11.000 people joined the schlager evening with mainly Swedish artists. Unfortunately only a few international Eurovision celebrities participated this year: Yoanna from Iceland, who ended up as second in Moscow, and the winner himself, Alexander Rybak.
The host turned out to be Shirley Clamp (MF 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009). She entered the stage in her turquoise “Min Kärlek-dress” from Melodifestivalen year 2004, joking about the size due to “additional 10 kilos and one kid later”.
Velvet has participated in Melodifestivalen several time but has never managed to reach the top-position she is worth.
For the first time the event was produced by the show group Schlagerfeber. All in all the show was okay with some highlights but many of us missed the International touch and the unexpected surprises from long-time-forgotten artists.
(Photos by David Elder of Velvet and Shirley)