The new season of Melodifestivalen in Sweden has begun. The first show took place in Karlstad in the Löfsberg Arena with and enthusiastic audience. The host Davyd Lindgren has been the man of the Mello for another year in his easy and funny way of presenting. Unfortunately, this could not conceal the low quality of the entries. People may have the impression that the Swedes don’t take the event serious anymore.
Luckily the only two good songs have directly qualified to the Grand Final in Stockholm. All the other entries, even the one from former Swedish representative Kikki Danielsson did not come close to the quality Melodifestivalen stands for. And the co-host was even the cherry on the pie. We can only hope that the upcoming shows will have a better quality and that SVT will learn from this.
These two entries have qualified for the Grand Final:
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