by Leif Thorsson & Martin Verhage
This is the book about Swedens most popular TV entertainment show of all times – Melodifestivalen! The program which is heavyly critized and commented by the viewers, but in which almost everybody in Sweden engages in. Year by year. Modern music performed by beloved artists combined with exciting competition moments, makes the show an immortal cultural authority.
And the interest in the show even increased when the program started touring through Sweden in 2002. Suddenly artists had not to be ashamed of reaching only the lower ranks. Most Swedish artists, composers and songwriters can now look back on their performance or contribution in the show. And more than 40 winner songs could represent Sweden in the European final.
This is the second, upgraded, edition of the book "Melodifestivalen Genom Tiderna". Here you can read it all: stories about scandals, successes and flops, gossip, facts and statistics from the very beginning in 1956 until 2006.
Eye witnesses talk about their experiences: artists, songwriters, tv producers, label directors, jury members and show hosts. Read about what Peter Himmelstrand said on TV when he won. Find out how overwhelmed Per Herrey was when he learned that he had won. Or read about Kent Finells urgent needs and Pekka Heinos hunch on Riverdance...
Preface of Svante Stockselius, organizer and EBU:s highest chief for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The book is richly illustrated with hundreds of pictures, and complete with an artist-, melody and composer register.Look inside the bookBook infoIn Swedish352 pagesHardcoverIllustrated in color220 x 300 mmISBN 91-89136-29-2