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
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
We awarded 13 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2017 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2018 so far and what’s to come. Goodbye To Yesterday, Can’t Stop The Feeling and New Rules are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 8 best songs of 2018 so far and our hopes for the next half year
WHEN?: Saturday 10 March (7pm UK time) on SVT (link to watch below)
The quality of the songs in this year’s Melodifestivalen has attracted criticism but for us 2018 has been all about the Swedish public’s love of the novelty entry ahead of possible Eurovision winner Cry by Dotter.
Read on for our predictions for how we think the 12 finalists would fare at Eurovision
We wouldn’t usually cover Finland’s Eurovision selection show, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), but we’re doing so this year because it has chosen UK X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto to sing each of three songs.
Read on for reasons including our view of Saara’s 1st entry Monsters