Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sweden - I Can't Go On - Robin Bengtsson

Digital release image
5 - 344 pts /3 - 227 pts in semi 1
Robin Bengtsson is the winner of Melodifestivalen 2017, the Swedish selection extravaganza for Eurovision.
His song I Can't Go On is written by David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah and former Eurovision singer

The original version of I Can't Go On (on the MF CD) contained a few F-bombs, but a new version is released as a digital single (and on the Kyiv 2CD) replacing 'F**king' with 'Freaking'.

A promo cdsingle was issued by Capitol (ROBINPROMO1) and sent to radio stations and some were handed out in Kyiv.
It includes the Eurovision version, Live acoustic and one of the karaoke versions.
The Live Acoustic version  and a remix were released as digital tracks on June 9. For the remix the original explicit version was used.


The 2CD album Melodifestivalen 2017 with all 28 songs from the popular Swedish selection was released on Februari 26 (full tracklist below).

Robin Bengtsson's first Melodifestivalen was in 2016 when he ended 5th in the final with Contsellation Prize. It was a No. 2 hit in the Swedish top 100, 11 weeks on the chart.
In 2008 Bengtsson entered the Swedish version of Idol(s). He finished third and two of the songs he performed spent a week on the charts: Otis Redding's (Sitting on the) Dock Of The Bay and Michael Jackson's Black Or White.

Acoustic version DRI
Versions
I Can't Go On - Clean version (ESC version)
- digital release, Kyiv 2CD, promo
I Can't Go On - Original explicit version
- on 2CD Melodifestivalen 2017
I Can't Go On - Live acoustic
- promo cds, digital release
I Can't Go On - Remix (explicit)
- digital release
I Can't Go On - Clean version karaoke I
- digital release (single track)
I Can't Go On - Clean version karaoke II
- digital release (official karaoke album)
The first karaoke which came with the single release has more backing vocals (the "I can't go on" bits...) than the one that ended up on the official karaoke collection (digital release).

Charts
Swedish top 100: 15, 6, 3, 5, 9, 13, 18, 23, 34, 41, 50, 24, 52, 69, 71, 83
Switzerland top 100: 83, -
France top 200: 130, -
Spain top 50: 27, -

Links and sources
Thanks to Eva at Capitol Music Sweden. Thanks to Krzysztof.
Robin Bengtsson: Website, Facebook
SVT Melodifestivalen pages
MF chart statistics at the end of the Frans post at the Stockholm Collection.
Swedens last eight: 20162015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

Melodifestivalen 2017 tracklist
CD1
1. Boris René - Her Kiss
2. Adrijana - Amare
3. Dinah Nah - One More Night
4. De Vet Du - Road Trip
5. Charlotte Perrelli - Mitt Liv
6. Ace Wilder - Wild Child
7. Nano - Hold On
8. Mariette - A Million Years
9. Roger Pontare - Himmel Och Hav
10. Etzia - Up
11. Allyawan - Vart Har Du Vart
12. Dismissed - Hearts Align
13. Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
14. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin’

CD2
1. Robin Bengtsson - I Can’t Go On (original)
2. Krista Siegfrids - Snurra Min Jord
3. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
4. Jasmine Kara - Gravity
5. Owe Thörnqvist - Boogieman Blues
6. Bella & Filippa - Crucified
7. The Fooo Conspiracy - Gotta Thing
8. Jon Henrik Fjällgren Feat. Aninia - En Värld Full Av Strider
                       (Eatneme Gusnie Jeenh Dåaroeh)
9. Alice - Running With Lions
10. Les Gordons - Bound To Fall
11. Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down
12. Axel Schylström - När Ingen Ser
13. Sara Varga Och Juha Mulari - Du Får Inte Ändra På Mig
14. Loreen - Statements

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