I’ve been having a Mello-fix to get rid of Post-Eurovision Depression. (Or is it just depression, since I’ve been constantly feeling like a zombie when I don’t pump music into my ears, and that’s ≥ 23 hours a day.) Anyways, I’ve been listening to Melodifestivalen entries whenever I get a chance to listen to anything. Most of the time it’s from the this/last year’s NFs, especially 2015’s Semi 2 direct-til-finale qualifiers: Mariette’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and Magnus Carlsson’s “Möt Mig i Gamla Stan.”
No relation whatsoever to Journey, and a great pick-me-up from the haters
Viral sign language interpreter included!
And then there’s also
Mr. I-Won-Eurovision-But-My-Name’s-Too-Hard-For-Bloggers-To-Type-Because-Of-The-Diacritics Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Cara Mia” and “Hope and Glory.” Yes, I’m going to complain about this for months because I’m too lazy to download a Swedish keyboard to simply type less than 5 words. On the other hand, I’m not complaining about standing in front of the bathroom mirror with a rice paddle trying to perfect my dance moves to Cara Mia in case there’s an emergency Your Face Sounds Familiar.
Since the most played Mello song on my phone right now is probably Möt Mig i Gamla Stan, I wish I could say that the song influenced SVT to choose the Ericsson Globe (which hosted Eurovision 2000 and the 2002-2012 Mello finals) in Stockholm, Sweden. Now would anyone like to sponsor a broke uni student from the USA to go?