Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Get You Off
The concept overpowers both the song and the performer, rather than complementing Ingrosso.
The 6-week long Melodifestivalen season has crowned Benjamin Ingrosso as this year’s champion.
Ingrosso will perform Dance You Off in the second half of semi-2.
The fact there was only 30-points between the lowest rated and top-rated songs on the televote says the Melfest voting format is broken. Televote aside, the juries supported Ingrosso by awarding him the highest number of 12-points since Måns’ victory in 2015. Is that a reflection of song quality or the overall standard of Melodifestivalen this year?
When Ingrosso qualified alongside John Lundvik from Melfest heat 1, the general consensus was that he wouldn’t win and better songs would emerge. Better songs didn’t materialise, so Ingrosso’s competent, but rather lowkey pop song won based on an excellent staging concept. Sweden always raises the bar when it comes to staging, but this year I feel the concept overpowers both the song and the performer, rather than complementing Ingrosso. They are trying to convert a passable radio song into a contest song.
The juries will recognise Dance You Off’s modern, radio friendly qualities, yet in graduating from the friendly Swedish home crowd to the Eurovision stage, I feel Sweden will struggle to meet last year’s 5th-place.
- Radio friendly song
- Should attract support from juries
- Vocally reliable
- Overly reliant on staging
- Too gentle compared to other more distinctive upbeat songs
- Could receive a lower televote compared to last year
Can Sweden expect a better or worse result than last year?