Today will probably the biggest Saturday in this year's national final season. No less than thirteen countries are going to hold a show in their national selection. As every week, esctoday.com provides the latest news on the selections, including webcast and satellite information. Here you can read more about the Swedish show.
Just like the last years, four semi finals will be held – each heat sees eight artists performing. The top two will be qualified for the final while the third and fourth placed entries will enter a second chance round round. For the first time, those who got a second chance will be able to perform the song again live.
Webcast / Satellite information
A webcast is provided on SVT's official website here.
SVT 1:Sirius 3 (5.0E) – 11881.00 H / 27500 3/4 (encoded)
SVT 1:Thor 2 (0.8W) – 11216.00 V / 24500 7/8
- Elin Lanto – Money
Anderson & Gibson – Anything but you
Anna Book – Samba sambero
Addis Black Widow – Clubbin'
Andreas Lundstedt – Move
Tommy Nilsson – Jag tror på människan
Sofia Berntson – Hypnotized
Uno Svenningsson & Irma Schultz Keller- God morgon
1. ELIN LANTO – "MONEY"
A good beginning for the show. Elin Lanto has done a proper performance of a song in the line of the last years Swedish hits. Quite remarkable is the "hat moment" at the end of the act.
2. ANDERSON & GIBSON – "ANYTHING BUT YOU"
A good sign confirming the tonight's variety at Melodifestivalen. Great ballad with some country-like reminiscences. Taking a look at the Swedish history at ESC, ballads are not frequent, specially these last years. Could be this year?
3. ANNA BOOK – "SAMBA SAMBERO"
Rythm, passion and good voice offered Anna Book to the Swedish electors tonight. This song approaches Sweden to the latin rythms. A little bit of heat for the Swedish winter!
4. ADDIS BLACK WIDOW – CLUBBIN'
Blond and dark, straight and curly. Adjectives for the two styles getting together in this song: pop-rock and a little of rap. The problem: some tones out.
5. ANDREAS LUNDSTEDT – "MOVE"
Move has been the electronic entry tonight.
6. TOMMY NILSSON – "JAG TROR PA MÄNNISKAN"
Sweden has chosen themes sung in English language during these last years. As well, Swedish viewers have preferred to send uptempo songs to Eurovision. Jag tror pa människan is a ballad that could break this tradition.
7. SOFIA BERNTSON – "HYPNOTIZED"
Another theme bringing southern rythms to Sweden. In this case, this arab-style song could mean a remarkable warp on Sweden's Eurovision tradition, if Hypnotized is chosen in the end.
8. UNO SVENNINGSSON & IRMA SCHULTZ KELLER – "GOD MORGON"
Midtempo song to close the eight entries tonight. God Morgon has been the second theme to be sung in Swedish.
TWIST – FIRSTTHREE SONGS ELIMINATED
Andreas Lundstedt, Addis Black Widdow and Sofia Berntson have been eliminated. The five remaining songs continue to be voted for.
Tommy Nilsson is the first name called to qualify for the final. The first finalist in Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2007 is a ballad! He is now singing a reprise of the song. Elin Lanto and Uno Svenningsson & Irma Schultz Kellergo to the second chance round. Finally Anna Book is called as the second finalists, 20 years after her last appearance. It's another finalist for Thomas G:son
QUALIFIED FOR FINAL:
TOMMY NILSSON – JAG TROR PA MÄNNISKAN
ANNA BOOK – SAMBA SAMBERO
QUALIFIED FOR SECOND CHANCE ROUND
- ELIN LANTO – MONEY
- UNO SVENNINGSSON & IRMA SCHULTZ KELLER – GOD MORGON
There will be a full report immediately after the show including exclusive interviews with the qualifiers here on esctoday.com
Whoever will win Melodifestivalen 2007 will be able to start in the final in Helsinki after Carola's fifth place in 2006 with Invincible.