The Lovers of Valdaro – “Somebody Wants” – Predict 7th Place
Winners of the P4 contest, The Lovers of Valdaro, are a sweet gay couple who create club music together. This song isn’t their usual style and ends up being a bit middle of the road. The overall presentation is gay beyond belief and you can easily see they are living out their dream of performing on the Melfest stage but it will probably end tonight.
Dolly Style – “Habibi” (Baby) – Predict Andra Chansen
After 7 line up changes, Dolly Style are back with a song that sounds like it was written for someone else. Dolly Style’s music has been very bubblegum/K-Pop style but Habibi has a Latin vibe, which so many songs have this year. This change I think isn’t in their favour. As they may lose some of the kiddie vote and no gain many more elsewhere. They are never going to win but they are here to promote their upcoming tour. Saying that their name alone should grant them a spot in Andra Chansen.
Martin Stenmarck – “Låt skiten brinna” (Let The Shit Burn) – Predict 6th Place
Since winning Melfest with Las Vegas, Martin Stenmarck’s music style has been changing more than Madonna’s. He will always have a fan base but hasn’t mainstream popular for a long time. Hence the brashness of the song presented here. He’s throwing it out there and doesn’t care what the result is or he’s hoping to pick up the anti-Melfest vote. Either way he won’t come last be doubt he will qualify for anything either.
Lina Hedlund – “Victorious” – Predict Andra Chansen
With the split of Alcazar, Lina Hedlund is now able to come back as a soloist to show she can do it own her own. We schlager lovers are melting over them and hoping that it is as well received as Party Voice was last year. The performance so far looks a bit lacklustre and typical for this type of song. We want more! More glitter, more naked dancers and more surprises. Without this it just becomes another schlager entry for SVT to say they’ve included all types of music. I hope she proves me wrong and goes direkt to the final but i think her best hope is Andra Chansen.
Omar – “Om Om Och Om Igen” (Over, Over & Over Again) – Predict 5th Place
Omar is another one of the FO&O boys who are trying their luck at going solo. Probably the weakest vocally, Omar makes up for in style trying to be the male Beyonce. This song is actually weaker than Oscar’s last week but due to the line up a do believe Omar will place higher. I don’t many of the older population getting behind this enough to give it the boost it needs to qualify but we will see.
Rebecka Karlsson – “Who I Am” – Predict Direkt to Final
Rebecka was a runner up of Idol and has done well in Sweden. She hasn’t done much recently but her single song I think could be the shock qualifier of the evening. The bookies have gotten it so wrong so far, i don’t think they will be right tonight either. They have Rebecka going to Andra Chansen and Dolly Style going to the final?! The staging with the 4 younger versions of her really works well and is simple and effective storytelling.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken” (Northern Lights) – Predict Direkt to Final
Jon Henrik is back with his third attempt and he hasn’t changed much here. He is still doing his joik chanting along with smoke and fire. I wanted something different but if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. He will easily proceed to the final because his song is extremely different and will stand out amongst the rest. So he will be one of the ones to beat in the final.