Preparations are now underway for the first ever edition of KistaMelodifestivalen, the competition to choose the students who will represent Kista in the IES Eurovision competition.
With many of the IES schools competing, this year the competition will be in Gävle following their victory last year. The competition, now over ten years old, requires students not just to perform a song, but also sing in one of the school's Modern Foreign Languages. For IES Kista, this comprises of French, German and Spanish.
Students wishing to take part in the show are now invited to auditions in week 5. From there students will work with Mr. Robertson, our Head of Delegation for the IES Eurovision competition, to find the right songs and practice their performances. The end result of this will be KistaMelodifestivalen taking place on Friday April 29th, with the winners performing at IES Eurovision the month after.
Mr. Robertson is excited about Kista's new show.
"We've just starting advertising this after the Christmas break, but already there are floods of students wanting to be involved. I know there are many talented musicians here at the school and I am looking forward to working with them to produce the best quality performances we can."
In addition to KistaMelodifestivalen, a smaller version called Lilla KistaMelodifestivalen, for Year 4 and Year 5 students, will take place in March. This competition requires students to sing in English.
Auditions for both Lilla KistaMelodifestivalen and KistaMelodifestivalen will take place in week 4 and 5 respectively. Students should contact Mr. Robertson via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.