MF 1 according to Posh

Holy cow, Melodifestivalen is back, back, BACK!
The first semi must be the most modern sounding one yet and I love it! Was very excited last night to sit down with schlager-friends and see what SVT would treat us. Here is a short review...

  • Nanne, Sonja and Charlotte made a luxurious opening number of "Holding out for a hero" to welcome the presenters on stage.

  • Måns Zelmerlöw is a natural at presenting. Christine Meltzer showed her nerves from time to time and became a little bit over-excited but did fine all in all. Dolph Lundgren is king! Enough said. Brilliant move to make him part of Melodifestivalen.

  • Ola - "Unstoppable": Good popsong. Liked the piano tinkle taken from Petula Clark's old "Couldn't live without your love".
  • Jenny Silver - "A place to stay": Kylie-electropop. Wohoo! Too weird for the general MF-viewer but I will have the studio version in my iPod for a long time to come.

  • Linda Pritchard - "You're making me hot, hot, hot": Tries to be Ani Lorak but will have to do with Marie Sernholt. Or less. Nothing warm, happy or sexy about the performance and the song is not good enough.
  • Pain of Salvation - "Road salt": Hypnotic! Beautiful voice!
  • Anders Ekborg - "The Saviour": Pompous and pretentious. Nice for a musical (Evita/Chess) but not to represent Sweden 2010.
  • Jessica Andersson - "I did it for love": Moving ballad. Grower. As if Agnetha Fältskog, Dolly Parton and Dusty Springfield melted together into a classical MF-ballad.
  • Frispråkarn - "Singel": Ok for its' genre but I'm always suspicious to hiphop in Swedish.
  • Salem Al Fakir - "Keep on walking": Salem is such a musical guy! I feel pure happiness hearing all those harmonies. Fantastic chorus. A real song. Reminds of "Wonderchild" by Christian Waltz.

No use putting youtube clips of the songs that went through on here since SVT removes them as soon as they have a chance. Instead you'll get Dolph "the Superhero" Lundgren singing Elvis.

Final: Salem Al Fakir
Final: Ola
Andra Chansen: Jessica Andersson
Andra Chansen: Pain of Salvation
5. Linda Pritchard
6. Anders Ekborg
7. Frispråkarn
8. Jenny Silver

Posh would have voted Salem & Jessica directly to the final. PoS & Silver to Andra Chansen. 5. Ola 6. Linda 7. Ekborg 8. Frispråkarn.


Roger said...

Hehe. "Norway always do well when there's a Swede involved". Indeed. Just ask Knut Anders Sørum or Guri Schanke ;-)

Posh said...

I forgot to put the word "song" in that sentence somewhere. Knut and Guri were doomed from the beginning and I'd rather forget about their existence altogether. :)

Roger said...

Hehe. Indeed!! :)

Dave Gee said...

Thanks Nina! ;-) Ola Ola #1 tho! Alexander Kronlund's style all over that one, very 'Mona Lisa'. Salem an interesting song, either that or Jessica for my second choice. Linda was pretty rough singing live.

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dragi said...

Kolla gärna mina tankar kring årets melodifestival. ESC är bland den bästa tiden på året,svenska melodifestivalen är en folkfest man inte missar.

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