Thanks to Patricia Peres and RoxetteCafe.com for finding those reports.
Archive for category TV
Some UK fans couldn’t believe their eyes today when they saw an ad on TV promoting the tour.
You can watch it here:
The Guardian also published an article about Roxette.
Thanks Ally for the ad.
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle (=Roxette) were interviewed at Nyhetsmorgon. The interview is now online.
You can find a translation in English on Roxette.ro.
Per will be in the TV studio for an interview as well. Normally the show is available online some hours after the TV broadcast.
Looks like the video premiere of It’s Possible + PG live interview in the studiosofa will be the real deal at Nyhetsmorgon, Swedish TV4 this Saturday at 10.30 am. Swell.
Roxette’s performance at Swiss SF1 show Benissimo can now be found on the Benissimo website (starts at about 2:00:00) or youtube (see below). Roxette performed “It’s Possible” in which seems to be the only TV performance to promote “Travelling”.
There was also a short interview on SF1 Glanz & Gloria
It looks like Roxette will promote the new album on the Swiss TV show “Benissimo“‘s 100th anniversary. The show will be aired March 24, 20:05 CET. Probably a sign for more TV appearances to come, right?
There will be sights of Roxette on German TV with no doubt since TRAVELLING will be released under the same label/TV channel cooperation as CHARM SCHOOL, which was promoted with numerous TV spots.
Thanks to Cathérine Frei and Roxette Café for finding out!
Roxette are nominated for the German Echo award with their album “Charm School”. The category Roxette is nominated is called “Gruppe International Rock / Pop” – best international Rock/Pop group. The award is really important in Germany, as much important as the Grammys in the US. There’s not a jury choosing the winner. The sales charts decide the nominees and in the end – the winner.
On the Wikipedia site it says (used Google translate):
The ranking of the winners in most categories results from the added up weeks results of the Media Control sales charts in February of one year to January of the following year. This has the consequence that the absolute sales figures – should be – distributed over the entire year. This easy distortion of the results is possible. Good sales of the artists who achieve over longer periods (no weekly current top positions in the charts) good sales results will be penalized.  In some categories (lifetime achievement and special rates) are the winners selected by a jury, the most successful live act is nationally determined via online voting.
The awarding will take place on March 22th in Berlin. The show will be broadcast the same evening. Other nominees are Coldplay, Sunrise Avenue, Snow Patrol and Superheavy.
Our reader Dennis informs that Roxette have been nominated several times before:
According to wikipedia Roxette were nominated for the ECHO award in the categorie “best international group” at least in the years 1992, 1993 & 1995 – (For the year 1994 no nominations were listed, but as Roxette had no new album out the year before, I guess they weren’t nominated).
Thanks for letting us know.
For the second time Roxette’s song – now with “How Do You Do!” hit single along with Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” – is being used in the Polish TV ad for Radio Zlote Przeboje (Golden Hits Radio). This radiostation was a media partner for “Charm school” album back in February 2011 in Poland.
This may be interesting for collectors of songs written by Per Gessle. He once co-wrote “Kärleken är evig”, which was performed by Lena Philipsson at the Melodifestivalen 1986. The song finished second at the Melodifestivalen and reached number 3 in the Swedish single charts.
This song has now been covered by E-Type during the TV4 programme “Så mycket bättre – season 2”, a Swedish reality TV show where seven artists spend eight days together at a hotel in Gotland and each of them do their own versions of the other artists’ songs. The artists that participated in this season are Tomas Ledin, E-Type, Lena Philipsson, Laleh, Timbuktu, Mikael Wiehe and Eva Dahlgren.
You can watch the performance on TV4play.se, listen to the track on Spotify or buy it at iTunes. All of it if you are resident in Sweden.