As always when we get closer to the launch of the early edition of the “Melodifestivalen” it’s a bit exciting to open the Swedish news sites. But still calm, and I guess the scandals will start tomorrow, maybe on Thursday, cause what is Melodifestivalen without it’s scandals? It’s actually 6 weeks when a third world war can erupt and the Swedish public won’t know until after the Melodifestivalen ends with the final in March. Crazy? Bien sûr!
Most likely I will both attack the show as well as honor the once who’s worth it and some will agree some will be upset. Just like here in France after the French selection ended last weekend with Bilal Hassanis victory. The You tube generation following Bilal since he was a “star” in the French show “The Voice Kids” praise the choice of the Bilal as their entry. And most likely they are the reason behind his victory cause I am surprised if the French, usually with a very good taste and a pride in “sounding” French in the Eurovision Song Contest, all of a sudden lost their common sense and voted Bilal.
But at the same time, the French equivalent to RFSL in Sweden decided to press charges to all Tweets and Instagram posts writing any negative thing about Bilal Hassani. Yesterday it was 15 000 posts reported to the French Police, cause the French police do not have anything else to worry about… Yellow west and keeping terror away from the streets as two examples. But… For some people it’s more important to defend a possible offended 19 year old Conchita wannabe with a mediocre song.
But as said in the beginning, we have not seen what the Swedish selection bring us in form of scandals during 2019. But let me make some guesses… There will be jokes about the fact that one of four presenters Mr Erik Saade will get married… They will joke about girls gettin’ heartbroken as if Erik still felt as an important part of Swedish music life. Most likely his reason behind accepting to be one of the presenters is to stay in the spotlight.
We will most likely also be under attack by Ms Linda Woodruff, AKA Sarah Dawn Finer. A fake Eurovision expert I wish they killed off the humor grid years ago. I don’t find her funny, but it’s my humor obvious cause the ESC fans under 25 y.o. loves her. At the same time it is the same fans who claim there fans of the Eurovision and still hardly have a clue of what happened in the Contest before 2000.
I also guess the Selection, voting, will hear jokes about the Swedish Political election and the aftermath. Jokes like, “The result will be the real one and like in politics the winner will be the winner” etc etc. Let us say at least one kind of similar jokes in each program?
Of course the Public Service will hammer in that Swedes are nice and take homo fobia and racism seriously by teaching the public what they are suppose to think about immigrants and homosexuals. Even if the Public Service official is neutral when it comes to politics this is two themes in all Melodifestivalen and will most likely render the same amount of protests as every year from people NOT agree. Maybe they even will be able to make some jokes or info about the fact that Netta won 2018 telling the world that people are beautiful just the way they are… And for sure let us say 6 songs will keep that theme????
And in the name of neutral the Public Service might have some songs competing on the themes free immigration, open boarders and same sex love rights and none about closed borders, restricted immigration and Christian family values. Cause SVT are OK with politics if the politics is 100% Political Correct. So who knows, can we expect Malena Ernman to arrive as paus entertainment singing “La Voix” with a new text about her daughter and how fantastic she is?
In any case, let’s follow the Mello and let’s see what I will think about this years arrangement.