This week the Melodifestivalen final will get the last four songs in its line-up.
From the four heats so far, all of the songs which placed 3rd and 4th will have a chance to grab those four slots in the final. SVT have put the eight songs into four pairs, who will each compete in a duel, Whoever gets the most votes in each duel – goes to the final!
Here’s how the duels line up;
Panetoz – Håll Om Mig Hårt vs Molly Pettersson Hammar – Hunger
A catchy party song (“oj-oj-oj-oj-oj”, “BRAP-BRAP-BRAP”, “Håll Om, Håll Om, Håll Om Mig Hårt”) by the Panetoz boys takes on a house driven soulpop song from Molly Pettersson Hammar. Her past contest form is that she was eliminated in error. Their past form is that they made the final in error (well, technically on merit but come on – the song was awful!). This time around though, their song really isn’t awful at all. It’s actually quite brilliant. And even though we HEART Molly Pettersson Hammar, we’d give this one to the Panetoz boys. And it looks like Sweden will too – in 48 hours, their performances has clocked up more views than Molly’s has managed in over two weeks…
Albin & Mattias – Rik vs Boris René – Put Your Love On Me
Albin & Mattias deliver a (admittely great) rethread of their radio dominating hit from 2014 ‘Din Soldat’, while Boris debuts with a supremely fun and upbeat soulpop number. We’ve been responsible for plenty of the half a million streams that ‘Put Your Love On Me’ has achieved on Spotify in just over a week. And we reckon the song will triumph over Albin & Mattias, despite them topping the 2 million mark in three weeks.
Isa – I Will Wait vs SaRaha – Kizunguzungu
Isa has delivered one of our favourite songs of the year with her ballad ‘I Will Wait’. And while we want her to progress to the final more than any of the other seven songs here, we reckon it’s gonna have a difficult time against kids’ favourite ‘Kizunguzungu’, which has been performing better on Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes. We can only hope that in a sea of party tunes, the sole ballad from Isa will stand out enough to get enough votes cast towards it. Though in truth, we won’t be all that mad if ‘Kizunguzungu’ makes it – it’s a sodding tune and a half!
Dolly Style – Rollercoaster vs Samir & Viktor – Bada Nakna
No contest here. No other song has come even close to achieving the 6 million plays on Spotify and the 2 million views on YouTube that ‘Bada Nakna’ has. And it looks like Samir & Viktor will repeat their success at last year’s Andra Chansen, when they progressed to the final. While Dolly Style are doomed to repeat their fate last year too – being eliminated from the contest at this stage.