1. En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh) - Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
I wasnt a fan of JHF's entry in 2015 but I gotta say I like his song this year. It is not a contender but it has a nice melody.
2. Running with Lions - Alice
Alice is a very talented girl and the song was nice, but sadly I think she got the wrong staging for this song. Wouldnt mind seeing her again in mf. (PS: Girl, who made you wear that dress?)
3. Bound To Fall - Les Gordons
I have nothing bad to say about this. I liked it.
4. As I Lay Me Down - Wiktoria
There are moments I like the song and there are moments I think it's kinda bland. I think "Save me" was a better song and this one feels like a cheap version of it, that doesnt mean it's bad but I wouldnt like to see it in Eurovision.
5. När ingen ser - Axel Schylström
He is really good singer and I loved his energy on stage. Go Axel!
6. Du får inte ändra på mig - Sara Varga och Juha Mulari
Nice little song.
7. Statements - Loreen
I love Loreen and I was ready for a good non competitive entry cause I thought the reason she was doing Mello this year was just promo, not because she wanted to go to Eurovision but "Statements" really shook me to the core. The song is so fucking brilliant! THAT BEAT KILLED ME! I liked the performance but tbh I think it could have been much better, I hope she can fix it for AC cause I really need her in the final, no matter what result she gets in it. Less is more, Lo. Strip it down a bit and let the song shine on its own.
Now lets check out the winner of DMGP 2017: Anja with "Where I am"
Meh! To me this sounds like a "winner single" from any talent show. Its just a "let me show you how good I sing and how high can my voice get" kind of song, there's no passion behind it and sadly I bet some juries might end up voting for it like they did with Australia last year (Which was better than this but I think it fits in the same category).
Here is the Ukrainian entry for ESC 17: Time by O.Torvald
Ukraine had such a fantastic NF last year that Im disappointed with what they did this year, none of the songs in the competition caught my attention. The winner is okay, I like their performance more than the song but I doubt it will be one of my favorites in May.
Here are some pics from the 1st rehearsals of the last semifinal of Mello 2017:
Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
Sara Varga & Juha Mulari
I think this is going to be an exciting semifinal! I didnt dislike any of the snippets but I have to say that Im team Loreen! Cannot wait to see what she is going to do on stage, (btw I also liked Axel, JHF, Alice and Wiktoria very much)
This was a pretty good perfomance, I loved the idea of it and it looked fucking hot on screen but I still think Robin lacks of something on stage, (I mean just look at his dancers, their energy is so contagious, and they look like they're enjoying those minutes on stage while Robin looks kinda awkward and stiff in some parts of the performance)
2. Snurra min jord - Krista Siegfrids
Krista is one of the most loveliest artist ever and it breaks my heart to see her sad about her result. But sadly I agree with them, Im not a big fan of this song and even if she gave her all on stage, it wasnt enough for me to like it.
3. Kiss You Goodbye - Anton Hagman
This was probably my favorite song from this week and I liked the performance but I would like Anton to show more personality on stage next time.
4. Gravity - Jasmine Kara
Jasmine is such a fantastic performer! SHE KILLED IT! I want her to come back with a good song (gravity was too 2012/Sia wannabe IMO) cause she is FIRE and she deserves a second chance!
5. Boogieman Blues - Owe Thörnqvist
What a joyful performance, it made me smile and dance. 87 years old and this man still got his boogie! YES! C'MON OWE! I think he deserves a standing ovation!
6. Crucified - Bella & Filippa
They are adorable and their performance was lovely, cant wait to hear more music from them!
7. Gotta Thing About You - FO&O
I gotta say that this whole act was pretty nice, I liked their energy on stage, their vocal performance wasnt bad (Omars vocals were great), and even if the song is not a winner, it's catchy as hell. Good job guys!
Here is the song that won A dal 2017: Origo by Pápai Joci
What I like the most about this entry is that no matter what, there will be no other song like this one in the contest but they really need to work really hard on the staging cause what they have right now is just not good. Good luck Joci!