We’ve seen the blue wigs, beetle and ballerinas and now we can hear the Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 songs too! SVT have just released the 2 minute 30 snippets ahead of tonight’s semi-final in Gothenburg. Before rehearsals you were most excited for Ace Wilder and “Wild Child”. After the snippets were released, however, Nano and “Hold On” have now overtaken her.

Check out the snippets below and see if they change your mind again: The full performances will premiere during tonight’s live semi-final!

Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 Preview

Boris René – Her Kiss


Songwriters: Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
Check out the “Her Kiss” lyrics

Adrijana – Amare


Songwriters: Adrijana Krasniqi, Martin Tjärnberg
Check out the “Amare” lyrics

Dinah Nah – One More Night


Songwriters: Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Dinah Nah, Dr. Alban
Check out the “One More Night” lyrics

De Vet Du – Road Trip


Songwriters: Johan Gunterberg, Christopher Martland
Check out the “Road Trip” lyrics

Charlotte Perrelli – Mitt Liv


Songwriters: Charlotte Perrelli, Lars Hägglund
Check out the “Mitt Liv” lyrics

Ace Wilder – Wild Child


Songwriters: Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ace Wilder
Check out the “Wild Child” lyrics

Nano – Hold On


Songwriters: Nano Omar, Gino Yonan, Ayak, Carl Rydén, Christoffer Belaieff, Rikard de Bruin, David Francis Jackson
Check out the “Hold On” lyrics

Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 live from Gothenburg

You can watch all the action unfold from 20:00 CET, live on SVT Play. Two acts will qualify to the grand final at Friends Arena in Stockholm. A further two will head to Andra Chansen, where on March 4 they’ll compete against six other songs for the remaining places in the ifnal. The other three songs will be shown the door and knocked out of the competition.

YouTube sensation Clara Henry, three-time Melodifestivalen contestant David Lindgren and veteran Swedish country singer songwriter Hasse Andersson will be on hand to host the proceedings.

Make sure to follow wiwibloggs on all our social channels for live coverage throughout the Semi-Final. Also check out YouTube for our reaction video after the end of the semi-final.

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Charles
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Charles

NOW this is one hell of a great song … all the elements I personally love into 3 minutes … soul, gospel and dubstep … This is dope! He is a great vocalist … almost like the male Sarah Dawn Finer. Bring it on man … this puts schalger and pop rubbish into a corner with an ease.

AndersP
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AndersP

Hej Nano! Sigma and Rita Ora called, they’d like their song back.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Denis: But do I think Ace can win the whole thing? Not this time, I’m afraid. That 4th semi alone (Jon Henrik, Wiktoria and Loreen) is as deadly as it gets. If not this year, she’ll have to hurry, because time may be running out for her (she’ll be 35 this year).

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Denis: Ace qualified 2nd (to Robin Bengtsson) in the 1st semi last year, but finished 3rd overall. Strangely enough, she qualified 2nd (to Oscar Zia) in the 3rd semi in 2014, and lost by 2 points overall. Given the quality of this year’s 1st semi, and her hard luck in trying to win a semi, she’ll probably qualify 2nd again (Nano’s song does sound intimidating). Whether she goes straight to the final or barely gets bumped to A.C. by Dinah or the newcomers remains to be seen. What they do on the stage will probably decide who stays and who… Read more »

dutchie
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dutchie

So Nano was supposed to have the chorus of this Melfest season? The song doesn’t even have a proper chorus. Very disappointing, I do like the verses though.

Cambell Grace
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Cambell Grace

@Denis

Personally I think she’ll make the final but probably in 2nd. Who would replace her because IMO none of the other songs are that worthy except Dinah Nah, but I doubt she’ll go through directly.

Denis
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Denis

Like I said before Ace isn’t as popular in Sweden as she is here. So don’t be surprised if she only manages Andra Chansen, especially with a lesser song like this.
And to those who say it’s average, yes. The first semifinal is always the weakest. They like to keep the good songs in the 3rd and 4th semifinal. A winner will come from there.
None of the songs tonight will win!

Donna Vey
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Donna Vey

@Ste
That must be an example of the Lithuanian sense of humour? Very good 😀

Ste
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Ste

I’m afraid all of these songs are just average, especially for Melfest standards. Many of them would NQ in Lithuania’s NF.

Donna Vey
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Donna Vey

But I am also really hoping Princess Charlotte, Princess Perrelli, does well tonight.

That clip was really nice, she sounds so gorgeous, it’s like a Disney movie song.
Yes yes yes !! 🙂

Donna Vey
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Donna Vey

Hello Kyiv, this is Athens calling!

Yes, yes, yes, can we have your points please?!

You better HOLD ON, Kyiv, our TWELVE POINTS GO TO SWEDEN!!!!! 🙂

justin
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justin

Where can I watch it live?

#ShoutToMyEx
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#ShoutToMyEx

ROOTING FOR WILD CHILD AND HOLD ON !
Gooo Ace and Nano!
Show Eurovision really music! <3
Love from Belgium xoxo

D
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D

If I know my country as well as I think I do, Ace and Nano will go direkt, and De Vet Du and Boris will go to andra chansen. Dinah will get 5th, Adrijana 6th, and Charlotte 7th. I’m like 90% sure

MarioMario
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Ace’s song is awesome! Dinah and Nano would make great finalists as well.

Andrijana deserves my last spot in Andra Chansen.

The other three shouldn’t qualify.

#Svensk
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#Svensk

Det Vet Du’s song is super catchy and fun, with great lyrics 😀

Adam
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Adam

I’m really trying to understand the hype with Nano but I just cant. The song is SO boring and dull to me, the only possibly interesting thing about it is the instrumentals during the chorus when it starts to become fast. Is that why people like the song? Because I can’t find anything special about his voice or the song.

Christopher
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Christopher

I hope that Ace and Dinah will go through to Stockholm 🙂

Iberian
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Iberian

Wow, I do like the Ace Wilder track. It’s catchy.

MTD
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MTD

@Xeph – careful, your ignorance is on full display. 😉

Cai Pearson
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Cai Pearson

not very impressed all songs are a solid 6-8 point wise for me but nothing that makes me go wow, charlotte song is cute but doesn’t have the emotion needed in a ballad like this 6th for me, boris well its nice but not a winner 5th for me, Da Vet Du surprisingly my third fave of the lot its fun 3rd, dinah well I was waiting and waiting for the big wow moment didn’t come but i like it average pop song 2nd for me, Nano well I don’t get the hype its something I hear all the time… Read more »

Zaccheus was born in 2016
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Zaccheus was born in 2016

Very glam entrants.

Maymay
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Maymay

@Annalisa Ward I bet you don’t look ANY better.

SpirK
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SpirK

After hearing the 2.30 minutes snippets: 1. Nano- Hold On: Gave me chills at some moments , it’s not perfect, but it is contemporary , touching and well produced. 8.5-9.0/10 2. Ace Wilder- Wild Child: I like the bipolar thing in this one. Really catchy and happy chorus. Ace is living up, I like it a lot. 8.0-8.5/10 3. Adrijana- Amare: Really good, contemporary RnB-pop. Nice vibes and I enjoy this being in Swedish. 8.0-8.5/10 4. Dinah Nah- One More Night: A bit dissapointed. Doesn’t have the bang that Make Me had. Still a danceable tune and will give an… Read more »

gkgg
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gkgg

Ace Wilder and Nano straight to the final. I also like Adrijana, and maybe Dinah. Anyway we should wait to watch them live.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Nothing great in this semi. Maybe Boris if I had to choose? A lot of disappointments.

Annalisa Ward
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Annalisa Ward

I’m sorry but nano looks like a fat golem. had to be said

Cambell Grace
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Cambell Grace

@The greatest

Why don’t you just at me next time boo instead of making it obvious. Nano is a DELIBERATE copy though, honestly the voice and the entire production sounds exactly like something they’d produce themselves. It’s an entire lack of originality, at least the other 6 have some elements of originality.

DenizNL
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DenizNL

Ace Wilder is the best that happend this ESC season this far.
The most are pretty good though.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Amare and Wild Child based on these. The others shouldn’t even be going to Andra chansen.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

DE VET DU

Cookie
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Cookie

Nano’s song is good but like all Swedish Eurovision songs it’s void of soul and emotion and clearly made to grip somebody in those 3 minutes but it got no lasting appeal.

James
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James

Nano reminds me a lot of rudimental.

Ace and Nano – Direkt till finalen

Dinah and Adrijana – Andra Chansen

Sozz Boris, Charlotte and Det Vet Du you must leave the competition, sachet away

Tomas
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Tomas

This semifinal is really good!
My prediction:
Final for Ace Wilder and Nano
Andra Chansen for Dinah Nah and Adrijana

Maymay
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Maymay

Me and my family are going to vote for Nano!!! 🙂 Greetings from Sweden.

The greatest
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The greatest

Love when people say a song is a copy of a bunch of songs at the same time! LOL
That is what’s called a genre…a song can be placed in a genre because songs in that genre sounds similar :-p
Just sayin…

YAAAAAS
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YAAAAAS

BEHÖVER DIN AMARE AMAREEE YAAAASS
I really hoooope Adrijana goes to Andra chansen, the song slays, and I’m not even a fan of swedish rap.
Nano and Ace will surely go DTF, didn’t like the 1 minute and 30 second rehearsal before but hearing almost the full song changed my mind about Wild Child while Hold On got me a little dissapointed, Hold On will not win Melfest for sure.

Cambell Grace
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Cambell Grace

Ace = deserves direkt till final.
Dinah Nah = deserves direkt till final.
Adrijana = deserves Andra Chansen.
De Vet Du = probably will get Andra Chansen.
Boris = it’s catchy but I still strongly dislike it.
Nano = overrated, overhyped and literally a copy of Sigma, James Bay, Rag n Bones. SMH.
Charlotte Perrelli = cute but will flop hard.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Im voting for Adrijana tonight! The best along with Nano for me 🙂

Milla
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Milla

Nano is definetely the best in this bunch. But based on the song I can’t hear a winner of Melodifestivalen because the song feels a bit repeatative sometimes. Nano and then I don’t care if it’s Ace, Dinah or Boris taking the other spot in the final.

Xeph
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Xeph

@MTD – Careful, your jealousy is showing.. 🙂

MTD
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MTD

@Candy – I am perfectly healthy. And you should check the Swedish facts before calling someone sick. 😉

Candy
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MTD. U SICK…

Tom Van Hoof
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Tom Van Hoof

Charlotte’s song is ok for me.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

OMG, Dinah Nah’s song is amazing! She has to win. Ace should qualify too. Nano is overrated.

Tom Van Hoof
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Tom Van Hoof

Ace and Dinah are my favourites.

MTD
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MTD

Oh, this unfolded as a pathetic thing.

Nano’s song is kinda rip-off from “Coming home”, yeah, the one current hit played nowadays. Ts, ts, ts…

Well, Sweden has a track record of “copy-paste” songs, even a winner song *cough*Mans*cough…so, I am not that surprised.

Oh, the almighty Sweden, copy-pasting tunes and stuff. LOL

Xeph
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Xeph

I still like Ace, Nano, and Dina the most, hopefully all 3 of them move on. I don’t believe there’s a winner among any of these songs however.

Bella
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Bella

Well we know for sure know that Nano will win semifinal 1! Ace wilders song reminds me of something you’d hear in barnkanalen (a channel for kids here in Sweden) so I hope that one doesn’t qualify

euroVISion pilipinas
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euroVISion pilipinas

Rooting for “Hold On” and “Her Kiss”. Hoping that they’ll qualify tonight