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A Thirty Five Metre Long Curtain: Melodifestivalen’s Unique Staging Experiment

Ben Robertson investigates the innovative staging at this year's Melodifestivalen and wonders if once again Sweden has discovered a new trick that will be rolled across Europe for years to come.

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Melodifestivalen and the Power of the ‘Speculation Storyline’

Ben Robertson has toured with Melodifestivalen and he has released one of the key reasons the show is so successful. This is how SVT create an exciting storyline each week out of the battle to qualify to the final and eventually head to the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Myths, Legends, And Questions: How To Talk To The British About Eurovision
James Newman, 'My Last Breath' single artwork (BMG)

As James Newman prepares to sing for the UK at Eurovision, Ellie Chalkley answers the top twelve burning issues around the United Kingdom at the Song Contest.

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Victor Crone: Arriving At Melodifestivalen The Long Way Round

Ben Robertson met up with Victor Crone to discuss how he he finally reached Melodifestivalen as a solo artist... via Los Angeles, Nashville, and Tallinn.

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Should Little Luleå Have Hosted Melodifestivalen?

As Melodifestivalen returns from the town of Luleå with its population of 75,000, Ben Robertson ponders if it is worthwhile for such small cities to spend their taxpayers money on something as frivolous as hosting Melodifestivalen.

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