They say it takes two to tango.
But on Saturday night, seven acts will share the stage in Malmö, during Deltävling 2 of Melodifestivalen 2019.
“Sing For Love” hitmaker and Melfest veteran Andreas Johnson has the honour of opening the show.
Newcomer Malou Prytz sings second and Oscar Enestad is on third. Their songs are “I Do Me” and “I Love It”.
They’re followed by Jan Malmsjö. He is a decorated Swedish actor and voiced Lumiere in the Swedish dub of Beauty & The Beast.
He’s followed by vlogger Vlad Reiser, who describes his song “Nakna i regnet”, as a “modern love song”.
Idol alumni Hannah Ferm & LIAMOO sing sixth and “Cool Me Down” megastar Margaret will close the show with her track “Tempo”.
As discussed last week we won’t hear the songs in full until the live semi-final on Saturday night.
However, SVT has released 1-minute snippets of the songs, which are available to listen to now on SVT Play.
MELODIFESTIVALEN 2019 SEMI-FINAL 2 SNIPPETS
- Andreas Johsnon – “Army Of Us”
- Malou Prytz – “I Do Me”
- Oscar Enestad – “I Love It”
- Jan Malmsjö – “Leva Livet”
- Vlad Reiser – “Nakna i regnet”
- Hannah Ferm & LIAMOO – “Hold You”
- Margaret – “Tempo”
Clips from rehearsals will be released later tonight through SVT Play.
Last week, early response to snippets suggested that Nano and Anna Bergendahl would advance direkt til final.
In the event, they both ended up at Andra Chansen and will now duel to sing again in Stockholm.
Instead Wiktoria and Mohombi advanced to the final. Whether a change in the way the app vote works is responsible for those results remains to be seen.
Lyrics for all of Saturday night’s songs are available on the Melodifestivalen website.
What are your initial reactions? Who do you want to go direct to the final? Let us know in the comments below!
I have a really strong feeling that Jon Henrik will win Melfest and it is his song that is the best one in all semis. I CAN’T WAIT.
Malou is looking like a 1980s secretary and what in heavens does Margaret have on??!?! She looked so cool last year and now she’s wearing a giant scrunchee for a dress. Fire these stylists immediately!!!!!!
Wow, this SF is so weak is hard to make a prediction, thought it’s safe to say the winner won’t come from here. Anyway, this is what I think will happen:
Andreas Johnson – “Army Of Us” (unoriginal, but effective)
Hannah Ferm & LIAMOO – “Hold You” (so unoriginal…)
Margaret – “Tempo”
Vlad Reiser – “Nakna i regnet” (cool, but it’s lacking something)
Oscar Enestad – “I Love It” (that chorus is a crime, disappointing)
Malou Prytz – “I Do Me” (meh)
Jan Malmsjö – “Leva Livet” (typycal swedish grandpa song, same fate as Arja)
My personal favourites after watching the clip rehearsals : DF: 1. Margaret – The song isn’t deep, it’s not revolutionary but it is a very catchy bop. And nothing wrong with that. Certainly something I’ll be playing on repeat and I think the Melo finals need at least something light hearted and fun. I’d like to see her DF. 2. Hanna & LIAMOO – Morland & Debra’s song from eurovision 2015 meets Don’t let me down by the chainsmokers. I also have mixed feelings about those plastic bag floating behind them. HOWEVER the song is catchy and they definitely have… Read more »
My favorites are Liamoo, Malou and Margret Oscars was terrible to me and Andreas was okay
My top 3 are:
1. Andreas Johnson
2. Malou Prytz
3. Jan Malmsjö
After watching rehearsal clips it’s definetely Hanna and Liamoo! Winner alert! The just need to get all that plastic straight so they don’t get tangled up in it or just get rid of it!
Listened till Liamoo, Oscar and Margaret, and they all sounded the same. Im Swedish myself so not bashing the country. Just wish there could be a standout song.
The best part about Margaret is that she won’t compete next year! Halleluja! We’re getting rid of her!
Margaret’s song sounds absolutely horrible, why the hell she got the last slot is beyond me.
Anyways vote for king and queen Liamoo & Hanna Ferm and Oscar Enestad.
Margaret Yeeeeesssss Slay Queen! Tempo ftw! 😀
This semi is waaaaaay better than the first one. I really like Oscar’s snippet, sounds like a huge bop
pas margaret please
liamoo est le meilleur pour moi donc bonne chance a lui
Eurofans i have a hardtime with . Eurofans taste is very low when you say for example UK,Latvia,Portugal, Denmark,Belarus have better songs then us this year. I can agree that we in Sweden are bad on takins risks but there is still hope:) Dont trash all 28 songs yet. 14 left that can win Mello:) The first 14 i dont think can win. Liamoo and Hanna are to safe
Snälla reta inte upp escfans gentemot oss från Sverige och gentemot våra artister Rasmus. Ökar bara Sverige hatet. Som sedan drabbar våra artister. Var ödmjuk och försök hålla tillbaka även om det är svårt.
Ta bort ditt inlägg om inte för sent.
ALDRIG. Var du en person utan åsikter. Det är typiskt svenkt så du bor verkligen i rätt land.
Rasmus, klart jag har åsikter. Däremot tycker jag att det är synd när svenska artister får hat pga av att vi svenskar ibland låter vår stolthet över mello övergå till arrogans. Blir arg och ledsen ofta här på Wiwi och kan ibland inte låta bli att uttrycka det. Men jag försöker, för jag är övertygad om att det gynnar våra chanser mer i esc.
Hej, lite off topic men tror ni att det var pga åsikter likt rasmus som gjorde att sverige fick låga poäng av tv-tittarna förra året? Att många eurovision fans nu för tiden avskyr Sverige och därför ej röstar på Sverige?
Ingen aning, kan bara spekulera. Benjamin klantade sig bigtime när han skulle reagera på olika videor. Tror att om det inte vore en svensk skulle det inte blivit samma ramaskri bland fansen. Om tex kommentatorerna i olika länder sa under presentationen av honom att han sagt si eller reagerat så på andra länders bidrag så, ja- då kan det ha nått ut, men annars tänker jag att hardcore escfansen ändå är relativt få. Men tycker att många svenska escfans har tryckt till andra länder lite för ofta genom åren. Sedan att Crister Björkman har haft inflytande irriterar och de tror… Read more »
haha om du vill bo i Nordkorea där alla tycker likadant. Varsågod. Svenskar är kända utomlands för att tycka som majoriteten och du och Malin är verkligen typisksa svenskar. Inte på ett bra sätt dock. Tyck ni ingenting i fortsättningen. Blir nog bra. Lycka till 🙂
Rasmus, vad är din teori till att många ogillar svenska escfans?
They want us to fail that’s why they say that just about anything is weak. 😀 Sweden is involved with so much when it comes to eurovision. So who can blame them?
Not true, I’m not swedish but i want it to succeed. Still, for me, Deltävling 2 has not a single good song (when Deltävling 1 had 4 imo). But let’s wait for the full versions, Liamoo might have a chance over 3 minutes!
Thank you Baasti! : )
I like Andreas but I seme to be alone!
Ja Milla, många vill att det ska dåligt dåförtiden Sverige för många svenskar är uppblåsta och skryter om allt frpn vår mello, hur svenskar är involverade i andra länders bidrag, över CB , vår musikindustri .. men inte minst för att vi utgår från att vår smak är den enda rätta och alla andra länders smak är bara omodern och fel.
Portugal DOES have better songs than you so far tho, stop comparing them to Latvia pls. Thank you.
Snälla, tror ni på riktigt någon HATAR SVERIGE, för att han/hon inte gillar någon låt? Seriöst? Det är just sådana påståenden som kan göra människor upprörda, för ingen gillar dem som alltid säger sig vara de bästa. Och grejen, att vissa svenskar avskyr en artist (i det här fallet Margaret) bara för att personen inte är svensk gör det ännu värre.
Nä, tror inte någon hatar Sverige för att de inte gillar någon av våra låtar. Håller med. Ingen gillar de som säger att de är bäst, det provocerar bara.
Samma sak för andra länder, blir ju irriterad om ett fan från ett land som ligger högt i oddsen skryter och hånar andra bidrag.
what a weak semi
havent you said it for the last 4 years every semi? A lot of you are the same. Boring
And as usual Margaret gets ridicilously hyped by Wiwibloggers. Why no one understands.
Neither her nor her songs are that great. Its the most generic sound.
Its the most stupid thing ive ever heard ,let alone great. Lyrics just give me cringe. Last year was terrible as well rip off Camilla’s Havana. It will be a crime if Tempo goes through when Mina brander was eliminated. And she was placed to perform at the end of the semifinal as if she had an awesome song which makes watching people wondering.
I gotta say this semi is weak comparing to last week, but imo oscar and liamoo will go dtf and andreas and malou to ac.
Where in this article was she hyped? I think you’re imagining things.
Read the comment section…
I don’t get the hate on for the song (or her). I like it, it’s catchy. I don’t know how well she’ll perform but the song is really enjoyable imo.
I mean they are all well-produced and radio-friendly. But I can’t see anyone that can win the whole thing yet. The wow factor hasn’t come along.
Yes! Andreas every day in the week. : )
Hannah Ferm & LIAMOO are so overrated.
I got a question for native English speakers, There is a line in Nano’s song which is “And no one’s gonna know the way back better than I” it hurts my ears when i listen to it, shouldn’ t it be ” better than me” ? Need your help.
I feel the same way.
“I” is grammatically correct, but “me” is colloquial and what most people would say naturally which is why it sounds better. English has a lot of that where what you’re supposed to do doesn’t sound right and we end up defaulting to what’s wrong because it sounds better.
It’s the same thing with Frans’ ESC song. “If I were sorry” is grammatically correct but most people would default to “If I was sorry”.
(I know my name is Finnish but I’m half-Canadian and grew up bilingually)
It’s perfectly fine to say I or me. The former is more formal. The latter is more colloquial.
Yeah it’s weird but it makes sense. It’s like if you’re saying, “She performed better than I [did].” The “did” is implied. You wouldn’t say, “She performed better than me did.”
Army of Us is the best, reminds me of coldplay
I also get Coldplay(my favorite band) vibes. One of the reasons why I love it.
So good! It’s an uptempo song that goes straight trou my heart. That isn’t that common for me – a songs that make me what to dance whith my eyes closed totally in my own world.
I love this song but don’t think it will go to the final.
Hoppas på er svenskar! Den är ju hur bra som helt även om den har många likheter med Aviciis låt.
I think almost every one of these songs is better than the songs last week. 1. Hannah Ferm & LIAMOO – “Hold You” – ***WINNER ALERT*** 2. Oscar Enestad – “I Love It” – Him and his girlfriend are kinda odd but I do like this song and he’s so cute 3. Andreas Johnson – “Army of Us” – Was not expecting this to be so good 4. Margaret – “Tempo” – She’ll butcher it live but it sounds good now 5. Malou Prytz – “I Do Me” – A very good debut 6. Vlad Reiser – “Nakna i regnet”… Read more »
“Tempo” feels like a quintessence of a radio song – and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m not sure if it would be the best choice for Eurovision, but it’s perfect for Swedish Spotify and radio stations, and that’s all Margaret is here for.
That Margaret would be the favourite here is no surprise. I knew it before the snippets. Talk about a generic Fuego-copy! I can’t understand what is so special about it. I really can’t. And she seem so cold on stage. Both with Cool me down and In my cabana.
Margaret is the international favourite, remember last year:)
But she is nowhere near that hype in Sweden. Most likely she will be Andra Chansen.
Where she belongs. She’s not even in it to win it…so, let’s not focus on her.
Andreas, wow !!!
If the song continues the way it started – he will get my five hearts this saturday, althoug the similarities whith… well I don’t need to mention. It’s obviud! <3
But I don’t care. This is the best song for me of this fourteen that we have heard so far.
Kom igen Sverige!!! Rösta på Andreas nu. : )
I like ‘em all at least a little. Even the generic old fogey song has a nice chorus. But definitely Team Margaret here.
I don’t get the dislike towards her song, it’s my favourite too!
Wow Margaret sound really strong and it feels she just dont have a pressure which only works as her benefit. We know HOW Swedes are voting but they should chose wisely this her as Margaret can possibly give them another top 3 placing.
I find Semi-final 1’s song better than this weeks songs to be honest…
My god Andreas song sounds like a total rip off of With out you (Avicii)! WTF!
THAT’S WHAT IT WAS!! Sorry I was going crazy trying to figure out which song his reminded me of.
Yes… but it’s fantastic.
Yeah but still, it is annoying that it sounda very similar…even sadder now when avicii has passed away aswell to have a song so similar to one of his greatest works
I love Margaret’s snippet. Can’t stop listening to it. I also really like the snippets of Hanna Ferm & Liamoo and Andreas Johnson. This is a great semi I think. Go Sweden!
I miss the old melodifestivalen. Since loreen and mans won esc.. Melodifestivalen its the same genre of music..
I am glad that you say the truth…his winning over il volo smells corruption from kilometers away…i mean il volo so low in juries?? For what reason?? Juries fix and regulate the results and that is something that many people have started to realise.
I like the 7 songs. Some more some less. But they all are great.
Tempo is a BOP. Hope Margaret go DTF =)
margaret’s song is exactly what i expected, a catchy carefree bop. i expect it to qualify directly this time around.
oscar enestad’s song is really catchy but he can’t sing at all…. it’s good for spotify playlists but a disaster in a live competition.
disappointed by hanna ferm & liamoo, they sound bored and the lyrics are first-grade english level…..
jan malmsjo is the fuldans/owe thornqvist of 2019, good song!
Btw, I LOVE the group picture. Almost everyone has the expression “Why do we have to pose for this? Can we please go?”.
“Tempo” .. Swedens “Fuego”. No thanks.
Based on these very brief snippets,i would say that this is superior quality to semi final 1
The lyrics of the song by Andreas…OMG…could you get anymore cliches in a minute?…pity because i think it may have the strongest melody
Im personally liking Malou, although there is merit in Liamoo and Margaret’s songs also
All down to performance and staging
Looking forward to it!
My top 7:
03. Andreas Johnson
05. Malou Pryz
06. Vlad Reiser
07. Jan Malmsjö
I am really surprised with this semi .
Based on the snippets – and it’s not that I dislike ANY of the songs, they really do all have something going for them but I just can’t make up my mind (beyond Margaret’s). My rankings could easily be flipped on their heads by the time we see the live performances. For now, and very tentatively: 1. Margaret – Moja królowa! Assuming she does a great job live, I think she deserves DF 2. Jan Malmsjö – I really like this! This is one legacy act I think might deserve a spot in AC esp cuz he stands out nicely… Read more »
I think it’s a strong semifinal. Hanna and Liamoo are my favourites based on the snippets. A powerful modern ballad. Better than Wiktoria’s. And there should be nothing wrong with their chemistry on stage, we have seen it in swedish Idol. If they don’t mess it up they probobly are strong competitors to win Mello this year I think.
Is Andreas Johnson’s song really his strongest ever? I’m skipping the snippets this year.
He loves it, his parents don’t like it.
He hasn’t had a bad entry, apart from maybe that one with Carola. I hope he doesn’t end up 7th in his semi like last time. That was an injustice.
Judging from the snippet, I’d say it’s like every other of his MF songs that I have heard. Middle-of-the-road.
Living to die was amazing but so fckn underrated.
My favorites, based on the one minute clips are… Margaret, Liamoo& Hanna and Andreas Johnson. The ones that grabs my attention. But we’ll see. It all depends on the performances on Satursday.
I loved Margaret and Liamoo last year but this year for me Oscar, Andreas and Malou are by far the best ones of this semi final!
Oscar direkt till final please!
I liked 4 songs in this Semi Final ! (Only 3 in the first …)
Oscar , Jan , Vlad and Margaret !
Based on this, Liamoo and Malou DTF. Oscar and Andreas/Margaret AC.
The Chainsmokers wants their song back.. Dont let me dont let me down
“Tempo” is a German brand for tishues and a lot of German say “Tempo” instead of “Taschentücher”.
I can’t take Margaret’s song seriously anymore.. 😀
Just imagine her singing “Let me be your tishue.”
Exactly what I thought! Sometimes it’s a disadvantage to be a German. 😉
Not impressed with any of those, but “Hold You” seems nice, so I’ll pick that one as number two, as I am really warming up to Anna Bergendahl’s song.
My top 7:
1 – Hanna & Liamoo
2 – Vlad
3 – Oscar
4 – Margaret
5 – Andreas
6 – Jan
7 – Malou