Today the artists competing in Deltavling 1 of Melodifestivalen 2015 had the chance to rehearse for the first time on the stage at Scandinavium. SVT has released 30-second snippets of the entries, which naturally make us want the semi-final to take place right now. Here’s what’s going down…
Molly Pettersson Hammar
First to sing was Molly with her entry “I’ll Be Fine”. And yes, she was. She took complete control of her moves and vocals, and we will see a rain of fire on Saturday. We don’t see any dancers, so producers clearly feel that she can fill the stage with that big voice.
The “Pappa” was the next to perform. For the first half of the song he is sitting. There’s something very hippy about this (maybe it’s the long hair and earring), but something very emotional at the same time. This could be majorly atmospheric and magical.
Elize Ryd and Rickard Söderberg
The “One By One” pair will have wind machines, and a colourful light show behind them. They will also wear classic but elegant costumes. The mix of male tenor and female heavy metal singer works surprisingly well! Colour us surprised.
Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone
Behrang, a #melfest veteran from 2013, was the next to perform. He and his bro Victor Crone dropped their song “Det rår vi inte för” (We don’t control it). Well, they seemed to control it and the smoke in the background suggests they are on fire! This is more subdued and R&B than Behrang’s feel-good number in 2013, but perhaps he can surprise yet again.
Jessica wants you to know that you can’t hurt her now. Apparently singing with Fame at Eurovision has made her invincible! She kept it simple and avoided bells and whistles. This is all about her voice (and the occasional spotlight). Without costume it’s difficult to assess the full effect, but we suspect it’ll be classy.
Meh. It looks like we may witness another former winner failing to advance direct to the final (hey Helena), or even worse crashing out (hey Charlotte). I know this is only a 30-second snippet, but after all the hype the song seems like a bit of a let down. My fellow bloggers are torn — reactions range from “OMG I LOVE THIS” to “the song sucks” to “Eric — stink so bad.” Regardless, Eric has brought the best choreography and boy can he dance. He will no doubt put on an amazing show. Do you prefer this to “Popular”? And where do you rank it among the snippets you’ve heard so far? Read the Sting lyrics here.
Rehearals are still ongoing. Refresh the post to watch more performances!