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Martin Rolinski: Melodifestivalen is a fun game | Culture & Entertainment

Martin Rolinski: Melodifestivalen is a fun game | Culture & Entertainment

Martin Rollinski has made his breakthrough as a singer in the pop band BWO, which has come close to winning the Swedish Melody Festival several times. This week he sings Finnish schlager in På resende not.

Martin Rollinsky Image: Yale

Martin Rollinski made his debut on Sweden's first talent show Popstars in 2002, and then formed the pop trio BWO (Bodies Without Organs) with Alexander Bard and Marina Sheptchenko.

The group enjoyed significant international success in both the UK and Eastern Europe before ending the collaboration five years ago.

Here, Martin talks about what it's like to take part in a televised talent show, how closely he follows the Melody Festival and what it's like to collaborate with Alexander Bard. Plus, he tells why everyone should visit the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv.

Read more about this week's travel diary here.

Watch artist interviews from previous weeks here:

Episode 14: Alan Barry

Episode 13: Anna Dobling

Episode 12: Frida Anderson

Episode 11: Taikapili (Hanna-Rikka Siitonen and Nina Tapio)

Episode 10: Kuwait Tommy

Episode 9: Asa Ginder

Episode 8: Thomas and Maria Höglund

Episode 7: Richard Heary

Episode 6: Sarah Dawn Feiner

Episode 5: Berko Manola

Episode 4: Erik Andre Hvidsten

Episode 3: Susan Sontag

Episode 2: Susan Johnson

Episode 1: Ann Lee Ride

The Travel Diary is broadcast on Yle Five on Saturdays at 21:00, and repeated on Sundays at 15:45.
It is also broadcast on Finnish Television on Sundays at 15:30 CET.

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