Last night was the "second chance" show from Karlstad. From each of the previous four shows, two acts were chosen to have yet another battle to make it to the final in Stockholm.
I never hold out that much hope for this show; after all the acts are by definition second-rate. But there is an element of fairness here. The performers are grouped by lottery so it's possible to be in a really strong show and not go through, when the winner of a weaker grouping might not be as good.
That said, the winners, Robin Stjernberg and Anton Ewald, are not going to compete for the crown next week. In fact I've already pretty much forgotten them, nice young men they are.
My favorite act was Erik Segerstedt and Tone Damli with "Hello Goodbye". On the surface it is a cute duet between two good-looking singers. But the lyrics are bemusing to say the least. Essentially they're singing "last night was great, now get out" to each other. But Tone can't keep her hands off Erik during the song which somewhat belie the lyrics. I found it very odd. See for yourself:
So who's gonna win on the big night? To me it's a straight fight between Ulrik Munther and YOHIO. The running order of the night is that Ulrik goes first and YOHIO last. That gives a huge advantage to our anime band from Sundsvall. Sorry, Ulrik, but I'm going with YOHIO.