There is not too many surprises for next year and alot of first timer artists here with lots of old timer songwriters in the music credits.
After a few years of rumours former winner Helena Paparizou
enters for the first time for Sweden. Her song will be 'Survivor' and certainly will be in with a big chance in semi-final 1. As one last year's success stories Yohio, he was pipped to win in Melo 2013 and finished up with a huge hit with the tune 'Heartbreak Hotel' although he did'nt impress the Melo juries so much in the Melodifestivalen Final contest. Will Yohio better this 2013 fantastic debut?
Here is the full run down on the first two semi-finals: (not in any running order of course)
Also so great to see former Melo winner Mr Martin Sternmark back for the first time since 2005.
Semi Final One.
Mahan Moin- “Aleo” (Mahan Moin, Anderz Wrethov)
Alvaro Estrella - “Bedroom” (Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Lauren Francis, Kristofer Östergren)
Linus Svenning - “Bröder” (Fredrik Kempe)
Sylvester Schlegel - “Bygdens son” (Sylvester Schlegel)
Elisa Lindström- “Casanova” (Ingela “Pling” Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Jimmy Jansson)
Ellen Benediktson- “Songbird” (Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)
Helena Paparizou- “Survivor” (Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn)
Yohio - “To the End” (Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, Yohio)
Martin's ready for Race 2
Semi Final Two.
Panetoz - “Efter solsken” (Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie)
Manda - “Glow” (Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason)
Pink Pistols - “I Am Somebody” (Joakim Törnqvist, Nestor Geli, Per Ivar Hed, Susie Päivärinta, Tord Bäckström)
JEM - “Love Trigger” (Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar “J-Son” Santos)
Martin Stenmarck - “När änglarna går hem” (Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström)
Little Great Things - “Set Yourself Free” (Charlie Grönvall, Cristoffer Wernqvist, Felix Grönvall, Adam Dahlström)
The Refershments - “Hallelujah” (Joakim Arnell)
Sanna Nielsen - “Undo” (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah)