Tuesday, November 28, 2017


The most hyped, most overrated national final is here again and the Eurovision fanboys are fainting out of excimtement all over Europe again after today's announcement of the competing acts and their songs. And no, there's no Alcazar but Kikki Danielsson is! The surprise on the list is Polish Margaret and as much as I like her and wish to see her in Eurovision I can't get too excited: Why Melodifestivalen and not Poland? If she represented Poland I'd be one happy fanboy myself, but.... Ah, let me answer my own question: Because she did Poland and didn't win and don't want to be humiliated again, and her music has been made in Sweden anyways, so Mello is just a huge promotion vehicle for her to the Swedish (and maybe therefrom to a wider) market as in Mello no one's a loser. One is a winner but most everyone else scores a hit, too, and no one's considered a loser. And that's the nice thing about Mello tbh.  
Did you notice SVT propably ordered the back sheet from China and they mispleed Melodyfestivalen?

Among artists quite a few new names (18 out of 28!) but among the songwriters the usual suspects Thomas G:son, Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljungren, Danne Attlerud, Linnea Deb, Peter Boström.... even Anton Ewald. But despite that 52 out of 90 songwriters are newcomers. Will we hear the change? I hope so!

KARLSTAD – Semifinal 1

 All The feels - Renaida
(Laurell Barker, Jon Hällgren, Peter Barringer, Lukas Hällgren)

Dance You Off - Benjamin Ingrosso
(Benjamin Ingrosso, MAG, Louis Schoorl, K Nita)

Livet på en pinne- Edward Blom
(Edward Blom, Thomas G:son, Stefan Brunzell, Kent Olsson)

My Turn- John Lundvik
(Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik, Jonas Thander)

Osby Tennessee - Kikki Danielsson
(Sulo Karlsson, Kikki Danielsson)

Patrick Swayze- Sigrid Bernson
(Andrej Kamnik, Josefin Glenmark, Peg Parnevik, Sigrid Bernson)

Solen lever kvar hos dig- Kamferdrops
(Herbert Trus, Danne Attlerud, Martin Klaman, Kristoffer Tømmerbakke, Erik Smaaland, Kamferdrops)

GÖTEBORG – Semifinal 2

Allting som vi sa - Ida Redig
(Yvonne Dahlbom, Jesper Welander, Ida Redig)

Det finns en väg - Jonas Gardell
(Calle Kindbom, Jonas Gardell, Mats Tärnfors)

In My Cabana - Margaret
(Anderz Wrethov, Linnea Deb, Arash Labaf, Robert Uhlman)

Last Breath - Liamoo
(Liam Cacatian Thomassen, Morten Thorhauge, Peter Bjørnskov, Lene Dissing)

Shuffla - Samir & Viktor
(Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Denniz Jamm, Costa Leon, Samir Badran, Viktor Frisk)

Songburning - Mimi Werner
(Göran Werner, Mimi Werner, Niki Niki, Carl Varga, Johan Åsgärde, Oliver Lundström)

Titta vi flyger - Stiko Per Larsson

(Stiko Per Larsson, Emil Rotsjö)

MALMÖ – Semifinal 3

A Bitter Lullaby - Martin Almgren
(Josefin Glenmark, Märta Grauers)

Cry - Dotter
(Linnea Deb, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Johanna ”Dotter” Jansson)

Cuba Libre - Moncho
(Jimmy Jansson, David Strääf, Markus Videsäter, Axel Schylström, Moncho)

Everyday - Mendez
(Leopoldo Mendez, Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund)

Min dröm - Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän
(Thomas G:son, Alexzandra Wickman)

Party Voice - Jessica Andersson
(Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson, Jessica Andersson)

Stark - Barbi Escobar
(Barbi Escobar, Costa Leon, Andreas ”Stone” Johansson)

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK – Semifinal 4

Break That Chain - Felicia Olsson
(Bobby Ljunggren, Kristian Lagerström, Henrik Wikström, Joy Deb)

Every Single Day - Felix Sandman
(Noah Conrad, Tony Ferrari, Parker James, Jake Torry, Felix Sandman)

For You - Mariette
(Jörgen Elofsson)

Fuldans - Rolandz
(Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Robert Gustafsson, Regina Hedman)

Icarus - Emmi Christensson
(Thomas G:son, Christian Schneider, Andreas Hedlund, Sara Biglert)

Mitt paradis - Elias Abbas
(Anderz Wrethov, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah, Sami Rekik)

Never Learn - Olivia
(Anton Ewald, Jonas Wallin, Trond Smeplass)

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