Melody Festival Leksand

melodifestival_love_generationEurovision Song Contest is waiting to see who Sweden will send to European final. The third competition takes place in Leksand. The small town is filled with lights and people in street are celebrating. The midsummer pole that usually is lonely in the winter has got some light and magic. It is almost as many people visiting Leksand today as it is in midsummer time. Music brings people together. Today I visited the final dress rehearsal before the third final. The artists that compete tonight: Youngblood, Maria BenHajji, Mattias Andréasson, Love Generation, Carolina Wallin Pérez, Andreas Johnson, Molly Sandén and Björn Ranelid.

After the rehearsal I and my company went to a restaurant. We talked to the father of one of the members in Youngblood.  Simon’s father is a friendly man from Ljungskile. He told me that Simon and the others in the group were picked out through an audition. Fredrik Kempe is one of the creators.

My favorite after watching the performances are Youngblood and Mattias Andréasson.

On the picture: Love Generation.

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