From Malmö in the south, we move to Norrköping in the east for the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2016. As in the past two weeks, seven artists will sing for two spots in the final and two in the andra chansen round.

Semi-final 3 is another great mix of Melodifestivalen returnees and newcomers. Among the debutants are Swedish Idol winner Lisa Ajax and SMILO, who won a place at Melodifestivalen through the Svensktoppen nästa competition. The veterans are SwingflyAfter Dark and Oscar Zia — each of whom has made it to the final in the past. We’re particularly keen to see Oscar, who, as you can see below, learned how to say our web site’s name back in 2014. Gotta love him!

But which artist are you most excited for? Let us know 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 the first snippets of the songs are revealed on Thursday.

Melodifestivalen 2016: Deltävling 3, Norrköping

SaRaha with “Kizunguzungu”

Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra with “You Carved Your Name”

SMILO with “Weight of the World”

After Dark with “Kom ut som en stjärna”

Lisa Ajax with “My Heart Wants Me Dead”

Boris René with “Put Your Love On Me”

Oscar Zia with “Human”

Which semi-final 3 act are you most excited for?

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Photo: Jonas Ekströmer

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Rhino
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Rhino

Weakest Semi.. Oscar Zia and Lisa Ajax go directly in final, and the other two acts which advance to Andra Chansen are going to be kicked out by some great songs like Bada Nakna, Hunger or I Will Wait..

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

Boring semi final. Oscar is overrated. Good opportunity to watch the other contests taking place on the same day.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Throwaway semi-final.

silvester
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silvester

‘Constellation prize’ is overrated. Wiktoria is so overrated.

Ace Wilder’s ‘Don’t Worry’ is the best song and stage act.

fikri
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fikri

i was excited to hear to kizunguzungu… until i realise the singer is white. o.O

Héctor
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Héctor

Oscar Zia and Lisa Ajax will go direct to the final. Let see if this semi has any good song, for now I think the Swedish would go for Robin with “Constellation prize”.

Criticca
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Criticca

Apart from Oscar Zia, none of these acts ring any bells to me so I might skip this semi final. Next week’s will be more exciting because of Molly Sanden and Dolly Style

PP
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PP

Lisa because same authors wrote Swedish entry in 2013, 2015, Ace Wilder song from 2014, 2016, Isa song from 2016
and Saraha because authors are Araf who wrote Azerbaijan entry in 2009 and man who are one of authors for David Lindgreen song in 2016.

Antranig Shokayan
Editor

Kizunguzungu all the way! Lisa and Oscar should also be great.

Anouska
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Anouska

Excited for Lisa and Oscar.

elad
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elad

I’m wait only to Boris René song and Lisa Ajax song
i think the others in this semi final will not come with Something that interests me.

YAAAAS
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YAAAAS

My prediction right now:
Final – Lisa and Swingfly
AC – Boris and Oscar Zia

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Almost only new names, really excited 😀 Especially for Lisa Ajax.

Alex
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Alex

Swingfly. I loved Me and My Drum back I’m 2011 and I’m really happy to see him back!

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

This is the first semi-final where I’m actually excited to hear all the songs. I’m hoping it will be a strong line-up!