Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Melodifestivalen part 1 with friends

Nice things happen to me in Sweden – Melodifestivalen part 1 with friends

It’s that time of year when me and my Swede are hooked on SVT1 on Saturday evenings to watch Melodifestivalen see who will represent Sweden in Eurovision. For us it was funny right from the start: And we all thought Mary would at least go to the second chance round: But she didn’t. Even still …

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

I’ll admit that when I first moved to Europe I thought the EuroVision Song Contest was a bit strange. I didn’t understand the voting or why Israel was a competing country. While I still don’t understand the voting nor took the time to learn why Israel competes here (who cares, really) I look forward to …

Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 with the song “Euphoria” – will represent Sweden at Eurovision

Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 with the song “Euphoria” – will represent Sweden at Eurovision

Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui, better known by his stage name Loreen (previously Lorén), born October 16, 1983 in Stockholm, is a Swedish Idol Participant, singer and producer of Moroccan-berbiskt descent. In 2004 she participated in Idol 2004, where she finished fourth. In 2011 she participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song “My Heart is Refusing Me” but went no further than second chance. Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 with the song “Euphoria”. She moved on from the first race in Växjö and went straight to the Final on 10 March 2012. There, she finished in first place and therefore will represent …

Pauline Kamusewu is still in the running to win the Swedish song contest in the run up to Eurovision

Pauline Kamusewu is still in the running to win the Swedish song contest in the run up to Eurovision

Pauline Kamusewu, is a Swedish soul singer/song-writer of Zimbabwean and Italian descent. In 2003 she won the Rockbjörnen award for Best Swedish Newcomer. She is competing in the Melodifestivalen 2010 in Sandviken with the song Sucker For Love. She’s in the Disney movie about the African American Princess. Read about it on Pauline Kamusewu’s blog …

Gladys Del Pilar, Caterer and Singer in Sweden

Gladys Del Pilar, Caterer and Singer in Sweden

Gladys moved to Sweden from Ecuador when she was a child. She is a former member of the singing group Afro-Dite that won the Swedish Melodifestivalen in 2002 and represented Sweden in the EuroVision song contest in Tallin that year. Gladys also competed in the Melodiefestivalen in 1994 and again in 2004. She had many …

Diva Cruz – Professional percussionist  and DJ in Sweden

Diva Cruz – Professional percussionist and DJ in Sweden

Diva Cruz Bio taken from: http://www.divacruz.com/ Since she is a professional percussionist, Diva Cruz uses percussion while spinning records. She has been playing drums since she was little, first in children’s orchestras and later as a percussionist in various salsa bands in Colombia, where she grew up. Look for Cruz performing with Rigo in the “second …