WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 9/2/19 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)
Melodifestivalen got off to a joyous start last weekend with Wiktoria’s glorious rain-soaked ballad Not With Me becoming our early favourite but what do we think of Heat 2’s snippets (listen and watch below)?
Read on for reasons including who we think will make the final on 9 March from this heat
Our 1st live Melodifestivalen experience was in Stockholm’s Globen 15 years ago when Ann-Louise Hanson joined Towa Carson and Siw Malmkvist to compete with earworm C’est La Vie (pictured right above and immediately below).
Read on for reasons including fellow contestants Anton Hagman, Arvingarna & Lisa Ajax
The song we wanted to win the Melodifestivalen final last year was the old-school Rihanna bop My Cabanasung by Margaret (pictured) who appears again in this 2nd heat from Malmö on 9 February where she closes the show.
Read on for reasons including details of fellow Heat 2 participants including Andreas Johnson & pre-contest favourite (again) LIAMOO
The greatest show on earth returns on 2 February 2019 in Gothenburg with 1 of its least successful acts closing the show (pictured above and immediately below) hoping to make up for her 2010 failure to reach the Eurovision Song Contest final in neighbouring Oslo. Read our Heat 1 predictions here.
Read on for reasons including Wiktoria, Arja Saijonmaa & Nano who also appear in this debut heat
‘He’s either a spook, from Special Branch or the work experience,’ observes Joanna Scanlan’s Detective Inspector Viv Deering of the young man in a suit impeding her progress in the investigation which dominates the 1st episode in this 3rd series of No Offence. ‘I’ve got more 5 O’Clock shadow than he has.’
Read on for reasons including why Scanlan thinks her character is ‘Paul Abbott in a dress’
In less than a fortnight we will know whether this show has won the 2 Emmys it is shortlisted for: Outstanding Actress (Sandra Oh, who you may recognise from Grey’s Anatomy) and Outstanding Writing for the UK’s own Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Read on for reasons including why there is humour here which will be much loved by Fleabag fans