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Apr 23, 2016

Thunder Lightning (& wind machines) It is getting exciting.. Sergay tells us.



Well it's just a matter of days before the Eurovision circus arrives and the Globen arena is almost set-up those retractable wind machines, working and oiled up ready (that's good)
Certainly on social media the two big favourites are Sergay Lazarev from Russia with his traditional pop schlager hit "You Are The Only One" In the ring we have on teh other side France's Amir with his french-english perfect tune "J’ai Cherché" this tune seems to have everything from handclaps + so many hooks.
Russia certainly came up with the goods in Vienna 2015 with Polina Gagarina, for me this song was a slightly better song than "You Are The Only One" Yet I am certain Sergay is going to certainly have an amazing performance at Globen. He has waited long enough to step out into the Eurovision spotlight and certainly the votes are going to be flowing for this amazing wonderful artist. He is the only one, already a huge name in homeland Russia and ready to conquer Europe this spring.
Will he bring a 2nd victory for Russia at Eurovision in 2016? Lets wait and see..


Apr 17, 2016

Eurovision Song Contest: Time Machine Flashback 1960. Wyn Loop


            
While in Eurovision 2016 we seem to have a bumper year for the male vocalist, back in the early Eurovision Song Contests they were not so common at all. Although this changed 
in London at Eurovision Song Contest 1960 when Germany sent one of the best vocalist to date with Wyn Loop (Winfried Lüssenhop) Lyn was one of 8 male singers. Wyn had an impressive vocal and sung a german tune with a french title "Bonne Nuit Ma Cherie" and was the eleventh song in a competiion of 13 entries. So the male singers actually out numbered the girls in 1960, while the winner was female -Jacqueline Boyer singing 'Tom Pillibi' from France won. I think Lyn Loop was worthy of a better placing than equal 4th place back in London, 1960. 
See what you think?


Apr 7, 2016

FRANCE is back in 2016, with a song J'ai cherché - that has all the right moves!



France, an historical Eurovision country that has won the Eurovision song contest five times in the past. Way back in the 60's and early 70's when Eurovision was almost a french chanson contest, and France had Monaco, Begium and Luxembourg beat at the top of the scoreboard each year. As french seemed to be the main lauguage of choice, back then beleive or not.
It's all very different in Eurovision today, and the last time France won ESC was actually back in 1979, so are they making a comeback? Like many big 5 countries they alway make an internal selection. Often France chose to have a song sung in french, or bi-lingual as it the case with 'J'ai cherché' the tune for Stockholm 2016.
On first listen I found this french tune rather instant and very caughty indeed, something you cannot say about many of the entry's for Stockholm 2016. It seems to be a year when most all artists and songs are trying to be something different.So this french tune is popular for being simple and very modern. Amir seems to be not trying too hard, he won 'The Voice' in France.
It's been some years since France was one of the favourites to win Eurovision, they are currently 4th favourites, and a firm fan-favourite already and this trend looks set to continue.

I can see a few 12 points coming France's way in Stockholm, and wish Amir lots of Luck...

Mar 25, 2016

Måns Zelmerlöw has new music for 2016- check out this great new demo- 'Renegades'

I am not sure how long this demo track will be around for, but this certainly is track we may hear performed in Stockholm 2016 from our host?

Mar 22, 2016

Sverigetopplisten Chart List one week after Melodifestivalen - as the Melo hits take over

A snapshot of the swedish Top 12- shows there are all Melodifestivalen Final hits, except 2 other tracks!(Rihanna & Alan Walker) Saraha is amazingly leading the pack behond champ Frans at No:1!

Thanks to Sweden's Topplisten site http://www.sverigetopplistan.se

11Frans
If I Were Sorry
Cardiac Records / Sony Music
SME

SEXPJ1600101
3
24Saraha
Kizunguzungu
Giant Records/wm Sweden / Warner
WMS

SE4RZ1600101
4
32Robin Bengtsson
Constellation Prize
Lionheart Records / Universal
UNI

SEUM71600088
3
410Wiktoria
Save Me
Prmd / Warner
WMS

CHB701600037
3
55Panetoz
Håll om mig hårt
Wm Sweden / Warner
WMS

SEYVL1600101
3
63Samir & Viktor
Bada nakna
Wm Sweden / Warner
WMS

SEPQA1600011
6
711Oscar Zia
Human
Wm Sweden / Warner
WMS

SEPQA1600022
3
87Alan Walker
Faded
Mer Musikk / Sony Music
SME

NOG841549010
15
96Rihanna feat. Drake
Work
Westbury Road Ent./universal / Universal
UNI

QM5FT1600116
6
1013Lisa Ajax
My Heart Wants Me Dead
Capitol Music Group Ab / Universal
UNI

SEUM71600049
3
118Molly Sandén
Youniverse
Molly Sandén / Sony Music
SME

SE4T41600101
3
1218Boris René
Put Your Love On Me
Giant Records/wm Sweden / Warner
WMS

SEPQA1600015
4

Mar 14, 2016

UK Eurovision duo Joe and Jack have today released an official video for 'Your Not Alone'

This tune is really grown on me, after a few plays 'Your Not Alone' -its almost like Ant & Dec do Coldplay. Plus the preview video is not bad at alland very simple compared to Electro Velvet last year. See all here..



Many thanks to Eurovision.tv


Melodifestivalen Final 2016 - What a night.




Well what an amazing Melodifestivalen Final 2016. Hats off to SVT.

The show was filled with great music laughs, and a truely fantastic schlager trip down memory- lane. Mans came back and made us proud all over again.
Then young 17 year old Frans became the new prince of Melodifestivalen to take the top prize. With his huge amount of public votes and support that was all to evident from social media and already No  1 on the swedish music chart lists. 'If I were sorry' even made an early entry over in Norwegian chart lists before the Melodifestivalen final.

The highlight for me was the refreshing new version of 'Heroes' from Mans. And that amazing jubilee Melodifestivalen medley, seeing Nanne back in Melodifestivalen stage in all her glory. It just left me cheering more, encore, encore...

It's a pity there was not too much scoreboard drama, it's interesting as Frans was naturally the favourite and when it came to revealing the public votes - it seemed 95% certain Frans would score enough top marks to win although 'if I were sorry' was one point behind Oscar Zia in the international jury vote. As all the international juries gave their votes and options, it was wonderful to see Australa featured in the international round up as well.

Personally I would have chosen 'Human' as a better tune to make an impact at Eurovision Song Contest. I hope I am wrong in my thinking. Frans's song is different trendy, and simple. I remember Vienna 2015 and The MakeMakes 'I'm Yours' another simple different song more rock oriented of course. Was'nt the The MakeMakes song hoping to have the same impact in a Eurovision final filled with showstopper and big productions? The tragedy came when it finished in joint last place, this will not happen for Frans I predict, but it just shows how simple songs can get lost in the mega Eurovision circus today.

It's all paving the way to an amazing Eurovision in Stockholm, I am keen to see who becomes the favourites as the weeks go by and the lead up the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. Meanwhile here at schlager tunes we will continue to look back at the national finals season to see some great tunes that got away or missed out.



Mar 13, 2016

it's Edward af Sillén, is a Melo producer-writer who is always interesting- Check out this interview....


This interview was right during Melodifestivalen Final 2016, and lots of chat from Edward. About his past work with Eurovision & Melodifestivalen & even Alcazar.

Thanks for this Museled Blog (we luv u)



a Bonus interview with Samir & Viktor from Museled Blog (tack)






Just 'bout the best Melodifestivalen Jubilee Medley Ever, at Melo Final 2016 From DJ Mendez to After Dark...



Mar 12, 2016

Look ! an interesting Sverige Topplisten Top 5 on the eve of Melodifestivalen Final

Question- Will this reflect the public vote on Grand Final night?
Many Thanks to Sweden's Topplisten site http://www.sverigetopplistan.se

"It looks like Melodifestivalen has taken over the whole Sweden's Topplisten Top 5 this week. Samir& Viktor had been at No:1 and are back on the rise up the charts. While brilliant Robin Bengtsson is the high-riser from 13 up into No: 2 position.""May the schlager-force be with you all" :)

520 PANETOZ - HÅLL OM MIG HÅRTPANETOZ
HÅLL OM MIG HÅRT
4SARAHA - KIZUNGUZUNGUSARAHA
KIZUNGUZUNGU
3SAMIR & VIKTOR - BADA NAKNASAMIR & VIKTOR
BADA NAKNA

213 ROBIN BENGTSSON - CONSTELLATION PRIZEROBIN BENGTSSON
CONSTELLATION PRIZE
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IF I WERE SORRY