The time has come when we spend eight minutes listening to the sneak previews of Saturday’s Melodifestivalen songs, and then bitch about each of them. Below are our thoughts and predictions about the third semi-final in Leksand.

1. Youngblood – “Youngblood”

This was one of the most hyped acts of this year’s line-up–SVT even released a 2.5 minute clip showing the group working out. But what a disappointment Youngblood has turned out to be! The group’s song is ridiculously cheesy and boring, and theyguys’ dance moves are jerky to say the least. The group’s fate will lie in the hands of Sweden’s 12 year-old girls. Will their mothers let them vote, though? There is a recession on, y’all…

Prediction: OUT

2. Maria BenHajji – “I mina drommar”

Maria had a thrilling ride to Melodifestivalen via the Wildcard contest, which she eventually won. Girl ain’t holding anything back — she spent her life savings on the 203 large candles that adorn the stage in Leksand. Her voice is good and she’s got nice teeth, but will that be good enough to make it to the final?

Prediction: OUT

3. Mattias Andreasson – “Forlat mig”

Swedish R&B…whaaaat?? But oddly enough, it works. Perhaps because parachute pants-wearing Mattias is hot, but we ain’t complaining either way. The song is original, and there aren’t too many of those this year.

Prediction: Second Chance

4. Love Generation – “Just a Little Bit”

Wow, Love Generation ditched some extra weight by getting rid of their fourth member (actually she decided she wanted to study…priorities, priorities). But they gained a lot of precision and vocal strength over the past year. “Just a Little Bit” is the song of the night, and the girls work it out on the stage. Just like last year, they have the most memorable stage presence by far. Will the girls surprise us with an even more outrageous outfit than last year? And will they qualify directly to Globen? We think yes on both accounts!

Prediction: Direct to Globen

5. Carolina Wallin Perez – “Sanningen”

Um, girl is kooky, kind of like Caroline af Ugglas. But that’s where the similarities stop. This song is just pretty random and pretty darn average. Poor girl, she won’t get that ticket to Stockholm. But maybe she can get a backstage ticket to the press area??

Prediction: OUT

6. Andreas Johnson – “Lovelight”

Andreas is no stranger to Melodifestivalen. This is his fifth time around, and he has a history of doing well in the competition. Andreas is going back to his musical roots with this song. It’s nothing super special, but the middle-aged voting crowd will eat it up like an anorexic eats air. Previous MF stars haven’t fared too well so far — think The Moniker, Sonja Alden, Andreas Lundstedt — but we think Andreas will make it through on Saturday.

Prediction: Second Chance

7. Molly Sanden – “Why am I crying”

Well she sang in Junior Eurovision a few years ago, and now she’s trying to prove that she’s an adult. Girl’s got a voice, and the song is a contemporary ballad which will do really well with voters from all generations.

Prediction: Direct to Globen

8. Bjorn Ranelid feat. Sara Li – “Mirakel”

Um, this is the weirdest song of the night…and probably the year. Bjorn is an old-ass guy who just speaks into his microphone. Sara is young and shows up with a gang of dancers singing super-cheesy and camp disco tunes. Old men and young women may mix in Chelsea or the Hamptons, but not on the Eurovision stage. This ain’t no Lolita filming, and the two need to go. Bottom line — odd song, even odder duo.

Prediction: OUT

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Seán
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I’m not entirely sure if these predictions will hold true.

Mr Häggkvist
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I Totally agree with everything you have said in this entry, but i’m sorry for saying that this website has made very good predictions on the last two semi finals, and things didn’t end the same way, i think too that Molly & Love Generation Should Be Directed To Globen & Björn & Youngblood in the Bottom of the voting, OMG, i just pray to see them out… Heja Sverige!!!