18 Jul 2024
Eurovision
Festivals Music

Is my Eurovision broken?

As the Eurovision Song Contest has given me so much joy and entertainment over the years, it makes me sad to see the mess we are in ahead of the ESC Grand Finale of 2024. The whole Eurovision season has given me so many mixed emotions, and it’s all culminating tonight. Being a Finn living […]

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Eurovision stars at the Stockholm pre-party

Eurovision stars have been doing the pre-party circuit ahead of the main event in Malmö in May. A total of 14 of this year’s ESC participants came to the Nordic Eurovision Part in Stockholm at Berns, joined by a few other fan favorites from previous years. Here are our favorite pictures from when the artists […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Get ready for heat 3!

Last week’s second heat saw the Ukrainian talent Maria Sur getting the most votes with her belter of a survival ballad. And she is joined in the final by The Panetoz, who brought the dance party. Week 3 brings the touring Mello circus to Lidköping, and we have the next seven candidate vying for the […]

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In Pictures: Cornelia Jakobs’ First Gig after Melfest Victory

After very deservedly winning Melodifestivalen with the help of international juries, Cornelia Jakobs is now one of the frontrunners for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Turin, Italy on 10-14th May. We were lucky enough to catch her playing her first gig after the Melodifestivalen, at Musikplats Stockholm at the Radio House. […]

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Melodifestivalen 2022 – Time for the Final!

The five weeks of preliminary rounds have passed by so quickly again, and here we are at the final of Melodifestivalen 2022! Be sure to tune in on Saturday the 12th of March at 8pm CET on SVT 1 or SVT Play – also available with English commentary on the latter for the international viewers! […]

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Melodifestivalen 2022 – Your Guide to Heat 4

So we are already getting to see the last seven entries of this Melodifestivalen season! And the Mello circus is already moving from The Avicii Arena to the bigger Friends Arena for this fourth heat, as well as the semifinal and the final. Last week brought us new finalists Anders Bagge and Faith Kakembo, but […]

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Melodifestivalen 2022 – Your Guide to Heat 2!

So Melodifestivalen finally kicked off last weekend, with Cornelia Jakobs making a big impression and Robin Bengtsson getting to join her in the final. On the negative side, the app voting crashed, so we didn’t get to see the new and improved counting of the votes – so we have something to look forward to […]

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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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Culture Festivals Music News Swedish Culture

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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Festivals Music

In Pictures: Melodifestivalen Rehearsal Day

The Thursday before is always a long day of rehearsals when the artists, their staging and wardrobe people, dancers and backup singers, the pyro guys, the huge TV production crew, and all the other people involved are polishing the final details for the biggest TV show of the year, the Melodifestivalen Grand Final! We spent […]

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