Her dress may have been as bright as the sun, but her mood couldn’t have been any darker. Linda Bengtzing–the 37-year old who tried to make schlager mainstream again–is pissed off at Swedes and SVT following her 7th place finish at Melodifestivalen.
The bookies said it would be a close one. But for anyone inside the Globen Arena last night for the final of Melodifestivalen 2011, Eric Saade’s victory must have seemed like a foregone conclusion. From the moment he entered the arena during the parade of contestants, young girls (and grown men) screamed his name, and […]
Last night an international jury cast its votes for Melodifestivalen 2011, and this morning bookies responded with an updated set of odds. They suggest that Eric Saade is the man to beat.
If the iTunes chart is anything to go by, then Saturday’s Melodfifestivalen 2011 final is a two-horse race between Sara Varga (“Spring for Livet”) and Danny Saucedo (“In The Club”). Here’s how the charts currently stand, as of Thursday, March 10:
It was a dramatic evening up North, and both Vebooboo and Wiwi were shocked by the results. Mouths dropped. Tears dropped. And so did our faith in Swedish voters.Here’s how it all went down:
Tonight the final two finalists for Melodifestivalen 2011 will be chosen. In classic SVT fashion, the Second Chance will be played out in duels, similar to an NCAA Final Four bracket…except penguin suits and glitter will take centre stage, not seven-foot-tall-college-jocks. (One can only dream…)
Wiwi and Vebooboo spent last weekend up North in Sweden. Although we gorged on enough elk and kanelbullar (cinammon buns) to last a lifetime, the highlight of our trip was definitely Saturday night’s fourth and final Melodifestivalen semi-final.
The day has finally come. Vebooboo and Wiwi are packing their bags and getting ready for a weekend in Skåne (southern Sweden). A lot of work has gone into this trip—starving themselves ahead of the all-you-can-eat taco buffet with the Melodifestivalen club on Saturday, for instance. But they know a good schlager-fest is worth it […]