It's less than a month to go and the producer of the shows, Christer Björkman from the EBU's reference group, hopes to "maximize the drama and entertainment of the program for the TV viewers" with this order of appearance and a couple of changes.
The first change is in fact a move back, as in 2012 there will be again two winners in each semi-final instead of one. In the last two editions the most voted song of each semi-final went straight to the final. Now the five songs getting the most votes will go on to a second round of voting. After this voting the two with the highest televotes will go to the Final, the least voted (fifth) leaves the competition and the songs placing third and fourth go to the Second Chance round called "Andra Chansen".
And is precisely "Andra Chansen" that gets the other adjustment. There will be a draw to determine the duels that compete to have a second chance in Nyköping the 3rd of March. A pot will have the four songs that came third and a second pot will contain the four songs that came fourth, although only after the final, it will be revealed which were the ones that came third or fourth. As usual, the two songs that win the duels will proceed to the final in Globen, Stockholm the 10th of March.
This is how the line-up of the semi-finals look like in order of appearance:
Semi-Final 1: 4th February in Växjö
- Sean Den Förste Banan. Sean Banan
- På Väg. Abalone Dots
- I Want To Be Chris Isaak (This Is Just The Beginning). The Moniker
- The Boy Can Dance. Afro-Dite
- Mystery. Dead by April
- Salt & Pepper. Marie Serneholt
- Jag Reser Mig Igen. Thorsten Flinck och Revolutionsorkestern
- Euphoria. Loreen
Semi-Final 2: 11th February in Gothenburg
- Soldiers. Ulrik Munther
- Baby Doll. Top Cats
- I Din Himmel. Sonja Aldén
- Aldrig Aldrig. Andreas Lundstedt
- Stormande Hav. Timoteij
- Shout It Out. David Lindgren
- Det Går För Långsamt. Mimi Oh
- Ge Aldrig Upp. Thomas Di Leva
Semi-Final 3: 18th February in Leksand
- Youngblood. Youngblood
- I Mina Drömmar. Maria BenHajji
- Förlåt Mig. Mattias Andréasson
- Just A Little Bit. Love Generation
- Sanningen. Carolina Wallin Pérez
- Lovelight. Andreas Johnson
- Why Am I Crying. Molly Sandén
- Mirakel. Björn Ranelid feat. Sara Li
Semi-Final 4: 25th February in Malmö
- The Girl. Charlotte Perrelli
- Allting Blir Bra Igen. OPA!
- Land Of Broken Dreams. Dynazty
- Don’t Let Me Down. Lotta Engberg & Christer Sjögren
- Goosebumps. Hanna Lindblad
- Kyss Mig. Axel Algmark
- Why Start A Fire. Lisa Miskovsky
- Amazing. Danny Saucedo
Sweden placed third in the Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with last year's winner of "Melodifestivalen", Eric Saade's Popular.