Today's The Day

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kikki Danielsson!

It's all so very exciting. Today is the day! I'm not only referring to the Eurovision semi-final tonight, but also today is Kikki Danielsson's birthday. Hurrah for Kikki!

Kikki is 55 today and, bless her, she doesn't look a day over 50. Poor Kikki's been in the spotlight more for her eating and drinking habits recently than her fab schlager credentials.

So let's redress that with some Kikki facts.

  • Kikki has been in Melodifestivalen 9 times, and has gone to Eurovision twice, in 1982 and 1985 when she finished 3rd.

  • She's been a proper schlager pop singer since 1973.

  • Her Bra Vibrationer is not only schlager brilliance, but also a hilarious song title.

  • In her latest Melodifestivalen appearance, Kikki came last in the final. Poor Kikki! But! I dag & I Morgan was pure schlager brilliance, with bongs and a whopping key change.

  • Kikki wore a big pink kaftan or muu-muu or something. What's not to love?

  • Kikki was very big in the 80s, rocking a big hair and shoulder-pads look.

For your download pleasure, here are I Dag & I Morgan from Melodifestivalen 2006, and the very ace Varför är kärleken röd? which came in 2nd place in 1983's Melodifestivalen.

Kikki Danielsson - I dag & I Morgan mp3 (right click - save as)

Kikki Danielsson - Varför är kärleken röd? mp3 (right click - save as)

Enjoy Kikki! Enjoy Eurovision!