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Melodifestivalen 2011 - Part 2

OK, second day of meeting the stjarnorna here in Stockholm!  Danny entertained us at lunchtime with his ode to his pregnant girlfriend, In The Club.

He seemed happy to see us!  Nothing much happening then until teatime, when we went to see The Moniker, who does indeed look like Simon!  We spoke about the fact that he really wants to go to Germany, as he's half German (I told him I am too - spooky!).

He's nervous about tonight as the international juries will do thier voting tonight for tomorrow's show... I told him that I thought he could win thier vote.  Interestingly, there were more people in the audience for him then there were for Eric Saade yesterday.  He signed his picture to me as "The David" - LOL, then apologised cos he's tired!  I laughed.  Nice chap. Very affable!  Be happy to see him represent Sweden in Eurovision, and the song is FAB!

Still no sign of Ms Bengtzing doing a signing - but maybe tomorrow...

It's time for Melodifestivalen 2011!

OK, so it's a nearly a year since I last updated the blog, but Eurovision season is well underway in 2011, and this weekend sees what is always my highlight of the build up to Eurovision, the Swedish Melodifestivalen.

I arrived in a wet and windy Stockholm early this afternoon after travelling over "direkt" from Edinburgh with my firends Ross and Danny on Norwegian. 

No time to even draw breath, as we dumped our bags and headed off to the shopping center at Globen, where a few of the artists were performing and signing thier latest CDs for the fans.

So, first up was Mr Swingfly (seen here with one of his homies - or is that homos?).  A delightful chap who told me all about his West Indian/Panamanian ancestry, and about growing up in New York (where Melodifestivalen is obviously huge!).  Nice bloke!

Then it was the singer of my fave song in this year's final, the completely gorgesque Sanna Neilsen.  God!  I love her so much!  She was absolutely delighted when I expali…