Melodifestivalen 2010 – Dress rehearsal and interviews

After two days with rehearsals in the arena with only a few reporters in the audience it was finally time for a real dress rehearsal on Friday night. This is also the first time we get a preview if the viewer’s will like the acts or not. EuroVisionary attended the dress rehearsal and was a little bit surprised about the audience response.

Those of you who is going to watch the show tomorrow, don’t miss Christine Meltzer’s Sex and the City sketch. And you absolutely don’t want to miss Måns Zelmerlöw doing commercial and singing Cara Mia in a whole new way.

All of the artists seem to rise their level of standard a couple of notches and the audience really liked it. It was especially the up – tempo acts like Alcazar,  Getty Domein and Timoteij that got the biggest response from the audience in the arena. It’s hard to figure out if that depends on that it was many children in the arena or if Getty Domein will succeed to smile his way into the Swedes hearts. Timoteij’s song is very catchy and I would imagine that a lot of people in the audience went home singing ”zum zum zum” tonight.

As an interval act we got to enjoy another sketch with Dolph Lundgren. Once again he visit’s the computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to try to reveal the threat against Melodifestivalen. He find’s out that it’s the Swedish Academy that is the threat. Both previous host Kristian Luuk and the Swedish entertainment group Schlagerfeber are guest artists in this sketch. In between the first and the second round of voting you will be entertained by The Blue man group, don’t miss this!

After the dress rehearsal we were able to speak to two of the contestants for a few minutes to ask them about their opinion of the rehearsal. First we spoke to Getty Domein:

How did you feel when you finally got to perform in front of an audience?
I feels great, it feels brilliant. And I was really happy when I saw that the audience enjoyed my act, that makes me feel much calmer.

Is everything going according to plan with your act?
Yes it really does! The dance is great and the stage just looks terrific. I’m just enjoying this experience right now.

You always have a smile on your face, what’s your secret?
I just try to be myself and enjoy this, you never know if you get the chance to do this again.

You told us that you got calmer when you saw the audience enjoy your act, what was your expectations before you entered the stage tonight?
I try not to have too high expectations. I want to have fun and I want to feel that I do this with all my heart.

How will you prepare for tomorrow night?
I will get some rest and hope that I can do this even better tomorrow.

What question would you liked to be asked and what would your answer be?
The question would be: Can I raise my level of standard even more?
And the answer is: Yes I can!

After our chat with Getty we met Alcazar for a few minutes before it was time to leave.

How did you feel when you finally got to perform in front of an audience?
It feels terrific! Andreas says. Tess adds: The audience in Gothenburg is always great.

Are you able to hear the response from the audience while you are on stage?
We can’t hear anything because of our in-ear monitors. But you can see the happy smiling faces and if people cheer along and you can feel the warm energies.

Which is your dream scenario for tomorrow?
That would be if we got our headlines for real. Alcazar to Globen!

How do you prepare for tomorrow?
We will try to get a good night’s sleep and drink a lot of water. Tomorrow we will have a big lunch and then we’ll do another dress rehearsal before the actual show tomorrow night.

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