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
Former Alcazar frontman Carlsson references two of his biggest Melodifestivalen hits in this positive, high-energy tale of coming out and finding happiness which is, appropriately, this year’s Stockholm Pride anthem.
Read on for reasons including a chance to listen to My Freedom and hear which former hits he namechecks
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
This solo star and former member of bands Alcazar and Barbados has tried, and failed, to represent Sweden eight times in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurofest club night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has boasted Melodifestivalen stars including Linda Bengtzing and Shirley Clamp. On 13/1 it throws open its doors to Carlsson. Tickets
Picture via Live Forever video. Read on for reasons including Eurovision: Your Decision, Alison Steadman & The Glass Menagerie
Välkomna to our review of Melodifestivalen heat 4 and our own exclusive Mello afterparty curated especially for you, dear reader. Were you Molly Style or Dolly Style? Did your favourites get through? Let us know in the comments below.
Read on for our thoughts on Saturday night’s Gävle show, the results and some best of Melodifestivalen clips