Ballad-lover Sanna Nielsen and Swedish hip-hop group Panetoz have won the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2014, and booked their spots in the grand final in Friends Arena. Martin Stenmarck, one of the bookies’ pre-show favourites, has been relegated to Andra Chansen along with the (overly styled) JEM. Let’s review the complete semi-final results.
Sanna Nielsen – “Undo”
For Sanna, it wasn’t third time lucky at Melodifestivalen. Or fourth time, fifth time, or sixth time. Now competing in her seventh #melfest, she cruised to the final with her song “Undo”. It’s almost like she’s singing to Swedish voters: “Undo what hurts so bad, undo my pain…” Well, hopefully tonight’s success will help you a lil’ bit.
Panetoz – “Efter solsken”
This group brought an infectious song and the dance moves to go with it. They were one of the few acts that made us take notice this evening, and this will no doubt become a staple in Swedish clubs…at least for the summer of 2014.
JEM – “Love Trigger”
Martin Stenmarck – “När änglarna går hem”
SVT does not release the placements for those continuing in the show. However, they do release the placements for eliminated contestants. Here’s how they finished.
7. Pink Pistols – “I Am Somebody”
Who is your favourite finalist so far? And who do you think should advance from Andra Chansen at this point? Let us know in the comments box below.
Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.