Today the Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—got our fire hoses and prepared to review Ralf Gyllenhammar’s “Bed on Fire”. Did it burn the house down? And did we call the police? Read on to find out…

Deban: This is absolutely brilliant! However, unless we’re kidding ourselves, this has no mileage for Malmo. For those who disagree, I give you three words: Max Jason Mai. Even his tits couldn’t grant him a spot in the final. That said, Ralf does focus on the music. “Bed on Fire” is self-penned and takes the listener on a journey. There are several peaks within the song, and it’s theatrical execution could lend itself to some incredible staging. I love the ambition of this entry, and it’s determination to offer something really different.

Score: 8.5/10

HK Dick: Romania previously had sparking, dueling pianos but Ralf ups the flames and the vocals a few notches. It’s a full blooded performance and song that is a serious contender for the title. It’s not really my style of song but certainly won me over. I expect top 2.

Score: 8/10

Mr Häggkvist: I’m a pop music guy and I was sure that many Swedish pop singers were trying to wow everybody, but this guy was the only one that makes me crazy, love the whole vibe… this song is pure fire. I can’t describe the adrenaline I get every time I watch him performing. He really embodies his role and I believe every word he says. I know many people dislike this and prefer soft pop and Schlager, but to me hands down is the best song this year in Melodifestivalen. I can’t wait to hear his entire album.

Score: 8.5/10

Vebooboo: In the first 10 seconds, Ralf’s voice is so grating and off-tune.  Then he randomly screams out ‘bed’ and things just get worse.  Hearing this song reminds me of the times I didn’t use enough lube in bed…now that was a memorable bed on fire.  This song will not win, and will not do well in the Final.  But at least it’s better than banana-boy Sean.

Score: 3/10

Wiwi: He shrieks, he’s occasionally out-of-tune, and I absolutely love it. This is a song with a soul, and you can hear the many battles the singer has fought as he belts it out Gyllenhammar-style. This has personality, the staging is brilliant, and it has set my house on fire. If I could choose I’d send this to ESC. Sadly, Sweden’s 14-year-old girls simply won’t get this.

Score: 9/10

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 7.4

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Matt
Matt
7 years ago

For those who wanted more of this guy, he’s the lead singer of the band Mustasch so I don’t think he will quit his day job just yet.

Liv
Liv
7 years ago

I’m a 15 year old girl and I totally get it. 😛 AMAZING song, hope he wins.

Sephen
Sephen
7 years ago

Bed on fire is fresh, perfect vocal and original. I’ll be sad if this song did make it to Malmo.

MF
MF
7 years ago

I sort of agree with MoMo…and I’m not a 14 year old girl…This guy has the Hells Angels look – OK a bit more stylish and not sure that he’s musically very talented…but I agree that he worked hard and as I am not impressed with any of Sweden’s choices for the final, he might be the best – or at least the different one…

MoMo
MoMo
7 years ago

Deban, HK Dick, Mr Häggkvist and Wiwi,
Did we listen to the same song??? Cos this one is awful!
Vebooboo’s comments totally echo my thoughts. My ears still hurt.
Ralf darling, don’t you ever quit your day job.
E V E R.

Jamie in Belgium
Jamie in Belgium
7 years ago

This is the only standout song. IT MUST WIN.

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

It has to be.

Although I have no business predicting anything Eurovision, I believe this will gain a lot of traction with televoters, juries, and the live audience. I think its _differences_ from Max Jason Mai’s act work in its favour to deliver a more credible performance.