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.

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Amor A.
Amor A.
4 years ago

Hopefully Dolly Style will win big!

MGR
MGR
4 years ago

Samir & Viktor will get above million votes in Andra Chansen. Remember this.

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

Cheesecake :- I will do a proper review of Molly’s song and answer question, but not on this thread. What I will say is my friend, I’ve seen your Top 3, and you should really prepare yourself for the worst, it is very possible that Isa will be knocked out on Saturday and that either Frans or Molly are going to win!! (Molly has only a small chance as the public are going to split their votes between several songs leaving Frans the easy televote winner.) Take Frans out, (as he is an anomaly,) on my scores, Molly is ahead,… Read more »

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

@Eugene:
What makes you think that Molly will win the jury vote? I’m just curious since I honestly don’t think it will appeal to the juries (or the televoters) that much. I’d personally predict her to finish somewhere between 4th and 7th overall.

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

Milla :- I agree about the popularity thing, it’s the Justin Beiber effect. Molly’s perfect vocals blew me away and that is why I think she is the class act of the bunch. Her song is very clever and although good, it is no wow. Having said that, none of the songs are a wow. This could come down to whether the Swedes want Frans to represent them in the ESC OR NOT. For those who don’t, if you spread your votes over 5 to 7 entries, Frans will walk it………..Just saying!! Molly is the clear 2nd favourite, she should… Read more »

Alvin Sebetero
Alvin Sebetero
4 years ago

I can’t believe ” I WILL WAIT” by ISA is in this position.
Her song is soo good that it deserves to be waiting for the finals night and not fighting for a spot in the finals night with other horrible songs.
This is the most decent song that should and must represent SWEDEN.

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago

Duel 1: Molly
Duel 2: Boris
Duel 3: Isa (She’s one of favorites to win even when she is in the AC)
Duel 4: Dolly Style (I don’t like Bada nakna, I don’t know why swedish love that song)

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

No matter what our chances are I still think that Frans is mostly popular in Sweden because of his history with the swedish people. But the song and his singing is really not the best. And Molly S do not have a classy act. I would call it a messy act. Trying do a Loreen. I don’t buy it.

blondboybc
blondboybc
4 years ago

1) Boris
2) Molly
3) Isa
4) Dolly Style

Huh
Huh
4 years ago

Saraha is like the Dinah Nah of Melodifesitvalen 2016. I hope she qualifies. ISA on the other hand is like Ellen Benediktson for me.

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Miss Congeniality said “Is it just me or saraha dances like a retarded?”

I don’t know what your first language is, but people with class do not use that word. Show some respect.

Shijie Yu
Shijie Yu
4 years ago

Albin & Mattias – “Rik” vs. Boris René

I think they should all go home

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

As long as ISA and Boris get through I’ll be happy. Boris will probably make it, while I’m heavily concerned about ISA. The Swedes really seem to love Kizunguzungu (which I absolutely detest)…

Criticca
Criticca
4 years ago

Such awkward pairings! I guess the producers want more entertaining boy groups and female pop-dance tracks in the GF because of Lisa, Sanden and Wiktoria’s ballads. I really want Molly PH to make it through….

Jerome
Jerome
4 years ago

Still stand by my favs for each duel (Molly, Albin & Mattias, Isa, and Samir & Viktor).

InazumAddict23
InazumAddict23
4 years ago

D1- Hunger (Nuff said)
D2- Put you love on me (So catchy man)
D3- I Will Wait (Kizunguzungu is catchy but impossible to qualify
D4- Rollercoaster (UPSET UPSET UPSET)

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

I think Bjorkman is only going to get 2 out of his favourite 4 through to the final in this A/C. (Last year it was 3/4.)

Fan favourites Isa, Molly PH and Dolly Style could well be on their way out, watch out.

Yes most of these are just the “fillers” for the final.

The class act is still Molly S, the popular act is Frans, (a bit like Poland really.)

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

Oh, and no! Most people do not like that David made the final instead of Isa!! To me he is a Swedish House Mafia reject…

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

Wow…Isa really has improved her vocals. She was a little shouty before but with the lighting I kind of imagine her to look like a goddess on stage. But I sadly love Kizunguzungu so much too.

For me, Molly, Isa, Samir and Viktor and Boris 🙂

Loo
Loo
4 years ago

Well we are not in it to win it this year. As the host country we just wants to send what’s our favorite song. The result isn’t that important for us this year.

I don’t agree with you. Frans charm is universal. With all the flashy and crazy silly numbers in Eurovision, Frans song will stand out(It’s also very current). I know we won’t win, but top 10 is very possible.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Isa, Boris, Samir and Viktor and Molly PH to the final.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Loo.. Popular in Sweden doesn’t mean it will be popular in Europe. I really think that Frans will struggle to get a top 10 or even a top 15. Hope the juries will stop this madness! And I hope we end up sending someone else!

Loo
Loo
4 years ago

I SO want Isa to win her duel. But mark my words, she will not… SaRaha is the Hasse Andersson of the year. Like he beated out Kristin Amparo last year, SaRaha will do the same with Isa :/

However, AC this year is just a matter of fillers for the final and they will probably all end up at place 6-12 in the final.

Frans will win. You have no clue how popular that song is in Sweden atm x) It’s insane.

thomasfan22
thomasfan22
4 years ago

My winenrs of each duel:
Duel 1. – Hunger
Duel 2. – Put your love on me
Duel 3. – I will wait (seriously, how didnt this make it to the finals?!?)
Duel 4. – Rollercoaster (honestly i hate bada nakna, fan service written all over it…)

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
4 years ago

Is it just me or saraha dances like a retarded? She lacks any dance ability , and by the way where is her charisma? Does ir exist?

YAAAAS
YAAAAS
4 years ago

What I hope is the results:
DUEL 1: Panetoz
DUEL 2: I like both, idk
DUEL 3. ISA!!!!
DUEL 4: Samir & Viktor

DutchGuy
DutchGuy
4 years ago

Molly is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@MGR Rik indeed is the weakest song here, shouldn’t be in Andra Chansen and they don’t have a chanche of winning against none of these acts.

Never forget
Never forget
4 years ago

For me deserve to go to final Panetoz, Boris Rene, Isa and Samir and Victor (in that afful duel boys are better than Dolly Style with aful song this year, Hello Hi is 1000% much better that this year song from Dolly girls.

Never forget
Never forget
4 years ago

Sorry, Kizunguzungu song is for me one of worst song this year at MF, and Saraha don t sound good live and she don t have energy and harisma to perform that kind of song.

Never forget
Never forget
4 years ago

SaRaha is one of worst song this year at MF, I don t know how she go to second chance with that song.

#Rollercoaster
#Rollercoaster
4 years ago

Molly – Amazing voice and charisma.
Boris – Charismatic guy and catchy song.
Isa – Touching ballad and fantastic singer.
Samir & Viktor – Big hit already, fun, energetic live performance, the most memorable song in Andra

MGR
MGR
4 years ago

Now I’m sure that “Rik” is very weak.

Thiefo
4 years ago

I’ll be rooting for Molly, Boris, SaRaha and Dolly Style!

I wouldn’t mind Isa as well, too bad she and SaRaha are in the same duel, I love both.

I think Molly and Boris are almost sure, it will be a coin toss between Isa and SaRaha and unfortunately S&V will win over the Dollies with ease.