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Mar 10, 2012
MELODIFESTIVALEN 2012- Globen Grand Final is here!
It's that magical saturday when Sweden - the one country in Europe that pulls out all the stops - annually with a Song Festival of glam and glitter. After 4 semi-final heats they will hold the Grand final at Globen.
Only in 2012- did the swedes open this Melo season with a funny-interval song called 'It's for Everyone -Not a Party for gays' a theme echoed last week in Russia as a Euro- folk tune sung by Buranovskiye Babushki- won a place in Baku called 'Party for Everyone' what does this all mean? we are thinking is it back to basics?
Or is black just the new Pink-
There are almost no gimmicks or novelty act's like the Buranovskiye Grannies at Globen Stockholm this year- apart from maybe Bjorn Ranelid feat Sara Li - who speaks his way through a techo-pop tune 'Mirakel' If you want some real schlager-pop that Melodifestivalen has been so famous for at home and internationally. It is rather thin on the ground this year. In fact this year we have No Kempe Magic- at all!
The popular' writer Fredrik Kempe has not been missing from Globen Final since back in 2006! (ending his 5 year Final-run)
At least we have 'Shout it out' one schlager-stomper to get the party started
with David Lindgren- a popular dance-tune to get you on your feet waving your hands around before the 'Mystery' of a new brand of Metal-Pop from Dead by April hits you- just after Thorsten Flinck claims he will rise once again! (although we are just hoping he stays berried)
Last year it was clear the final was Eric Vs Danny - So for this year it's become -The Danny Vs Loreen Show' certainly these two tunes are
great! both worthy winners and I think Danny deserves to take the prize- but.. when it comes to making Sweden a winner in
Baku at Eurovision Song Contest 2012. I personally think Loreen's performance has just what it takes! I could be wrong- I have been before- it really comes down to those now 11 International juries, they may not vote the same as public tele-voters - as it certainly looks like
it will be Danny & Loreen on top for the public vote.
Finally lets not rule out the wonderful Molly Sanden ballad 'Why Am I crying' it could be come a case of Danny vs Loreen vs Molly.
We should have a thrilling nail-biting final voting scoreboard simular to back in 2009- We can't wait...not long to go.