Wishlist for Melodifestivalen 2012.Posted: June 29, 2011
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.