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How Melodifestivalen Became Sweden’s Favourite Children’s Programme

Children love Melodifestivalen. But why? Ben Robertson founds out how children grow up hooked on the Song Contest before they can even talk, and if Melodifestivalen has gone too much in that kid-focused direction.

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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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