Monday, February 20, 2012
Melodifestivalen keeps surprising but it wouldn't be Melodifestivalen without surprises, right? Some are good ones, some are not really.
Molly Sanden with her big emotional ballad has become one of participants to go directly to Globen (and possible winner of semifinal leading after-polls and with final odds on her rising immediately). Björn Raneld with Sara Li have also got their spot in the final, in my opinion this place was intended for musicians (in this semifinal) whose music career can be ruined because of flopping on MF so I'm not very positive about it. Schlager-veteran Andreas Johnson and schlager-debutants Youngblood will go through Second Chance round. Mattias Andréasson was only 5th but has become #1 on Swedish iTunes right after so I hope he'll get commercial success he deserves. Love Generation (#6) and Carolina Wallin Pérez (#7) were also strong contenders. Probably MF wasn't really right place for Carolina, she could make a big radio-hit in Sweden without it. Webbjoker Maria BenHajji has become #8. Below you can watch performances of non-qualifiers and don't miss wonderful performance of Sara Dawn Finer and Gina Derawi explaining how their names should be pronounced and Sirqus Alfon with the cover of "Silverland".