There are so many fan groups in Eurovision like Balkan Ballad Fans ┬á-Nije Ljubav Stvar- , Eastern tunes -My Number One- or #Melfest obsesses. ┬áBut there’s ┬áone fact that most of the Eurovision fans think that #Melfest is the best National Final. And It’s just 4 weeks away. So in #Melfest 2016 series we will analyze the everything about the next semi-finals which will start on 6th of February till 12th of March.

Semi-Final 1

Semi-Final┬á1 will held in Gothenburg,┬áScandinavium where host the Eurovision in 1985 after Herrey’s immortal song Diggi-Loo,Diggi Ley.┬áScandinavium also hosted one semi-final of Melodifestivalen since 2002 every year.

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Hosts

Main host of #Melfest 2016 is Gina Dirawi and for semi-final 1 amazing Petra Mede will be co-hosting to her. Petra Mede already hosted #Melfest 2009 and Eurovision 2013. You can remember her from that 2013 interval act

Singers

Yes it takes 6 weeks, yes they have beautiful interval acts, yes hosts are really good but main point of #Melfest┬áis amazing songs. Some people say ┬áwinning #Melfest is harder then winning Eurovision. But there’s a real fact that even if you send a song which eliminated in semi final it can make top 5 in Eurovision.

1-Mimi Werner

She’s ┬áa new singer that she made her debut to the music market in 2015 with the song Forever Again feat. Josh Jenkins

And her #Melfest┬ásong ┬á“Ain’t No Good” which written by herself,┬áG├Âran Werner, Marcus Svedin and Jason Saenz. And an important information she likes to sing in country style so we will see which type of song she will sing in Mello

2-Samir&Viktor

Did they sound familiar? Yes, They are because they reached ┬áthe final in 2015 from Andra Chansen with the song “Groupie”. And they came 8th in the final.

Their song’s name is “Bada Nakna” and it means “Swim Naked” and if you remember Samir and Viktor you can understand that they will serve a really hot song to us. Song written by┬áFredrik Kempe, David Kreuger and Anderz Wrethov. Fredrik Kempe co-writer of the songs like Hero, Undo, Blame It On The Disco, Moving On and more actually he wrote the song “Popular” for Eric Saade all alone.

3-Robin Bengtsson

This will be his first appearance  in #Melfest. First TV appearance was in 2008 and he came 3rd in Swedish Idol He has 4 singles right know and best place was #8 on Swedish single charts.

His song named┬á“Constellation Price” and written by┬áBobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikstr├Âm, Mark Hole, Martin Eriksson.

4-Ace Wilder

I’m sure you will remember 33 years old but look likes 19 ┬áyears old singer from 2014 and after one year of break she is returning to #Melfest. Actually In 2014 she won the ┬ájury voting but Sanna Nielsen beat her with televoting and Ace came second after Sanna.Here is the Ace’s 2014 song “Busy Doing Nothin”

Her song’s name is “Don’t Worry” for #Melfest┬á2016. And It’s written by herself,┬áJoy Deb, Linnea Deb and Anton H├ąrd af Segerstad. Three of them co-writers of Eurovision 2015 winner “Heroes”.

5-Anna Book (Disqualified)

This year will be her fourth attend she attended to #Melfest┬áin 1986,1987,2007. While her first attendance she was only 16 years old and she got her best place in 1986 too with the song “ABC”. Also she participated in Let’s Dance, in 2006 and finished in second place with dancer David Watson. And this is her 2007 song “Samba Sambero” which written by Thomas G:son.

Her 2016 song called “Himmel F├Âr Tv├ą” which means “Heaven For Two” and it’s written by┬áSven-Inge Sj├Âberg, Lennart Wastesson, Larry Forsberg, Camilla L├Ąckberg.

6-Pernilla Andersson

After five years she will make her second appearance in 2016. Unfortunately she eliminated in Andre Chanson in 2011 with the song Desperados. She is the singing coach for the TV-program True Talent.

Her song’s name is “Mitt Guld” for 2016 which means “My Gold”. And written by herself and┬áFredrik R├Ânnqvist.

7-Albin Johns├ęn & Mattias Andr├ęasson

Albin is one of the fresh-man’s of #Melfest 2016. He relased his first album in 2015 but he is recording singles since 2013. And Mattias will make his second appareance in #Melfest┬áafter 2012. He sang the song “F├Ârl├ąt Mig” but unfortunately he couldn’t qualify. Here Mattias’s Melfest song in 2012

And here is on of the Albin’s songs

Their song called “Rik” in English that means “Rich”. And their song only written by theirselves.

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

So here are the 7 candidates for #Melfest’s first Semi-Final. See you next week for Part-II. 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.