Swedish broadcaster (SVT) has now revealed their secret plans for a special memory cavalcade to be broadcast on the 8th of April. For this celebration of the Swedish Melodifestivalen as well as the Eurovision Song Contest history, all previous winners of Melodifestivalen have been invited. Carola (pictured) will be one of the artists performing.
This special occasion, called Alla tiders Melodifestival, will contain live performances of the ten songs chosen by Swedish television viewers as the best Melodifestivalen entries ever. Artists that are already known to perform at the event are Carola, DJ Mendez, Rikard Wolf and Wilmer X as well as many other guest appearances. The artists will do their versions of many Melodifestivalen classics during the evening.
The absolute highlight of the evening will be when previous winners through the history of Swedish Melodifestivalen arrives on the red carpet. During the evening they will all receive a special winners trophy called The Great Singing Bird created by the well-known Swedish contemporary artist Ernst Billgren.
The list of the top ten Melodifestivalen songs all-time:
01. ABBA – Waterloo (1974)
02. Carola – Främling (1983)
03. The Herreys – Diggi-Loo (1984)
04. Roger Pontare – När vindarna viskar mitt namn (2000)
05. Lena Philipsson – Det gör ont (2004)
06. Tommy Körberg – Stad i ljus (1988)
07. Björn Skifs – Michelangelo (1975)
08. Charlotte Nilsson – Tusen och en natt (1999)
09. Carola – Fångad av en stormvind (1991)
10. Loa Falkman – Symfonin (1990)
People in Sweden could choose their favourite Melodifestivalen song ever through a two month long televoting procedure that took place already last autumn and was presented during a charity event 13th November last year.
The concept of the evening remains a lot of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest that will take place later this year in Copenhagen.
The show called Alla tiders Melodifestival (Melodifestivalen all-time) will be recorded on the 22nd of March at the Cirkus venue in Stockholm and will be broadcast on Swedish Television 8th of April. The final of Melodifestivalen 2005 will be held 12th March.