Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Draw decides running order for 2022 Melodifestivalen

Saturday sees the last national finals of the 2022 season, ahead of Monday's Head of Delegation meeting in Turin when each broadcaster formally submits...

Day 5 – Lithuania to Sweden

Goedemorgon Oneuropeans, and welcome to my updates from Day Five. Semi final one (most of), rehearsal two. We're only missing Malta, who'll be first...

Sweden – This is how you put voices on stage Slovenia.

Before Tusse even hits the stage he's on the backfoot.  In real life next Tuesday evening he'll have just followed Russia empowerment anthem with...

The Fanning Verdict – Eurovision 2021 – Sweden

Trusse is still wearing old-lady red silk pyjamas with silver brocade elbow length gloves, and he’s still a powerful singer. The song is still...

The Fanning Verdict: Day One at Eurovision 2021

I'll be here throughout rehearsals to tell you what I thought of what was going on and gathering up the official clips in one...

Sweden – bet on the red?

Primary colours seem to rule in Sweden. Not only is Tusse in red (with some sparkly bits that I thought were Christmas tinsel at...

Sweden – Tusseling for a top spot

Sweden is my one to watch. Not because I think it’s great, but because I think it might have just enough to pick up...

Sweden on the sidelines

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has sought to counter allegations, in some quarters, that it has been less than impartial in its dealings at...

So what the hell happened in week five?

Let's start on the firmest of firm Eurovision Song Contest ground - Sweden. Melodifestivalen Their second Melodifestivalen heat provided us with Dotter going through to the...

It’s the Songlympics!!!

So the Olympics of song that is the Swedish Melodifestivalen relentlessly pushes through the pandemic with only slight changes.  There are going to be...