It worked for me after all - I got to see Aftonbladet's Rockbjörnen awards gala tonight live on the internet, and the live stream didn't break down once. And the winners were...
Best Swedish Female Artist - Sonja Alden
Best Swedish Newcomer - Måns Zelmerlöw
Best Song: that boring one by Lars Winnerbäck. Yet again.
Best International Artist: Timbaland
Best International Album - "Shock Value" - Timbaland
Best International Song - "Apologize" - Timbaland
Best Swedish Male Artist - Lars Winnerbäck
Best Swedish Group - Sahara Hotnights
Best Swedish Album - "Tillbaka Till Samtiden" - Kent
Best International Group - Tokio Hotel
Best Live Act - The Ark
The show was a rather patchy affair, there were good bits, there were bad bits and there were scratching-your-head-in-sheer-puzzlement bits. Still I was very glad to see it all the same!
Måns getting best newcomer. (I had probably accepted the fact that Salem wouldn't get this after all).
Tokio Hotel winning, (although points deducted for not turning up) oh well they sent a video.
Ola Svensson being a great popstar with a lively performance of "Natalie".
September - she really is a great dance diva.
Adam Tensta and Vincent. Two very talented and very different up and coming Swedish musical talents. "Miss Blue" was great.
Winnerbäck - winning twice. Why?
Miss Li - what the hell was that????
Ola Salo's new beard. Oi! Salo! Nooooooooooo!!! It's wrong. So. Very. Wrong.
The never-ending rap medley at the beginning of the show.
The tedious comedians who interrupted the flow.
Kent not turning up for yet another awards ceremony. Complacency???
Sonja Alden closing the show, singing with The Poodles. None of that "For Att Du Finns" nonsense here, because underneath all that....she's a rock chick!
So that's the Swedish music awards season over for another year. Only 50 weeks till the next one!!!