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Melodifestivalen Semi Final One Interval Acts Revealed

On Saturday, Sweden begins the search for their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest as Melodifestivalen 2017. As we edge ever closer to the first semi-final, the artists are preparing to face the stage in Göteborg. Today, rehearsals have continued and now, details about this year’s interval acts and opening act have been revealed.

Ralf Gyllenhammar, Hasse Andersson and Mustasch
Ralf Gyllenhammar, Hasse Andersson and Mustasch

Hasse Andersson will perform his own hit ‘Änglahund’ and ‘Hellhound’ alongside Melodifestivalen 2013 entrant Ralf Gyllenhammar. Joined on stage by the Swedish band Mustasch, Hasse and Ralf’s appearance is described as “bold”. This year, Clara Henry, Hasse Andersson and David Lindgren host the show. Hasse Andersson came fourth in the 2015 edition of the contest, David Lindgren reached the final in 2016, and while Clara Henry has never entered the contest, she did host the greenroom and aftersnack in 2014. Discussing this year’s show, the hosts describe themselves as representatives of the Swedish population – David is a parent of young children, Hasse is otherwise retired, and Clara is an active feminist and supporter of international women’s rights and equality. Though Clara refrains from singing professionally, she is most definitely capable of doing. This year’s hosts will undoubtedly be performing a few numbers together over the series.

Clara, David och Hasse Andersson, the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2017
Clara, David och Hasse Andersson, the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2017

During the main show interval while the Swedish public vote, Göteborgsoperans danskompani (Gothenburg’s opera dance company) will make an appearance. Thirty-eight dancers will perform on stage bringing modern dance to the contest.

A total of 2,478 songs were submitted to SVT, up by twenty-eight from last year but is still 1,400 short of the 2011 record when 3,832 songs were submitted. This year a total of 362 songs were submitted through the public contest, this was for singers or songwriters who had not released a song commercially before. This figure is the lowest it has been since the public were given a separate round in 2010. Tomorrow, seven of the twenty-eight competing songs will fight for two places in the final, and two places in the famous Andra Chansen.

1. Her Kiss
Artist: Boris René
Song: Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren

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2. Amare
Artist: Adrijana
Song: Martin Tjärnberg, Adrijana Krasniqi

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3. One More Night
Artist: Dinah Nah
Song: Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Dinah Nah, Dr Alban

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Dinah Nah - One More Night
Dinah Nah – One More Night

4. Road Trip
Artist: De Vet Du
Song: Johan Gunterberg, Christopher Martland

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5. Mitt liv
Artist: Charlotte Perrelli
Song: Charlotte Perrelli, Lars Hägglund

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6. Wild Child
Artist: Ace Wilder
Song: Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ace Wilder

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Ace Wilder - Wildchild
Ace Wilder – Wildchild

7. Hold On
Artist: Nano
Song: Nano Omar, Gino Yonan, Ayak, Carl Rydén, Christoffer Belaieff, Rikard de Bruin, David Francis Jackson

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Introduced as “SVT’s flagship show”, Melodifestivalen enters its 58th year as the selection process used to select Sweden’s Eurovision Song Contest participant. It remains Sweden’s favourite television show and one of the most watched national selection shows in Europe.

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