In the beginning of 2004, Alcazar performed a Swedish-language song for the Melodifestivalen TV show. The group was not competing in the song competition that year, but they were asked to perform a song during a pause in the show. As a joke, they picked this old song written by a famous Swedish comedian named Jonas Inde. The song was called "Grillvagn" and was about a love for portable grill. It had funny lyrics, but Alcazar decided to present it in a very serious, sexy and glamourous way. Sadly, the song was never commercially released.
In the summer of 2004, Alcazar recorded a few new songs and re-released their second album Alcazarized to the rest of Europe with a new album cover. Sound familiar?
In 2007, Andreas entered Melodifestivalen in Sweden with a solo song called "Move."
In the late summer of 2009, Annikafiore filmed a video for A.v.E.'s song "I've Still Got The Highest Heels In The Room." And it was ultra fabulous and campy! Unfortunately, A.v.E.'s record company didn't release the single and the band and label parted ways, and A.v.E. dissolved.
Before the year's end, Annikafiore was featured on a single by Sophie Rimhen. The song was a remake of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire."
Also at year's end was a holiday single from Alcazar. It was a remake of Wham's "Last Christmas." The video was pure camp!
In 2010, Alcazar were competing again in Melodifestivalen with a song called "Headlines." It didn't do as well as "Stay The Night" the year earlier.
Alcazar did some summer shows around Sweden. But otherwise, the rest of the year was quiet for them.
In August of 2010, Annikafiore released her first solo song called "Forbidden Love" and it was the Official Song of Copenhagen Pride. The video featured Annikafiore in her wedding dress while shirtless men wrestle in the mud.
All was quiet until June of 2011. Annikafiore released her first EP called Preaching To The Choir to rave reviews. And it soared to the top of the iTunes charts in many countries.
Later that month, Alcazar had a new song out with Dream Beats called "Feel 4 U." The video was very odd with a woman having some sort of drug trip with Alcazar in her head.
In July, remixes for Annikafiore's song "Don't Wanna C U 2nite" came out. Her video wasn't ready in time, so she shot her own video for the SoundFactory remix. The video was a Skype love story gone astray.
Near the end of summer, Alcazar announced they would be taking another long break. This came a surprise to me as I thought they were working on their next album.
In late November of 2011, Annikafiore released her video to her song "Love 2 Life." It was shot in boutique hotel with some friends and it was amazing! Best video of the year!
That pretty much brings us up to date. I didn't talk about Magnus after 2008. Mainly because he was not an original member of the group. But Magnus's solo career has continued and his last album in 2010 called Pop Galaxy featured a few singles, my favourite being "Feel You."
I'm not sure what the future holds for Alcazar. However, Annikafiore has a new EP called Recovered coming out at the end of June, 2012. The EP is a collection of remixes, as well as a remake of an Alcazar classic with two versions! And after that, I think Annikafiore will come out with another EP with original material. Stay tuned ...