As Deltävling 3 is approaching we are already halfway through the Melodifestivalen tour and this week’s stop takes us to the Swedish city of Leksand, a place famed for its hard crispy knäckebröd.
Saturday’s show will be opened by the electronic-pop duo The Lovers Of Valdaro with “Somebody Wants”. They became the first confirmed act for this year’s contest when they won the Melodifestivalen wildcard as part of the P4 Nästa contest.
The duo is followed by Dolly Style with “Habibi”. The Dolly Style brand has competed in Melfest twice before with both “Hello Hi” and “Rollercoaster” ending up in Andra Chansen. The group has undergone seven line-up changes since debuting in 2015. None of the 2015 dolls remain, while only one member was around in 2016.
Act number three is Martin Stenmarck. He represented Sweden at Eurovision back in 2005 (hello Kyiv). He’s returning this year with “Låt skiten brinna” which can be translated to something like “Let the sh*t burn”.
Next up is Lina Hedlund. She’s best known as one of the three members of the former Swedish europop/schlager band Alcazar. They split up in 2018 and this year Lina is going solo with her song “Victorious”.
Omar Rudberg, formerly of FO&O, is also doing it solo. Unlike his former bandmates Oscar Enstead and FELIX SANDMAN, he will sing in Swedish with “Om om och om igen”.
The sixth act of Saturday’s show is newcomer Rebecka Karlsson and “Who I Am”. She competed in Swedish Idol 2016 finishing second behind LIAMOO.
Last but not least is the Swedish-Sami Jon Henrik Fjällgren (JHF) who will close the show with “Norrsken” meaning “Northern light”. JHF has competed twice before with “Jag är fri” in 2015 and “En värld full av strider” featuring Aninia in 2017.
MELODIFESTIVALEN 2019 SEMI-FINAL 3 SNIPPETS
As in previous weeks we won’t hear the songs in full until the live semi-final on Saturday night. However, SVT has released a 1-minute snippet of the songs, which are available to listen to now on SVT Play.
- The Lovers of Valdaro – “Somebody Wants”
- Dolly Style – “Habibi”
- Martin Stenmarck – “Låt Skiten Brinna”
- Lina Hedlund – “Victorious”
- Omar Rudberg – “Om Om Och Om Igen”
- Rebecka Karlsson – “Who I Am”
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken”
Clips from rehearsals will be released later tonight through SVT Play.
Lyrics for all of Saturday night’s songs are available on the Melodifestivalen website.
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