Melodifestivalen Andra Chansen 2017 Loreen De Vet Du Boris Rene Lisa Ajax

Eight acts will perform in Linköping this weekend during Andra Chansen. But only four will survive their Second Chance to reach the final of Melodifestivalen 2017. If the betmakers at Sweden’s UNIBET have it right, then FO&O, Lisa Ajax, Boris René and Loreen will live to sing another day.

These odds are accurate as of 22:00 CET on Thursday 2 March. Now let’s take a look at this heat by heat…

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DUEL 1: FO&O VS. DE VET DU

No women allowed! Or so it goes in this heat which sees the boy band formerly known as The Fooo Conspiracy taking on YouTube stars De Vet Du.

And in this all-male showdown the bookies give the edge to FO&O, laying down odds of 1.45 for the trio to De Vet Du’s 2.55.

During the semis FO&O soared on an Eric Saade inspired spacecraft, while De Vet Du worked quick and frenetic camera angles (all the while showing off DJ HUNK’s gym-honed body). When set against each other, who do you think will shine brightest? And more importantly, who will snatch those Swedish votes?

DUEL 2: AXEL SCHYLSTRÖM VS. LISA AJAX

Call it a battle of the Idols. Lisa Ajax shot to fame after winning the series in 2014, going on to make the final of Melodifestivalen last year. As a teenager Axel Schylström survived a near fatal accident that left him with third degree burns on 70% of his body. He turned to music and placed fourth on Idol in 2015.

But there’s only room for one of them in the Melodifestivalen final. She’s serving girl-next-door-with-attitude with her mid-tempo number “I Don’t Give A”. He’s giving us danceable pop with plenty of moves with “När ingen ser”.

If the bookies have it right, then Lisa should walk this. She currently has odds of 1.40 to Axel’s 2.70.

DUEL 3: BORIS RENÉ VS. DISMISSED

He’s easily the most famous former footballer-turned-singer in Sweden. They’re an avant-garde pop-rock group who turn the stage into a runway all their own. Together they’re ready for a showdown of total opposites — solo versus group, male vs. androgynous, dance-disco vs. rock.

The bookies see 2016 finalist Boris winning over the Melfest debutants, with his odds of 1.40 to the group’s 2.70.

DUEL 4: ANTON HAGMAN VS. LOREEN

She’s a former Eurovision winner whose highly artistic performance has caused quite a stir in the Eurovision fandom, with some heralding it as a potential Eurovision winner and others screaming, “WTF?” He’s a YouTube sensation who has won over fans with his singer-songwriter number and those puppy dog eyes.

As you’d expect, the bookies don’t see this as remotely close. Loreen has odds of 1.25 — the lowest of any act in Andra Chansen — while Anton has the highest odds of anyone at 3.50.

What do you think of the Andra Chansen duels? Are you worried that your favourites are being put up against each other? Let us know in the comments section below. And don’t forget to download our app for a chance to win a free trip to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017!

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Sara
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Sara

Denis : I can’t belive people think that Anton Hagman has even a slim chance of beating Loreen. Like no chance..

But Anton Hagman will win. He is exactly what people love, talented nice guy, the good role model for their children, not somebody that is so 2012 and that speaks in slow motion because …well…

Sara
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Sara

Éamonn Flynn : It’s the Swedish sj sound. It’s not really a kh. To be honest nobody really knows what it is. In some parts of Sweden they pronounce it as a sh.

I’m sure you are right, but you sound like my latin teacher that said : don’t try to find any logic, because there is no logic in latin grammar.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

I am praying for Lisa to win the duel. I hope Roadtrash will lose. How the hell did they get more votes than Dinah?!

Niki
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Niki

Who I Want: Du Vet Du, Lisa Ajax, Dismissed, Loreen
Who I think: FO&O, Lisa Ajax, Boris René, Loreen

MS
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MS

Skulle vara kul att veta vilka här som är Svenskar!

MS
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MS

Denis, I thing unfortunatly that the children and grandmothers will wote for Anton, and they are quait close on spotyfy. BUT I HOPE YOU ATE RIGHT!

– I may skip the final if Loreen won’t be in final first time since 1982.

MS
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MS

LOREENS.YONGER BROTHER IS A FRIEND OF ANTON HAGMAN

– and Loreen and Anton themself have desided that they are going to skip the competition and focos on haling fun.

“Loreen står mot Anton Hagman i sin duell. De är från samma stad och det visade sig att Anton är vän till Loreens lillebror.
– Vi bestämde bara att vi ska ut och ha kul. Ingen av oss orkar med tävlingsmomentet, vi orkar inte ens tänka på det. Vi tar det som det kommer och det blir som det blir, säger hon.” (Aftonbladet)

MARY
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MARY

LOREEN ALREADY HAS BEEN WITH SIMILAR PERFORMANCE ON ESC – SO I DONT THINK SO PEOPLE WANT TO SEE AGAIN THE SAME……….

Denis
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Denis

I can’t belive people think that Anton Hagman has even a slim chance of beating Loreen. Like no chance..

John Welsh
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Whats all this about Loreen being Art. Yes she is a good performer but the actual song is the worst in Melodifestivalen – there is no melody here. I cannot see this song ever being played on the radio for example and its likely to get nowhere in the charts. Is this how we want Eurovision to go, dull as dishwater art songs winning every year ?

Milla
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Milla

I so want Loreen in the final. But the swedish public is crazy this year and I wouldn’t be surprized if Anton is sent to the final instead. Probobly because of his looks:/

Gigi
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Gigi

This is love by Demy has leaked on soundcloud and must I say what a disappointment… Hope the other two songs are going to be killer:)

Lukewarm
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Lukewarm

Hue as in BR huehuehue

Lukewarm
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Lukewarm

It is almost like hue

hue lefty ou

Kris
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Kris

@Éamonn
Do you have that Kh sound in Irish? Cause its missing in English!!
We have words with ? in our language which we transliterate as Kh in english cause English doesn’t have a letter corresponding to it.

Éamonn Flynn
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Éamonn Flynn

@Kris It’s the Swedish sj sound. It’s not really a kh. To be honest nobody really knows what it is. In some parts of Sweden they pronounce it as a sh.

Kris
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Kris

I have a doubt 6!!
Why you guys pronounce S(some consonant) like kh…..
Like skelleftea was pronounced Khaleftay
Schylstrom is pronounced Khwillstrom
Stjenberg was pronounced khyenberj ?

Kris
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Kris

@Polegend/6/Colin My reasoning was based on the observation that Loreen narrowly edged out Alice. I had counted the amount of time during the performance the heart was flickering after reading one user’s comments….. Wiktoria had it for 100 secs appx Jon/Aninia had it for 80 secs Axel had it for 70 secs Alice had it for 65 secs Loreen had it for 50 secs But I also suppose that the heart has a lag time to respond and only loreen’s heart was flickering even at the end of the performance. So something caused the voters to vote only at the… Read more »

Melescg
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Melescg

Except from the first duel, i think that all the others should be better organized. It makes more sense to me if it was:
FO&O vs De vet du
Lisa Ajax vs Anton Hagman
Boris René vs Axel Schlyström
Dismissed vs Loreen

Anyway, it’ still gonna be a strong Andra Chansen and i can’t wait to see which 4 songs will qualify for the grand final.

MianKhalif
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MianKhalif

@D
I love Kizunguzungu only 2nd song from last season still in my playlist

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

@ kris – Loreen hasn’t had a year in 5 years so I doubt they voter for her name. Also, as part of the GP, I’d find her performance offputting and her song noisy.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

She also had the best odds to go direkt till final and to win Melfest 🙂

Sara
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Sara

On the stage, the lady with the bag looks like a caricature of the real event.
Because the audience must see the bag, the dancer that holds it acts funny.
And the flags… If she had a hamster wheel people would still say that is art.

escAU
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escAU

Um how has Greece’s leak not been discussed yet 😛

eurovision6
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eurovision6

kris/colin

there is another explanation, the message of the song is quite obvious.. its very political and for example she uses the image of Danuta Danielsson with the purse.. Danutas son has begged for years for people not to use that image and it could be perceived as disrespectful from Loreen.. I love her song but she really made a mistake when she made it so political..

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Im swedish and I will vote for FO&O, Lisa Ajax, Boris Rene and Anton Hagman but I think the qualifiers will be De Vet Du, Axel Schylström, Boris Rene and Loreen

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@rigged: AHAHA! At least I didn’t send him a YouTube comment! (So far…) 😀
(I honestly think he will win Melfest one year, just not this year.)

riggedObjectivoEurovision
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riggedObjectivoEurovision

@Purple
Stop stalking Anton.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

If anyone follows Anton Hagman, here is his recent video diary. He actually plays guitar on his bed, LOL:
https://youtu.be/E5cUumXp9fE

Oh he gets to meet Loreen too. 🙂

TK
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TK

Really happy to see the support for Loreen! Keeping my fingers crossed x

Patrick G
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Patrick G

Lowkey hope Loreen looses her duel so I can see the meltdowns

Hersi
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Hersi

I mean Loreen had the best odds out of all 28 contestants to qualify directly to the final, but that didn’t happen so….

D
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D

I don’t think Lisa will be a Isa 2.0. Isa was up against SaRaha who might not’ve been popular in the ESC fandom, but her song reached #2 on Sverigetopplistan (Swedish singles chart). Isa’s song only reached #35, SaRaha was the clear favorite. While Axel has momentum as he’s coming from last week’s semi-final, I can’t see him beating Lisa.

Prediction:
1) FO&O (closest one)
2) Lisa
3) Boris
4) Loreen

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I really hope Lisa Ajax, De Vet Du and Loreen win their duels. The last duel will be interesting though, there’s probably a slim chance that the tweens and grannies could help Anton win with his WGWG charms…

Colin
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Colin

@kris – My explanation on why is Loreen in Andra Chansen and not in the finals:

Reason 1 – People DID like her performance, but she was in the hardest semi, with amazing Wiktoria and enchanting duo Jon Henrik and Aninia. She probably received a lot of votes and she was likely close to the second position.

Reason 2 – Her song is really good and deep, but less catchy and radio-friendly than the other two. While art lovers and usual Loreen fans picked-up the phone, more neutral crowd were still humming As I Lay Me Down and voted differently.

riggedObjectivoEurovision
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riggedObjectivoEurovision

my words for cutie Anton:
I don’t give a ,I don’t give a f*** what the bookies say
Yeah f*** what they say
I’d f*** you anyday

P.S. only inspired by Lisa’s song.

kris
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kris

There are two possible explanations as to why loreen reached Andra chansen and not the final….
1)The public found the performance awesome but were completely bewitched and forgot to vote initially
2)The public found the performance aweful but wanted to support Loreen and started voting for her in the end

Let’s see which theory is correct!!

Mark
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Mark

I just want a good show y’all

Denis
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Denis

Stephanie and the rest, you give the teenage girls way to much credit. Don’t overestimate their influence! If FOO? are so popular how come they only ended up in AC? They should already be finalists. Didn’t the girls vote enough?
Samir & Viikotr were also supposed to lure in teenage girls crowd. Well they ended up last. Where was the crowd?

You all give them way to much credit. They don’t vote that much..

Colin
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Colin

1. I love Road Trip since day one, but I cannot help but being bewitched by the catchieness of Gotta Thing About You. Both songs are good.

2. Axel. I liked Lisa’s song last year, but this is just meh. It’s like a moody teen trying to be provocative without the proper edge. Axel’s song is feel-good and charming.

3. I like both songs similar, so either one would do.

4. Loreen all the way. Anton’s song is okay, but kind of standard. Loreen’s is art with a strong message.

MFAndraCh
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MFAndraCh

1. FOOO – clear winner (3times MTV EMA Swedish act, no discussion more)
2. Axel – he will win because people dont like female singers so much I think, they are screaming
3. Dismissed – they are interesting
4. Loreen – pure art and winner of MF 2017

PP
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PP

My mistake De vet du is most watched video from MF 2007 till now, and they not have 3 milions viewers, 1,3 milions watch they video of performance from semi. my permutation of number.

Cambell Grace
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Cambell Grace

1. FO&O v. De Vet Du – I think this will be definitely the closest of the duels. Can’t really call it but if I had to pick I’d want DVD through. 2. Axel v. Lisa – I’d be shocked if Lisa lost this. I’m backing her all the way especially after Axel’s trash song knocked out queen Alice. Time for some karma. 3. Boris v. Dismissed – I think Boris will have the edge and win because of his charming wit. It’s an okay song, but I’d much rather see Dismissed go through. 4. Anton v. Loreen – I… Read more »

PP
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PP

My prediction
1. De vet du on mf channel on youtube they video have more of 3 milions viewers
2. Axel suprise of evening, Lisa will stay in semi like last year Isa
3. Boris
4. Loreen

My choice
1.De vet du
2.Lisa
3.Dismissed
4.Loreen

JonathanUK
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JonathanUK

Loreen’s Statements does take some getting used to! What I find interesting about her performance, other than its sheer artistry, is that she is the only artist (out of all 28) to have the flickering heart at the end of her performance as she finished singing, or at least as far as i can remember! Surely this would suggest that by the end of her performance, the Swedes got the act. I think she will have the support to win her duel, even with the teenage-girl vote going to Anton. I just hope that Sweden chooses right and goes Loreen.… Read more »

Tomas Patrick Davitt
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Tomas Patrick Davitt

@Stephanie
well keep in mind the tweens will be out in full force for fo&o, so that should help Loreen ever more

Sam ESC
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Sam ESC

What I would like:
Du Vet Du
Axel Schylstrom, although both songs in this duel are equally as good in my opinion
Boris Rene
Loreen

Stephanie
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Well, never underestimate the Swedish public! Especially in the case of Loreen in semi 4, who was expected by so many to go direct to the final but was only good enough for Andra Chansen – it’s probably because the casual viewer probably saw something different from that of the Eurovision fan. And she’s up against Anton, so the teen/tween girl voters could be out in full force because they love a cute, non-offensive boy singer. We’ll see