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The inner circle letter

So, to my friends whom received the Inner circle letter and log in here to check the dates and plans for the 2019 eurovision season. Two selections this year will be more out of interest than others, the French Selection and the Swedish one. So how will the party plans turn out?

French Selection – Eurovision 2019

12th of January French Semi Final 1

19th of January French Semi Final 2

26th of January French Grand Finale

The French Selection will most likely be watched at home live or streaming it later on. I guess I for sure will se the final live but the Selections only if any of my friends keep in touch and want to come over for some wine and watch the shows. So if you are into the French Selection, please let me know if you like to come over and see all the shows or just one of them. Hopefully this can be decided at least one day prior the event.

Swedish Selection – Eurovision 2019

2nd of February Semi Final 1

9th of February Semi Final 2

16th of February Semi Final 3

23rd of February Semi Final 4

2nd of March Second Chance Contest

9th of March Grand Final

More or less the same here as for the French Selection, I will without a doubt watch the semifinals and Second Chance contest either on the date or streaming later on. So feel welcome to check with me if you maybe like to come over for some Swedish MelloVaganza. But note, February and March, both months when I might travel for work so we will see.

The “almost” tradition to watch the Swedish Grand Finale with French Friends

On the 9th of March we have the Grand Finale and the past years since I’ve moved to Paris its been a small party with French friends in the sign of Eurovision Song Contest, Swedish Finger food and of course Champagne. And the final, if home, I will see live not stream it after… But again, it is in the middle of business travel season so I can only hope to be home. Like to watch the 2019 selection? Please let me know. Lets see if we can keep this tradition survive and expand.

The Eurovision Week 2019

The Eurovision Semi Finals take place in the middle of the week so the semis will be watched alone, no friends over. The dates for the semi finals 14th of May and 16th of May 2019.

The Eurovision Grand Finale from Tel Aviv this year takes place on the 18th of May and this need more planning and some time. The show can be watched from home of course, but also from some of the Swedish Bars and Restaurants in Paris as well as some years public viewed on big screens outdoors in Paris.

So the plans for Eurovision 2019 for now, please just mark the dates in your calendar.

Björn

best of 2018 – The French eurovision selection

So, in 2018 France went back to have an open selection again with semi finals and a final, televotes, international jury and experts voting. The song “Mercy” won and went as huge favorites to the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal but did not live up to the hype. But since I have presented my top songs from the Swedish selection as well as the Eurovision, and now living in France, I want to present the most played songs from the French selection as well.

  • 01 “La-Haut” Sweem
  • 02 “I´ll be there” Enea
  • 03 “Mercy (Single version) Madame Monsieur
  • 04 “Jamais sans toi” Pheno Men
  • 05 “Mercy (French remix) Madame Monsieur
  • 06 “Rêves de gamin” Nassi
  • 07 “OK ou KO” Emmy Liyana
  • 08 “Mercy (English version) Madame Monsieur
  • 09 “Lisboa, Jerusalem” Igit
  • 10 “Tu me manques” Sarah Caillibot

Best of 2018 – Melodifestivalen 2018

Bild: Fredrik Sandberg TT

This years Swedish selection top 10.

Based on the my most played songs, iTunes, from the 2018 selection

  • 01 “Icarus” Emmi Christensson
  • 02 “Every single day” Felix Sandman
  • 03 “Cuba Libre” Moncho
  • 04 “Everyday” Mendez
  • 05 “Everyday (Rich Edwards remix) Mendez
  • 06 “Dance you off” Benjamin Ingrosso
  • 07 “Solen lever kvar hos mig” Kamferdrops
  • 08 “Shuffla” Samir & Viktor
  • 09 “Det finns en väg” Jonas Gardell
  • 10 “Min dröm” Kalle Moreus & Orsa Spelmän

As always a very different list than the results from the competition, even if this years winner made the top 10, Benjamin Ingrosso.

Best of 2018 – Eurovision Song Contest

So now its time to put the 2018 behind us and as a list nerd of course I will do it with charts. And we start with the most played Eurovision Song Contest 2018 songs.

The chart show the songs from the Eurovision 2018 I played the most in 2018, which is not the same as my favorites but more or less in retrospective this is the best once.

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018 – Most Played.

  • 01 Italy “Non mi avete fatto niente” Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro
  • 02 Moldova “My lucky day” DoReDOs
  • 03 Estonia “La Forza (dance remix)” Elina Nechayeva
  • 04 Poland “Light me up” Gromee feat Lukas Meijer
  • 05 Estonia “La Forza” Elina Nechayeva
  • 06 Belgium “A matter of time” Sennek
  • 07 France “Mercy (Single version) Madame Monsieur
  • 08 Belarus “Forever (Eurovision version) Alekseev
  • 09 Sweden “Dance you off” Benjamin Ingrosso
  • 10 Ireland “Together” Ryan O´Shaughnessy
  • 11 Ukraine “Under the ladder” Mélovin
  • 12 Cyprus “Fuego” Eleni Foureira
  • 13 Belarus “Forever (Kraynor remix) Alekseev
  • 14 France “Mercy (French Remix) Madame Monsieur
  • 15 Hungary “Viszlát nyár” AWS
  • 16 France “Mercy (English version) Madame Monsieur
  • 17 United Kingdom “Storm (7th heaven radio edit) SuRie
  • 18 Australia We got love (7th heaven remix) Jessica Mauboy
  • 19 France “Mercy (Eurovision version EP) Madame Monsieur
  • 20 Lithuania “When We’re old (Jovani Remix) Ieva Zasimauskaite

None of the songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 reached over 200 plays in 2018 so none of the songs so far reached the 1000 most played over all time list.

Björn

Take off day

Then its time for me to leave this grey rainy weather and have 7 days in the sun. Not planned, but two days ago I felt that NO I do need chance to some sun even if I’m normally not lucky when it comes to weather when Im abroad.

Hopefully I will be able to update you during the week, no computer with me but I will bring the pad.

Björn