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    My top 5 in Eurovision Song Contest 2016

    Tonight marks the first day of Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Sweden won last year, which means they’re this year’s hosts (whoop whoop!). I wish I could be in Stockholm on Saturday to see who wins but it didn’t pan out that way. I’ll enjoy trying to spot my friends in the crowd instead. I’m also looking forward to one of the middle acts, which I’ve heard will be a parody of Eurovision itself. I’ve had a chance to listen through all the songs competing and picked out my five favourites. It was very difficult, 5 out of 44 is not easy. Russia (seeded as a winner), Belarus and Hungary are…

  • Eurovision Final Live 2013 | Throwback Thursday

    Time for another Throwback Thursday post and this time it’s about one of my favourite events happening yearly: Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden won this year and I’ll be there to watch the final live next year, exactly like two years ago. Here’s how it all went down when the Eurovision Final 2013 was held in Malmö. We had been waiting for a whole year, since the win in 2012, to go see Eurovision live. We couldn’t believe it on the actual day that we were there and it took me quite a while to understand. The Hotel Room We had booked a gorgeous room at one of the hotels in…

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    When I met Måns Zelmerlöw

    Tonight it’s finally time for Sweden to enter the Eurovision stage. Måns Zelmerlöw is representing Sweden with ‘Heroes’ and once upon a time he was my hero. It’s not until now that I think he can really sing, I don’t think I’ve ever heard him sing as good as in ‘Heroes’. About six years ago I loved Måns’ music and I always turned the volume up when his songs played on the radio. I tuned in when I knew he was going to be on TV but that soon faded, his role as host for ‘Allsången’ was too much. Even so, when he came to my then home city (Halmstad) I took…

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    Get ready for Eurovision | Part 4

    It’s the final week, only seven days left till the first semifinal is live on telly. This week I’m taking a look at the second half of the second semifinal which includes Israel, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Slovenia and Poland. I’ll also give my thoughts on Germany who already have qualified for the final. Israel (Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy) This song reminds me of a young Justin Timberlake and *NSYNC in the verse. The chorus is all about Balkan pop. I quite like it, it makes me happy and it’s certainly something different. I’m not sure about the opening of the song as it’s not got anything to do…

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    Get ready for Eurovision | Part 3

    It’s time to listen to the first half of the second semifinal. This is the semifinal where Sweden will perform and I’m really excited to see how it goes and what the competition is like. Lithuania (Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila – This Time) I quite like this duet. Not too sure about her voice though, it’s quite high pitched. It’s better when the guy joins in and I do like the catchy chorus. The band helps as well, piano, guitar, drums etc. and I hope it will work really well live. Ireland (Molly Sterling – Playing With Numbers) Ireland are back to ballads and that’s what they do best, at least…