My comments will be focused in the visuals and not in the meaning of the lyrics itself. I know it's kind of odd to comment a song contest this way, but that's how I like to talk, ok? Ok.
Anna Book's Himmel för två
This year's contest was marked by the declassification of Anna Book's song Himmel för två, because this song was sent to the Moldova national song contest back in 2014. You can listen here. Obviously, due to the rules of Melodifestivalen and ESC, the song had to be declassified.
The singer was not aware that the first version was already online, because she was not apart from the writing and composing.
Still, Anna had the chance to sing the song on the semi final but the song was not apart of the competition.
I liked the performance, I imagined it on the Andra Chansen... Here it is.
That patterned backlight looks so so good! Plus there's the harmonic that he is not really playing it, but its still the perfect candidate to win the contest!
♫♫ Don't worry, use videomapping ♫♫
Ace Wilder is back and this time she has some radical video projections!
I like the synchronization of the camera's cuts with the projections! Looks so nice!
Isa is also back!
Her Matrix-inspired lighting looks very interesting!
Wiktoria brought her song alive using her own body as a projection screen!
I searched a bit and found this image of the team who made the projections!
If you're interested in seing how Wiktoria is placed in the right place, check the live show here, and fast forward to 1 hour and 24 minutes. The recording of the show is held by SVT servers, so it won't be online forever, hurry up!
Here's something I could listen to in the car!
Although they stayed by the semi-final, I like to see acts that show images of the audience waving and cheering. It means they are enjoying and gathers the people at home to feel closer to the show.
I like more last year's song than this year's one. Apart from that, this year's visuals were inspired in long exposure photography, and it looked very interesting! I also liked the scene when they have the rollercoaster behind them, at minute 1:46.
The first semi final and andra chansen image cuts are different. If you want to see the them side by side, well then, scroll down! You welcome.
I'll be back,