Everything is in place, and the last of the four heats of Melodifestivalen—the “second” Eurovision—will take place tonight. Starting at 20:00 CET, Anton Ewald, Ammotrack, Alcazar, Janet Leon and four other artists will fight for the remaining places in both the final and the second chance round. You are now able to listen to the 2.30 minute studio versions of the competing songs!

Alcazar“Blame It On The Disco”

ALCAZAR MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014

With a dance-pop entry, Alcazar will easily procceed to the final, but I think they have little chance of actually representing Sweden in Copenhagen. Their song is mediocre, quite typical for them, and Eurovision fans won’t like it…

I.D.A“Fight Me If You Want”

IDA MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014

This is a nice, but it doesn’t stand out from the others. I.D.A. will not qualify for any of the next phases of the MF, although maybe the Swedes will surprise us…

 

Janet Leon“Hollow”

JANET LEON MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014

It’s a dynamic ballad for the talented Janet, who has to give 100% of herself to the song, in order to give it lift. A successful performance and a strong appearance on stage will give her the golden ticket. Super!

Ammotrack“Raise Your Hands”

AMMOTRACK MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014

Rock sounds and meaningless lyrics may encoruage fans to vote for it. Surely the spectacular performance the group is preparing will alo bode well…

Josef Johansson“Hela natten”

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Nice music. That’s all. He will not attract any attention, and will for sure be eliminated.

Linda Bengtzing“Ta mig”

LINDA BENGZING MELODIFESTIVALEN 2014

The same. Is it that it’s quite  a strong semi or that the song is boring? She will unfortunately have the same luck as the previous artist.

Ellinore Holmer“En himmelsk sång”

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Nice ballad. It may pass through the show just as “Songbird” did. But these two ballads have similar characteristics. They will not be the Swedish entry at the ESC….

Anton Ewald“Natural”

ANTON EWALD MELODFIESTIVALEN 2014

With a slightly better song than his entry last year, Anton returns with one goal. To represent his country. Will he manage it?

You can listen to the 2.30′ versions here. Which one is your favourite?

Photos: SVT

Billy Xifaras contributed this report from Greece. Follow him on Twitter at @bill_xifaras. You can also keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and liking our Facebook page.

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Nicky
Nicky
6 years ago

And once again a very strong semi-final in Sweden just like the past 3 weeks. I hope: To the final: – Alcazar – Blame it on the disco (Words could not express my love for Alcazar and their music. This is such an amazing song! It is basically “Stay the night” part 2 but that partly makes it even more fantastic. They can’t only sing and dance very well but they are also very sympathetic and with them you’re at least assured of a great and energetic show on stage. They have the total package. And that is very important… Read more »

Juan
Juan
6 years ago

Anton Ewald the song much better than the last year. Impressioned with the studio version of Janet Leon. Alcazar is Alacazar i hope they going to the final at the Melodifestivalen 2014. All is possible this evening.

Vladimir
Vladimir
6 years ago

This is the strongest MF semifinal. I like the songs by Alcazar, Janet Leon, Linda Bengtzing, Josef Johansson and Anton Ewald (I don’t like him though). I’m quite sure that Anton Ewald and Ammotrack will be in the final, Alcazar and Linda Bengtzing will be in the AC. I also think neither of these acts will represent Sweden in Copenhagen – it will be either Yohio or Sanna Nielsen.

Olïvia
Olïvia
6 years ago

If anton doesn’t win this and the final I will be very surprised as his track brings a upbeat-euro dance feel which most other songs do not have in the competition.

D
D
6 years ago

Love: -Janet Leon with “Hollow” – Beautiful, the studio version is still fantastic. My only worry is that Janet won’t be able to sing it live. There was an article on the Melodifestivalen website saying that Janet injured her voice singing the song in a rehearsal, but hopefully she’ll still be able to deliver. -Linda Bengtzing with “Ta mig” – I wasn’t expecting to like this, but I do. Specifically I love the rock and electronic influences present. I never thought I’d ever say this….but I’m rooting for Linda Bengtzing. Like: -I.D.A with “Fight Me If You Dare” – The… Read more »

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

@T
I am already sure she will fail…
8th in public voting & 7th in beting odds… That’s no good sight 🙁 🙁 🙁

T
T
6 years ago

Get ready for a dissapointment Janet fans because I doubt she will qualify. She’s lucky if she will qualify for AC.

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

Here is how I rank the songs: 1. Janet Leon- Hollow: Emotional and amazing 9.3/10 2. I.D.A- Fight Me If You Dare: Really like it’s dynamism. 8.5/10 3. Ellenore Holmer- En Himmelsk Sang: Peaceful, but lacking dynamism. 8.3/10 4. Josef Johansson- Hela Natten: A good song. But that’s it. 8.2/10 5. Linda Bengtzing- Ta Mig: Same as Josef, but lacking a bit. 8.1/10 6. Anton Ewald- Natural: I like it, but I don’t rank it higher due to it’s lack of originality and personality. 8/10 7. Alcazar- Blame It On The Disco: This one’s really dated. Sure it’s a fun… Read more »

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

Janet Leon is still my favorite :3