25 Jul 2024
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Dotter is back! Melodifestivalen Heat 2

Melodifestivalen made its highly anticipated return last week and things are naturally looking rather different than usual in the age of the pandemic. The music and the artists have taken the main role, as they well should, when there is no live audience. The first heat saw Danny Saucedo and Arvingarna go straight to the final, […]

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Time for Melodifestivalen! Heat 1

We may still be in the middle of the pandemic, but the people need their entertainment, right?! Maybe now more than ever, when we can’t get to any live events… So Melodifestivalen will bring the party to the Swedish homes on six Saturdays, starting on the 6th of February and climaxing with the grand final […]

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Melodifestivalen 2020 – Time for the final!

The six-week Swedish Eurovision qualification is reaching its climax on Saturday night when the 12 finalists go up on stage at Friends Arena in Stockholm. Here are our pictures from the final rehearsals. This year it’s really been time for the female artists to shine, and we are not just talking about Dotter, who is […]

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An Evening with Jill Johnson and Liz Rose

Sweden’s undisputed country queen Jill Johnson brought her best friend and songwriting partner Liz Rose over from Nashville for a Swedish tour in the style of Writers’ Round. It made for a wonderful evening at Södra Teatern with the stories behind their songs and lots of fun banter between the two. Jill Johnson and Liz […]

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Melodifestivalen 2020 – Get ready for heat 4!

Melodifestivalen has reached its fourth week, which means we will have heard all the Eurovision aspirants by Saturday. Here we will take a look at what to expect as the acts have now come to Malmö.  Last week we saw Mariette and Mohombi taking their spots straight to the final. That made Mariette historic, as […]

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Melodifestivalen 2020 – Get ready for Heat 3!

The music extravaganza that is Melodifestivalen has been keeping people glued to their TV sets on Saturday evenings. We are already in week three, so we are going to take a look at what to expect and the acts currently up north in Luleå on the touring musical circus.  Last week we saw two amazing […]

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Melodifestivalen 2020 – Get ready for Heat 2!

The music extravaganza that has three million Swedes benched in front of their TVs every Saturday for the foreseeable future kicked off last week with a strong first heat. The Swedes take their Eurovision qualification extremely seriously, so you better hang along for the ride.   The first heat saw the audience voting the first […]

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Melodifestivalen 2020 – Get ready for Heat 1

It’s that time of the year again… Can you believe we are already at the start of the Mello season? The music extravaganza is attracting something like three million Swedes every Saturday for the next six weeks, benched in front of their TVs with the whole family, or putting on fun schlager parties with their […]

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In Pictures: Charli XCX in Stockholm

Charli XCX brought the party to Berns in Stockholm as she made the Stockholm stop on her tour. Even though she was alone on stage, Charli’s explosive energy got the crowd going from the very beginning to the end of the show. She was constantly moving and still showing that punk rock energy we have […]

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Album Review: Yngwie Malmsteen’s Blue Lightning

Yngwie Malmsteen is mostly known as a shredder by nature who is notorious for putting together pieces that seem like they were composed for the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Think Apocalyptica but with Malmsteen alone on his humble electric guitar instead of a cello quartet. Ever the virtuoso, it seems Malmsteen has decided to diversify his […]

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