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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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Mariette On Coming Out, Expressing Yourself and Life Changing Falafel

Ben Robertson speaks to Mariette as she enters Sweden's Melodifestivalen and attempts to make it four direct qualifications to the Final out of four.

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Black Square: It’s Got A Lot Of Layers
Fo Sho, Vidbir 2020

There’s more to Eurovision songs than love and peace - 2020’s National Final season has given us more songs than usual that give us something to think about. Ellie Chalkley takes us on a journey into one particular song with a multi-layered message - BLCK SQR by FO SHO.

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Melodifestivalen And SVT’s Mysterious Wednesday Listening Party
Jon Ola Sand Live (ESC 2014 Broadcast)

Each Wednesday on the Melodifestivalen merry-go-round journalists disappear into a secret room...Ben Robertson reveals what happens behind the closed door.

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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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