We saw the 24-year-old amputee win gold at the 2012 Paralympics and 2017 World Championships at the London Stadium. He’s a credit to his sport, athletes often do well in Strictly and, perhaps because of his obvious disadvantage, we’ll be rooting for him to win.
Read on for reasons including why a former Communard mustn’t leave us too soon
The quirky charm of Portugal’s Salvador Sobral and hope of his song in his native language stole Tuesday’s first semi as rehearsal footage of Italy’s runaway favourite Francesco Gabbani cast doubt over its ability to win.
Who’s finishing where Saturday? Read on for our final predictions
We’ll be throwing our support behind Estonia here, with France, Germany and Ukraine voting of the countries already qualified for the final. Rehearsals started 30/4 and we’ve been updating our semi 2 predictions to reflect them as they progress. Here’s our thoughts on the 18 entries vying for 10 final slots.
Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Kiev? Read on for our semi 2 predictions
The UK, along with Italy and Spain, vote in this first semi final. Rehearsals started 30/4 and we’ve been updating our semi 1 predictions to reflect them as they progress, so here’s our thoughts on the 18 entries vying for 10 final slots.
Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Kiev? Read on for our semi 1 predictions
WHEN?: Saturday 11 March (7pm UK time) on SVT (link to watch below)
2017 sees the strongest final line-up we can remember, our favourite is currently the highest placed entry on Swedish iTunes and the introduction of the international juries into Saturday’s show should add a fascinating dynamic to proceedings.
Read on for our predictions for the 12 finalists and their heat performances
WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 25/2 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)
WHERE: Skellefteå Kraft Arena, Skellefteå
This heat is all about the return of 2012 Eurovision winner Loreen and we love how original and challenging Statements is but fear it might struggle to get out of this heat which boasts at least one other nailed-on, monster pop hit already.
Read on for reasons including our Saturday night predictions for each of the songs
Everybody deserves a second chance – especially during the greatest show on earth, Melodifestivalen, which has its Andra Chansen on Saturday (4/3). Robin Stjernberg famously won from AC in 2013 but none of our top 5 did.
Read on for the rest of our top 5 greatest Andra Chansen songs