Daniel Gildenlöw sat on a chair singing “Papa”, and Behrang Miri did his best to rap in Swedish. But in the end Eric Saade and Jessica Andersson triumphed in the first-semi final of Melodifestivalen 2015, advancing from Göteborg straight to the final in Stockholm on 14 March. Afterwards Eric told SVT that the wait for the results drove him mad. “I aged three years in five minutes, I’m totally gone now,” he said. “I was not nervous about the performance or song, but I can’t control the voting. As soon as you have to rely on someone else you get nervous.”
How did everyone else do in the first semi-final? Look below!
#Melfest Semi-Final One Winners
Eric Saade – ‘Sting’
The semi started with a bang and closed with an explosion. SVT saved the best for last and Saade delivered. ‘Sting’ is awesome and the saxophone gives it the same edge ‘Popular’ had four years ago! Nobody seriously doubted this for a second.
Jessica Andersson – ‘Can’t Hurt Me Now’
Classy but maybe a little too much of a classic? Clearly not for viewers who put Jessica straight through to the final!
Dolly Style – ‘Hello, Hi’
They’re Holly, Molly and Polly and they partied Dolly Style. Whether that’s a good thing or not has divided fans. It is difficult to not be won over by their hybrid Powerpuff Girls / Owl City vibe though.
Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone – ‘Det rår vi inte för’
It is embarrassing when your featured artist upstages you on stage. He may be going to AC but no further #markourwords.
5th PLACE: Rickard Söderberg & Elize Ryd – ‘One By One’
Elize and Rickard were the bomb. Popera has never been better. Powerful, inspiring and stirring they nailed their performance. Unfortunately that didn’t translate with Swedish viewers who left them out in the cold #sadface.
6TH PLACE: Molly Pettersson Hammar – ‘I’ll Be Fine’
HOT DAMN! Molly turned it out on stage and gave us serious charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. Her voice is off the scale and ‘I’ll Be Fine’ soared on stage. 30-second snippets are not everything y’all! Sadly she didn’t make the cut and we’re crushed.
7TH PLACE: Daniel Gildenlöw – ‘Pappa’
Y’all this gave us the creeps. Too. Much. Staring. Into. Camera. The song was pretty but the overall effect was just creepy – like Axel Hirsoux to the factor a thousand. Criiiiiiiiiiinge. Last place was a predictable result here and EVERYONE knows it.