Schedule of the first Melodifestivalen in Gothenburg:
Semi-Final 1 will be held in Gothenburg, Scandinavium where host the Eurovision in 1985 after Herrey’s immortal song Diggi-Loo,Diggi Ley. Scandinavium also hosted one semi-final of Melodifestivalen since 2002 every year.
Schedule of Melodifestivalen Semi-Final I:
13.30: Presentation of texts and parts productions
14.00-19.40: Rehearsals artists outside the arena
15.30 – Samir and Victor will present on the scene Periscope https://www.periscope.tv/SVTmelfest
21.00 – Chat with Albin and Matthias at Periscope
12.30 – Chat with Anna Beech at Periscope
12.50-13.25: Samir & Viktor
13.35-14.00: Pernilla Andersson
14.30-15.00: Mimi Werner
15.10-15.35: Albin & Mattias
16.45-17.15: Anna Book
17.25-17.55: Robin Bengtsson
18.05-18.40: Ace Wilder
22.00: Opening Ceremony
15.00: Chat with Ace at Periscope
15.35-16.00: Samir & Viktor
16.05-16.30: Pernilla Andersson
16.35-17.00: Mimi Werner
17.05-17.30: Albin & Mattias
17.55-18.20: Anna Book
18.00: Chat with Pernilla at Periscope
18.25-18.50: Robin Bengtsson
18.55-19.20: Ace Wilder
22.00-23.30: Dress rehearsal with the audience
16.00: Presentation of the studio versions of songs
16.00-17.35: Second rehearsal
22.00-23.30: Broadcast semifinals
00.10: Report on one of the finalists backstage
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
Yes it takes 6 weeks, yes they have beautiful interval acts, yes hosts are really good but main point of #Melfest is amazing songs. Some people say winning #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.
She’s a new singer that she made her debut to the music market in 2015 with the song Forever Again feat. Josh Jenkins
And her #Melfest song “Ain’t No Good” which written by herself, Göran 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
Did they sound familiar? Yes, They are because they reached the 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 Fredrik 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.
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 “Constellation Price” and written by Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Mark Hole, Martin Eriksson.
I’m sure you will remember 33 years old but look likes 19 years old singer from 2014 and after one year of break she is returning to #Melfest. Actually In 2014 she won the jury 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 2016. And It’s written by herself, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb and Anton Hård af Segerstad. Three of them co-writers of Eurovision 2015 winner “Heroes”.
This year will be her fourth attend she attended to #Melfest in 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 För Två” which means “Heaven For Two” and it’s written by Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson, Larry Forsberg, Camilla Läckberg.
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 Fredrik Rönnqvist.
7-Albin Johnsén & Mattias Andréasson
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 after 2012. He sang the song “Förlåt 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.