FINALLY, people! After two of the worst ever Melodifestivalen semi-finals, tonight’s semi featured a host of quality acts fighting for two precious spots to Friends Arena in Stockholm.

The show displayed the amazing diversity that MF usually showcases. From Caroline af Ugglas’ moving ballad to a handful of upbeat pop songs to a pop-rock number, last night’s show had it all.

State of Drama’s “Falling” was the first song to make it direct to the Final, and deservedly so. This pop-rock group has amazing stage presence coupled with professional vocals, and could actually make in-roads at Eurovision a la Denmark’s A Friend in London.

After Caroline af Ugglas unfortunately got relegated to the Second Chance, along with pop singer Martin Rolinski, Fredrik Kempe’s newest pop protege Janet Leon saw her dreams crash as a bunch of old-ass folk singers Ravaillacz qualified direct to the Final.

Um, we are in shock at wiwibloggs. Those old folks cannot sing, and will not win. Why in the world would a quality pop song like Janet Leon’s, or a power ballad like Caroline af Ugglas’ get booted? Swedish people, what is wrong with you???

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chris
8 years ago

The best word for semi 3 is FINALLY. I’m okay with the way the finalists and the second chance peeps panned out. Yes, Caroline could have been swapped with the foggies, etc… but it didn’t work out that way and we get to hear her sing again before she goes to the final. I expected Eddie Razaz to have done better though – wasn’t impressed with the other three.

I’m almost looking forward to semi 4.

Inge
Inge
8 years ago

What is wrong with those Swedes? Really. SOD and Ravaillacz dit not deserve this at all. For me, Janet Leon and Martin Rolinski had the best songs/acts. And Eddie dit not deserve to not even get to the second round. The only good song in the final so far is David Lindgren’s skyline..

John
John
8 years ago

Dreadful results 🙁 Ravaillacz would have sounded bad even in the 1980s, State Of Drama is weak, wannabe-alternative American pop-rock drivel and Martin Rolinski is lame 90s schlager. Caroline af Ugglas is the only act in the top 4 worth praising – a genuine, sophisticated ballad, but it only got to Andra Chansen, where (judging by the Swedes taste) it will probably get knocked out by that Sean Banan monstrosity. The best two songs in this semi-final occupied the last two places – Amanda Fondell (interesting presentation, although over-performed, and the song didn’t suit her voice) and Elin Petersson (a… Read more »

Stephen Colville
Stephen Colville
8 years ago

Wiwi, you are wrong. Ravaillacz CAN sing. I didn’t like the song, but they are good singers, unlike Janet Leon. My big problem was State Of Drama making it. Not one ESC fan I know liked it. It was very boring. I would have put Martin Rolinski and Caroline into the final. Martin’s performance was amazing.

MrHäggkvist
MrHäggkvist
8 years ago

I Kinda get the State of Drama Ticket to the final… but Ravaillacz, Give me a damn break, to me Caroline af Ugglas & Martin Rolinski should be in the final and State of Drama in the Andra Chansen…

Jaz
Jaz
8 years ago

I am just as shocked/horrified as you guys by the advancement of Ravaillacz. And yet I feel like I should have seen it coming with the way Sweden has voted so far. IMO Eddie had a better song than both David Lindgren and Anton Ewald, who both got somewhere. Hashtag bollocks.
I hope to the Melfest gods that Ulrik Munther will be the saving grace next week. If he doesn’t qualify I may not bother to watch the final.

Zolan
Zolan
8 years ago

Again, Sweden? Really? I thought the build-up to the final announcement was ridiculous; it was obvious which act had to qualify. But no.
I didn’t expect Martin Rolinsky’s prop-fest to beat Janet Leon either.

Had Janet Leon and SOD both qualified, Caroline af Ugglas’ relegation might have been excusable. At least she wasn’t booted entirely like Felicia Olssen.

Xepher Sicarius
Xepher Sicarius
8 years ago

This happens in every Melodifestivalen, some old known Swedish musician sends a song that no one likes outside of Sweden, but ends up making into the final somehow. Just look at last year with Thorsten Flinck