The fourth semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2019 took place in the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping. We now know the last of the songs proceeding direkt till final. The line-up is also complete for next week’s Andra Chansen.
John Lundvik with “Too Late for Love” and Bishara with “On My Own” will proceed direkt till final, while Lisa Ajax with “Torn” and Arvingarna with “I Do” have secured their spots in Andra Chansen.
Melodifestivalen 2019: Semi-Final 4 qualifiers
John Lundvik — “Too Late for Love”
John Lundvik cried “hear me” and Sweden obliged. Dancing across a variety of tempos and rhythms, a slow build-up turns into a catchy chorus. John’s charisma lights up the stage. The performance was very soulful and John Lundvik cemented his place in the final for the second year running.
Bishara — “On My Own”
Safe in a circle of green light, Bishara delivered a strong performance alone on stage. He captured Swedish hearts with “On My Own”, performing with confidence beyond his years. Bishara becomes the final act to qualify direkt till final.
Lisa Ajax — “Torn”
She may be on her knees but Lisa Ajax ain’t staying down. Lisa Ajax expertly conveyed all of the emotion of “Torn”. With minimalistic staging, there wasn’t much going on other than Lisa’s powerful vocals and the atmosphere created by this dark ballad. Much like 2017, Lisa will have to battle her way through Andra Chansen to reach the final.
Arvingarna — “I Do”
I do, I do, I do! Arvingarna brought a performance befitting any Melfest semi-final. There was energy and fun to be had as Arvingarna delivered one of the catchiest hooks of the year. Whether or not they progress any further is unclear but this makes a wholesome addition to Andra Chansen.
Melodifestivalen 2019: Semi-Final 4 eliminated acts
5th place: Ann-Louise Hanson — “Kärleken finns kvar”
Ann-Louise Hanson brought experience and composure to the stage. This was easy listening and enjoyable for the three minutes but never a threat to qualify amid a sea of stronger entries. However, Ann-Louise held her own and made it through to the second round of voting, beating out Anton Hagman and Pagan Fury.
6th place: Anton Hagman — “Känner dig”
Anton Hagman brought an army of Anton Hagmans to his stage show over a bright pink background. Unfortunately, more Anton Hagmans didn’t translate into more votes. “Känner dig” had a much more mature sound for Anton and was a respectable effort but will go no further in Melfest 2019.
7th place: Pagan Fury — “Stormbringer”
Video game realness! Pagan Fury brought the storm to Melfest 2019. The lead singer was surrounded by a group of dancers who put the fury in Pagan Fury. This was a quality performance but seemed to be forgotten by the end of the night.
Andra Chansen duels
The duels for Andra Chansen have also been announced. The two acts from semi-finals 1 and 2 have been drawn to face each other. Similarly, the acts from semi-finals 3 and 4 will battle against each other.
- Andreas Johnson — “Army of Us” vs Anna Bergendahl — “Ashes to Ashes”
- Vlad Reiser — “Nakna i regnet” vs Nano — “Chasing Rivers”
- Martin Stenmarck — “Låt skiten brinna” vs Lisa Ajax — “Torn”
- Rebecka Karlsson — “Who I Am” vs Arvingarna — “I Do”
Melodifestivalen 2019: Semi-Final 4 running order
- 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”
What do you think of the results? Did the right songs proceed direkt till final? What do you think of the Andra Chansen duels? Let us know in the comments below.