There were a lot of tension in the air when the dress rehearsals started earlier today. This was the last time the artists rehearsed on stage before tonights dress rehearsal. We are getting closer to the final moment where everything needs to be ready.
Finally it’s time for the first Semi final of Melodifestivalen 2009. Eurovisionary attended the first day of rehearsals to take the pulse on the artists. Eight artists will compete for two direct spots to the final. Among those are well known names such as Shirley Clamp, Emilia and Alcazar.
SVT has announced seven more of the artists for Melodifestivalen 2009. All of the artists that were announced are making their debut in Melodifestivalen, but some of them are well known to the Swedish audience. Mikael Rickfors and Molly Sandén both has had succesful careers.