- February 10, 2021
Loreen back? I guess it's her only hope now, her career is literary dead...
The lies. I hate this attitude that musicians must have Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift-like careers and release an album each year or else their career is dead, or be internationally relevant all the time. She has focused on the Swedish music market a lot lately. Jag är en vampyr got 5.8 million streams, Du är min man got 3.3 million streams and this year she released two new songs, both who have over a million streams currently. In an extremely oversaturated and competitive music market, that ain't too bad.
I think the fact that she solely works as an artist and hasn't resorted to advertising taco products for Santa Maria shows that she is doing well for herself. Also, it's a bit ironic that she creates headlines like no one other ESC-related Swede (besides Abba) when she is potentially going to be on Melfest (which shows a massive interest in her) and then you call her career dead. If you make headlines you're still very relevant, me thinksNo lies at all, what are you talking about even? No one said you need to have a big international career to be considered successful, and that's not even the aim of many artists, problem is she can't even keep up domestic popularity. Let's not pretend she'd be back to Melodifestivalen had she managed a successful career without it, it's basically a forum for newcomers, has-beens and/-or desperados who struggle without it.
I don't think having one of the less successful features two years ago on one of the most popular TV shows equals huge success, if she had managed to do a Miss Li or Miriam Bryant and build upon the momentum from that show with having success with her own original material afterwards, then sure, but that hasn't been the case. We talk about one of the most celebrated Eurovision winning songs period, and she's barely scrapping the million mark in streams wheres the other mentioned are streaming in the tens of millions (even with only focusing on the Swedish market).
Don't get me wrong, I actually like Loreen and think she's really talented and in theory she should be one of our biggest names, but the career is completely mishandled and apparently she's also hard to work with and has a bad rep in the industry which obviously didn't help either. I remember her from Idol back in the day, and girl always had some attitude problems it seems.
I think the fact that she solely works as an artist and hasn't resorted to advertising taco products for Santa Maria shows that she is doing well for herself. Also, it's a bit ironic that she creates headlines like no one other ESC-related Swede (besides Abba) when she is potentially going to be on Melfest (which shows a massive interest in her) and then you call her career dead. If you make headlines you're still very relevant, me thinks
The new format of the semi-final is as follow:
- As always, two acts from each heat will progress direct to the final and two will progress to the semi-final.
- Eight acts will then compete in the semi-final for the final four spots.
- For the first time, the semi-final will have all eight acts competing against each other with the votes being presented from each age category.
- These scores will be presented live meaning that viewers know who is most popular going into the final.
SVT changed the format of the semifinals again:
Yesterday Eurovision announced a change to the voting in May, today SVT have announced a change to Melodifestivalen. Last year the Andra Chansen became the semi-final and as of today the format of …www.escunited.com