Friday, December 30, 2011

ESC 2012 - Albania's entry

So Albania picked their entry last night. It's gonna be "Suus" by Rona Nishliu. Ok, I'm not impressed. At all. This is a total snoozefest for me. I don't know what other options the Albanians had last night but they voted for a really really bad one. I'll wait for the 3 minute version even though I don't know how this can change my opinion about the song. I just don't like it. Maybe their worst entry since their debut for me... Sorry.

I won't give any points yet. Maybe in some miraculous way the song will grow on me... Right...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ESC 2012 - Spain: Pastora Soler to ESC! Confirmed!

Oh my God!!! I don't know where to start!! Seriously! EXTATIC!!! :D Pastora Soler will represent Spain to ESC next May in Baku!!!! Remember my previous posts about her? My perfect choice! I had hopes since she performed last February in the spanish NF but then in some interviews she said "no". But yesterday she wrote in one of her tweets that today would be a special day. She also deleted some old tweets saying she doesn't want to represent Spain! But she's here now! :D :D :D So freakin' glad that she changed her mind!!!

It was an internal selection by RTVE. The BEST move they did in YEARS! Finally! And I'm almost sure that's why Pastora said "yes". Internal selection! Oh God! I am still smiling!

Needless to say that Spain is my winner right? No matter what Pastora will sing! And that's because I love ALL of her songs! I'm sure she won't let me down. And for the first time since 2008 I am glad we have the juries. Pastora will get a great boost! But let's kick the juries out next year ok? xD

Right now I have totally forgotten about Melodifestivalen! Andreas Lundstedt and Afro-Dite! Sorry my loves but it's Soler we're talking about! :P If either of them makes it to Baku (unfortunately too good to happen) I will root for them. But now PASTORA SOLER people!! :D

Madrid 2013! ;D

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Helena Paparizou - Mr. Perfect

Helena Paparizou's brand new song "Mr. Perfect"!! The song is already on youtube but it will be digitally released on Monday, December 5th. The music video of the song will also be out in December.

Helena released 3 songs since the beginning of 2011. The other two are "Baby It's Over" and "Love Me Crazy" (greek version of LMC).

Post your comments people! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Melodifestivalen 2012 - The songs and artists of heats 3 and 4

Press conference is over and here are the artists competing in semis 3 and 4.

Heat 3 - Leksand - February 18

Förlåt Mig
Artist: Mattias Andréasson
T & m: Mattias Andréasson

I Mina Drömmar
Artist: Maria BenHajji
T & m: Nanna Svensdóttir, Thomas Cars

Just A Little Bit
Artist: Love Generation
T & m: RedOne, John Mamann, Jean-Claude Sindres, Teddy Sky, Yohanne Simon, Bilal "The Chef" Hajji

Artist: Andreas Johnson
T & m: Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint

Artist: Björn Ranelid feat. Sara Li
T & m: Fredrik Andersson, Björn Ranelid

Artist: Carolina Wallin Pérez
T & m: Michael Clauss, Martin Bjelke, Carolina Wallin Pérez, F Dread

Why Am I Crying
Artist: Molly Sandén
T & m: Molly Sandén, Aleena Gibson, Windy Wagner

Artist: Youngblood
T & m: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger

Heat 4 - Malmö - February 25

Allting Blir Bra Igen
Artist: OPA
T & m: Michael Sideridis

Don't Let Me Down
Artist: Lotta Engberg och Christer Sjögren
T & m: Lasse Holm, Lars "Dille" Diedricson

Artist: Hanna Lindblad
T & m: Hanna Lindblad, Linda Sundblad, Tony Nilsson

Kyss Mig
Artist: Axel Algmark
T & m: Axel Algmark, Mattias Frändå, Jonathan Magnussen

Land of Broken Dreams
Artist: Dynazty
T & m: Thomas G:son, Thomas "Plec" Johansson

The Girl
Artist: Charlotte Perrelli
T & m: Fredrik Kempe, Alexander Jonsson

Amazing (previous title To The Sky)
Artist: Danny Saucedo
T & m: Danny Saucedo, Peter Boström, Figge Boström

Why Start A Fire
Artist: Lisa Miskovsky
T & m: Lisa Miskovsky, Aleksander With, Bernt Rune Stray, Berent Philip Moe

Ok first of all I missed the press conference so I don't know what happened with the song "Porslin"... We have 32 artists but no song entitled "Porslin". No idea what happened but I'll find out.
Secondly, no Magnus Carlsson... Then we have a few artists I like... Nah semis 1 and 2 are better. In semis 3 and 4 I'm rooting for Perrelli and Danny so far. The rest will depend on the songs.

So... Afro-Dite, Andreas Lundstedt, Loreen, Timoteij, Sonja Aldén, Charlotte Perrelli and Danny to Globen! I leave the last 3 spots to be filled by you. Choose whoever you want. Just send those 7 to Globen!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

ESC 2012 - Regína Ósk enters Söngvakeppni 2012!

I decided not to post any ESC news since I can't follow all the NFs (of course I will totally follow Melodifestivalen) but I couldn't resist after seeing this! Regína Ósk does a comeback!!! :D :D :D Please scandinavian Gods send her to ESC!!!! She sang my all time favourite icelandic entry with Friðrik Ómar as Euroband! And now she's back!! GO REGINA!!!!!

Melodifestivalen 2012 - Lundstedt's "Aldrig Aldrig": A ballad or an uptempo song?

Photo: Peter Knutson

Scandipop posted an interview of Andreas today. It's from last Monday when SVT announced the 16 first artists. Andreas described the song to scandipop as an uptempo. Now I'm really confused... Is it gonna be an uptempo or a ballad?

He also says that he'll release an album next summer or next autumn which means no Alcazar for at least another year! :( :( :(

Friday, November 25, 2011

Annikafiore - Love 2 Live video released!

I should be ashamed for not having blogged about Annikafiore's work! That's definitely gonna change!
Well the second single from her EP "Preaching The Choir" is out! Along with the music video!! I just love it!! Love the colors in the video and Annikafiore looks more fab than ever! Queen!

For more info visit (and like!) her facebook page! You can listen to the rest of the songs there, get links to iTunes (buy the EP people! It's fantastic!) etc.

Oh and don't forget to listen to "Don’t Wanna C U 2nite"!! Fab fab fab!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Melodifestivalen 2012 - No Carola

I had no idea Carola was rumoured to be one of the artists to compete in Mello 2012! But my facebook homepage is full of articles saying that she won't compete after all. Here is an article. 

So she can't compete because of "The Voice" huh? Alright people, prepare to see her in Mello 2013! ;)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Melodifestivalen 2012 - What type of songs are we gonna hear?

Alright SVT will create artist pages which will be updated more frequently in January. However some of them are already there. Not all of them are fully informed but in most of them the artists and composers describe the songs! They are in alphabetical order so I'm gonna go with it.

Abalone Dots
Photo: Sven Lindwall
They describe "På Väg" as a melancholic ballad with a love theme.

I'm not positive about it. You know I don't like ballads so it must be something really great in order for me to like it.

Photo: Anders Wiklund
Gladys describes "The Boy Can Dance" as a joyous, catchy glitter song!
Blossom as a discorama!
Kayo as a groovy disco tune!
The writers Johan and Catrine describe it as an old school disco anthem in modern clothes and a modern '70s disco ball with nightclub feeling like fireworks!

Oh. My. God. Are we looking at a "Never Let It Go" part II???? Sounds like it!!!! I AM FREAKIN' EXTATIC and I can't wait until February!!!! Oh my God!! DISCO! DISCO!! DISCOOOO!!!!! They're my winners! Period. I know Andreas (Lundstedt) and Magnus Carlsson are also competing but really I'm rooting for the girls! I will vote for Andy and Magnus and Loreen and and and. BUT BUT BUT Afro-Dite will definitely be my favourite. Besides Andy is competing with a ballad (keep reading) and no idea about Magnus' song BUT BUT BUT.

 Sonja Aldén
Photo: Sven Lindwall

Unfortunately there's no description for "I Din Himmel" but I'm almost sure it's gonna be ballad. If it's like "För Att Du Finns" I'm gonna like it. A lot.

Dead by April
Photo: Sven Lindwall

They describe "Mystery" as epic, modern pop/metal, the "heaviest" song in Melodifestivalen and as a punch in the face with a strong chorus.
Ehm ok... I can't say anything now. It's a mystery. ;)

Thorsten Flinck and Revolutionsorkestern
Photo: Sven Lindwall

They describe "Jag Reser Mig Igen" as a heavy song with both personal and universal text and as a good song in all contexts.
I can't think of what we're gonna hear. A ballad maybe?

David Lindgren
Photo: Sven Lindwall
There's no description about the song yet.
Photo: Sven Lindwall
No description about "Euphoria" either. Damn it! I wanted something!
EDIT: I found an interview where Loreen describes the song. "Dynamic. Cry Me a River-feelings. Ambient. A song that crawls under your skin." 

Oh God! Sounds great!!

Andreas Lundstedt
Photo: Sven Lindwall

Andreas describes "Aldrig" as a captivating melancholy in Swedish.
The writers describe it as a song to cry and dance to.
Doesn't it sound like a ballad to you? It is. I knew it ever since I saw the title. And the fact that it's in swedish sung by Andreas...totally a ballad. If it's like "Driver Dagg Faller Regn" then it's more than welcome! :D

Mimi Oh
Photo: Sven Lindwall

Mimi describes "Det Går För Långsamt" as a bombastic pop!
Niclas Lundin describes it as an honest and straight contemporary pop song with a clear legacy of the swedish '80s.
Sounds cool!
Ulrik Munther
Photo: Sven Lindwall
Ulrik describes "Soldiers" as a fresh pop/rock song with military feeling.
The writers describe it as a pop song that is about relationships and forgiveness.
All I say is watch out for him. :/
Sean Banan
Photo: Sven Lindwall
Sean describes "Sean Den Förste Banan" with the phrase "Everyone in Sweden can be/are the kings, even if it is in their own way".
The writers describe it as a good song without a quiet moment with Sweden's best artist.
Now why do I have a feeling it's gonna be a joke entry?

Marie Serneholt
Marie describes "Salt And Pepper" as a swinging upptempolåt with lots of spice.
Spicy song hehe. I am expecting a lot from Marie!

The Moniker
Photo: Sven Lindwall
Daniel (The Moniker) describes "I Want To Be Chris Isaak" as a song without genre and free in its revelation.
I'll just say don't let it be another "Oh My God"!!

Thomas Di Leva
Photo: Sven Lindwall
Thomas describes "Ge Aldrig Upp" as an uplifting energetic song with a message.

I never watched any performace or listened any song by Di Leva but I know who he is. I just don't think I'll like what he has to show us.

Photo: Sven Lindwall
Timoteij describe "Stormande Hav" as a hit and full of energy up-tempo song with Timoteij-touch!
The writers describe it as a folk/pop/schlager energetic song with irish garlands.

Yay! It sounds like another "Kom"!! Even though "Kom" will always be the lost chance for the Swedes to win Eurovision!
Top Cats
Photo: Sven Lindwall
 They describe "Baby Doll" as a happy song with full speed.
I don't know their genre but Susie Päivärinta is one of the writers so...

These are the 16 out of 32 Melodifestivalen entries. I just can't wait until we listen to the songs!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Melodifestivalen 2012 - The songs and artists of heats 1 and 2

Aftonbladet was right! Here are the artists people! And it's official!

Heat 1 - Växjö - February 4th

Artist: Loreen
T & m: Peter Boström och Thomas G:son

I Want To Be Chris Isaak (This Is Just the Beginning)
Artist: The Moniker
T & m: The Moniker

Jag Reser Mig Igen
Artist: Thorsten Flinck and Revolutionsorkestern
T & m: Thomas G:son och Ted Ström

Artist: Dead by April
T & m: Pontus Hjelm

På Väg
Artist: Abalone Dots
T & m: Abalone Dots (Rebecka Hjukström, Sophia Hogman, Louise Holmer) and Viktor Källgren

Salt & Pepper
Artist: Marie Serneholt
T & n: Figge Boström, Lina Eriksson and Mårten Eriksson

Sean Den Förste Banan
Artist: Sean Banan
T & m: Sean Banan, Joakim Larsson, Hans Blomberg, Mårten Andersson

The Boy Can Dance
Artist: Afro-Dite
T & m: Figge Boström, Johan Lindman and Catrine Loqvist

My comments: Loreen and Afro-Dite to Globen!!! I won't accept any other results! About andra chansen I don't care. I need to listen to the songs!

Heat 2 - Göteborg - February 11th

Artist: Andreas Lundstedt
T & m: Randy Goodrum, Niclas Lundin and Maria Marcus

Baby Doll
Artist: Top Cats
T & m: Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson and Susie Päivärinta

Det Går För Långsamt
Artist: Mimi Oh
T & m: Niclas Lundin and Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad

Ge Aldrig Upp
Artist: Thomas Di Leva
T & m: Thomas Di Leva

I Din Himmel
Artist: Sonja Aldén
T & m: Sonja Aldén, Peter Boström and Bobby Ljunggren

Shout It Out
Artist: David Lindgren
T & m: Tony Nilsson och Fernando Fuentes

Artist: Ulrik Munther
T & m: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, David Jackson, Ulrik Munther and Johan Åberg

Stormande Hav
Artist: Timoteij
T & m: Jens Engelbrecht, Stina Engelbrecht, Johan Fjellström and Kristian Lagerström

My comments: Andy and Timoteij to Globen! Or Sonja! But watch out for that Ulrik kid! He's a teen-girl magnet!

We still don't know who will sing "Porslin". Christer Björkman said they haven't found the right artist yet. So we wait. Next Monday, same time, we will know the rest artists!

Now, who wants to donate some money so I can go to the semis as well? xD Anyone? No?

Friday, November 18, 2011

ESC 2012 - Željko Joksimović to represent Serbia!

I'm sure it's old news to you by now but I just found out and I wanted to comment that. Željko is back! And I'm happy about this because it's gonna be another entry in serbian! Yay! Plus a good one! I like all Željko's ESC entries with my favourite being "Oro"! Then comes "Lane Moje" and then "Lejla".
And apparently RTS asked from Željko to pick one of his songs. It can't be more internal! Haha I'm really looking forward to hear the song but until then we have a few months.