It’s now just over a fortnight before all eyes turn to Oslo for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. With plenty of wild costumes, crazy musical entries, glitz, glamour and flirtatious hosts, the spectacular will once again be split into two semi finals (on May 25 and May 27) and the grand final (on May 29). Who’ll make it through? We continue our look at some of the entries who’ll be vying for Europe’s most sought after music prize.
Sweden will compete in the second semi-final on May 27.
SWEDEN : Anna Bergendahl – This Is My Life
Famed Swedish songwriter Bobby Ljunggren co-penned this year’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest – and he’s had plenty of practice over the years, also co-writing many of the tracks that have hit the stage for the competition’s grand finals. He penned the very kitsch ‘Hero’ for Charlotte Perrelli in 2008, also writing for Swede-pop luminaries such as BWO, Anna Sahlene and Shirley Clamp. But forget the disco beats and all the campery with this track – it’s a very laid-back acoustic pop number sung by 18 year old Anna Bergendahl, who’s vocal vibrato reminds us a little of Shakira. If this doesn’t work, expect a full-on pop explosion in 2011