Good Evening, Europe! It may be frosty in our beloved Sweden, but joy is in the air as the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 approaches. On January 25 Swedish broadcaster SVT staged the semi-final allocation draw, deciding when the 43 participating countries will sing and vote. wiwiblogger Tobias was on the scene and had the chance to catch-up with Christer Björkman — Mr Melodifestivalen and the Show Producer for Eurovision 2016.
Björkman discusses “the fliers” — which we assume are the seeds of the dandelion logo, saying they “represent a person or a song or a composer or an artist or a fan, and it symbolises that we go from somewhere to here and become a new memory….all the fliers are drawn in…they are sucked in and become the collective memory of all Eurovisions.” Does that give us a hint about the postcards for the show? Blow, baby, blow!
He’s decidedly tight-lipped about other matters — we can’t blame him! But we keep prodding him anyway, and ask whether Lynda Woodruff will play a part in the show, whether Sweden has a strong enough pool of Melodifestivalen songs to win Eurovision and how the Stockholm show will stack up against Malmö.
You better hurry and click that play button, because as Spain’s Maria Isabel says, la vida sólo es una. Don’t waste it!
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