SWEDEN – It appears that some songs are going to be sung – YAY (!)

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

Song Title Performer
Her KissBoris René
AmareAdrijana
One More NightDinah Nah
Road TripDe Vet Du
Mitt LivCharlotte Perrelli
Wild ChildAce Wilder
Hold On Nano

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

SongPerformer
A Million YearsMariette
Good Lovin'Benjamin Wahlgren Ingrosso
Hearts AlignDismissed
Himmel och havRoger Pontare
I Don’t Give A ...Lisa Ajax
UpEtzia
Vart haru varitAllyawan

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

SongPerformer
Boogieman BluesOwe Thörnqvist
CrucifiedBella & Filippa
Gotta ThingThe Fooo Conspiracy
GravityJasmine Kara
I Can't Go OnRobin Bengtsson
Kiss You GoodbyeAnton Hagman
Snurra min jordKrista 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

SongPerformer
As I Lay Me DownWiktoria
Bound to FallLes Gordons
Du får inte ändra på migSara Varga and Juha Mulari
En värld full av striderJon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
När ingen serAxel Schylström
Running with LionsAlice
StatementsLoreen

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!!!.