The third semi-final of Melodifestivalen took place in Vjaxö tonight with seven artists competing for a place in the Friends Arena final. Tonight, Malmö arena played host to three returning artists; Owe Thornqvist, Krista Siegfrids and Robin Bengtsson – and four new artists; Jasmine Kara, Bella and Filippa, Anton Hagman and the FO&O (formerly known as the Fooo Conspiracy).
In each Melodifestivalen semi-final, two artists qualify directly to the final, two to the famous ‘Andra Chansen’, ‘or ‘Second Chance Round’, while three end their Melodifestivalen journey in each show. Tonight, Krista finished in seventh place, Jasmine came sixth with ‘Gravity’, while Bella and Filippa finished fifth with ‘Crucified’.
Newcomers Anton Hagman and the FO&O reached the second chance round. Owe and Robin qualified directly to the final which will take place in Friends Arena, Stockholm, on March 11th.
SKELLEFTEÅ: SEMI-FINAL FOUR
Next week’s semi-final in Vjaxö is the fourth semi-final and welcomes a host of returning participants including this year’s headline artist. Melodifestivalen and Eurovision winner, Loreen, returns for the first time since 2012 with a song written by the Debs, Wiktoria also makes a return after her successful entry “Save Me” last year, and Jon Henrik makes a comeback accompanied by Aninia.
1. En värld full av strider (Vearelde gusnie jeenh vigkieh)
Artist: Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
Song: Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider, Andreas Hedlund
2. Running with Lions
Song: Anderz Wrethov, Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Denniz Jamm, Alice Svensson
3. Bound To Fall
Artist: Les Gordons
Song: Jonatan Renström, Albert Björliden, Andreas Persson, Carl Ragnemyr, David Runebjörk, Jimmy Jansson
4. As I Lay Me Down
Song: Justin Forrest, Jonas Wallin, Lauren Dyson
5. När ingen ser
Artist: Axel Schylström
Song: Behshad Ashnai, Axel Schylström, David Strääf
6. Du får inte ändra på mig
Artist: Sara Varga och Juha Mulari
Song: Sara Varga, Lars Hägglund
Song: Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Loreen