Andreas Johnson

Lotta Engberg to have many Eurovision and national final guests in Liseberg this season

Lotta Engberg to have many Eurovision and national final guests in Liseberg

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.

Melodifestivalen 2012: Sensational voting figures in Sweden - 670 551 voted for Loreen in the final

Loreen at press conference after the final of Melodifestivalen 2012 ©  Viktoria Karlsson, EuroVisionary

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.

Melodifestivalen 2012: Top Cats and Thorsten Flinck the last selected finalists

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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.

Melodifestivalen 2012 - The running order announced today

Charlotte Perrelli © Tommy Engström

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.

16 names completes the line up for Melodifestivalen 2012

Charlotte Perrelli © Tommy Engström

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.

Melodifestivalen 2012: A long list of well known established songwriters to fight for the ticket to Baku

Andreas Johnson

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. 

Carola & Eric Saade on stage when Sweden celebrates Princess Victoria

Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden ©  Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

Big names such as Carola, Eric Saade, Andreas Johnson and Jessica Andersson all took part in the televised annual public celebration of the Swedish Crown Princess Victorias birthday.

Denmark Will Make Plenty of Friends in Düsseldorf

A Friend in London (c) Eurovision.tv.

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.

Heavy plagiarism accusations towards A Friend In London’s entry

A Friend In London after having won ©  Bjarne Bergius Hermansen, DR

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. 

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