Sunday, February 7, 2010
The Melodifestival is back!
Last night was the first semi-final in Örnsköldsvik. Two winners will be picked every Saturday until the grand final in Stockholm March 13.
Two excellent resources for the contest are wikipedia, of course, and svt.se, the state television website. SVT is only in Swedish, but it's not hard to get the gist.
The winners of last night's semi were Salem Al Fakir and Ola Svensson, which tells you a lot about Swedish society today.
I have posted the performance of Jenny Silver, with "A Place To Stay." She didn't go through; in fact she was 8th (out of 8). It really is deliciously bad. That costume? The shiny tights? The hair? The wildly flailing free arm? The single titanium glove? Amazing.