Next week in Linköping, the famous ‘Andra Chansen’, or ‘Second Chance Round’ of Melodifestivalen 2017 will take place as eight artists go head to head with one another – one artist from each dual going to the final in Stockholm’s Friends Arena. In each of the four semi-finals that have taken place, two artists have qualified for this round (those that come third and fourth in each respective semi-final show).
Each artist will go head to head with another artist who qualified to the second chance round, from a different semi-final.
[tw-column width=”one-half”]Gotta Thing About You
Artist: The FO&O Conspiracy
Song: Robert John ”Mutt” Lange, Tony Nilsson[/tw-column][tw-column width=”one-half” position=”last”]Road Trip
Artist: De Vet Du
Song: Johan Gunterberg, Christopher Martland[/tw-column]
[tw-column width=”one-half”]När ingen ser
Artist: Axel Schylström
Song: Behshad Ashnai, Axel Schylström, David Strääf[/tw-column][tw-column width=”one-half” position=”last”]I Don’t Give A
Artist: Lisa Ajax
Song: Ola Svensson, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad[/tw-column]
[tw-column width=”one-half”]Her Kiss
Artist: Boris René
Song: Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren[/tw-column][tw-column width=”one-half” position=”last”]Hearts Align
Song: Ola Salo, Peter Kvint[/tw-column]
[tw-column width=”one-half”]Kiss You Goodbye
Artist: Anton Hagman
Song: Christian Fast, Tim Schou, Henrik Nordenback[/tw-column][tw-column width=”one-half” position=”last”]Statements
Song: Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Loreen[/tw-column]
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.
Show producer, Christer Björkman has described this year’s series as the “Best Melodifestivalen Ever”, with twenty-eight hit songs being released over four weeks, almost all of which are bound to top the charts in Sweden.
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.