Saturday, February 5, 2011
Tonight Sweden's bigest music celebration Melodifestivalen has officialy started in front of millions tv-viewers not only inside of Sweden but among many melofans abroad.
As almost everytime we've got some expected winners and some schlager-scandals with completely unexpected fails.
The biggest favorite by all polls and odds (and by rumours Christer Björkman's favorite) - Danny with his dance-anthem "In The Club" has taken first place of semifinal in the first round of voting leaving Le Kid, Swingfly, Jenny Silver and Pernilla Andersson for the next one. Unfortunately Dilba has taken - 8th, Jonas Matsson - 7th and Rasmus Viberg - 6th. In a second round Le Kid were left outside 5th, when Swingfly has become another winner and Pernilla with Jenny qualified to Second Chance.
Our thoughts about results. It's almost physically painful to realize that sweet little Dilba with her brave attempt to make step in new for her dance-genre and Le Kid making their schlager-trip such a bright spot of whole competition haven't qualified! Rasmus' song was also very good and he's undoubtfully talented guy so I'm looking forward to listen his new music. We supported Jonas from the beginning and we still do but competition this year has turned too tough. Swingfly has surprised many, I don't think that live-performance was stable enough but still it's enjoyable track that (along with "In The Club") is hard to call internal and it's a very good sign of more open-minded selection looking for international hit. Our heavy support in Second Chance goes to Jenny Silver with her stunning schlager "Something In Your Eyes" and not less great show.
Videos of qualifiers are quite fast taken away from youtube so here are videos of artists who were not lucky enough tonight.