Song of the Day: Molly Sandén - Unchained
Ever wondered what Kelly Clarkson would sound like with a Swedish accent and a hint of disco-pop? Well, wonder no more cos the new Molly Sandén single is here! Molly is most famous for being the ex-girlfriend of Swedish pop heartthrob Eric Saade and everything she has released since their split has been probably-not-coincidentally about a break-up. Unchained is her best single yet so I hope it’s the beginning of Molly turning into an exciting pop star herself.
Song of the Day: Loreen - My Heart Is Refusing Me
If you love Euphoria you need to check out Loreen’s previous single, which was a contender to represent Sweden in Eurovision 2011. It’s just as good!
Song of the Day: Charlotte Perrelli & Kate Ryan - Little Braveheart
She may not have made it into tonight’s Melodifestivalen final, but Charlotte Perrelli’s not giving up on being a Europop queen. She’s collaborated with Belgian pop star Kate Ryan, whose Eurovision entry Je t’Adore was also unfairly neglected by the public voters, on a schlagerpoptastic new duet. They really should have entered it in Belgium’s Eurovision qualifiers, it would surely do better than this Natalie Imbruglia wannabe.
Song of the Day: Charlotte Perrelli - The Girl
If there has been a more gleefully POP moment on TV anywhere in the world this year than this, I’d be very surprised. And definitely want to see it! Charlotte was one of the entrants to last night’s Melodifestivalen (Swedish Eurovision qualifiers) and shocked viewers by failing to make it through to the final or even the second chance round. It’s not unusual for great pop songs to miss out in Melodifestivalen as there are lots of granny voters and there is of course tough competition for those top spots, but to only come 5th out of 8 entrants was very unexpected considering a) it’s an amazing song that sounds like a very excitable ABBA and b) she’s won Eurovision before and won Melodifestivalen twice!
Song of the Day: Danny Saucedo - Amazing
This is Swedish himbo popstar Danny’s entry for Melodifestivalen, the country’s Eurovision qualifiers, and will be performed in tonight’s semi-final. Like his entry from last year the lyrics are totally pointless and could have been written by a child, but musically he’s definitely stepped up and I think he stands a good chance of being chosen to represent Sweden this year. It would be a great development for him as exposure around Europe might mean he will finally get the credit he deserves for doing David Guetta-style dance pop way before it ruled the charts. Let’s just hope he improves his vocals and can pull it out the bag when he really needs to.