The third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2015 showed hella improvements over the hot mess that was Deltävling 2. In the end Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Isa proceeded direkt till final. Kristin Amparo and Andreas Weise had to settle for Andra Chansen where they will compete for four spots at the final of Melodifestivalen on March 14th. How did everyone else do? Look below:
#Melfest Semi-Final 3 Winners
Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Jag är fri (Manne Liem Frije)
Jon Henrik was serving Frozen realness on stage and his draped phantoms were ruul, ruul beautiful. Unfortunately the backing vocals were deafening so it’s tricky to tell how good the vocal performance actually was. My opinion is irrelevant though because Östersund and more importantly the whole of Sweden clearly love the pants off him.
Isa – Don’t Stop
WEAPONISED MELODIFESTIVALEN PEOPLE. Isa was everything. Street dance swagger, vocal gymnastics, electrifying stage presence and the song of the Semi-Final. In the infamous words of Sanna Nielsen, I’m in love. SHE SLAYED.
Andra Chansen Qualifiers
Andreas Weise – Bring Out The Fire
Andreas set the stage on fire with his song.
Kristin Amparo – I See You
Adele was not in the building, but Melodifestivalen‘s answer to her was. Kristin Amparo put the voice front and centre. Simplistic lyrics, stirring orchestral backing and a sense of spectacle gave Kristin real power on stage.
5TH PLACE: Ellen Benediktson – Insomnia
Ellen turned it out. She was crazy fierce on stage and ‘Insomnia’ mesmerised on stage. The choreography, crazy leather outfit and staging were minimalist but monumental all at once.
6TH PLACE: Kalle Johansson – För din skull
Kalle was cute but this entry was unfortunately light-weight. Innovative and interactive staging failed to gloss over the shortcomings of the song. His stage presence and charisma were real bonuses though, and he should definitely enter next year.
7TH PLACE: Andreas Johnson – Living to Die
It wasn’t to be for veteran performer Andreas Johnson on the night. Apparently simplistic was too simplistic. ‘Living to Die’ failed to connect with voters and unlike other returners this year, celebrity wasn’t enough to carry him forward. We dig the suit and stage swag though: Mick Jagger vibes going on.