2 Mar 2024
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Who will win at Eurovision 2021?

YLC’s Eurovision expert Rafi Uddin has been a real superfan of the Eurovision Song Contest for nearly 15 years. He’s got a great track record in predicting the outcome, getting almost every winner right since 2012. The exceptions were 2013 when his winner pick got third place, and 2018 where his winner pick got second […]

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Music

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Predictions

YLC’s Eurovision expert Rafi Uddin has been following Eurovision closely for over a decade and has a great track record in predicting the winner of the contest. In the last five years, he has in fact picked the winning entry correctly four times. This time he has done some deep research in order to assess […]

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Festivals Music

Melodifestivalen 2019 – Your Guide to the Grand Final!

The Mello season has reached the sixth and final week of touring music entertainment. The final is once again taking place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, and by Saturday evening we will know who will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. As you should know by now, the Swedes take […]

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Festivals Music News

Get ready for Melodifestivalen Heat 4!

Last week we saw Jon Henrik Fjällgren advance to the final as expected, and he was joined by Lina Hedlund, a less obvious choice, but one we are very happy with. This week it’s time for the last seven songs to be presented to the public in Lidköping. We have once again plenty of variety […]

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Music News

YLC’s Eurovision 2018 picks

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is upon us and us fans of the extravaganza turn our eyes towards Portugal, first for the two semifinals on the 8th and 10th of May, and then the Grand Final on the 12th. Semifinal 1 is shaping to be the strongest we can remember, so unfortunately we will have to […]

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Festivals Music Swedish Culture

Melodifestivalen: Ahead of heat 2

Well, this year’s Melodifestivalen is off to a good start, and the second Mello week takes us to Gothenburg. Hang along, as we take a look at the seven competitors getting on stage on Satuday. The first heat of Melodifestivalen showed that good taste still prevails, as proper music won over novelty acts. The first […]

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Festivals Music Swedish Culture

Melodifestivalen – Let’s get the show on the road!

As you should know by now, Melodifestivalen is a very BIG DEAL in Sweden, as the Swedes take their Eurovision qualifications more seriously than any other nation. In fact, Melodifestivalen always gets more viewers than the Eurovision Song Contest itself. The qualifications take six Saturdays to complete and they take the form of a travelling circus, […]

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Music Swedish Culture

Melodifestivalen 2017 – Your Guide to the Grand Final

The Swedes take their Melodifestivalen seriously, the six week music entertainment bonanza is so much more than just the national Eurovision qualifications. Around three and a half million Swedes are expected to be watching the finals on Saturday, and breaking records in the number of votes given.  This year the playing field looks very even […]

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Music Videos

Jasmine Kara on music and life

As Jasmine Kara is poised to get on stage at Melodifestivalen in Växjö later this week, we now bring you the second part of our exclusive interview with her. In the first part you heard all her thoughts about Melodifestivalen and you can read and watch it right here, in case you missed it. This […]

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Music

Melodifestivalen 2017: Let the show begin!

It’s finally time to kick off the Melodifestivalen circus once again! Are you as excited as we are? We’ll be glued to the TV sofa the next six Saturdays, just like a couple of a million others in Sweden. Melodifestivalen is a BIG DEAL in Sweden. Last year’s final was seen by almost 3,5 million […]

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