Saturday, February 17, 2007

Make me believe you

After a night of barely being able to sleep because I kept feeling compelled to go listen to the songs from this semifinal, I've reached a few conclusions.

My two absolute favorites that I'm desperate to see do well are definitely Magnus and Måns. Their songs are both bounce-around-the-room-like-a-crazy-person tunes that are instantly amazing (I know, now I'm overusing that word more than last year's Eurovision hosts) and I've run out of adjectives to describe them.

After that, I think my favorite is the Attic feat. Therese, though I don't expect it to do too well. Still, in my dream world, it would make it to the second chance round. The second second chance slot--well, I'd probably give it to Sebastian, just narrowly beating out Nanne, but, with performances, I'm sure Nanne will deserve to do very well.

Some random news about some Melodifestivalen contestants:

Jimmy Jansson and Sebastian have both updated their sites and have albums coming out in early March, both I've which I'm planning on buying. Jimmy's got a bunch of pictures on it (not necessarily new), but I think this one is the classiest:


Sebastian's new album is going to be called The Vintage Virgin (really?) and he'll be previewing some of the songs from it on his site.

Also on the subject of photos, this is definitely my favorite one of Måns:


So, anyhow, Magnus and Måns! Please, Sweden! I'm most worried about Måns--I could see him not even making it to the second chance, but, based on song along, he unquestionably deserves to be in the final, as does Magnus. Their songs--I can't even express how good they are.

6 comments:

Paul said...

dear lord - thats the classiest one of Jimmy?!?!?!?!?! Still lovely pic of mans despite the scary looking "i'm going to kidnap you and cut off one of your toes" dude on his left...

Poster Girl said...

No, that was "classy" in its joking sense--there are actually much better pictures of him on the site.

The picture of Måns makes me smile, but he does actually look good like that--if he actually performed like that (he's not going to--it's not from MF), I think I'd just be too excited to handle it!

melodimen said...

Poor Magnus! Gutted! The stars weren't shining for him tonight. Not even andra chansen - a huge pop injustice.

Poster Girl said...

I completely agree! I'm still not over it. I really hope he gets a hit with "Live Forever" and isn't afraid to continue in that direction. There's just no justice...

Jamie said...

How utterly gorgeous does Måns look in that photo. It's now my new wallpaper. I love a man with a smidgen of make-up!!!!

Poster Girl said...

Oh, good--I thought people might think I was crazy. I genuinely think he looks great! Very gorgeous.