Last week Benjamin Ingrosso and John Lundvik went direkt til final, while Sigrid Bernson and Renaida became the first two acts destined to duel it out at Andra Chansen on March 3. And now seven more acts are set to compete during Semi-Final 2 of Melodifestivalen in Gothenburg.
Two-time #Mello finalists Samir & Viktor will open the show, followed by Swedish-language songstress Ida Redig and quadruple threat novelist, comedian, playwright and screenwriter Jonas Gardell.
Polish megastar Margaret is up fourth, Stiko Per Larsson is on fifth, “Ain’t No Good” hoe-down-throw-downer Mimi Werner sings “Songburning” sixth and the show’s closed out by LIAMOO.
You’ve heard the snippets and seen clips from the rehearsals, now we want to know who you think should win the semi-final. You can vote in the poll below for as many acts as you like but you can only vote once so make it count! The poll will close Saturday morning, so get your votes in quick! We’ll reveal the result immediately prior to the semi-final starting on SVT1.
WHO SHOULD WIN MELODIFESTIVALEN 2018 SEMI-FINAL 2?
1. Samir & Viktor “Shuffla”
Text &Music:Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Denniz Jamm, Costa Leon, Samir Badran, Viktor Frisk
2. Ida Redig “Allting som vi sa”
Text & Music:Yvonne Dahlbom, Jesper Welander, Ida Redig
3. Jonas Gardell “Det finns en väg”
Text & Music:Calle Kindbom, Jonas Gardell, Mats Tärnfors
4. Margaret “In My Cabana”
Text & Music:Anderz Wrethov, Linnea Deb, Arash Labaf, Robert Uhlmann
5. Stiko Per Larsson “Titta vi flyger”
Text & Music:Stiko Per Larsson, Emil Rotsjö
6. Mimi Werner “Songburning”
Text & Music:Göran Werner, Mimi Werner, Niki Niki, Carl Varga, Johan Åsgärde, Oliver Lundström
7. LIAMOO “Last Breath”
Text & Music:Liam Cacatian Thomassen, Morten Thorhauge, Peter Bjørnskov, Lene Dissing
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I wonder why this year the first two Melodifestivalen’s semifinals are so bad. Last Saturday only John and Benjamin were worth to listen to, and this weekend only Mimi and Liamoo are just better than average. All other entries are just meh or really bad.
Every year the first two are the weakest. We watch them for the fun.
We watch the last two for the inners.
Liamoo and Margaret. The best would be Liamoo with Margaret’s song Cool me down. He performed that so beautifully.
LIAMOO and Mimi based on the rehearsals.
Samir & Viktor/Ida or Margaret for Andra Chansen.
I wanna see Ida vs. Margaret on AC because I noticed some tension between them during the press conference 😉
Samir and Viktor are giving me SunStrok’s Hey Mamma realnesss
I didn’t expect to say this, but I want Samir and Viktor to get straight to the final! Probably with Liamoo.
Margaret has a BOP so her. Ida too, underdog!
Samir & Viktor and Ida Redig are the ones I think SHOULD go direkt but honestly I’ll be surprised if Ida even makes andra chansen
LIAMOO is third and the rest can go home
Seriously? Margaret first? I guess some people would still send her even if she stands in the middle of the stage without saying a word.
I actually hope Liamoo and Jonas goes to final.
Liamoo for obvious reasons (he seem to have the best song in this semifinal) and Jonas because he actually sticks out with a non generic song haha crazy as it sounds! LOL
Well Liamoo is quite hot but the song doesn’t do it for me, also he seems to be playing the bad boy and I don’t buy it.. The snippet of Margaret’s song disappoints a little tbh, expected her Melodifestivalen debut to be a smash..
I’d like Mimi and Samir & Viktor to go to the final.. Andra Chansen… Anyone really..
LIAMOO by far!
Rest is CRAP in margarets toilet including her song!
Havanna oh na na… oh oops, Cabanna oh na na. Sorry my mistake xD
Just ridiculous, a cheap copycat, shame on the songwritters… but that’s nothing new coming from sweden…so well done!! 😉
None of these songs touched my heart 🙁 I think tomorrow I’ll skip Melfest. I’ll watch MGP or Vidbir, they seem to be more interesting.
Btw, Wiwi, why do you completely ignore Ukrainian national selection?
None of these songs are MF final worthy. And to think songs like Statements, both Molly PH songs, ISA, Outrigger and other great entries have missed the final and that two of these won´t miss it…
Anyway, these are my predictions:
DTF: Samir and Viktor, LIAMOOO
AC: Margaret, Ida Redig
The rest are out.
Samir and Viktor is needed in the final to bring some good energy and with a song that is probobly their best ever in MF.
I still consider Liamoo to have great potential, allthough his setting (for now) is considered not to do him or the song justice. They need to work it out with the lights and especially the camerawork.
However.. I believe the winner has not arrived yet 🙂 Semi 3 and 4 is going to be stronger than the first two. We are only halfway..
4) Ida Redig
Mimi Werner is my absolutely favourite! In my opinion some genres such as country, folk or country pop are mistreated in that kind of competitions. I think “Songburning” is the perfect candidate to represent the genre and make it to the final!?
This is probably the first time that I only like one song in a semifinal. Shuffla is catchy, fun, and it’s the only one out of the semi that I see myself listening to after the contest. I like the instrumental for Margaret’s song, but I find that the lyrics come off as generic for me. Oops.
I voted for Ida and Margaret. I hope that they’ll get at least AC
I wanted to vote for Samir & Viktor, but I know, that they already have many votes, so I didn’t
Margaret got more votes though…
I thought she’d get less, mostly because of high expectations
Then I remembered, that Poles like to vote for anything, that’s Polish
And I’m Polish, so I should remember that
Im probably going to vote 5 times for Ida Redig since im sure Liamoo is going to the final and Ida needs it more to go through
Liamoo is the best!
Samir & Viktor have catchy song and entertaining show. They should win!
My predictions for the night:
Direkt till final: Samir och Viktor and Liamoo
Andra Chansen: Jonas Gardell and either Margaret or Ida (Hopefully I’m wrong and both will advance)
Not nearly finalists: Mimi Werner and Stiko per Larsson.
Jonas Gardell will never qualify, promise me Im Swedish :)) I hope for Margharet and Liamoo to final :))
Samir & Viktor should win since their song is the only one I would consider to be really good. But I know it won’t happen, because some artists will be overrated af. That’s melodifestivalen I guess.
They have made to the final with better songs. I think they will go direct to the final this time!
If they could make it through with the crap-fest “Bada Nakna they will make it through with this.
I’m supporting Mimi. Samir & Viktor, Margaret and LIAMOO sound promising too.