Much of my February and March was taken up by Melodifestivalen. If I wasn't in Sweden watching it live I was in a Swedish pub in London watching it on the big screen. What I love about Melodifestivalen is that it has so many good songs in the competition - most of which would do well at Eurovision.
Here are my favourite 10 songs from this year's Melodifestivalen:
1. Hero - Charlotte Perrelli
The ultimate Melodifestivalen song and a worthy winner.
2. Smiling In Love - Caracola
Amazing feel good schalger song with a cute dance routine and a wonderful key change.
3. Lay Your Love On Me - BWO
Discotastic - great to dance to.
4. Love In Stereo - Ola
80's sounding dance-pop - a great floorfiller.
5. Thank-You - Amy Diamond
6. Deja Vu - Velvet
Another great dance song from a disco diva.
7. Hur svårt kan det va? - Linda Bengtzing
Great schlager - what we expect from Ms Bengtzing
8. Empty Room - Sanna Nielsen
Beautiful and emotional ballad.
9. Razborka - The Nicole
Just for fun - not to be taken seriously!!
10. One Love - Carola & Andreas Johnsson
Big anthem from two big stars.