The four semi-finals of the Swedish national selection for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest are now over. There are eight songs in the final waiting for two more songs to join them. Those two songs come from the ones that placed 3rd and 4th in the semis (click on the title to watch a video of them):
When the duels competition was installed five years ago it gave a new dimension to "Andra Chansen", the second chance round of Melodifestivalen, making it one of the highlights of the tour.
This year there was a draw for the first time and those were the duels (winners in bold):
Duel 1: Dynazty vs. Top Cats
Duel 2: Andreas Johnson vs. Timoteij
Duel 3: Thorsten Flinck och Revolutionsorkestern vs. Lotta Engberg och Christer Sjögren
Duel 4: Sean Banan vs. Youngblood
In order to have only two songs proceeding to the final, the competition then went on with the winners of each of the four duels (finalists in bold):
In total a massive 1,115,229 votes were registered, marking another milestone in this fantastically popular 2012 Melodifestivalen.
Right after the show, the draw for the order of appearance in the final was announced:
Shout It Out - David Lindgren
Jag Reser Mig Igen - Thorsten Flinck & Revolutionsorkestern
Mystery - Dead by April
Why Start A Fire - Lisa Miskovsky
Baby Doll - Top Cats
Euphoria - Loreen
Soldiers - Ulrik Munther
Mirakel – Björn Ranelid feat. Sara Li
Why Am I Crying - Molly Sandén
Amazing – Danny Saucedo
The final of Melodifestivalen takes place this Saturday at the Globe Arena in Stockholm and the winner will represent Sweden at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.