This Saturday at Melodifestivalen 2016, eight acts will have their second and final chance to make it to the final via the andra chansen heat. Producers have divided the eight acts into four duels where they will sing for their life in the contest, with the winners advancing to next week’s final and the losers packing their bags for good. Today in Halmstad the artists took to the stage for the very first time in their bid to sing another day…
All of the acts have already been put through the wringer in their various heats, so there weren’t any significant changes to the stage performances which you’ve already seen. Even so, SVT wanted to give us all a sneak peek and have published 30-second clips from today. YouTube views for these rehearsals are down significantly over the heats. It seems like Swedes and Melfest fans are resting up ahead of next week’s EXTRAVAGANZA in Stockholm.
Andra Chansen 2016: Our Picks
Panetoz – “Håll om mig hårt” vs. Molly Pettersson Hammar – “Hunger”
Panetoz were sent to andra chansen last week, having watched Molly Sandén and Frans slay the fourth semifinal. They’re still bringing the fun, the energy and the slightly clumsy choreography. Perhaps they enjoyed a tropical cocktail prior to taking the stage?! They’ll square off against Molly Pettersson Hammar, who is bringing the same fire and passion as she did in the second heat. We’re praying she doesn’t slip off her podium and burn that beautiful dress! As she told us in Malmö, the thought terrifies her!
Albin & Mattias – “Rik” vs. Boris René – “Put Your Love on Me”
Albin & Mattias have waited four weeks for their second chance and have had time to work on their chemistry. They already appeared to be singing to each other during their heat, so perhaps this time around they’ll catch on fire! Albin looked a little lost on the stage last time, but this time he seems to be hitting the cameras much better. They’re relaxed and having fun, but so is there opponent. Boris René came out of nowhere, worked his charisma and had us on our knees smiling. His song is much more memorable than his rivals, but will he get enough votes to beat the popular duo?
Isa – “I Will Wait” vs. SaRaha – “Kizunguzungu”
Our jaws hit the floor when Isa failed to reach the final. Even if many of us preferred Wiktoria and David Lindgren, her reputation is huge in Sweden. Isa isn’t fazed by having to sing in Second Chance. Today she showed off her amazing voice and the staging impressed once more. Even so, Isa faces a tough fight from relative unknown SaRaha who is racking up YouTube views with her upbeat number “Kizunguzungu.” It’s a real ear worm larged deep inside all of our heads! Once again she brings the sun and the Tanzanian realness and is ready to sing her way to Friends Arena past Isa.
Dolly Style – “Rollercoaster” vs. Samir & Viktor – “Bada nakna”
Both acts competed in Andra Chansen last year, but only Samir & Viktor made it out. Since then Dolly Style have had to replace two dolls — and more troubles lie ahead as they will face Samir & Viktor, who have topped the Swedish charts and have over 2 million views on Youtube for their song “Bada nakna.” Plus they show some skin! Is there any way for the Dollies to emerge with their wigs on?!
Who do you want to qualify from each duel? Vote in our head-to-head polls here.