Yesterday we got a small taste of the songs competing in Semi-Final 4 of Melodifestivalen 2016. But now it’s time to get back to this week’s semi-final in Norrköping. This week’s performances seem to go light on the props, but will still be full of wow and bam. What will the artists do? Read on to find out!
Melodifestivalen 2016: Deltävling 3, Norrköping
SaRaha with “Kizunguzungu”
Memorable lyrics: “You give me Kizunguzungu we wewe basi simama uh we uh we”
SaRaha will kick off the show with “Kizunguzungu” (Dizziness). She’ll spread the African vibe with the help of four dancers, who will presumably spin while they jive. Get ready to stabilise yoself, y’all!
Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra with “You Carved Your Name”
Memorable lyrics: “Pick the cherry from the top, steal the honey from the bees, gonna spread it through the city like some tropical disease”
Members from the dancegroup JUCK will join Swingfly and Helena Gutarra on stage. They are putting a lot of faith in their dancers and their song, as the duo won’t utilise many props.
SMILO with “Weight of the World”
Memorable lyrics: “So come along there’s a place in this world where love and laughter is all weve ever heard”
The DJ-trio will bring a DJ booth with them. The stage lights will flicker between shades of yellow, blue, green, grey and white. Pyros will round-out their potentially life-changing performance.
After Dark with “Kom ut som en stjärna”
Memorable lyrics: “Brave as Madonna, yes show who you are, Lady Gagalicious, not ordinary anymore”
As expected, After Dark will bring out some supporting drag queens, four of them to be exact. They will be joined by two male dancers — and an oversized wind machine. Large letters will illuminate on the stage, spelling out her name in case you don’t know who she is.
Lisa Ajax with “My Heart Wants Me Dead”
Memorable lyrics: “You came and lit this fire, I never knew was inside me, you made me burn so bright, when our stars collided”
Swedish Idol winner Lisa Ajax will be joined by six dancers. The stage will include long pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling, wind machines and lots of smoke. Sounds like she may need a gas mask!
Boris Réne with “Put Your Love on Me”
Memorable lyrics: “If I go down are you down with me, if I go up will you rise with me”
Boris Réne will call on five dancers to help him breathe life into his uptempo dance number. Does this professional footballer know how to bust a move? We’ll see…
Oscar Zia with “Human”
Memorable lyrics: “If you think we’re human, where’s the heart when we just look away”
After putting on a massive show with “Yes We Can” in 2014, Oscar Zia is now taking a step back and standing along on stage. However, he recently told us in an exclusive interview that the performance won’t be smaller, but just more simple. Like Lisa Ajax, Oscar will also have lots of smoke on stage and, according to SVT, the lighting will change colour frequently during the performance.
Photo: Janne Danielsson/SVT