Mar 14, 2015

Melodifestivalen Final 2015- Who will fly the swedish flag in 2015?

I am certain, there has never been a Melodifestivalen final with so many popular male singers ready to take the prize and that ticket all the way to Vienna. If we stop and compare 2015 to last year's final, I feel that it was alot more wide open,  yet there seemed to be only one certain winner with Sanna Neilsen' 'Undo'. Yet in the Melo history we know not always the best song wins, and so often a potential eurovision success is swept aside. This can happen, and certainly not due to a swedish public vote even the international jury can sway the final scoreboard the other way and in the wrong one direction.

So I think, yes Mans is the glory-ticket for the swedes to go to Vienna with  "Heroes" this tune has instant appeal, while also not being not the average schlager-anthem we have heard before. This song is so right for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in my option. We know just how much a killer-smile can take an artist far in this Euro-fest and Mans has that too. Since the opening bars of 'Cara Mia' in 2007 he has been so perfect, and he has'nt changed only matured.

Yet there are great alternatives to 'Heroes' in Melodifestivalen 2015, with Eric Saade,
Jon Henrik Fjallgren, and Mariette as a strong outsider. Also I think Samir &Viktor will pick up alot of public favour when it comes to the voting. Jon Henrik can give Mans a run for his money but I think this style of song will not translate well in Vienna, and could even stay in the semi finals... So I hope Sweden do not pick him, Eric would do better and as well Mariette although these tunes will do well they are not likely to pull of a win...
My current Top 5 from the Melodifestivalen is as follows:

Måns Zelmerlöw- Heroes
2 Magnus Carlsson- Mot mig i Gamla Stan
3 Eric Saade- Sting
4 Midnight Boy- Don't say No
5 Dinah Nah- Make me (La la la)

Mar 10, 2015

In Norway, they are preparing for Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2015- We are 'thunderstruck' by Erlend!

What a great opener for Norway's Melodi Grand Prix this weekend, unlike the Melodifestivalen in stockholm this weekend MGP have trimmed down the MGP national final to just 11 songs selected for their final. WIth half the songs being presented with a 'Live' orchestra - a wonderful idea we hope it works and could one year be adoped for the Eurovision Song Contest it's self.

Plus, with no lack of variety and talent in the line up in Oslo:

 Brettan (Elisabeth Andreassen)  will return to duet with MGP veteran Tor Endresen, however another male/female duo for Vienna is not advisable at all for Eurovision 2015.
While listening to the song we like Erlend Bratland, he is almost Conchita without a frock n' wig.....!!

The song is 'Thunderstruck' and could create a new storm for Norway in Vienna.

Mar 5, 2015

Guy Sebastian for Australia! Wow, what a choice!

Guy Sebastian was revealed on SBS just in the last hour.....

What a great choice, a big opportunity for Guy Sebastian to take his career into international status. Plus Guy has always been a performer that has such alot of postive energy as well as huge confidence in his fantastic voice. After winning a early Australian Idol 2003 he has gone on to become a household name in his homeland.

To Guy's credit he has had minor hits in Germany and hit No :2 in Norway with 'Battle scars' Yet back home he remains the only male artist to have six number ones singles. As well as no less than six platinum selling albums since 2003.

During the press interview Guy Sebastian was very up-front about the new song choice- in that it will be a song from his latest album released in November 2014. This is understandable as to come up with a brand new song they have only a matter of a few weeks left, it is almost impossible.

At the press interview Guy seems to be keen to present a 'ballad' more than a up-tempo dance number- there are 2 or 3 slow tempo songs on his new album 'Madness' The title track 'Madness' is one, the other I think is- 'One of Us' I actually downloaded 'Elephant' a simple tune I like more than these other more commercial choices-
So SBS if you're listening I think with the right staging this could be the one?

check his song out and see what you think??