We flooded our basement over snaps of this week’s rehearsals. We gasped at the eyebrow-raising lyrics. And we’ve been gagging for the 2 and a half minute snippets all week. Now SVT has released the almost full studio versions of the seven songs competing in Semi-Final 2 of Melodifestivalen 2017. Before rehearsals, y’all were loving Mariette. And after rehearsals she’s taken a commanding lead with 44% of all votes in our poll for who you want to win the semi-final. But will this longer snippet keep the momentum going?

Melodifestivalen 2017 Semi-Final 2 Preview

MARIETTE – A MILLION YEARS

ROGER PONTARE – HIMMEL OCH HAV

ETZIA – UP

ALLYAWAN – VART HAR DU VART

DISMISSED – HEARTS ALIGN

LISA AJAX – I DON’T GIVE A

BENJAMIN INGROSSO – GOOD LOVIN’

MELODIFESTIVALEN SEMI-FINAL 2 LIVE FROM MALMÖ

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. The other three songs will be shown the door and knocked out of the competition.

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Sasha
Sasha
4 years ago

My goodness, some of them need to turn down that auto-tune. Is that Benjamin singing or a computer?

SpirK
SpirK
4 years ago

My top after the almost full studio versions: 1. Mariette- A Million Years: Really nice , radio friendly song. Uptempo with some dirty pop notes. It’s not better than “Don’t Stop Believing” but is should be a finalist and should win this semi. 2. Benjamin Ingrosso- Good Lovin’ : This one turned out a lot better on the 2.30 version. Nice, mainstream pop, with a retro feel, really catchy and I expect a great show. 3. Lisa Ajax- I Don’t Give A: Wasn’t surprised on the snippet, but it turned out better on the (almost) whole song. It’s good, but… Read more »

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

I agree @Denis. The good stuff is yet to come. Well, I hope! Because there has been no wow-moment yet. Just good. Nano is missing something in the chorus of Hold on and doesn’t feel completely finished somehow. And one thing that stands against Nano this year is that he comes from the first semifinal compared to Frans last year. He was in the last semifinal when almost everyone had revealed their songs. And Molly failed to live to the hype. I’m sure that Nano is one of the seven that Björkman seem to be most excited about and described… Read more »

YAAAAAS
YAAAAAS
4 years ago

OMFG MARIETTE, I get winner vibes from this!!

Rydell
Rydell
4 years ago

I feel like I will be very dissapointed tonight.
My favourites for DTF are Mariette and Dismissed and for AC Etzia and Roger. i like all 4 of them more than any song in the first semi.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Typical MF stuff. Better than the first one but the 3rd &4th heat is where the good stuff is. That’s where a winner comes from. Nano is the favourite because they have only finished one semi-final. No one really expects him to win. It’s a good song that probably will end up top 5 but win? Molly Sanden was the outright favourite last year after announcements and everyone was sure she would win. Until Frans.. So take Nano’s lead with a pinch of salt! As for this, Mariette will win no doubt. Ingrosso might end up second, but only due… Read more »

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

That’s it, Lisa is winning this Semi-Final!

What I would like to happen:

Directly to the final: Lisa and Mariette
Second Chance: Etzia (not gonna happen) and Roger.

Bruno B @ Geeky Explorer

Mariette by far the best song this year: catchy, polished, absolutely perfect! Lisa Ajax was a disappointment :/

mad-professor
mad-professor
4 years ago

Dismissed. Then everyone else near the bottom.

Umer
Umer
4 years ago

Benjamin’s song is the best imo, I was originally rooting for Mariette & Lisa but I love me a retro song

Luis
Luis
4 years ago

My favourite songs are by Mariette,Roger ,Etzia and Dismissed but its apparent at least 2 of them won’t qualify to the next stages.

Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

@Vanessa (swede) – And Benjamin’s song is original?? It sounds straight up like a Justin Timberlake reject.

D
D
4 years ago

I still think Mariette is overrated. She isn’t bad, but she’d only go to andra chansen if it was up to me. Lisa and Benjamin are my winners.

Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

Mariette & Dismissed are my personal favorites, but I think Mariette & Benjamin Ingrosso will go to the final and Lisa Ajax & Dismissed to the 2nd chance round.

Clara Stenström
Clara Stenström
4 years ago

@Ola

I don’t see the hype in Nano. Never will. Is it because of his back story or something? It’s definitely not his song. Wait until semi-final 3 and 4, that’s when melfest will kick off.

Ola
Ola
4 years ago

Noone here will beat Nano though. He´s still the big fav to win the final.

crawer
crawer
4 years ago

Mariette sounds absolutely perfect, it’s best song drom MF so far! Absolutely love it, it’t stunning?

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

Still a great song from Mariette! After listening to the longer snippet, I love it even more! Final for sure! Roger Pontare will have the most interesting staging tonight (and song of course). I really liked the chorus. This song should qualify or go to second chance. I would be surprised if Sweden chose to send a song like this, they usually send typical pop songs in English. I was dissapointed by Dissmised. The song had a promising 1 min snippet, but now the song doens’t really explode. Another song that made me change my mind is “I don’t give… Read more »

Vanessa (swede)
Vanessa (swede)
4 years ago

Benjamin is definitely the best so far. Mariette has a very generic song nothing original with it, it’s not a winner AT ALL, it’s just an okay song! Lisa is just mehhh

CDbjerg
CDbjerg
4 years ago

Mariette by far the best song in this semifinal !
Allywan by far will take lastplace. 😀

I hope Roger Pontare can steal a ticket from Dismissed to Andra Chancen!

1. Mariette
2.Benjamin Ingrosso
3.Lisa Ajax
4. Dismissed/Roger Pontare
5.Roger Pontare/Dismissed
6.Etzia
7.Allywan

eurovision6
eurovision6
4 years ago

Lisa Ajax ftw! After the 2 min snippets im considering voting for Roger Pontare and Allyawan too

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

Mariette could win Melodifestivalen with this song, totally amazing.

Ola
Ola
4 years ago

FINAL: Benjamin & Lisa
AC: Mariette & Roger Pontare
5th: Dismissed
6th: Etzia
7th: Allyawan

That’s how I THINK.
Would gladly see Mariette & Pontare to the final instead.

Marco
Marco
4 years ago

Final:Lisa and Mariette
SC:Benjamin,Dismissed
But I love only Mariette song so far :/

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I’m in love with Lisa Ajax and her song. LISA FTW!

Matt (EPLN)
4 years ago

1. Mariette
2. Dismissed
3. Benjamin Ingrosso
4. Lisa Ajax
5. Roger Pontare
6. Allyawan
7. Etzia

MrBrightside
MrBrightside
4 years ago

After very weak SF1 this one is a little bit better but still disappoints me. Only Mariette and Dismissed sound promising for me. I don’t care about the others.

Alexanderbuchaa
Alexanderbuchaa
4 years ago

I think Lisa Ajax is gonna surprise us

EduFs
EduFs
4 years ago

Great song, Mariette! I’ll have this on repeat all the year! Or maybe a million years.

Cambell Grace
Cambell Grace
4 years ago

I love Mariette but the second snippet I feel like there’s an awkward drop which might be a little offputting. Her, Dismissed, Lisa Ajax and Roger Pontare remain my top four though.