Spraggan won our gig of the year monsta in 2020 and we said then: ‘Her warmth and empathy really shine bright in the guitar-based, folk-influenced material that she writes and performs.’ Her 6th album Choices is released 26/2/21 and includes Sober, a song of the month for us in November. Tickets were on sale for an April tour which has now been cancelled because of Covid-19 but you can watch that gig of the year. Details
Read on for reasons including the return of KEiiNO, Melodifestivalen 2021 and Deutschland ’89
For those wondering why RuPaul’s Drag Race has been garlanded with quite so many awards – 19 (count ’em!) Emmys at the time of writing – need look no further than the groundbreaking sensitivity shown here while tackling a new subject.
Read on for reasons including how Lemon and Bon-Boulash discuss being non-binary
Tess Merkel (3rd from left above) is the 4th member of supergroup Alcazar to compete in Melodifestivalen individually with Magnus Carlsson (2nd from left above performing Alcastar) making the final in 2006 and 2015 and Lina Hedlund doing so in 2019.
Read on for reasons including the return of former winners The Mamas and Eric Saade
SETLIST: What Baking Can Do; Rainbow; How Far I’ll Go; Someone Like You (duet with Ella Stammers); Landslide; I Can Do Better Than That; When She Loved Me; Marvin; Only Us (duet with Sam Tutty); She Used To Be Mine
Jones was performing in Waitress in her 1st West End leading lady role when Covid-19 closed theatres and so she turned to teaching.
Read on for reasons including how Jones duets with a young student and it’s quite moving
This year’s Melodifestivalen features no less than 4 former winners however only 1 of them actually went on to triumph in the entire Eurovision Song Contest and it is Charlotte Perrelli (pictured above) who opens this heat.
Read on for reasons including acts Klara Hammarström and Alvaro Estrella