If you like the Eurovision Song Contest, You'll LOVE Melodifestivalen!
January 17, 2014 11:29 AM Subscribe
Sweden's Eurovision Song Contest selection vehicle will begin broadcasting February 1.
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Sweden has long been a hot bed of pop music. Having won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, and having hosted in 2013, Sweden has enjoyed a renewed interest in their home-grown pop.
Beyond the Eurovision winners Abba
, The Herreys
, Sweden has produced Ace of Base
and Icona Pop
The Atlantic even attempts to answer the question "Why is Sweden so Good at Pop
But if you want to experience it first hand, you'll want to check out Melodifestivalen, Sweden's 6 week long road to Eurovision competition.
Technically, the contest is a way to select their representative, but for those in the know, it's also a way to catch some really wild musical acts.
Sean Banan with Copacabanana
is one of those things you have to see twice to believe you've seen it at all.
If you want to know how pretty and lyrical a song with the title of "Only the Dead Fish Follow the Stream
," then check out Louise Hoffsten's performance from last year.
Yohio, with Heatbreak Hotel
, was robbed of his place as Sweden's representative last year, by the ultimate winner, a very handsome looking kid with a pretty pedestrian song, Robin Stjernberg's "You
You may even believe that these shows are better than the Eurovision Song Contest, or at the very least a fun distraction during those long, dark winter nights.