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”:

Side-by-side comparison:

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Lena
Lena
9 years ago

Hey! I am 16, female, and I voted for Loreen, just as many of my friends. So expecting every single girl teenage has no brain is ignorant and dumb.

Josephine
Josephine
9 years ago

Loreen has been my favorite ever since I first heard the song, it’s original and touching. goosebumps. The lyrics are amazing aswell, makes me think of my boyfriend and how I feel for him. Euphoria. (for those unknowing what the word means, it means complete happiness, like, being completely inlove, seing your child for the first time, having someone that makes you feel like you’re in the best place you could ever imagine, like you can do anything, nothing is impossible.) Dannys song to me is quite comon, just a dance number and he’s singing about someone again, like last… Read more »

Therese
Therese
9 years ago

“simple, crisp and effective” OMG! It’s just a question of taste, I think she should get a professional choreographer. This looks more like a lesson in karate with jerks all through her number. A bit booring after a time. Her song last year is unbetaable MHIRM was 1000 times better indeed. btw. don’t think you’ve ever heard Danny singing live. His voice is one of the best in Sweden among pop-singers. Just because he failed at one of the performances last Saturday doesn’t mean he is bad. Far from it! and now when I’ve listened to all the studio versions… Read more »

Therese
Therese
9 years ago

“simple, crisp and effective” OMG! It’s just a question of taste, I think she should get a professional choreographer. This looks more like a lesson in karate with jerks all through her number. A bit booring after a time. Her song last year is unbeatable, MHIRM was 1000 times better indeed. btw. don’t think you’ve ever heard Danny singing live. His voice is one of the best in Sweden among pop-singers. Just because he failed at one of the performances last Saturday doesn’t mean he is bad. Far from it! and now when I’ve listened to all the studio versions… Read more »

Julia
Julia
9 years ago

I think Loreen’s My Heart is Refusing Me which she sang last year is top of the top but Euphoria is NOT that good and her choreography is bad, really bad just weird and ugly. For god sake don’t be so unfair to Danny, please don’t! He is normally an extremely good singer. Haven’t you heard all his hits, his latest album with “In love with lover” for example? When he sang his number the second time on Saturday it was flawless, when he sang it the first time he had problem with the microphone in his ear, that’s why… Read more »

Pontus
Pontus
9 years ago

I think that dead by april are going to be dangerous….

Atila
Atila
9 years ago

Good luck

Game On
Game On
9 years ago

Lets concider all the top songs at itune…
Loreen will she deliver flawlessly again?
Danny probably can’t afford another so and so performance, or can he get away with it again?
Miskovsky will she steal votes from Loreen or Danny?
David will he steal other votes?
And itunes is not dominating in Sweden… lots of parameters… will become an interesting final!

Suiness
Suiness
9 years ago

I like them both equally so either is fine with me, they both could be the potential winners of Eurovision 2012.

Julian
9 years ago

Yes for me too euphoria.

But i’m thinking to my sweety Charlotte, wasn’t her year, the rehearsal was interrupted coz
that stupid accident with her theets.

But she reacted soon yesterday after the results and she take it easy and positive.

http://sd-5.archive-host.com/membres/images/46a4912595b6c778fd1d57c806221da080cf8b64/00-Perelli4.jpg

MrHäggkvist
MrHäggkvist
9 years ago

Loreen Or Molly Sanden…We Gotta Realize That This Is Very Poor To Last Year’s In The Club, Danny Is Great But This Is Not The Best Option For Sweden!!!

Euphoria Or Why Am i Crying!!!

Julian
9 years ago

Hah no wiwi you can’t ban us to vote, because only us can use mobile phones
ro use sms.
And why are so bad with Danny, you don’t know him !!!! (was the exact replic on a fb message i received lol)

Yarup
Yarup
9 years ago

I LOVE Loreen! I soo agree with you! Loreen’s performance is original,simple,exceptional and bare strong! The mystical concept of the song makes it even more outstanding!! Danny is amazing too,but it’s commonplace and he’s focusing more to the choreography than the song! Loreen carries both song and choreography! I promise that she will win in Europe if Sweden send her to Baku! These kind of music is so popular nowdays! Danny will be Loreens biggest threat,but I hope Sweden understands that Loreen have the chance to win Eurovision this year! I promise you that! 🙂 So please send her to… Read more »

Seán
9 years ago

I think Loreen would be a much better choice for ESC. The backing vocals required for Danny would be next to impossible to achieve live on stage. I think Loreen would be potential ESC winner.

Wouldn’t be just hilarious if Bjorn Ranelid and Sara Li won it though?