I had posted last year about my deep love of the Eurovision Song Contest. I was lucky enough to see two of the Swedish selection shows then, and I am happy to report I'll be able to see one of the shows this year, too, when we are in Stockholm on February 7th. There is a stupendous amount of info on Sweden's 2009 entry in this link if you're interested and have an hour to spare.
The UK haven't fared well lately, and the BBC is mounting a serious campaign to find a high-quality act for 2009, led by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself.
I'm starting to get excited already!