Christer Björkman lashes out at BBC

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Christer Björkman, former Eurovision participant, INSPIRER of the Swedish Melodifestivalen in its current form this year and producer of the Eurovision song contest in Stockholm, has good lashed out at the BBC and the British approach and review of the Eurovision Song Contest. (Source: inews)

Björkman did some crass statements in a speech just before the presentation of the Polar Music Prize, which is awarded annually in Stockholm since 1989 and unofficially as the Nobel Prize for music. He tackelde include the British commentators: ‘ Terry Wogan was the contest to the ridicule, and Graham Norton has a similar tone. That does not work. It is much easier to make jokes than to win. ‘

To semi finals?

The Swede called the BBC on to his preferred place as a member of the big five on to say and like the majority of the participating countries through the semifinals to pass: ‘ many songs that start in the semi, are stronger and stronger throughout the week ‘, says he, and the example of Conchita Wurst, winner of 2014 : ‘ For her semifinal, she was not even one of the Favorites, but suddenly she was a rising star-and that just because they qualified for the final had shown already. ‘

He also makes descent with the often-heard criticism that the British always fail on the Eurovision song contest by neighbors votes. ‘ That you have made up. We all want you to do well in the competition. But you never send good songs. Why not? ‘

Simon Cowell

Björkman predicted it would end a lot better with the British Eurovision songs like the BBC change radically from approach, and the song contest takes more seriously. ‘ A national final to be a winner, based on our Melodifestivalen would the quality of the British candidates already sensitive jacking ‘, he suggests. Simon Cowell, known as feared juror in British and American talent shows like Britain’s Got Talent, he raises on Eurovision in that heat to judging.

In addition, the producer of the upcoming song festival are light shine about the chances of Joe & Jake, the duo that this year under British flag on the Eurovision stage will occur, “they have a pretty good song and the guys are nice. It is a step in the right direction, but no, it won’t win. If you send another Katrina Love Shine a Light sings, it would make a world of difference ‘, whereby Björkman refers to the latest British Eurovision winner, who again from 1997 was.

Christer Björkman is best known as the man who in Melodifestivalen 2002 gave a makeover and four for rounds and a second chance round, which to this day. In 1992 , he himself participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a singer. With the ballad I morgon är and annan day he stranded on the penultimate place.