So we come to the other evening, and since I was out I had to rely on the obsessive nature of other people (thank God for that); so on to the smashing show!

Sibel – Stop


So last year Sibel was this cute girl in a frilly pink dress. This year she’s turned into a strung out whore with too much makeup and a dress that looks like a present bow. The whole time that this song goes on, with the weird greeny-grey people in the background, I keep thinking that the words fit into my brain really well. Stop! Just stop! I’m sick of explinations, so just stop stop stop!! This song irritates me and I really can’t even bother to type out things about it that are horrible; please go back to being normal Sibel as you were much better.

Py Bäckman – Magisk stjärna

Linköping.2.Py Bäckman

The famous singer comes back with a very hippie look at music, and three minutes that I’ll never get back. I don’t find that stars are magical, but in any case. Generally speaking this isn’t the style of lounge music that I like, and then the fact that her singing voice and the way that she portrays the music makes me love the fact that I prefer really old music before synthesizers were made. She’s no doubt a good performer, but I didn’t feel it at all!

NEO – Human Frontier
=> Andra Chansen
❗ Personal Favourite


When upbeat popy song meets an awkward looking guy dressed up like Sherlock Holmes, my interest peaks. The fact that this song is really in falsetto for the majority of the chorus and bridge, makes me a little skeptical that this will go on very far. The ‘oddness’ reminds me of Magnus Uggla, but at the same time the tune is so catchy that it gets me bopping in my seat. I suppose also that the awkward looking singer makes the stage seem a little bit more like ‘what is going on’ but I like what I’m hearing. This will be a good choice for the second chance round, but in the final I feel that it would get lost a little bit in the shuffle.

Lovestoned – Thursdays
❗ Personal Favourite


Interseting choice by SVT to include this song à la Ace of Base, so clearly mixed with a modernish tune. There are four on stage, and I didn’t really know who was singing what and when, but the song is sort of making me go back and forth and get up and sway (but not dance). I need to feel like dancing, and not like swaying, but still I think it’s a half decent song (that would also get lost in the Final), so it’s just as well that the puck stopped there.

Anna Bergendahl – This Is My Life
=> Globen
❗ Personal Favourite

Linköping.5.Anna Bergendahl

I’m a little bit surprised by this song and how it was voted first. It’s an upbeat ballad by a pretty girl, but apart from the country feel I didn’t see what was so amazing about it. It’s good, I’ll give her that, and she really emotes it well, but I wish to have more to go off of and to feed into. The song pulled me into her vocal box, but at the same time I kept wondering ” get me out of here – its too emotional ” but it’s no Movin’ On! Good for Anna, but my favourites are saved for the best!

Pernilla Wahlgren – Jag vill om du vågar
=> Andra Chansen
❗ Personal Favourite

Linköping.6.Pernilla Wahlgren

There is something really attractive about a 40-something dancing around in a sparkly dress singing a nice upbeat song, with sexy dancers (btw I want the short-crew cut black haired one) especially since she’s a super awesome star from the past. She’s well known, she’s got a good song, it’s not great, but it’s gonna keep me interested. Focus more onto the men, please!!

Noll disciplin – Idiot

Linköping.7.Noll Disciplin

What the fuck is going on here? Some punk band on stage with people wearing horrible outfits. Go home song number two of the year. I don’t like this song in the least, I don’t like the style, and not even the presentation was half decent. I even dare say that the rapping in other semifinals was better (and not by much!) Go home and get diciplined!

Peter Jöback – Hollow
=> Globen
❗ Personal Favourite

Linköping.8.Peter Jöback

I will pre-prompt this review with the fact that I love Peter Jöback. I was told by my good friend Daniel that I’m so much like him, and that I even look a little bit like him, and after waiting about 6 years for him to make an appearance in Melodifestivalen, I’m so happy that I got to see it. Peter is fuckin’ sexy and I want him; flat out. This song makes me so happy and the ballad-like sound of his whiny voice makes me think of my own, and it makes me further believe that we are so much more alike than I could have imagined. Huge awesomness makes me want him more, and in the most amazing ways. The only thing that I couldn’t help but think, is that he sounds a little bit like Evan, but is sooo much better. Awesome execution, and awesomeness for the Final. He makes me hollow without him, and so I will confess how awesome this is. I will go out and make an assumption that he’s got a partner, but if not, then please someone hook me up with him, or at least make me the number 1 look alike fan and get me all being friends with him or something!!

So what a good night. I love Peter Jöback, and I love awesomeness. I’m on too much of a cloud to be able to comment further, but it was an all in all good show!