20 Jun 2024
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Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 5!

Melfest has reached its 5th week, and with this year’s new format it means we are still getting six new contestants, bringing the total up to 30. After the two entries going straight to the final have been picked, the 3rd and 4th places will get to be a part of the final qualification with […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 3!

We are already on the third week of Melodifestivalen, the music extravaganza that has most Swedes transfixed every Saturday for six weeks. The song competition is an institution in itself, but it also results in finding the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Malmö this May. There are another six […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Get Ready for Heat 2!

We are on to the second week of Melodifestivalen, the music bonanza that has the Swedes benched in front of their TVs on Saturdays for six weeks straight. The whole thing is geared to find the Swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Malmö this May. There are another six […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Did they save the best for last?

So we have come to the last of the four preliminary heats of Melodifestivalen and are thus getting the entries from the remaining seven contestants. Eurovision queen Loreen’s return is having ESC fans all hyped up, and for good reason. Last week saw very expectedly Marcus & Martinus going straight to the final, joined by […]

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Festivals Music News

Melodifestivalen 2023 – It’s time for Heat 2!

The first week of Melodifestivalen 2023 saw Jon Henrik Fjällgren with Arc North and Adam Woods going straight to the final as expected. And he will be joined by Tone Sekelius. The next seven contestants are up this Saturday in Linköping. Beside the actual qualification round, we can expect to see Linda Bentzing and Magnus […]

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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

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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Jasmine Kara talks Melodifestivalen

Jasmine Kara is one of our long-time favorites here at Your Living City, and we couldn’t have been happier when we heard she is finally competing in Melodifestivalen this year. We met up with Jasmine one fine morning to have a chat and here we bring you the first part of her interview, concentrating on […]

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