Another head-scratcher from Skellefteå. My favourite act, Janet Leon, didn't even make it to the second chance round:
I mean, come on! This is perfect Eurovision! Skirt-pulling! Catsuits! Synchronized dancing! Long blonde hair! But no, the voters went with a kind of emo-punk-hipster song by "State of Drama" and a bunch of old guys, "Ravaillacz", who had an old-fashioned Schlager song. At least they can sing.
I won't link to the winners, as SVT takes their videos down right away.
Going to the second chance show was Caroline af Ugglas. You may remember her from last year's eccentric performance of "Snella, Snella." Her song this year, "Hon Har Inte", had a more traditional performance, although it looks as if Caroline has spent the past year getting her body fat into single digits. It is possible to have too much of a good thing.
The funniest part of the show was a bit filmed in Rome, in which the host, Gina Dirawi, asked random Italians why they hated Sweden, the joke being they were the only country not to give Loreen any points last year. It was pretty well done!
I have to say I am not too thrilled about the choices this year so far. Sweden does not seem to be defending their title, unless there's a great act popping up Malmö next week.