We promised you last night the second of our four duels for Melodifestivalen’s Andra Chansen round. So here we are to present you with the next two hopefuls who will take part in this weeks show hoping to get one of the remaining two tickets to the grand final in Stockholm.
Again the actual duels have not been revealed yet so this is just an overview of two songs and how we think they would go if they were up against eachother. Tonight Dynazty is taking on Thorsten Flinck and his RevolutionsOrkest.
Dynazty are a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in 2007 , who are debuting at this years contest, although they did do one of the interval acts with MF icon Lena Philippson last year. their track ”Land of Broken Dreams” is not quite the heavy metal we would have had in mind, but it’s a pleasant rock song taking us back to something Bon Jovi, might have used as a little album filler. It’s instant, catchy and the chorus can be sung along easily.
Thorsten Flinck is a new face to Melodifestivalen, but outside the festival he’s an acclaimed actor, director and musician. He’s mainly known in Sweden for playing psychopaths in films and you can tell by how he performs the song ”Jag reser mig igen” (I Stand Up Again). It’s a lot more intimate then the rock of Dynazty, and feels a lot more emotional too. Thorsten knows how to sell the song to his audience, he has an amazing stage presence. As an actor, he also knows how to be the character in the song and that is probably where its strength is.
Our verdict: It’s a close call because we can appreciate both songs for their own reasons. However, Thorsten Flinck most likely has the advantage of having such stage presence and being able to perform his song with so much emotions, that we would be very surprised to see him and his orkest to leave in the first round already. So we give him the green light.
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Tomorrow we’re off for duel number 3.