SaRaha – ”Kizunguzungu”
This entry is well structured when it comes to stage presentation. The outfits the choreography are interesting and give a perspective. Now the tune combination of African style, ethno allure with a style of Norway 2011 seems a little bit weird. A very interesting act but somehow this would never be appealing to Eurovision viewers.
Swingfly Feat. Helena Gutarra – ”You Carved Your Name”
I would prefer to comment this act with the final outfits but still I have some remarks about it. The song is different and somehow original for a Melodifestivalen edition. It felt as if I am watching BBC’s national selection and although here are catchy points in the song, I cannot see how this act will be voted for Stockholm. I need to see it on Saturday to make a clear assumption on whether I love it or hate it.
SMILO – ”Weight of the World”
Interesting act for Avicii lovers. The staging of the song is quite MTV EMA style with the singer and the DJs on the back, lots of pyros used for this performance and somehow a dance act which will make you dance. Will it make you vote for it though? Maybe yes, this cute face has potentials.
After Dark – ”Kom ut som en stjärna”
OK a schlager, typical Army of Lovers tune with the singer totally out of tune and for unknown reason the After Dark huge letters behind him. Something between AoL and Alcazaar but definitely without any vocal skills.
Lisa Ajax – ”My Heart Wants Me Dead”
Ellie Goulding on stage? 50 shades of grey copycat? Well it sounds fresh and dynamic and could easily end up in the Melodifestivalen stage. Lisa is doing a great job, she is not the best voice in this year’s MF edition but for sure her performance and stage presentation along with her song cannot be ignored.
Boris René – ”Put Your Love On Me”
Nice and modern act, fresh sound and totally out the usual MF tunes we are used to. I think I like it, the singer delivers the song effectively, his voice colour is amazing with its up and downs while the dancers are making you wanna follow this song. I think we have to pay attention to this one. Most likely to second chance.
Oscar Zia – ”Human”
It definitely has the best camera work, the concept is very interesting and very cinematic while Oscar is a handsome young artist with very good voice, convincing me to follow his show throughout the performance. He should definitely be in the final, in my opinion.