full starting field of Melodifestivalen 2012 came clear today when swedish broadcaster SVT announced the final 16 acts at a press conference this morning. Fans of Melodifestivalen will discover several familiar names and amongst these the one perhaps shining brightest is the Eurovision winner Charlotte Perrelli.
Swedish broadcaster has just announced the songtitles and the songwriters who will be participating at the 2012 Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen. The list include quite some familiar names such as Sonja Aldén, Thomas G:son, Fredrik Kempe, Lasse Holm and Andreas Johnson.
Denmark are pinning their hopes on young rock band A Friend In London this year, and optimism and a buoyant mood are evident as New Tomorrow is performed on stage. The Danes have great ambitions for their entry this year and are leaving nothing to chance.
As EuroVisionary have pointed out earlier the Danish entry have a clear resemblance to a song from Melodifestivalen 2006, but other songs are now also mentioned as being the original of the 2011 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix winner New Tomorrow. After the victory the two songwriters were confronted with the accusations.