There’s only four days left until the Melodifestivalen 2016 madness kicks off with the first deltävling in Gothenburg. Seven artists will compete in this first semi-final: two will qualify direkt till final on March 13, another two will be relegated to andra chansen (the Second Chance round) and three of them will get sent home for good. Sweden’s Melfest is a risky business…

But which of the first seven acts are you looking forward to the most? We may not have their songs, but we have tonnes of hype and more than a few glittering CVs. After placing eighth last year with “Groupie“, Samir & Viktor want to go a few better with “Bada nakna.” And 2014 breakout star Ace Wilder will hope to improve upon her second-place song “Busy Doin’ Nothin’” and take the crown.

Let us know your faves by voting in our poll below. You can vote for as many artists as you would like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit. We will close the poll and go through the results before Thursday February 4, when we will hear the first clips of all seven songs.

Melodifestivalen 2016: Deltävling 1, Gothenburg

Samir & Viktor with “Bada nakna”

Pernilla Andersson with “Mitt guld”

Mimi Werner with “Ain’t No Good”

Albin & Mattias Andréasson with “Rik”

Read our interview with Albin & Mattias here

Anna Book with “Himmel för två”

Robin Bengtsson with “Constellation Prize”

Ace Wilder with “Don’t Worry”

Which semifinal one act are you most excited for?

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Anouska
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Anouska

I’m all about that Ace, ’bout that Ace… 😀

oooops
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oooops

But I think Mimi Werner will surprise us all, and be like Barei.

MGR
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MGR

Judging by the title of the song by Samir & Viktor it will be similar to Army of Lovers – “Rockin’ The Ride”.

oooops
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oooops

I would vote for:
Samir och Viktor
Albin och Mattias
Anna Book
Ace Wilder

MarioMario
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Just Ace.

Anfrers
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Albin!

Adam
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Adam

Ace!!!!!!! if she doesn’t win, I’ll cry for the rest of my life lol

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Need to hear their songs before I decide who deserves to advance…but judging by the hype, it’ll be AW and S&V. But, hey, let’s hear them sing first…so many were raving about Eric Saade, and we know what happened to him in the final! 😀

Jacques
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Jacques

If Ace Wilder would had sent Copenhagen in 2014, Sweden could literally be the Ireland of 2010s.

Also Arisa of Italy that year, with an amazing song wasted. Now these two ladies had returned their national selections. I hope all the best! I hope Ace will win Melodifestivalen this year. Please no Molly Sandén.

Rayman
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Rayman

Pernilla’s last entry was lovely, and I also liked Ace’s “Busy Doin’ Nothin'”, so I’d say those two and Mimi Werner, as I’m pretty curious about her song. 🙂

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

I’m excited for no one. Ace is overrated and the rest i just have no interest.

William Lee Adams
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ACCCCE!

D
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D

Is this even a question. Of course Ace.