Melodifestivalen: Alcazar and Emilia to Globen!

Melodifestivalen: Alcazar and Emilia to Globen!
Alcazar (photo courtesy of SVT)

Gothenburg's Scandinavium saw the grand opening of one of Europe's most popular national finals: Melodifestivalen 2009! 8 artists fought for the ticket to Globen - the giant golfball will host the final of Sweden's most popular show on the 14 of March. The first two happy qualifiers tonight were Alcazar and Emilia!

Small rule adjustments were done in the 2009 Melodifestivalen with the introduction of an international jury and sing-offs already in the Semi-Finals. After the eight songs were performed, people could phone in for their favourite. Five of the songs made it to the second round of voting, but only four of them met in two sing-offs - the ones with more televotes then progressed to the final (qualifiers in bold):

  • Nina Söderquist - Tick Tock
  • Jonathan Fagerlund - Welcome To My Life
  • Shirley Clamp - Med Hjärtat Fylld Av Ljus
  • Scotts - Jag Tror På Oss
  • Emilia - You're My World
  • Alcazar - Stay The Night
  • Caroline Af Ugglas - Snälla, Snälla
  • Marie Serneholt - Disconnect Me

Scotts and Caroline af Ugglas will have another chance to qualify in the so-called Second Chance round which will take place on the 7th of March in Norrköpping. Caroline af Ugglas was also the international jury's choice. The international jury will pick three more songs in the next three Semi-Finals and will ultimately decide about the 11th song for the final in Stockholm.


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  • Posted on 9/March 2009 at 01:21
    Hmmm... Alcazar should be a good swedish's representation. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/February 2009 at 22:35
    what about BWO??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/February 2009 at 14:57
    That song is verry good ;)

    I hope I and my country Sweden send them to Moskova report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2009 at 16:41
    Alcazar are the best!hope that this song or BWO will represent Sweden!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2009 at 14:42
    SVT - shame on you!!! Deadly afraid to publish the winners of semi's, get the f over it!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2009 at 04:59
    Sweden, you get it SO right! 32 songs to chose from, all of them good to excellent every year. The Melodifestivalen CD is my best way to explore new Swedish acts, same way as the Eurovision CD is. My favourite year so far has to be 2007 - Magnus Carlsson, BWO, Mans Zelmerlow and so many others. And with big names like Alcazar through to your final this year there will be much outside interest. I'm biased but would love to see BWO finally represent you and little Martin Rolinski sing his socks off and win it; how come they weren't your entrant last yesr is beyond me! Or even "One Love (Andreas/Carola). Mind you Agnes Carlsson is a little gem to watch for as well. We need fresh pop music like yours over here in the UK. Maybe next year we shoudl hold our own "Festivalenuk" (perhaps not!). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/February 2009 at 00:11
    think that in 1st semi-final were better Marie Serneholt and Nina Soderquist with Tick Tock, especially, this last song, was so powerful and different from what Sweden send every year...If they don't never choose this tyo of sons, why do they give wildcards? I don't undersatnd it !! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/February 2009 at 17:35
    the videos of the finalists are lost... :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/February 2009 at 17:25
    we are waiting for Melodifestivalen!!!
    İt as if Eurovision :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/February 2009 at 12:49
    A L C A Z A R R R R R R !!! BRAVO!!!!!! .The Host was GREAT!!!! The intro with Martin Stenmark and Charlotte,was AMAZING and FUNYY (The best part I think in the first Semi) .But the stage so dissapointing!!!!! (better danish' one) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/February 2009 at 10:57
    Ooh, really like Alcazar's song. <3 I liked Marie Serneholt too. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/February 2009 at 08:41
    Cyprus song it's amasing this year report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/February 2009 at 23:03
    emilia and alcazar..hımm nice choose.but i think alcazar will win. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/February 2009 at 22:15
    I hope, Alcazar will WIN, very amazing and good pop song. Good Luck Sweden! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/February 2009 at 22:07
    marie serneholt was better, but i hope that alcazar win report to the moderator