It’s almost here. Yess! #Melfest is only one week away. Get your blue and yellow balloons ready we’re gonna go to Gävle for fourth semi-final. Don’t be sad ’cause “Countdown: #Melfest 2016” series will continue with “Special Edition” posts and you will see them with *SE sign and they will be posted every thursday at 8 p.m. CET till the end of #Melfest 2016.

Semi Final 4


Gavle will host a Semi-Final of #Melfest in Gavlerinken Arena for the second time. It hosted #Melfest in 2007 for the first time.


P.S.:For some parts Arena uses green energy which powered by two 4kW wind turbine.

She is back again after 2012 Sarah Dawn Finer will host the Melfest with Gina Dirawi again. There’s no doubt that she has an amazing voice but she find out other talent inside her comedian part with Lynda Woodruf. Everybody is asking the same question “Will we watch Lynda Woodruff this year?”.


Eclipse has started its music career in 1999 and released first studio album in 2001 and till 2015 they released 5 more albums (2004,2008,2012,2014,2015). They are attending #Melfest first time ever.

Their #Melfest 2016 song’s name is “Runaways” and written by Erik Martensson.

2- Dolly Style
Hello Hi !In 2015 they got the all attention on theirselves with their staging and barbie world style song. They’re back just after 2015 which eliminated in Andra Chansan against Dinah Nah. After 2015 we can say that they’re coming really strong cause they release one more song named “Cherry Gum” and they made a really big fan base.

Their 2016 song named “Rollercoaster” and its written by Thomas G:son, Peter Boström and its the same team with Euphoria and Pastora Solar’s Quadrate Conmingo.

3-Martin Stenmarck
Here in Las Vegas tonight… Sorry this time you’re in Gavle Martin. He had already won #Melfest in 2005 with the song “Las Vegas” unfortunately he couldn’t do well. He came 19th with 30 points. Then he tried his chance in 2014 again with the song “När änglarna går hem” and in Andra Chanson he eliminated against Linus Svenning now he will try his 3rd chance.

Name of his 2016 song is “Du tar mig tillbaks” . Song had written by David Stenmarck who is Martin’s brother.
4- Linda Bengtzing
She has a deep history in #Melfest ’cause she had already attended to the contest 5 times which are in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011 and last time was in 2014 with the song “Ta Mig” but she couldn’t qualify from the Semi Final. Her best result was in 2011 with the song “E de fel på mig?” which ended fourth in Final.

She is will make her sixth appearance with a song called “Killer Girl” which written by herself Mathias Kallenberger, Andréas Berlin and Dag Öhrlund.


Actually he doesn’t have long musical career actually he is just 17 and he known with his Football Anthems and the most famous one is about Zlatan. And he sang the song when he was 8.

His #Melfest 2016 song called “If I Were Sorry” which had written by himself Oscar Fogelström, Michael Saxell and Fredrik Andersson.


Panetoz will make return in 2016 just 2 years after their debut. In 2014 they qualify to the final then they came ninth in final. Then they released an album in 2014 named “Det blir vad du gör det till” and then they released a single named “Norge”.

Their songs name for 2016 is Håll om mig hårt which means “Hold me Tight”. Song had written by 3 members of group
Pa Modou Badjie, Njol Badjie, Nebeyu Baheru and Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jakke Erixson.

7-Molly Sanden

Queen of JESC for Sweden. In 2006 she finished 3rd in Junior Eurovision. Then first she tried #Melfest in 2009 with “Så Vill Stjärnorna”  she qualified for final but she finished last. Then back in 2012 she made her second appearance with “Why Am I Crying?” and she qualified again. She finished fifth in final. In past two years she released Phoenix, Satellites and Freak. With freak she reached 16th position in Swedish charts. Then she released “Like No One’s Watching”  Album in 2015. And you will recognize her boyfriend Danny Saucedo.

Her song’s name is “Youniverse”. It’s written by herself, her boyfriend Danny Saucedo and, John Alexis.

So we ended third part of our series. And we will keep counting ’til #Melfest i hope that you’re enjoying.

If you wanna see the song analysis of #Melfest 2016 You can read our post just click here.

And I know we don’t know the songs yet but anyway who do you think will qualify tell us more about with your comments below.