• Emma Garrie

Eric Saade and The Mamas go direct to final in semi-final 4 of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen



This morning saw the last of the semi-finals of Sweden’s Eurovision national selection show ‘Melodifestivalen’.


Seven acts competed but only four could remain in the competition. 2011 Eurovision third place getter Eric Saade and last year's Melodifestivalen winners The Mamas finished in the top two positions and move directly through to the Grand Final. Efraim Leo and Clara Klingenström earnt the right to compete again in next week's second chance 'Andra Chansen' round.


Just missing out was Alcazar member Tess Merkel. Tess was making her solo debut at Melodifestivalen but had competed four times as part of the band and had also been a back-up singer three times.


Also leaving the competition were singer songwriter Lovad, 28, and dansband Sannex. Both were competing at Melodifestivalen for the first time.


Official voting results will be released later in the week.


RESULTS WRAP UP


DIRECT TO FINAL

Eric Saade - 'Every Minute'

The Mamas - 'In the Middle'


ANDRA CHANSEN

Efraim Leo - 'Best of Me'

Clara Klingenström - 'Behöver inte dig idag'


ELIMINATED

Tess Merkel - 'Good Life'

Lovad - 'Allting är precis likadant'

Sannex - 'All Inclusive'


Next week will see the 'Andra Chansen' round where the eight songs that finished third and fourth in each semi-final get one more chance to win a ticket to the Grand Final. The eight songs are divided in to four duels with the winner of each duel moving through to the final scheduled for 13th March.


SONGS COMPETING IN ANDRA CHANSEN ROUND (duals to be announced)


Paul Rey - 'The Missing Piece'

Lillasyster - 'Pretender

Frida Green – ‘The Silence’

Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – ‘Rena rama ding dong’

Klara Hammarström - 'Beat of Broken Hearts'

Alvaro Estrella - 'Baila Baila'

Efraim Leo - 'Best of Me'

Clara Klingenström - 'Behöver inte dig idag'


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