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ESC Reporter | February 22, 2018

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Eurovision 2017 core team: Christer Björkman on as producer!

February 22, 2017 |

After several members of the core team resigned from their positions two weeks ago, a new core team has been established, with a familiar face!

Christer Björkman has been appointed as producer for Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. Björkman, who is … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Co-founder of Marcel Bezençon Awards Weighs In

May 18, 2016 |

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest has come and gone and as many people speculate on controversies with the voting process and the winner, one thing everyone can agree on are the recipients of this years Marcel Bezençon Awards.



Tribute … Read More

Organizers reveal running order of Eurovision 2016 semi-finals

April 8, 2016 |

Since 2013, when the Swedish host broadcaster introduced the practice, the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest have decided the running orders of the shows, in order to ensure that each song gets the best chance to stand out.

Today, … Read More

Scandals pile up at Melodifestivalen as Anna Book is disqualified!

February 4, 2016 |

Another scandal has hit Melodifestivalen just two days ahead of the first live heat on Saturday.

It was revealed during a press conference by SVT just over an hour ago that Anna Book and her song “Himmel för två” (Heaven … Read More

Melodifestivalen 2016 receives 2450 songs for consideration

September 17, 2015 |

The submission period for the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen, ended yesterday morning.

At the time of closing, Swedish broadcaster SVT had received 2450 songs for consideration, up from 2177 last year.


1982 professional entries, … Read More

Smajling Swedes chosen as first Melodifestivalen 2016 participants!

September 8, 2015 |

On September 6, the grand final of Svensktoppen Nästa 2015 took place.

Since 2012, the winner of the radio contest has been offered a place at Melodifestivalen, however this year’s winner, Michael Fannon, will not go to the Swedish national … Read More

Selection of Eurovision 2016 host city a few weeks away

June 9, 2015 |

It was just a few weeks ago that Måns Zelmerlöw sang “Heroes” in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, securing Sweden its sixth victory.

Currently, one of the most important decisions, the choice of host city, is … Read More

Stockholm bid for Eurovision 2016 host city loses two arenas

June 2, 2015 |

SVT, the national broadcaster of Sweden and the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest host broadcaster, wishes to make a host city decision by the end of August.

Up until now, Stockholm has been seen as the obvious winner, with three suitable … Read More

Sweden changes winning stage act of “Heroes” for Eurovision

April 3, 2015 |

Måns Zelmerlöw, the Swedish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, won national selection Melodifestivalen with great help from a captivating and interactive stage show using projection mapping technology.

But now, the Swedish delegation has found it necessary to alter the … Read More

Tonight: Melodifestivalen 2015 final – Sweden selects for Eurovision!

March 14, 2015 |

After four semi-finals and a second chance show, the time has come for Sweden to select who they will send to Vienna and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015!

The final of Melodifestivalen 2015 airs live tonight, live from the Friends … Read More

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