I seriously hope one of the Swedish House Wives throws a dead fish at Sean Banan. The schlager trio made up of Jenny Silver and two other ladies I can’t identify were robbed this evening as singing clown Banan advanced to the Melodifestivalen final over them. Louise Hoffsten also advanced, but at least she can sing.

Our beloved house wives finished a disappointing sixth with their song “On Top of the World”.

Louise’s song “Only the Dead Fish Follow the Stream” totally caught me off guard. But at least she can sing and, unlike Mr. Banan, she seems to have plenty of soul. Plus her song could become an anthem for marine life everywhere.

Anton Ewald, Eric Saade’s former back-up dancer, advanced to the second chance round with a mediocre song called “Begging”. It was really 90s, and Anton totally relied on his back-up singers. But he can dance, so it created the illusion of an amazing act. Erik Segerstedt & Tone Damli also made it with a blah song called “Hello Goodbye”. The only thing I remember is them saying “Now we’re sober, it’s all over”. Not a good sign.

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David Thielen
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Is he wearing a diaper???

Zolan
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Zolan

There’s no excuse for it. Banan had some funny ideas, even parodying Loreen’s in-camera slo-mo, but it was all executed with the usual half-assed disregard for any kind of style or structure, and no musical ingenuity whatsoever. Why can’t these people at least try to show some skill? The worst part is that he pushed Felicia Olssen out completely, who had a really good soul performance that should have been top 3 on anyone’s list. First on mine. It could have been worse. The remaining three provide the best options for a variety of tastes. “Dead Fish” was good, although… Read more »

Gavin Brockwell
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Melodifestivalen really changed. No song has really been a credible contender yet this year.

Can you really imagine sean bannaen in the same league as last years winner Loreen.

Half way through and it’s not going well… Gonna cancel my CD and DVD plans… It will leave a hole on my shelf but I honestly don’t want to see any of these acts again.

Swedish housewives should have each performed solos.

John
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John

Sean Banan winning this semi-final with something that doesn’t even qualify as a song is the final nail in the coffin of Melodifestivalen as a credible music competition.