Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Sweden

Evening all, and welcome to the fourth summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Sweden's flag in the Copenhagen sunset
Sweden’s flag in the Copenhagen sunset

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Back on the launch page, you can find links to the three countries we’ve done so far, but right now, I’m moving on to Sweden. After another mammoth running of Melodifestivalen (which we reviewed here), the country finally selected perennial entrant Sanna Nielsen as their 2014 representative in early March. Her song – a modern R&B synth ballad titled “Undo” – has been installed as a firm fan favourite ever since – though whether this is due to the song’s merit or the prior knowledge of the singer remains to be seen.

Our opinions:

Rory – I’m happy that Sanna’s managed to get to represent Sweden after a RIDICULOUS amount of times, and with a song like Undo, I can tell she’s gonna do really well! Score: 8 points out of 12.

James – I do try to focus all of my ESC judgements on the actual songs themselves; and in the case of “Undo”, I genuinely really enjoy it. The melody really shows off her voice at its best, and grammatical mistakes aside, it’s a fab piece of music. Score: 10 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Swedish song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!


Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Sweden’s song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, for tomorrow we will be moving on to Iceland and Albania!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Sweden’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!

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