Another semi-final, another night of surprises at Melodifestivalen 2014. With Alcazar, Anton Ewald, Ammotrack and Ellionore Holmer proceeding in the contest, that left a few deserving artists out in the cold. Janet Leon should not have finished last and plenty of Swedes accept that. Even with all the heartache and disappointment, all eight contestants still partied hard and, through slurred speech, had the following to say.
Alcazar seemed happy and excited about the result. Lead singer Andreas Lundstedt said, “It’s priceless!” They danced and sang all the way to the party and SVT went along for the ride. “We’re pleased to go directly through the final!”
Anton Ewald stopped grabbing his crotch long enough to raise a glass. “I’m happy for the result. This is what I wanted—to succeed. We won’t change anything about the performance, as I’m satisfied with everything,” he said. “I felt great on stage. I don’t know what to say. I’m so happy! It’s a difficult song, but I’ll try hard to reach the top!”
Elionore Holmer said it was “exciting” and “awesome” to move forward in the contest. But she would have enjoyed the process more if she hadn’t waited so long for the results to be announced. “Now it’s time to celebrate with family and friends!” she said.
Ammotrack went wild and partied, partied, partied.
Linda Bengtzing did not think it was cute when she finished fifth. “It’s shocking and really devastating. I’m dissapointed with the result. When I didn’t hear my name I thought they made a mistake…” the schlager queen said. “However, I’m glad I won’t miss my family any longer.”
“Of course it’s sad. I’m a little dissapointed. But I wanted to show this side of my character, the emotional,” said Janet Leon. “I expected something better, but there’s nothing you can do”.
Andra Chansen running order
1. Ammotrack – ”Raise Your Hands”
2. Linus Svenning – ”Bröder”
3. JEM – ”Love Trigger”
4. State Of Drama – ”All We Are”
5. Ellinore Holmer – ”En himmelsk sång”
6. Martin Stenmarck – ”När änglarna går hem”
7. Helena Paparizou – ”Survivor”
8. Outtrigger – ”Echo”
You can listen to these songs by clicking here.