SVT has finally released the line-up for the third and fourth semi-finals of Melodifestivalen 2013—and there are a few familiar names in the bunch. With this year’s lineup, it’s gonna be hot up in Sweden, y’all!
The third semi-final will be held in Skellefteå on February 16. The line up is as follows:
Eddie Razaz – Alibi (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son)
Amanda Fondell – Dumb (Freja Blomberg, Fredrik Samsson)
Ravaillacz (Tommy Körberg, Claes Malmberg, Johan Rabaeus, Mats Ronander) – En Riktig Jävla Schlager (Kjell Jennstig, Leif Goldkuhl, Henrik Dorsin)
State of Drama – Falling (Göran Werner, Sebastian Hallifax, Emil Gullhamn, James Hallifax)
Janet Leon – Heartstrings (Fredrik Kempe, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad)
Caroline af Ugglas – Hon Har Inte (Heinz Liljedahl, Caroline af Ugglas)
Martin Rolinski – In And Out Of Love (Thomas G:son, Andreas Rickstrand)
Elin Petersson – Island (Elin Petersson)
We’re most excited to see the return of Caroline af Ugglas (pictured above). As you probably remember, she narrowly lost out to Swedish opera star Malena Ernman at Melodifestivalen 2009 with her emotional number “Snälla snälla” (Please, please). Please, Sweden: Pick her in 2013!!
The second semi-final will take place on February 23 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. Here’s the line-up.
Ralph Gyllenhammar – Bed On Fire (Ralph Gyllenhammar, David Wilmhelmson)
Terese Fredenwall – Breaking The Silence (Terese Fredenwall, Simon Petrén)
Behrang Miri – Jalla Dansa Salwa (Behrang Miri, Anderz Wrethov, Firas Razak Tuma, Tacfarinas Yamoun)
Lucia Pinera – Must Be Love (Peter Kvint, Jonas Myrin)
Army Of Lovers – Rockin’ The Ride (Alexander Bard, Henrik Wikström, Per QX, Andreas Öhrn, Jean-Pierre Barda)
Ulrik Munther – Tell The World I’m Here (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ulrik Munther)
Silvia Vrethammar – Trivialitet (Thomas G:son, Calle Kindbom, Mats Tärnfors)
Robin Stjernberg – You (Robin Stjernberg, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad Haukaas)
This group has two standouts. The first is Army of Lovers, who had a string of European #1s beginning in the 1990s. You probably know “Crucified”.
The other is Peter Pan look-a-like Ulrik Munther. He placed third at Melodifestivalen last year with his song “Soldiers.”
You can see the complete lineup for the first and second semi-finals by clicking here.