Wiwi isn’t sure about a lot of things, but he suspects this much is true: The final of Melodifestivalen 2012 is going to be a showdown between Loreen, singing “Euphoria,” and Danny, singing “Amazing.” All of the acts competing in next week’s andra chansen (second chance) round are crap. And the only other contestant who has a realistic shot of cracking the Top 2 is Molly Sanden with her emotional ballad “Why Am I Crying?”
Anyway, now that the semi-finals are over and all songs have been heard, SVT is letting folks upload videos to YouTube. After reviewing both Loreen and Danny’s performances, Wiwi has decided to supprt talent over image—i.e., Loreen over Danny.
Here’s why. First of all, she doesn’t rely on gimmick. Her staging is simple, crisp and effective. Danny, on the other hand, has gathered every glowing body suit in the country for his act. What’s more, Loreen’s song stands on its own: She doesn’t need a lot of dance moves to make it interesting. Her voice carries the act. Danny, however, lost it vocally during his semi-final. If him and his back-up dancers weren’t doing all that complicated choreography, more of y’all might have noticed the mega-squeak he let rip towards the end of the song. Sad.
Anyway, take a look at Loreen and Danny’s performances below and then let us know who you prefer!
Loreen with “Euphoria”:
Danny with “Amazing”: