It’s time to officially start the second week of Melodifestivalen 2016. That’s because SVT — Sweden’s national broadcaster — has revealed the lyrics and performance details of all the seven competing songs from the second semi-final in Malmö. Who will have the most dancers and who has the most touching lyrics? Read on to find out!
David Lindgren with “We Are Your Tomorrow”
Memorable lyrics: “A million candles in the space, we are your tomorrow, we’ll find a better way ignite a higher flame”
David Lindgren comes armed with a peace song on his third Melodifestivalen attempt. But he promises it’s not one of those kinds of peace songs that make you fall asleep. David will set off a laser show with six dancers. Starting the show with a bang!
Victor och Natten with “100%”
Memorable lyrics: “Have heart on the right side but my brain is lost 100 percent“
Melodifestivalen debutant Victor och Natten will be joined by five dancers and the stage will be filled with CO2 jets — aka smoke pillars Mélanie René style.
Molly Pettersson Hammar with “Hunger”
Memorable lyrics: “We are dust but I keep chasing, you can’t be the one I need, but I’ve got a hunger“
Molly Pettersson Hammar is hungry for revenge after last year’s voting app crash during her semi-final. Once again Molly will be standing alone on the stage on a podium, but this time she will be surrounded by fire. It will get hot! Let’s just hope she isn’t wearing plastic…
Isa with “I Will Wait”
Memorable lyrics: “You make me feel like before you I wasn’t alive, I know we’ll fall all the time but I still wanna try“
Last year Isa wanted to bring a Superbowl-sized show to Melodifestivalen, but this time she will be joined just by one dancer. And SVT promise something a bit different with some onstage shadow play. The tempo of the song is also a few notches down from “Don’t Stop”.
Krista Siegfrids with “Faller”
Memorable lyrics: “Perhaps this is just as it should or crazy but what the hell do I know”
Krista Siegfrids will stay true to her motto “more is more”. The performance will include four dancers. Krista seems to have taken inspiration from Carola’s Eurovision 2006 performance, as the show will include flags and a wind machine!
Patrik Isaksson, Tommy Nilsson & Uno Svenningsson with “Håll mitt hjärta hårt”
Memorable lyrics: “I have always stood here by your side and I want to be with you, I love you”
These three Melodifestivalen veterans don’t need a big show around them. Their charisma — and some silver confetti — is all they need! The lyrics are very sweet and will touch everyone for sure, if you understand Swedish anyway.
Wiktoria with “Save Me”
Memorable lyrics: “Sorry mama, I ain’t been in touch, but I ran out of money, gambled all my luck”
Nineteen-year-old Wiktoria will end the show. Anton Ewald, a two-time Melodifestivalen participant and Wiktoria’s good friend, has choreographed her performance. However, there won’t be any dancers with her on the stage and the only prop listed is a projector. Is Wiktoria following in Måns Zelmerlöw’s footsteps?
Photo: Janne Danielsson/SVT