Road to Copenhagen 2014: Sanna Nielsen – “Undo” (Sweden)

Mm, time for another favourite I think, or at least as close as we can get in a contest that (at least I feel) could go many ways. But could Eurovision really return to Sweden so soon?

SwedenThat’s debatable of course, but at the very least it’s great that Sanna Nielsen will finally be representing them in Copenhagen, emerging successful on her 7th attempt to win Melodifestivalen. “Undo” is also another installment in the success story of Fredrik Kempe, one of its writers. He has written multiple songs for Melodifestivalen, and in the last eight years alone he has been involved in the writing of 15 finalists, including four winners. The most popular of these so far (pardon the choice of phrase) was “Popular”, Eric Saade’s 3rd place 2011 entry for Dusseldorf.

sanna nielsenSweden of course is one of the most spirited participants in the contest, with the selection show Melodifestivalen taking on a life (and international fanbase) of its own. Sweden were clearly overjoyed to win the 2012 contest in Baku, and no doubt they are itching for the chance to slip into 2nd on the Eurovision league table with a 6th victory. They are a safe bet for qualification, making it 5 times out of 6, and I doubt this year will be much different, barring a major calamity in the busy Semi 2.

The song itself is great stuff, an emotional ballad with what promise to be some striking visuals too, with a cage of lights that brave Sanna eventually breaks through with the aid of a rousing chorus and a key change. And if anyone else can sell the shit out of a performance, it’s Sanna. I hope it was worth the wait for her!

For reviews of ALL the competing entries in the 2014 contest, as well as coverage of all the national finals and all sorts of other news, please visit my Copenhagen 2014 Hub by clicking the link, or the “Copenhagen 2014” menu on the top banner, or the “#Joinus” crystal on the left-hand bar.

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