DRAW: Semi 2 (11)
Sweden holds the biggest of the national finals each year. Melodifestivalen is a six show extravaganza with 32 songs, 4 semi finals, and second chance contest and then a final which this year for the last time was held in the Globen Arena in Stockholm.
Loreen was in semi final one held February 4, which she won, and then waited for the final in mid March to take the crown for the representative of Sweden. This is not your average Swedish entry which sounds like a copy or a variant of an ABBA song. There isn't a colourful garment or elaborate dancing or the normal pretense we encounter with Sweden. It is a story of simple movements, a dark stage, and snow. (There had to be something, right.)
Sweden is the favorite to take out the ESC in Baku and I think that the song is going to be up there in the final. Favorites have faltered in the past, but I cannot see it.