Our countdown to Eurovision is back for 2017 and with a month and a bit to go before it all kicks off in Kiev, we take a look at the entry from Sweden.
Aaaah Sweden. They’ve had a pretty good run of luck over the past decade; winning the competition in 2012 (Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’) and again in 2015 (Mans Zelmerlow’s ‘Heroes’).
The Swedes also came third in 2011 (thanks to Eric Saade’s ‘Popular’) and again in 2014 (with Sanna Nielsen’s ‘Undo’).
The pedigree is strong. And the Swedes certainly know how to write a cracking pop record.
This year they’ll be represented by Robin Bengtsson, who participated in Melodifestivalen last year (finishing fifth) and again this year. Of course, he won.
He’ll be performing his single ‘I Can’t Go On’ in the first of the semi finals on May 09 in the hope of winning his way through to the Grand Final on May 13.
It’s a great little pop song. Uptempo, up to the minute sound-wise. Some great vocals with falsetto. And the addition of the treadmills adds a great touch of theatre to the performance.
This will be right up there at the pointy end come May 13.