Earlier this week, during the Swedish QX Awards, there was an extended tribute to Christer Björkman, producer and driving force behind Sweden’s greatest television sensation ‘Melodifestivalen’. I explained what Melodifestivalen entails in an earlier blog, so I won’t repeat myself, but the centrepiece of the tribute was a 15 minute musical medley featuring many of the biggest hits to emerge from the contest in the past ten years, all performed by the original artists.
Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the contest, it’s an excellent summary of some of the absolutely incredible pop music that it’s produced. Watch it. Then watch it again.
The running order
Shirley Clamp – Min kärlek
Love Generation – Dance Alone
Andreas Johnson – Sing For Me
Sarek – Genom eld och vatten
Sanna Nielsen – Hela världen för mig
Linda Bengtzing – Jag ljuger så bra
Afro-Dite – Never Let It Go
Jenny Silver – Something In Your Eyes
Malena Ernman – La Voix
Swingfly – Me & My Drum
Måns Zelmerlöw – Cara Mia
Charlotte Perrelli – Hero
Incredible. Just for a second imagine a similar medley of entries into the various UK Eurovision selection shows. Doesn’t even bear thinking about, does it?