Sep 22, 2012

Lets speculate- bout Melodifestivalen 2013: In true Aftonbladet style!

Rumour  has it..... just all over Stockholm Town this month- and although at the STV Melo HQ the 2 500 new songs submissions for Sweden's own National Final have hadly had chance to hit the mail room floor. As already one of Sweden's gossip rags Aftonbladet- no less, are speculating on just what big names will be taking part in Melodifestivalen 2013. It seemed like last year there was a lack of  big stars returning to Melo- however in 2013 we have the added big bonus of that Free ticket all the way to the Eurovision Grand Final in Malmo if you win. That has got to create some interest we think-
and we have some returns from the Queen diva herself -Carola- as well as Sarah Dawn Finer. Jessica Andersson (one half of Fame pop duo of  2003) Jessica has a new album due for a release delayed until Spring next year. What a dead- give away - or maybe wishful thinking. In fact at this early stage, although songs may have a particular artist in mind anything can happen often at Melodifestivalen things change at the last minute.
 Cast your eyes over the full rumour list below, you'll find the ever popular host/ pop singer Mans Zelmerlow. If Mans does not find the right tune, we think he would most certainly be a perfect presenter from Stv for Eurovision 2013.

Linnea is from Sweden's Idol 2010- and currently in the Top 3 singles -with a hit called 'Lyckligare nu'
  • Sean Banana
  • Linnea Henriksson
  • Cookies N Beans
  • Jump the Gun
  • Carola
  • Helena Paparizou
  • Måns Zelmerlöw
  • Nordman
  • Jenny Silver
  • Jessica Andersson
  • Jessica Folcker
  • Martin Rolinski (singer from BWO)
  • Eric Amarillo
  • Sarah Kelly
  • Youngblood
  • Mimmi 
  • Cecilia Vennersten
  • Sarah Dawn Finer
  • Gravitonas
  • David Lindgren
  • Swingfly
  • Topcats
  • Linda Bengtzing

Sep 15, 2012

ABBA Deluxe coming soon feat: Austrialian Historial TV Special

Yes, that history book on the shelf - keeps repeating itself. Yet here at schlagertunes, we don't mind at all..
Especially when it comes in the format of the Deluxe Album/DVD Editions of Abba's past albums, this year already we 
had the final 'Abba- The Visitors' had this Deluxe 2 disc treatment and this Deluxe set even had the bonus of a rare unreleased demo track from Abba's vaults on it. It has been almost the norm for universal/polar to release one of these remastered albums each year. So image the delight to find out for 2012 we have 'two for the price of one'- Ohhh hold on! not such a good deal 'two for the price of two!'then is more accurate. 
Anyhow this package released in November from Universal will include the full 'Abba In Australia' special that was watched my more people downunder than the 1969 moon landing! As well as booklet notes on the set by Carl Magnus Palm who recently did new interviews with Bjorn & Benny about the recording and production of the Abba album 
check out more details from the Abba guru - at his site     C M P

here is the track-list

1.  Mamma Mia
2.  Hey, Hey Helen
3.  Tropical Loveland
4.  SOS
5.  Man In The Middle
6.  Bang-A-Boomerang
7.  I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8.  Rock Me
9.  Intermezzo no 1
10.  I’ve Been Waiting For You
11.  So Long
Bonus Tracks:
12.  Crazy World
13.  Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton – On Top Of Old Smokey – Midnight Special
14.  Mamma Mia (Spanish Version)
1. ABBA In Australia (Television Special Export Edition)
Mamma Mia
Hasta Mañana
Ring Ring
Tropical Loveland (Hawksbury river clip)
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Rock me
Dancing Queen (not included on Australian edition)
Honey, Honey
So Long
2. Made In Sweden – For Export (SVT)
Mamma Mia
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
So Long
3. SOS (Seaside Special, BBC)
4. Mamma Mia (Top Of The Pops, BBC)
5. The Best Of ABBA, TV Commercial
6. Greatest Hits, TV Commercial
7. International Sleeve Gallery

Sep 6, 2012

Loreen is currently hidden away working on here debut Album

Yes- I for one cannot wait to hear the follow up to Euphoria- from Sweden's Loreen. And if this preview clip is anything to go by- it will be another dance floor stomper as a follow-up.
The album will be called 'Healed' available on 24th October 2012..before then we will see the new single from the album in 2 more weeks