Wishlist for Melodifestivalen 2012.

It’s never too early to start compiling your wishlist of artists and composers one would like to see competing in Melodifestivalen next year. This year, the Mellogods answered my prayers and sent us Sanna Nielsen and Danny Saucedo. Here’s hoping this year they are listening (or reading) as well. So, let’s get down to it. The artists I’d like to see next year competing for a Swedish ticket are:

1) Tove Styrke – With the wave of contemporary pop shoring up the points at Eurovision, Tove with her electro-cool edge could pull a Lena. Her song White Light Moment remains one of my favourite recordings of 2010/2011.

2) Danny Saucedo – Again. This time with a better song. More Just Like That than In The Club.

3) Mohombi – So RedOne didn’t fare too well last year. Maybe because Love Generation’s Dance Alone sounded too similar to It’s Raining Men. We think he’d have better luck drafting in Mohombi with one of his trademark Carribean-infused pop stompers. He could even rope in one of his A-List label mates and make it a duet.

4) Linda Pritchard – SVT messed up big time not having Linda sing Hollow in 2010. Her 2011 effort Alive simply was not a patch on the epic awesomeness that a Lindafied Hollow could have been. This girl can sing like no other. All she needs is the perfect song.

5) Andreas Wijk – Fredrik Kempe first gave the world Måns Zelmerlöw, then Eric Saade. Now his latest protégé comes in the form of Andreas Wijk. The two have collaborated on Like My Style and it’s all kinds of amazing.

6) Måns Zelmerlöw – Speaking of amazing…

7) Timoteij – Oh Timoteij, Kom back and turn up the Het for us next year please!

8 ) Darin – As happy as I was when he finally made his Melodifestivalen debut in 2010, I thought he could have walked it and Eurovision if he had competed with Microphone rather than You’re Out Of My Life.

9) Lena Philipsson – With a career spanning more than three decades, the Original Lena blew our socks (and rocks) off performing as this year’s Melodifestivalen inteval act, proving that in Sweden, popstars only get better with age.

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3 Comments on “Wishlist for Melodifestivalen 2012.”

  1. Damian says:

    Mohombi, Lena, Timoteij and Andreas get my big and happy YES!!! 🙂
    Unfortunately can’t believe in possibility of the rest’s participance.
    By the way good idea, I’ll need to make my own wishlist closer to autumn, something tells me next year will be exciting by artists again (can’t say about songs and voting results though, this year was disappointing for me regarding it all).

    • TK says:

      Hey Damian! Would you believe, those four are my top favourites too. The reason I included Danny, Linda, Måns and Darin is that I feel they haven’t been given the ‘right’ song yet. Should they do so, then they could do amazing things for Sweden on the Eurovision stage. So I’d really like them to come back with the total package that could take them all the way, like Eric did this year. And yes, given Sweden’s third place and emboldened by this success, I predict that Melodifestivalen 2012 is going to be AMAZING.

  2. Jo says:

    Eric Saade ♥


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