Tonight we will hear the last seven songs of Melodifestivalen 2017. Luckily for all of us Melfest fans, there are still two more weeks left of the contest — the andra chansen round and the big final on March 11.

But this week we focus on the seven acts of the fourth semifinal. Before tonight’s show SVT is treating us to 2-and-half-minute snippets of the competing entries. For the last 30 seconds you need to watch the show tonight starting at 20:00 CET.

Melodifestivalen 2017: Deltävling 4 Skellefteå

Listen to the 2 minute snippets here

1. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia – “En värld full av strider (Vearelde gusnie jeenh vigkieh)

Check out the “En värld full av strider (Vearelde gusnie jeenh vigkieh)” lyrics here

Read our interview with Aninia

2. Alice – “Running With Lions”

3. Les Gordons – “Bound to Fall”

4. Wiktoria – “As I Lay Me Down”

Check out the “As I Lay Me Down” lyrics here

Watch our interview with Wiktoria

5. Axel Schylström – “När ingen ser”

Read our interview with Axel

6. Sara Varga & Juha Mulari – “Du får inte ändra på mig”

7. Loreen – “Statements”

Check out the “Statements” lyrics here

Watch our interview with Loreen

Does the 2-minute snippets change your favourite? You can still vote in our poll!

READ MORE MELODIFESTIVALEN NEWS

Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Watch this blog go INSANE when the results are posted… haha

Chantaya
Chantaya
4 years ago

Im happy she got Andra Chansen, Its a different song so lets hope Sweden responds greatly to it.

azaad
azaad
4 years ago

Loren could chart in the USA with that. If she wins Melfest, it’s Gothenburg 2018.

Sophie
Sophie
4 years ago

Well, talk about leaving all the best songs till last lol! Of course I’m not forgetting Nano and Ace though 🙂

Austrian Ari
Austrian Ari
4 years ago

Oh, but I also hope Wiktoria gets the other ticket. It is my kind of music. It’s just… Loreen really overshadowed the others for me. But go Wiktoria! She’s my clear choice after Loreen.

Austrian Ari
Austrian Ari
4 years ago

After listening to the entire song, I am team “Statements” all the way.
And that’s coming from someone who opposes any kind of hype and wanted Estonia’s Ott Lepland to win in 2012.
In my opinion, Loreen’s current and haunting song is a great example of a political song done right, much more so than Jamala’s winning song from last year.
I have no clue how Sweden will react and vote but there’s no doubt for me that Loreen is a class of her own here.

Swede
Swede
4 years ago

Ok now i have listen to all song..I have now set my top three of the whole melodifestivalen: 3rd place: Loreen (cool song but,i don’t know really, not my cup of tea but way better then the ones outside the top three hehe) 2nd place: Wiktoria (Very close one between her and Loreen but Wiktoria is put here since she has a more radio friendliy song i suppose..i want to listen to songs after the competition but sure the song is typical mainstream..and reminds me of the swedish song “Vart jag än i världen vänder”…) 1st place and my winner:… Read more »

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

No need to compare Euphoria with Statements, it’s different songs in different genre. Both equally brilliant.
Also don’t buy “it’s to artistic” nonsense. When has that ever been an issue? Did you all forget artistic songs are quite succesfull these days? Conchita, Jamala, Il Volo? Even Euphoria was artistic enough..

Loreen is metres above all. She’s an artist in a field of performers. A breath of fresh air amidst all catchy pop songs this year. She should win going by the jury criteria of originality alone!
But will she..

Peter
Peter
4 years ago

I Love Loreen sooooo much, she’s amazing, Statement is amazing! Edgy, cool, beaty, and with a great message, I truly hope she will make it to the final. Commersially and Pop-wise Wiktoria will win the whole thing, Melodifestivalen and Eurovision, the song is uptempo, happy, poppy perfection, and she’s the cutest.

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

SVT released every other finalist’s videos, so…

Mariette & Robin Bengston would do the trick for Sweden this year. 😀

I don’t know about Loreen, compared to these two it is artistry and such, but the upper two are more enjoyable, so voting for them. At least Robin can be top 5 (totally different package than Jamala last year). 😀

Good luck Robin. Good luck Mariette.

Loreen honey, good luck in AC. Hahahha

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
4 years ago

The chorus of Statements is a bit too much. My top 3 for the win are Mariette, Wiktoria and Lisa Ajax (if she makes it to the final).

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Now I know that Loreen wrote Statements for her album and Christer Bjorkmon convinced her to put in Melodifestivalen I am a little pissed. I think he knew her style wouldn’t be translated well into MelfFest an just wanted ratings. I have a bad feeling Loreen will do very bad today when her song is the most experimental out of all the generic chorus’

Alexis from Chicago
4 years ago

Since I am probably the only human that prefers Måns’s “Heroes” to Loreen’s “Euphoria” (Not as a qualifier, just a good song to keep listening to…DON’T SHOOT ME PLEASE), I am in love with Statements. Sure, it’s not up to Euphoria’s high (read: high) standards as a qualifier, but it is my favorite song and I want to replay it again and again because I am one of the Scandipop outsiders. I wish Loreen (and Wiktoria because I am a stan) the BEST of luck tonight from the US (though it will be 14:00 when I watch hehe)!! (I can… Read more »

nostradamco
nostradamco
4 years ago

Loreen can win MF and Eurovison only with huge support from juries like they are pushed so hard her at Eurovison 2012 and she didnt deserved almost half points higher than Pastora, Rona, Nina …

nostradamco
nostradamco
4 years ago

Loreen song is worst of her 3 song at MF. I’m crying from laughter when read of many eurovison Loren fan, what thezy wrote, that Loreen song is not song that is for their weird music taste is piece of art. Her song is so pretencious, with cheap marketing political lyrics and lyrics is better than music of song.

HEYYYYY
HEYYYYY
4 years ago

Alice is my winner!!!!!!!!! Amazing song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

I still prefer Wiktoria’s country inspired song. Loreen’s audio without the visuals didn’t keep me wanting to listen.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Jon Henrik and Loreen DTF.
Alice and maybe, Wiktoria for AC.

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

People must be kidding for saying Statements is better than Euphoria xD

Justin
Justin
4 years ago

I don’t understand the fuss about Loreen, I agree that Euphoria was one of the best songs that won Eurovision but this time, I would love to see Jon and Wiktoria going to the finals, both deserve it and Loreen for Andra Chansen. Unpopular opinion but that is how I would love this to be.

Hsinaps
Hsinaps
4 years ago

My oh my, Wiktoria that was GREAT!

Mizna
Mizna
4 years ago

Horrible chorus from Loreen. It makes me uncomfortable. In any case, it is a shame Alice is new because she should win Melfest. Perfection my dear!

olvresc
olvresc
4 years ago

Statements is would be totally PERFECTION and even better than Euphoria, but I’m not really into the chorus :/

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Wiktoria is climbing in the odds and Loreen is dropping.
3 acts for 2 places tonight 🙂

Cambell Grace
Cambell Grace
4 years ago

The four songs which will qualify are obvious… the SVT polls say it, the betting odds say it, the Wiwibloggs poll say it…

Loreen och Wiktoria – DTF.
Jon Henrik w/ Aninia och Alice – A/C.

esconly
esconly
4 years ago

What did you do Loreen??
Statments is better than Euphoria!

xavi
xavi
4 years ago

Yikes!!statements literally give me headache.hope performance are better……still rooting for loreen today

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
4 years ago

Svt is breaking my balls here, i cant install the app and i’m nowhere near a computer. -_-

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

My top 7:
“Statements”
“As I Lay Me Down”
“När ingen ser”
“En värld full av strider”
“Running With Lions”
“Bound To Fall”
“Du fa inte ändra pa mig”

Loreen and Wiktoria will probably advance DTF, while Alice, Axel and Jon/Anina will battle it out for AC. Les Gordons and Sara/Jula are doomed for 6th and 7th place.
In my opinion, Loreen shouldn’t go to Kyiv though. Robin or Mariette for the win!

Sam ESC
Sam ESC
4 years ago

Loreen is going to take Melfest and Eurovision once again! This is is experimental, powerful and in some way danceable. It promises great staging that will be unforgettable. Stockholm 2018 I say! And those pipes Loreen!!!

Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

Loreen is a breath of fresh air in the middle of a pile of generic pop, I hope she wins the whole thing.

Jumper
Jumper
4 years ago

Statements has an eurovision formula : song, voice, and stage presentation.
i am not a fan of loreen, but i can’t resist on it that her live performance was unneglectable

Crawer
Crawer
4 years ago

Mariette is my winner of Melodifestivalen, but Loreen is absolutely brilliant!

Gobio
Gobio
4 years ago

Wiktroria Slaysss<3

"As I Lay Me Down" is by far the catchiest and the most enjoyable to listen. "Statements" is also good, but a bit too screamy at the chorus imo.

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

Alice should win it all. Her song is amazing.

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
4 years ago

Loreen could win Eurovision again, but I’m not sure about Melodifestivalen though. Swedes are a tad too conservative. Wiktoria, Axel, Jon feat. Aninia and Alice all have awesome songs. It’s a very strong semifinal.

Crispycookie
Crispycookie
4 years ago

ALICE SLAYS MY LIFE

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

OMG, this Semi-Final is so strong! There are literally four acts I would like to qualify directly to the final. Alice, Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia, Loreen and Wiktoria are all so good!

Cannibal
Cannibal
4 years ago

As I Lay Me Down is amazing! it has such an anthemic vibe, I love it!

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Wiktoria presents the most catchy song of this melfest. It’s better than “Save me”. It’ll work on repeat and Spotify. She is up for this melfest.

Jon is also really really good.

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

it seems like “Statements” is a really good combination of her songs “Heal” and “I’m in it with you”, and i love it!

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Statments has good verses. Chorus is too dramatic, lineal and agressive. It’s not working

4li3n
4li3n
4 years ago

I can see Bjork influences in Loreen! That voice Loreen! But the voices at final sounds like trash (I listened the full version) :/

Celine
Celine
4 years ago

LOREEN all the way, you go girl.

Melow
Melow
4 years ago

The full studio version of “Statements” leaked. I don’t know how that happened, but it was worth the wait! I think Loreen goes directly to the final today.

Bojana Gagarina
Bojana Gagarina
4 years ago

Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn gurl!

Loreen and Wictoria are clearly the winner of this semi.

YAAAAAAAAAAS!

Austrian Ari
Austrian Ari
4 years ago

Well, well, I think I’m on the verge of becoming a Loreen supporter. Still need to hear those last 30 seconds, but the song speaks to me and makes me focus. My mind was wandering with all the others, but Loreen managed to grab my attention throughout. The song makes me want to know what the songwriters meant and felt. Whereas with the rest I feel like I know exactly what they felt “Let’s write another bland song for Melodifestivalen.”
I’m a bit surprised about not feeling Wiktoria, I really liked the snippet.

Tadmar
Tadmar
4 years ago

This is obvious that Loreen will win again, not only melodifestivalen but eurovision too! Sweden 2018!

MarioMario
4 years ago

Those last 30 seconds from Loreen’s performance are gonna be the S***! <3
Viktoria has a very cool song as well.<3

My AC choices are Alice and Jon Henrik with Aninia.