Saturday, January 17, 2009

Melodifestivalen: Markus Larsson gets his crystal ball out

Notorious Aftonbladet columnist Markus Larsson - famous for offending the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards (and less famous for offending me for not loving Salem Al Fakir - a criminal offence if ever there was one) has admittedly amused me with his feature in Aftonbladet where he predicts who will win Melodifestivalen - without hearing a single song!!

He predicts that the following will go directly to Globen - Shirley Clamp and Scotts; Markoolio and Måns Zelmerlöw; Molly Sandén and EMD; Agnes and Sarah Dawn Finer, whilst Amy Diamond and HEAT will qualify from Andra Chansen, and BWO will also reach the final by way of an international jury wild card.

He says that Måns will win the whole thing.

I never thought I'd see the day I'd agree with Markus Larsson, but that day has finally arrived.

Hope and Glory!!!!

(and I haven't even heard it yet)


Damian said...

I can agree with every point of Markus (all his predictions of finalists for first 3 semifinals are totally obvious for anyone who know swedish music well) but winner. I'm pretty sure Molly and EMD wil be fighting for victory though I like Mons and Kempe's songs.

Rachel said...

He has to win.I doubt Hope and Glory will be as good as Cara Mia,but whatever,he must win :)

EuropeCrazy said...

Damian - I agree he's pretty spot-on with his predictions. EMD are so popular at the moment in Sweden that I certainly wouldn't put it past them providing strong competition, and yes, beware of Molly although I don't want her to win.

Yes Rachel - Go Mååååååååååååns go!!!

Poster Girl said...

"Hope And Glory"! Oh, please let it be a great song. It needs to be. If I had a Swede-pop altar, I'd be worshiping at it right now in prayer.

In other...stuff, it's so great that you still love "Loveshift"! Such a fantastic song.

EuropeCrazy said...

Yes I'm really hoping that "Hope and Glory" will be a great song - fingers crossed that we're not disappointed.

"Loveshift" continues to be wonderful and I don't think I'll ever stop loving it.