Think we may have heard the winner this week folks ...
"For Många Ord Om Karlek" - Niklas Strömstedt: This is an OK start, although is so retro that it probably belongs in the 1968 MF rather than the 2008 one.
"If I Could" - Calaisa: Corrs-type close harmony country-folk-pop which is probably only there to make up the numbers but sounded pleasant enough.
"Pame" - Daniel Mitsogiannis: This year's "Cara Mia"!! Will it have that killer key change I wonder???
"Hur Svårt Kan Det Va" - Linda Bengtzing: Now you know I've never really been a fan, but this is possibly her best ever entry at MF, and like Rongedal, it has a severe attack of the Grace Kellys! Very agreeable schlager.
"I Lågornas Sken" - Nordman: I must be in charitable mood tonight because there's usually only so much of these brooding baldies that I can take, but I even found this ok.
"That Is Where I'll Go" - Sibel: Huge power ballad which should ensure qualification for the ex-Idol contestant if she gets the vocals right tomorrow. Not really my cup of tea though.
"Ingen Mar Så Brå Som Jag" - Fronda: possibly this week's novelty song, and would sound better outside MF but I even had time for this one.
"Hero" - Charlotte Perrelli: more modern sound than I expected from her. I've never really been a fan of hers but this will probably change that. High-powered pop schlager which I'm sure she will deliver with ease. Think this has got a bit of the "Det Gor Ont" about it too.
So here are my predictions:
To Globen: Charlotte and Linda.
To Andra Chansen: Daniel and Sibel
Oh, and Charlotte's going to win Melodifestivalen this year.