What a night in Gothenburg, Sweden. The first heat of the 2017 Melodifestivalen has just taken place and the results have mixed up the tension. The biggest surprise was that Eurovision winner from 1999 Charlotte Perelli made the last place in this Semi Final. This is probably due to her lack of authenticity. Charlotte is perfect for a glamour songs with a strong disco beat, now she comes with a nice melody and a guitar, baking cinnamon rolls with her son in the image movie, this is not what people expect from her. Even the Swedes could not be convinced. On the other hand a very authentic guy called Nano made a brilliant performance with his entry “Hold On” and gained the hearts of the Swedes. This was special and authentic, something unusual and innovative.
The Melodifestivalen – Guru Ace Wilder could gain a place in the final with her song “Wild Child”, this was to be expected even if this was one of her weakest songs in the Melodifestivalen ever. The lucky ones for the second chance show are Boris René with “Her Kiss” and the funny group with the sexy six pack blondie De Vet Du with “Road Trip”.
Over all the first show was quite entertaining and the stage looked really great. All performances were choreographed perfectly to the very end as they could be seen in Eurovision Song Contest. Congratulations for this great show SVT.
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