Two in, three out, two to Andra Chansen! Semi-Final 2 of Melodifestivalen 2019 has just taken place in Malmö Arena and Malou Prytz — singing with “I do me” — and Hanna Ferm & Liamoo — with “Hold you” — have emerged as the winners. They’re going direkt till final in Stockholm. Meanwhile, Vlad Reiser and Andreas Johnson will have to fight to get their spot in the Melfest final in Andra Chansen, and Margaret, Jan Malmsjö and Oscar Enestad have been sent home.
Sarah Dawn Finer and Marika Carlsson kicked off the show with a hip hop showdown and rocked a pair of velvet tracksuits, while Kodjo Akolor and Eric Saade brought back some of last year’s acts in an interval which also included boss Christer Björkman. It’s hard for us to do something more iconic than that so let’s just proceed with a quick review of tonight’s result.
Melodifestivalen 2019: Semi-final 2 qualifiers
Malou Prytz – “I do me”
The youngest competitor in this year’s Mello appeared to feel no pressure on stage, as she actually did her and performed her entry “I do me” with ease. She brought some major ‘Queen of the High School’ realness to her electronic pop tune. Joined by two dancers, she utilised lockers and a cubic structure on stage. At only 15 years of age, she’s already gone direkt till final. Who else can say that?
Hanna Ferm & Liamoo – “Hold you”
Hanna Ferm & Liamoo were one of the most anticipated acts of the night, with an RnB influenced power ballad with pinches of epicness. The flying sheets or decorative plastic sheaths behind them brought more drama to their performance, which included plenty of space for both performers to show off their chops. With this result Liamoo enters the club of performers who have qualified directly to the final in all their Melfest appearances.
Vlad Reiser – “Nakna i regnet”
YouTuber Vlad Reiser brought killer choreography with his Swedish-language banger “Nakna i regnet”. He may not have actually been naked, but he managed to get all eyes on him and his troupe of dancers. Singing may not be his profession, but Vlad proved to be a perfectly competent vocalist.
Andreas Johnson – “Army of us”
Melfest veteran Andreas Johnson channeled major pop-rock band vibes with a signature schlager touch in his anthemic “Army of us”. Working the monochrome, Andreas was joined by a glam-rock band looking troupe who played guitars and other instruments in the back.
Melodifestivalen 2019: Semi-final 2 eliminated Acts
Place 5: Margaret – “Tempo”
Polish hit-maker Margaret went all Fleur East with a quirky and popping stage performance including four dancers and some others who appeared in the LED background. Working an interesting blue velvet outfit decorated with pearls, Margaret made the audience move to the tropical beats of her entry “Tempo”. She may have lost the tropical look this year, but Margaret sure knows how to work a sticky beat.
Place 6: Jan Malmsjö – “Leva livet”
Kraljevi Ulice and 75 Cents are not back — it’s just Swedish veteran Jan Malmsjö performing his classy act “Leva livet”. 86 years-old Jan Malmsjö began his performance with a spoken word sequence and a female dancer in the back. This seasoned actor, whose career began in the 1950s, performed a tango-influenced song which is an ode to life.
Place 7: Oscar Enestad – “I love it”
Ex FO&O member Oscar Enestad got a cube made of neon lights à la Francesca Michielin to perform his half pop half EDM entry “I love it”. Oscar worked those camera angles and moved in and out the cube to tell us the story of the lover his parents don’t really like. At the end, rose petals fell from the ceiling and Oscar kneeled down. Sadly, the Swedish audience seemed to share the thoughts of Oscar’s parents, and they weren’t particularly impressed with the performance either.
Melodifestivalen 2019: Semi-Final 2 running order
- Andreas Johnson – “Army of us”
- Malou Prytz – “I do me”
- Oscar Enestad – “I love it”
- Jan Malmsjö – “Leva livet”
- Vlad Reiser – “Nakna i regnet”
- Hanna Ferm & Liamoo – “Hold you”
- Margaret – “Tempo”
Did your favourites advance to the final? Who would you have put direkt till final? Who shouldn’t have been left behind? Tell us in the comment section below!
Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO - "Hold You" (Melodifestivalen 2019 Final) INTERVIEW | wiwibloggs
Wiktoria - "Not With Me" (Melodifestivalen 2019 Final) INTERVIEW | wiwibloggs
Malou Prytz "I Do Me" Interview | Melodifestivalen 2019 final Stockholm
John Lundvik Interview | Melodifestivalen 2019 final
Lina Hedlund "Victorious" Interview | Melodifestivalen 2019 final
Lisa Ajax "Torn" Melodifestivalen 2019 FINAL | Interview
Christer Björkman Stockholm Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Norrsken" Stockholm Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Bishara ”On My Own” Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 Final | wiwibloggs
Anna Bergendahl "Ashes To Ashes" Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 Final | wiwibloggs
Andra Chansen Nyköping Results Reaction @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Måns Zelmerlöw "Walk With Me" / YouDecide 2019 / MelFest 2019 Interview| wiwibloggs
Andra chansen Nyköping Preview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Rebecka Karlsson "Who I am" AC Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Arvingarna "I Do" AC Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Martin Stenmarck "Låt skiten brinna" AC Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Lisa Ajax "Torn" AC Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
SF 3 Leksand Results Reaction @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
The Lovers of Valdaro "Somebody Wants" SF3 Leksand Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Omar "Om om och om igen" SF3 Leksand Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Lina Hedlund "Victorious" SF3 Leksand Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
SF 3 Leksand Preview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Malou Prytz "I Do Me" Finalist Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
SF 2 Results Reaction @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Hanna Ferm & Liamoo "Hold You" Finalist Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Vlad Reiser "Nakna i regnet" SF2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Andreas Johnson "Army of Us" SF2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Jan Malmsjö "Leva livet" SF 2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Malou Prytz "I Do Me" SF2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Oscar Enestad "I Love It" SF2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Margaret "Tempo" SF2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Hanna Ferm & Liamoo "Hold You" SF2 Malmö Interview @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Semi Final 2 Malmö Rehearsals @ Melodifestivalen 2019 | wiwibloggs
Evertime i listen to Oscar’s song its like he is singing ‘my Paris’ not ‘my parents’ is it just me?
Everytime i listen to Oscar’s song its like he is singing ‘my Paris’ not ‘my parents’ is it just me?
Actually, singing live is a requirement in MF.
Right, but the pre-recorded backing vocals can cover up a lot.
Hanna and Liamoo song is so bland and cheesy
Margaret’s song was really good, I love the audio version – fresh and catchy and well produced. Too bad that the staging wasn’t that good – the idea was interesting, but the execution looked a bit cheap an unrefined. Maybe if the had more time, or made it more traditional, it would have been better. Margaret’s dress was just ugly (and I usually really like her style), and Margaret didn’t have as much charisma and energy as in ‘in my cabana’ performance. Well at least Margaret won’t have to deal with xenophobic comments from some racist Swedes anymore this year,… Read more »
come on, is if Malu’s dress had been any better
hannah ferm she deserves the best f*ck but i dont think she is getting it
So who won? Emily Blunt and James Franco as a married couple who is heading towards divorce during redecorating of their house (hence those plastic sheets everywhere) with their neglected daughter who watched too much “Fancy” and “Clueless”. Good movie.
How come you have such insight into her childhood?
It was a joke but ok.
Margret explained that she do not want to win Melodifestivalen so Swedes picked that up, therefore her spot went to someone else that actually want to win…simple as that
Or shockingly enough, we just didn’t like the song. She said the same thing last year and we still voted for her to go to final.
Her song was simply not good enough this year.
WTF?? Malou goes direkt till finalen with this cheap, generic song? Amd Margaret and Oscar are out?? What happened to you, Sweden?!
Well I don’t know why you’re surprised. Margaret’s and Oscar’s songs were generic and cheap too. Moreover, Margaret’s staging was just horrendous. I didn’t like Malou song but I would choose her over Margaret any time.
Yes, here is a surprised mum from Sweden ! But during the competition I realized that Vlad would get enormous support from the kids. My 10 year old daughter said that friends on snap chatt etc was writing that everyone should wote fore Vlad. And she liked the song and took my iPad and woted for him when I was in the kitchen. Ha, ha.Next week I will use her iPad ; ) Think Vlad got enourmus support from the kids and would go to the final if they had the same system as last year. Think Malou got support… Read more »
Thats the most stupid reason to vote for a song jyst because it was composed only by females lol
Hmmm, I should only write in Swedish … omg .. sorry for my English ha, ha..
Kjem du i Noreg òg?
I like all the qualifiers so far, but I agree they’re all generic radio pop. I’ve seen Sweden do great for some years now, so I actually dont mind a bland song placing low in the Eurovision. That would be a signal to us to come up with something more creative and risky.
Have you heard the songs chosen so far for ESC? The 4 songs in our final are already much better 😀
Well maybe not Malou.. I do agree that we need something more risky that will stand out to win Eurovision not just a “good” song. I’m hoping that Jon Henrik got something.
We don’t need to win every year. I think this year we just want a good song.
Hannah and Liamoo are super cheap. Too much plastic surgery for Hannah. This melodifestivalen seems to be a distaster.
Hanna was 16 when she was in Swedish Idol, looked like that back then too. Dont think shes had any plastic surgery.
Tom, i feel sorry for women crossing your path when you call a natural beauty, plastic..Reality check there are beautiful women that never been under the knife in real life as well and Hannah is one of them…
Hanna and LIAMOO is in it to win it! Super strong.
Malou Prytz was a nice surprise finalist!
when can we hear the full studio versions????
But not until all four semi finals are over.
Hanna and Liamoo are my favourites so far.
so far wiktoria is the only possible winner. waiting for jon henrik!
Im glad Margaret is out. What a waste. I liked semi 1 better, this was quite a dull semi.
In the Mello postcard for Oscar, he talked about how people should stop judging his relationship and we should be free to love whomever. I assumed his song was about being in a same-sex relationship. I googled it and Oscar (21 years old) is in a relationship with a 50 year woman. The song makes so much sense now! The lyrics are very personal when he sings “my parents don’t like it” awww 🙁
Still the catchiest song that evening!
Very unpredictable semi
One thing I want to point out (and also a question). I noticed that Oscar had MORE votes (739,501 to be exact) versus Jan Malmsjö (630,359) BUT Oscar came 7th whereas Jan came 6th. Is this a result of their new voting system of representation for all age groups? If so, there is a good possibility that Margaret may actually have received more votes than the AC qualifiers BUT failed to appeal to all demographics. Same with Malou who may have gone direkt till final with fewer votes but appealed to all audiences fairly equally.
Yes that is the effect of age groups…I think it is good to be honest. Even though Malous song sucks I believe she appealed to the typical swedes of all groups, a young, blonde, blue eyed girl….what more to say in todays europe…sad but true
Is it just me or that semi was just so weak? Honestly the only thing I kinda liked was Tempo and Army of Us maybe. These songs are not perfect tho, but the best out of all in my opinion of course. I am disappointed with Malou and Hannah & Liamoo. They were simply bland and flat. Don’t get that offensive, I respect all participants but it doesn’t change the fact for me it was really weak rivalry.
I agree 100 % with you.
Weak semi and bland choices
Al Swedish zong is so mutch better than Italys song.
I liked all the songs this sf but I defs preferred the qualifiers of SF 1 to this SF 2.
Malou I really like her song but wasn’t blown away by her performance or anything. Hanna and LIAMOO have amazing voices but the song is nothing crazy – reminds me of Norway 2015. Agreed that Tempo should have qualified.
Anyway, I don’t think Nano and ESPECIALLY Anna Bergendahl have anything to worry about for AC if the other AC qualifiers are like the ones in this semi-final.
Im sorry Norway 2015 was amazing
Not hating on Norway 2015 either. I just tend to prefer not having a song that is so similar to a previous entry come back is all.
Margaret seems super nice, but I always find her a bit detached in her performances…and that outfit with those gloves…that’s not how you style for a song like that…it needed to be amped up in terms of sexiness
That is true. The outfit should have been sexier and her attitude fiercer and smiling
Oscar wasn’t actually my favorite of the whole semi
I think the Swedes know already that Margaret is just there because she wants to promote her music to the Swedish audience. She even said openly that she has no intentions to win Mello or go to Eurovision. So why should you even spend money to vote for her if she does not even want to be there?! That’s why…
“Hold You” is a good song but my absolute favourite tonight was “Army of Us”. I was surprised it didn’t go directly to the final.
Andreas’ mum glittery trousers did not help either
is it possible for margaret to be sent by Poland at this stage in time?
Music has no boundaries
how is it racist poland is her native country and maybe they might want to send her
Oops, I am really sorry. I read your comment wrongly.
Please accept my apologies.
Indeed your suggestion is great!!!
ya thanks i aint racist
They’re cutting it a bit fine, if that’s the case…personally I’m rooting for Edyta!
That would be lovely indeed!
Margaret with this song or even a better one and getting a better result than whoever Sweden sends would be funny!
Why didn’t she choose Polend from the start? Must be easier if esc is the goal!? Or is it the melfest she want to participate in for the quallity of the production? Perhaps Esc isn’t the goal?!
I thought the exact same thing as you Robin! Postponing the announcement date may not be coincidence. However I think that if Margaret applied for Polish selection she must have done that with another song
Strange if the lable would say no to a possibility to get more Attention for their artist. Just use another song that they want attention for in ESC if poland are interested.
Yes, why even bother to send something good. . There is always something.. Honestly we can’t come up with a new Euphoria every year.
Okay, so Oscar Enestad got more votes than Jan Malmsjö but still came in last. This is what the new app update with the aging groups has done
He came in 7th instead of 6th, so what?
That’s gonna be super tricky when it’s about a 4th and a 5th place aka Andra chansen our out
ah I should have checked the comments first before making a similar one. You are exactly right though. The voting numbers not adding up with the placings is a bit troublesome. While I like the idea of having age-based representation, that’s not how eurovision works so this voting system may not translate all that well to the eurovision stage as the older one did.
Some observations here: shook at Malou’s direct to final…the app teen vote got her through…Margaret’s elimination wasn’t that surprising…Hanna/Liamoo were best of night, but not the winning song of Melfest (I mean, plastic sheets blowing in the wind as your staging? Cheap). Oscar was indeed the worst song lyrically, so deservedly last behind the veteran, Jan. Andreas and Vlad were decent enough with their staging and performance to warrant andra chansen. Overall, not as strong as first semi. Really hope Jon Henrik can bring it home next weekend!
If we in Sweden send Hanna/Liamoo for example to ESC it will place good i think beacuse its super great with super great singers and they always place high. Europe will hate us one more year. I look forward to that for the 6th year in a row:)
You’re like a broken record.
haha. Im just teasing:) I didnt want Måns Zelmerlöw to win, I wanted Italy then. I wanted Robin Stjernberg to end low and i didnt Want Bejamin Ingrosso in second place after the jury vote 2018 so i dont like Sweden every year :).
Europe will hate us no matter what we send so we might as well send whatever lol 😉 hatet är bara avundsjuka Rasmus
You do realize that the singers and songs going to Eurovision are NOT you, let alone the entire country? And no, there is no need to be avundsjuka.
“You guys in sweden” “yall swedes” there’s always something negative to say about sweden on here and that’s somehow blamed on us. I said what I said
Yes, and you are giving these idiots a run for their money.
Sweden get consistently good results, I think “hated” is a little paranoid.
Nooo, some people obviously have a thing against sweden on this site. It’s pretty pathetic.
Jeez, as someone who really likes Sweden and Melo, that kind of comment won’t exactly help your cause Rasmus.
I will say I’m liking the options for Sweden in Eurovision this year much better than last. Wasn’t a huge fan of Benjamin Ingrosso’s song but normally Sweden is indeed one of my favourites in eurovision. 🙂
Its not that serious by me :). Just fun to tease the stupid comments about Sweden people write here:) I love Mello:)
actually I found SF2 stronger than SF1 because it had more good songs to listen to than SF1. SF1 – 3 songs vs SF2 5 songs, this semi was a lot more radio and fan-oriented, finally felt like Melo was picking up the vibe it had lost last year.
it’s a shame that Oscar didn’t qualify, had double thoughts about Margaret tonight. Liamoo and Hanna are a stunning duet and deserved their DTF, congrats to Malou with a nice debut. quirky Vlad was quite fun too.
Margaret sucked. Go back to Poland now, we don’t need you here in Sweden!
OMG Such a racist comment
ya this is racist
What!!! Vad hände. svennar? : O
Vad menar du?
Öhhh.. Vlad till andra chsnsen . Trodde jag aldrig, men när dottern visade snap och hur kidsen hejade på så började jag ana. Sedan Malou, super roligt för henne och att det var då mycket tjejer bakom. Verkar vara så otroligt fin tjej, verkligen en man vill ska gå bra för. Men till final. Det såg jag inte komma, Trodde även Oscar skulle till andra och Margaret trodde jag faktiskt även sulle till andra även om inte jag själv var så begaistrad.
Fantastiskt framträdande av Hanna och Liamo. Tyckte bättre om låtarna förra delfinalen.
Min lillsyrra på 12 år röstade så många gånger på Vlad och Malou så tror nog att det har en stor skara i tidig tonåren 🙂 Trodde även definitivt att Oscar skulle komma mycket längre. Margaret kändes dock väntad
Hade de inte ändrat med röstningen via appen hade kidsen kört över oss ”pensionärer” och fått både Vlad och Malou till finalen tror jag.
Var spänd när Jan skulle sjunga. Att han skulle fixa hela texten. Men blev ju inte katastrof i alla fall. All heder åt honom. Känns sorgligt med resultatet om än självklart.
I really like LIAMOO’s and Hanna’s voices, but the song left me cold. I didn’t feel anything. It seemed like everything was from a Eurovision-manual book.
Exactly, and the staging was nothing special. No winner vibes here.
I agree, the WOW factor was missing
margaret deserved to be last, not oscar
she’s is still out so guess what? idgaf
Im sorry I love Margaret but her staging was sooo bad. the green screen was so cheap. lets look at the bright side if we hope maybe Poland will internally select her lol
are hannah and liamoo a couple?
I’m wondering the same, they looked like it, didn’t they?
well they have a lot of chemistry
Indeed. They certainly fooled me. Good actors.
No, just friends.
I bet from now on there will be a lot of people shipping them anyway, they got similar vibes to Sam and Cait from Outlander
malou was soooo cute
High School Musical cuteness
Meanwhile, Italy is at song number 9. I’m not gonna live long enough for the result. How long do they drag this show out?
For ever and ever. Amen.
Well at least the audience get our money’s worth!
I’m staying for Irama, Ultimo and Loredana’s blue hair.
Take your meds, honey.
Your english sucks. You are probably russian, spanish or french lol
Till 1 am. Let’s hope it’s gonna be worth watching.
The winner is usually crowned at about 1 a.m. San Remo time, I’m not even joking.
Okay, so it looks like it’s gonna be well after 1 a.m. – they still have two songs, plus the top three go again, then they drag out the final results…there’s at least an hour left.
I’ve been saying this the entire week, margaret is only hyped up by you guys and she was! Her song was awful, staging was terrible and she can’t sing. Glad we acknowledged that and sent Malou to the final together with my favorite couple!
Margaret was really the first person to not even qualify from AC with her slot lmao.
And oscar last? There are lots of times i disagree with how we vote but this has to be the best thing that has came last!
I agree with everything here.
Tu es foutu
Hanna and Liamoo were much better than the others. I personally don’t think they will win Melfest, but they surely deserve their spot on the final. From the others, I guess I would pick Andreas and his well done pop rock.
liamoo is so hot
Hanna Ferm & Liamoo were so good, one of the sexiest duets ever in MF. Malou Prytz was very cute. I LOVED Oscar and cannot believe he finished 7th. Totally robbed. Andreas keeps delivering great songs, that nineties vibe gets me every time. Great show!
Margrete was best
The first thing you ALWAYS see here when you click on a page about Sweden is complaints about everything. I dont read the comments anymore. Im so happy the fans are such small part of voting in ESC. I dont understsand how fans can have such horirible taste. Thats facinating as a swede to see.
Calm down you special snowflake and get over it that someone doesn’t like your overhyped selection.
Australia made a weird choice.
Top 2 in Sweden didn’t make it.
Top 3 in Iceland didn’t make it.
Bottom 2 in Iceland did make it.
It’s going well.
Margaret sadly deserved not to qualify.
Her staging was atrocious, the green screen looked like a cheap looking bat-mitzvah clip, and the costume was kinda ugly. Malou perhaps wasn’t banging, but catchy fun and polished looking, so it deserved to qualify.
And also fun fact: that’s the first time since 2014 that last song didn’t qualify to the final or AC. Just proves we cannot trust running order anymore.
Hold you is a really nice ballad and they vocally nailed it a nd for me that was the best song in 2 semi, supposed that Margaret is eliminated and Malou qualifed tho .
I’m happy for Liamoo and Hanna. So deserving of the spot. But this Malou girl… sorry if I’m shady and I’m reading her. All for girl power. But… this was a flat song. Not memrable at all. Also cheap version of Zara Larsson. Should’ve been Andreas or Margaret instead. Why? Because stronger songs. My opinon. So PLEASE don’t come at me.
Couldn’t agree more with you… 🙂
Well, I’m dissapointed. I saw Oscar at least reaching andra chansen (7th, really?). I know there could be various reasons for this result, but anyway. Margret was another safe finalist for me… instead of Malou or Andreas. I did not expect that, Sweden, you proved me wrong…
Dont you listen before you judge?. Oscar and Margaret cant sing live. Thats because they are out
Come on, Malou sang out of tune all the time and Vlad is not even a singer…
no i dont agree. Oscar dont even have a singing voice. Margaret and Vlad are trying to have one. Thats better.