SVT Play, and for better or worse, the reliable Melodifestival show was back yesterday.
YOHIO, a favorite of mine from last year, was back with a winning song, "To the End", which was very glam-rock, leaving behind last year's androgyny.
The other act that went through was Ellen Benediktson with "Songbird". It's not going to be a winner in the final, but at least Ellen can sing, unlike most of the other acts.
The amusing opening number poked fun at Denmark's winning song and their use of a flute. Many, many flutes were thrown into a fire onstage. We'll see if the Danish-poking theme continues over the next five weeks!