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Méndez: Melodifestivalen’s Multinational Megastar

Usually most stars try and blend into the background to be unnoticed when they travel, but it was impossible to miss Méndez. I wasn’t even on the look out for stars. I’m standing at platform 10 at Stockholm central station and have just planted one foot onboard the X2000, the high speed train connecting the […]

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Why Gothenburg Might Never Host Another Eurovision Song Contest

Ben Robertson is watching Melodifestivalen from Scandinavium, the host arena for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1985. Gothenburg would like to host the contest again, but here he explains why there are many challenges in the way of such ambition.

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Why Melodifestivalen Is Sweden’s Biggest TV Show

Melodifestivalen 2020 has already had its first hit and millions of people tuned in. Why is Sweden's selection show such a big hit? Ben Robertson explains

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How To Fall In Love With Sanremo
Mahmood, Sanremo 2019 (RAI/

As the 70th Sanremo Festival gets under way, Ewan Spence looks over the Italian celebration to help you enjoy the experience broadcast live from the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo.

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Malou Prytz: The Melfest Star Still At School

Ben Robertson sits down with 16-year-old Malou Prytz to talk about her whirlwind adventure since her Melodifestivalen debut last year, and what the future lies in store for her.

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