Well the Internets has gone predictably mental with lots of “OH EM GEE ITS #MELFEST – LETS GET ALL THE SONGZ”.
… which explains why OnEurope has delayed this announcement by 24 hours to let you all calm the hell down! So let’s look at the four 2017 Melodifestivalen semi-finals in order.
Semi Final One - February 4 - Scandinavium - Gothenburg
|Her Kiss||Boris René|
|One More Night||Dinah Nah|
|Road Trip||De Vet Du|
|Mitt Liv||Charlotte Perrelli|
|Wild Child||Ace Wilder|
This is the big Semi-Final as far as I am concerned. Ace AND Charlotte fighting it out, with Boris probably going to be a contender for the Andra Chansen heat.
Semi Final Two - February 11 - Malmö Arena - Malmö
|A Million Years||Mariette|
|Good Lovin'||Benjamin Wahlgren Ingrosso|
|Himmel och hav||Roger Pontare|
|I Don’t Give A ...||Lisa Ajax|
|Vart haru varit||Allyawan|
Off to Malmeeeer the following week. Only heard of Roger, so he must be a shoo-in, no?
Semi Final Three - 18 February- Vida Arena in Växjö
|Boogieman Blues||Owe Thörnqvist|
|Crucified||Bella & Filippa|
|Gotta Thing||The Fooo Conspiracy|
|I Can't Go On||Robin Bengtsson|
|Kiss You Goodbye||Anton Hagman|
|Snurra min jord||Krista Siegfrids|
Week three and we’re off to an unpronounceable up north town, where we get Robin Bengtsdon from last year’s final, Krista from everything Eurovision-related for the past three years, and The Fooo Conspiracy.
Semi Final Four - 25 February - Skellefteå Kraft Arena - Skellefteå
|As I Lay Me Down||Wiktoria|
|Bound to Fall||Les Gordons|
|Du får inte ändra på mig||Sara Varga and Juha Mulari|
|En värld full av strider||Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia|
|När ingen ser||Axel Schylström|
|Running with Lions||Alice|
Loreen! – Soreen! – you’ve gotta have a system! She’s clearly the star in this fourth stacked semi. There’s also Wiktoria from last year, and Jon Fjallgren feat Diacritics is also having another go. I suspect two of these three will go through to the final if all is right with the world.
Of course – there is a fifth Semi Final – Andra Chansen – that takes place somewhere in Sweden before a massive song and dance gay-tacular on the 11th March in the Friends Arena in Solna.
I bet you all can’t wait to hear these 28 fantastic songs! – I know I can’t!!!.