Many of you out there tend to agree with us at wiwibloggs that this year’s Melodifestivalen field is atrocious. Watching Sean Banan qualify directly for the final last Saturday with his amateur song was pure torture.
Well apparently the Swedes are masochistic because SVT has revealed that Saturday’s second semi-final enjoyed the highest number of viewers for a semi-final in the competition’s history. A full 3.66 million Swedes watched the programme, a slight increase from the previous week’s 3.56 million. To put things into perspective, this means that a full 39% of the Swedish population stayed at home on Saturday to watch. That includes babies, children, and people who don’t own TVs. So if we got rid of them this would represent a huge share of the population actually watching the telly.
We just hope the quality of this year’s entries will improve in the second half of the competition. William and Vebooboo will not travel to Stockholm for second-rate performances, oh no we will not!