On Saturday night the first seven acts will take to stage in Deltävling 1 of Melodifestivalen 2019.
Melodifestivalen 2017 star Nano will open the show with “Chasing Rivers”.
He’s followed by girlband High 15 and two-time finalist Wiktoria. They’ll sing “No Drama” and “Not With Me” in Gothenburg.
The fourth act is Zeana feat. Anis Don Demina who’ll sing the first Swedish song of the night “Mina bränder”.
Melfest icon Arja Saijonmaa sings fifth and she’s followed by Mohombi, who had an international hit with “Bumpy Ride” in 2010.
Their songs are titled “Mina fyra årstider” and “Hello” respectively.
The honour of closing the show goes to Melodifestivalen 2010 winner Anna Bergendahl. She closes with the suitably vengeful sounding “Ashes To Ashes”. We love fighting talk y’all!
Unlike in previous years, we won’t hear the majority of the songs until the night of the performance, due to copyright issues.
However, SVT has revealed 1-minute snippets of the first batch of songs as normal, which you can hear at the links below.
MELODIFESTIVALEN 2019 SEMI-FINAL 1 SNIPPETS
It has yet to be confirmed whether SVT will publish short clips from each act’s rehearsals later today. If they do, that should give more of an indication about who we can expect to advance direkt til final and who will face the duels of Andra Chansen in four weeks time.
— Melodifestivalen (@SVTmelfest) January 30, 2019
Saturday night will also be the first road test of a revamped Melodifestivalen app. Votes are now weighted by demographic, meaning no single age group should dominate voting, as has been suggested in previous years. What that means for the outcome of results remains to be seen.
Who’s snippet do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!