Sweden: What do the papers say?

by Matthias Mattsson 51 views

The third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2007 will be held tonight in Örnsköldsvik. There are eight really strong entries that will battle it out tonight and even though Nanne Grönvall is thought by many to go straight to Globen we can say that tonight�s edition is an open question, since all artists delivered very strong performances at the first dress rehearsals yesterday.

This morning esctoday.com had a look through Aftonbladet and Expressen to find out what they have to say about tonight's battle. So have a look what their predictions are for tonight's show. You can watch and listen to the show on SVT web cast or listen to the show on Swedish Radio P4, you will find all the links at the bottom of the article.

Aftonbladetthink that Nanne Grönvall is an energy bomb on stage with her song Jag måste kyssa dig (I have to kiss you) and will for certain take one of the tickets for Globen, not becasue the song is the best but more because she delivers a very strong performance. Aftonbladet's other favourite is Sebastian with his song When the night comes falling, a very strong westcoast rock with a touch of the safe Swedish schlager refrain in it. He also delivered a great performance last night running down in the audience during his performance. Magnus Carlsson and Måns Zelmerlöf will probably get a ticket to the Second Chance final. The dark horse of the night is Sonja Aldén and her strong ballad För att du finns (Because you're here), this is a very visual number and if this goes through to the viewers we could have a little surprise tonight says Aftonbladet. They also give the group Sheida and their song I mina drömmar (In my dreams) the prize for the worst song of the evening.

Expressen says that Nanne Grönvalls entry Jag måste kyssa dig has such a strong refrain that no one can get it out of there heads but that this also goes for two other songs. First, Cara Mia by Måns Zelmerlöf and Live Forever by Magnus Carlsson. Expressen also feels that Nanne's song isn't that strong but shescores withher performance. Expressen also thinks that Sebastian will join Nanne to Globen and that Måns and Magnus will have to take a trip to Nyköping for the Second Chance final. Worst song according to Expressen is MissMatch with their song Drop Dead. Expressen also thinks that Sonja Aldén is the dark horse in tonight's battle.

Another discussion going on is one on the fact that many people feel that some artists get a ticket to Globen not because of the song but rather due to their reputation. This was the case in Jönköping with Anna Book and Tommy Nilsson and the discussion has been raised again this week regarding Nanne's song, the feeling is that although she doesn't have the best song still she will take one of the tickets to Globen.

Webcast and radio transmission provided for you below.

SVT Webcast HERE.

SR Radio HERE.

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