The day has finally come. Vebooboo and Wiwi are packing their bags and getting ready for a weekend in Skåne (southern Sweden).  A lot of work has gone into this trip—starving themselves ahead of the all-you-can-eat taco buffet with the Melodifestivalen club on Saturday, for instance. But they know a good schlager-fest is worth it and are looking forward to the fourth and final semi-final of this year’s competition!

Unfortunately this semi-final is as weak as a premature baby.  Below are Vebooboo’s predictions for who will make it to Stockholm.  You can see all the sneak peek clips at www.svt.se/melodifestivalen

Linda Pritchard entertained the crowds with ‘Hot Hot Hot’ at last year’s Melodifestivalen. This year’s theme seems to be ‘Not Not Not.’  Vebooboo was surprised to hear her belt out solid vocals in the preview, but is kind of upset that she doesn’t take advantage of her amazing dance skills.  Instead, she just stands in one place for the duration of the one-minute preview. Given that Julia Alvgard is in the same semi-final with another ballad, Vebooboo doesn’t think Linda can stand out—or make it through.

Prediction:  OUT

Love Generation appears to be made of silly putty, with synchronised body bending in all directions imaginable (seriously…fist in mouth, foot in ass—they can do it all).  And while the song is pretty generic, they are one of the only true pop groups in the competition. As such, Vebooboo thinks they’ll stand out on Saturday. Werq!

Prediction:  DIRECT TO GLOBEN

Lasse Stefanz would get tons of votes from 90-year-old women. Unfortunately, they don’t have cell phones and can’t vote. (P.S. Is it just me or is he dressed like a homeless man?)

Prediction:  OUT

Nicke Borg stands out for his numerous tattoos, but if you close your eyes you’ll realize he has a good voice to boot.  His slow rock song with a kick of soul would stand a chance if only Melody Club weren’t in the same semi-final.

Prediction:  OUT

Linda Bengtzing is easily the evening’s most famous Melodifestivalen participant.  Girlfriend has made it to the finals several times and stands a
great chance to keep her track record alive with this very Bengtzing-esque schlager song, in Swedish as always.  From a one-minute clip It’s hard to tell if she’ll top her classy ‘Du ljuger så bra’, but ‘E det fel på mej?’ will undoubtedly get a second chance in Stockholm. (Watch her old number below! That sh*t is fierce!)

Prediction:  DIRECT TO GLOBEN

Julia Alvgard has a nice voice and the song brings soul to a traditional ballad.  The song is more memorable than Linda Pritchard’s and so will likely beat her out for a spot in the Second Chance.

Prediction:  SECOND CHANCE

Melody Club’s main singer is scary.  But Vebooboo loves the sweet melody in the group’s pop-rock song and thinks it has a chance to make it to the Second Chance, if Nicke Borg doesn’t steal too many votes away from them.

Prediction: SECOND CHANCE

Anders Fernette is a hunk, but that’s where the good news ends. His voice is out of tune during the entire one-minute clip, and he just doesn’t
seem to have the spirit in him after the drama he caused when his original song was leaked to the public.  What a shame that’s all he’ll be remembered for.

Prediction:  OUT