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Melodifestivalen 2011: Andra Chansen / Segunda Oportunidad

1er Duelo / 1st Duel:

Jenny Silver “Something in your eyes” vs Love Generation “Dance Alone”

Por Dios, como pudieron las dos canciones más movidas quedar en el primer duelo, que mal, porque de entrada tendremos un gran sacrificio, o el Perfecto Schlanger o la canción moderna, será la primera en partir. Creo que a favor está que Jenny es mucho más conocida que las Love Generation, triste de entrada por la perdida, pero creo que se quedan en la batalla, las 4.

Oh my God, how the most danceable songs could be in the first duel! That’s sad, because starting we’ll have one of the biggest losings, either the Perfect Schlager or the Uptempo song, would be the first in say “goodbye”. I think that Jenny Silver is very well known, while the LG are new in music and started so great, with a great song in the best National Selection. I’m sad, because just starting the Andra Chanse, we’ll be losing one of the best songs in Andra Chansen and Maybe in the whole Melodifestivalen 2011.

Ganadora/Winner: Jenny Silver (for me)

2do Duelo / 2nd Duel

Loreen – “My heart is refusing me” VS Sara Varga – “Spring för livet”

Loreen tiene la canción perfecta para representar a Suecia en el gran evento Europeo de la Música, es joven, la canción es moderna y la interpretación de Loreen es insuperable. Sara, llega con una canción en sueco, muy bonita a mi modo de ver las cosas, pero que siento que le falta algo, ha de ser más fuerza, pero en general tiene una muy buena presentación.

Loreen has the perfect song to represente the country in the Great Event of the European Music, it’s a song for everyone, young, current and the Loreen performance live is really great and insuperable. Sara arrives with a Swedish language song, pretty cool to me, but I feel it misses something, it must be more force in the live performace, but in general it has a great performance.

Ganadora/Winner: Loreen

3er Duelo / 3rd Duel:

The Moniker – “Oh my God!” VS Linda Pritchard – “Alive”

The Moniker tiene una de las canciones más originales y gratamente alegre de la ronda de la Segunda Oportunidad, me gusta mucho y el poder que tiene por ser tan original, la está poniendo a un paso de la final, tiene un toque muy chic, que la no deja que se olvide su pegadizo coro, no pasó a la final directa, porque ni Sanna, ni Brolle, le dieron paso, lo tenía bien complicado. Linda Pritchard, nos sorprendió y mucho, mostrando una voz más madura y hermosa, con una balada Kemperiana, que te hace mover hasta la neurona más dormida, tiene elementos claros que lo pondrían como una de las favoritas en Eurovision, pero el estar en el Andra, quiere decir que algo muy grande le faltó, para mí es, el que Linda P sienta la canción.

The Moniker has one of the best tracks being one of the most originals and pleasantly joyful from the Andra Chansen round, I like it very much and the power of this song is based of the original of what it is, I think that it’s putting it one step to the Great Final in Globen, it has a kind of chic touch that make you not to forget its nice chorus, I think they didn’t get the final from their semi, because of Sanna Nielsen and Brolle didn’t let them, it was hard for them to let the moniker the free way to the final. Linda Pritchard amazed us a lot with a mature and beautiful voice, with a Kemperian ballad that makes you move all the neurons of your brain, it has all the elements of a good ballad, that could make it one of the favourites in Eurovision, but the raison of being in the Andra chansen it’s maybe the singer needed to feel more the lyrics and the song.

Ganador/Winner: The Moniker

4to Duelo / 4th Duel

Shirley’s Angels – “I thought it was forever” VS Pernilla Andersson – “Desperados”

Shirley y sus angeles hacen gala de una muy buena canción que claramente se define como Schlager, con unas voces muy claras, poderosas y una coreografía que no hace perder las voces de ninguna de las 3, a pesar de que se la pasan bailando hasta el final de la canción, Shirley lo hace de nuevo y quien quita hasta en la final podría estar. Pernilla Andersson se presenta con una canción muy contry, que como que es uno de los géneros favoritos de los suecos, aunque en sus charts musicales, es poco lo que se ve o escucha sobre este género, la verdad, es que de las 8 del Andra, es la que menos afecto le tengo y por mí, le hubiera dado el paso a Le kid y su “Oh my God”.

Shirley and her angels do an excellent performance of one of the good pure Schlager songs, their vocals are very clear and powerful and their choreography along the whole performance make the act one of the best to watch, just for have fun, watching them singing and dancing at the same time, make you feel a little breathless and that’s funny to me! Maybe, they could be in the final once again. Pernilla Andersson give us a coutry song, what it turns to be one of the favourite genres in the Swedes, in spite that in their charts, you can’t see a single song topping number 1, to be honest with all of you, from the 8 song in the Andra Chansen, I didn’t like it so much from the same beginning.

Ganadoras/Winners: Shirley's Angels

It’s not easy to talk about the duels number 5 and 6, but my feeling is that the G:son’s song and maybe the Kempe’s or The Moniker’s song could be the two Finalists tomorrow in Sundsvall’s Nordichallen.

No es fácil hablar sobre los duelos 5 y 6, pero mi presentimiento es que la canción de G:son y tal vez la Kemperiana o la de The Moniker podrían ser las 2 finalistas mañana en el Nordichallen de Sundvall.

So, my qualifiers would be / Así las cosas, mis clasificados serían:

Jenny Silver – Something in your eyes

The Moniker – Oh my God! / Linda Pritchard – Alive.

But the Big Surprises would be to see in the Globen to Loreen and Pernilla Andersson.

Pero las sorpresa sería ver en la final en Globen a Loreen y a Pernilla Andersson.

Bueno, eso es todo por ahora, hoy es otro gran día en el mundo musical, sobretodo en Suecia.

Well, that’s all for now, today will be another great day in music’s world, mostly in Sweden and its Melodifestivalen.

Carpe Diem.

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