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Sunday, 26 February 2012 10:16

Sweden: Eight Finalists for Melodifestivalen 2012 Known

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Malmo, the host city of the 1992 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, hosted the fourth and final semi-final of the 2012 edition of the Melodifestivalen which saw a lot of drama noting the several popular names that took to the stage. There were quite a couple of surprises but then again, this is somewhat the case as the event gains prominence. There were eight live performances, introduced by three stunning ladies, one of them being none other than former contestant; Sarah Dawn Finer. At the end of the evening, there were four (4) names which got through, two (2) went directly to the finals as another two (2) will be fighting it out in the second chance round.

When announced, the top five (5) of the evening did not prove to be that alarming but as the night wore thin, the hosts thought it was best to say the results in a show that is definitely not prolonged more than it should. It is slick, on time and quite concise. There was one interval act featuring an orchestra and the vocals of Sarah Dawn Finer and that is it. The first finalist to be announced last night was the surprise of the evening as 'Why Start a Fire' by Lisa Miskovsky caused a flurry in qualification. Later on in the evening, she would be joined by Danny Saucedo with his track 'Amazing'. The other two acts through to the second chance stage were Dynazty with 'Land of Broken Dreams' as well as Lotta Engberg and Christer Sjorgen with their entry 'Don't Let Me Down'. Below you will find the list of the finalists up to this point in time.

  1. Dead by April - Mystery
  2. Loreen - Euphoria
  3. Ulrik Munther - Soldiers
  4. David Lindgren - Shout It Out
  5. Molly Sanden - Why Am I Crying?
  6. Bjorn Ranelid ft. Sara Li - Mirakel
  7. Lisa Miskovsky - Why Start a Fire?
  8. Danny Saucedo - Amazing
This upcoming Saturday evening will be featuring the second chance round of the competition where eight (8) tracks will be fighting it out against each other one more time until two (2) make it to the finals joining the list of finalists as seen above. Amongst the names that are hoping to make it to the final are definitely Youngblood, Andreas Johnson, Timoteij and Dynazty. It will surely be an entertaining show on an evening where selections will be taking place in Spain, Estonia and Lithuania. Stay tuned for more information about Sweden and other nations competing in the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest only through www.escflashmalta.com which is definitely your first source for news.

Source: SVT

Last modified on Sunday, 26 February 2012 10:40