I’m in Malmö, because Eurovision is happening here and it’s my dirty obsession. I hope that doesn’t make you think of less me. But anyway, I’ll be tweeting through the second semi final. I’ll be rooting for Norway in this one. Follow me if you want, it’s get lonely over on Twitter sometimes!
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Anouk is a household in her native Netherlands. She controversially entered this year with this entry; it’s about as indie and dark as you could get. And it’s representing Netherlands in this year’s camp-fest that is Eurovision. She succeeded in the semi finals on Tuesday and so will be in the grand final on Saturday. Some have said this is too good; too edgy to win. I’m not sure if it will take the crown. But it’s great.
Yes, my ‘discreet obsession’ is back again. This year, Eurovision is in Malmö. And if there’s one thing Swedes do very well, it’s Eurovision. I aim to be in the final this Saturday, but in the meantime tonight the first semi-final is on.
I won’t talk too much about it because I know not many people who read Alfitude like the show. But if you’re interested, I will be tweeting every so often over on my Twitter tonight.
I am in Stockholm as we speak, at the Friends Arena because it’s the Melodifestivalen Final for 2013. The winning song tonight will go through to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in May.
The show is Sweden’s biggest TV event, and always mixes established Swedish artists with newcomers. Generally the standard of entries is always pretty high (although this year has been a bit of a turbulent ride in my opinion).
I try and keep my Eurovision posts to a minimum on here because I know it’s not everyone’s flavour, but if you want to follow me on Twitter then I will be trying to tweet through the night. Or not. Depends how much Absolut I go through.
Follow me on Twitter right here, and wherever you are in the world, you can watch the show live and for free over on SVT’s website. The show starts at 20:00 Sweden Time. I promise you, you will never watch anything quite like it…
This is the song going through to represent Norway at this year’s Eurovision. I’m a little shocked at how good it is; not all the songs from the other countries have been chosen yet but this is already getting my vote. Something out of this world would have to happen for me to change my mind. Go Margaret Berger.
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Regular followers will know that I have a weakness for Eurovision. I try to not include much of it on here but some times I just can’t avoid it…
This is the artwork for this year’s Eurovision. I’m not sure what a butterfly has to do with the show but whatever. Exciting.
Check out the HUGE turnout for Loreen’s homecoming after winning Eurovision this year. Amazing!
I am ridiculously happy for Sweden and Loreen winning this year’s Eurovision over the weekend. It was about time and the song deserved to win. In all it’s Swedish amazingness, watch the Swedish Royal Guard perform the winning song. It’s great!
As we’re Scandi-obsessed, we’ll be launching a microsite soon following the run up to Sweden 2013!
Regular followers will know that for all my sins, I am a huge Eurovision fan. Those of you who don’t know about it; it’s the world’s most watched music TV show and its on every year, where all the countries in Europe each submit a song and the viewers from all the countries vote on a winner. It’s a big deal all across the continent, is watched all over the world and is broadcast live later this month.
I’ve been to the last couple of shows, and what I hoped would be an annual pilgrimage was shattered when Azerbaijan won last year, meaning that I couldn’t ever afford a trip there (the winner hosts the following year’s event). So sadly, I won’t be going.
But, the amazing people at Universal have given me the second best thing; a copy of this year’s CD with all the entries. It’s out this week, and even if you think the show is lame it’s really worth giving it a listen. I won’t go through all 42 entries, but these are my highlights.
I’m not going to mention the UK, because even though that’s where I’m from, I think the song is ‘just OK’ (although if it does win I will be really happy), but you can watch it here. Anyway…
Favourite Entry (and one I would like to see winning): Loreen ‘Euphoria’ (Sweden – obviously)
This is the most impressive entry this year, and one of the many reasons Sweden is close to my heart. It’s had the most positive response of all the entries this year, and it’s looking very likely that the Contest will come to Stockholm in 2013.
Sexiest Entry (and one I would like to be in the video with): Anggun ‘Echo’ (France)
Anggun is apparently a bit of an institution in France, and the country has recently been making a big effort to have some quality songs represent it. So I think this is good, it deserves top 10.
Biggest Pile of Shit (that will probably do well): Valentina Monetta ‘The Social Network Song’ (San Marino)
Seriously, embarassing. But gaining a cult following. So who knows. Who knows…
Fiercest Diva (from an unlikely country): Tooji ‘Stay’ (Norway)
I actually LOVE this track and I can’t help but get a kick out of hearing that bit of Arabic drum in it. I really hope this does well.
Most Viral (and cutest): Buranovskiye Babushki ‘Party For Everybody’ (Russia)
My ears are bleeding… But awwww…
The ‘Probably Will Win’ Entry: Ivi Adamou ‘La La Love’ (Cyprus)
Songs with Ballearic beats tradionally do very well in Eurovision, and this track is very, very catchy. So if it wins I won’t complain, it’s good.
This is Loreen, singing Euphoria. She won Melodifestivalen over the weekend with this, and will therefore represent the song as Sweden’s entry for Eurovision this year. If you don’t know what Melodifestivalen is, it’s Sweden’s most watched show and is absolutely huge in every sense of the word. I went last year and it was simply mind blowing.
This lady used to be in a Swedish band called Love Generation who tried to get to this year’s Eurovision through RedOne (the chap that does Lady Gaga’s tracks). They didn’t manage it, and Coco decided to leave and launch her own career. This is the first single. Check out here.