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
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
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.