Not all countries have selected their 2012 Eurovision contestant, but that hasn’t stopped betting agencies from handicapping this year’s race. Fifteen leading agencies in Britain currently have Sweden’s Loreen listed as the odds-on favorite with her song “Euphoria.” A number of agencies had already listed her at or near the top in recent weeks. On […]
After weeks of hype, allegations of musical plagiarism, and ever-narrowing odds from the bookmakers, Loreen has finally won Sweden’s Melodifestivalen—its national selection for Eurovision 2012. Earlier this evening the 28-year old singer brushed away the competition inside Stockholm’s Globen Arena with a moving performance of her song “Euphoria.” Steeped in mystery and delivered with sheer […]
Sweden chose its Eurovison 2012 contestant using a combined jury and public vote, each of which counted for 50% of the overall score. Loreen’s victory wasn’t guaranteed following the announcement of the jury results. Although she won six out of the eleven international juries (compared to Danny’s four), her lead was only 12 points—easily surmountable […]
Bookies at Britain’s major betting agencies belive that Loreen will win Melodifestivalen 2012 in a landslide. The odds that the “Euphoria” singer will win tomorrow night’s contest have narrowed significantly in recent weeks, and she’s currently the favorite at Bet365, BWIN.com, Ladbrokes and Betfair. Bet365 currently has her at 1/5—well ahead of Danny (“Amazing“) at […]
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen is a musical tour de force. Every year eliminated entries are of such high quality that they could easily crack the Top 10 of Eurovision. The 2012 contest is no exception. But even in this strong field, there’s one song that rises above the rest: Loreen’s “Euphoria.”
Thorsten Flink and the Top Cats advanced from the andra chansen round this evening, completing the Melodifestivalen 2012 line-up. Afterwards the show’s producers determined the running order for the March 10 final. Below you can watch all of the finalists in the order that they will compete next Saturday. Click on the contestant’s name to […]
If the iTunes charts in Sweden are anything to go by, then Loreen has emerged as the early favorite to win Melodifestivalen 2012. The “Euphoria” singer jumped to the top of the charts last night after SVT release all of the contest’s singles to mark the end of the semi-finals. Danny, who Wiwi and others […]
He’s one of the favourites to win Melodifestivalen 2012, and has already watched his song climb the iTunes charts. And now Swedish heartthrob Danny Saucedo hopes to bring the trophy home with his futuristic performance of “Amazing”.