After four weeks of the Melodifestivalen tour we have finally reached the fourth and last deltävling. And this week we are heading to the Swedish city of Lidköping. By the end of Saturday you’ll have heard all the songs of Melodifestivalen 2019. Perhaps more importantly, we’ll all know who has gone straight to the final, and all of the songs will be available on YouTube, Spotify and other digital platforms. Get yourself ready to listen and to choose your favourites!
Folk metal band Pagan Fury will open Saturday’s show with “Stormbringer” led by singer Arven Latour. They seem to have put the commercial clause drama behind them and are ready to open things with a bang.
Next up is Arvingarna with “I Do”. This will be their fifth time in Melodifestivalen. They won on their 1993 debut and placed seventh at Eurovision 1993 with the upbeat song “Eloise”.
Bishara is a 15-year-old singer known for singing covers on his popular Instagram account. He will compete with his song “On My Own”.
The sixth act of Saturday’s show is schlager legend Ann-Louise Hanson with “Kärleken finns kvar”. She holds the record for having entered Melfest the most number of times. Her 2019 participation will be her 14th attempt.
John Lundvik will close the show with “Too Late For Love”. John made his Melfest debut last year, where his song “My Turn” placed third in the Melodifestivalen final. No matter if John Lundvik ultimately represents Sweden, he is already participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 one of the songwriters of the United Kingdom’s song “Bigger Than Us” by Michael Rice.
MELODIFESTIVALEN 2019 SEMI-FINAL 4 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.
- Pagan Fury – “Stormbringer”
- Anton Hagman – “Känner Dig”
- Lisa Ajax – “Torn”
- Arvingarna – “I Do”
- Bishara – “On My Own”
- Ann-Louise Hanson – “Kärleken Finns Kvar”
- John Lundvik – “Too Late For Love”
Clips from today’s rehearsals will be released later tonight through SVT Play.
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!