Sweden’s Eurovision selection show Melodifestivalen is probably the most anticipated event of the Eurovision selection season. Earlier this month it was announced that the format would remain true to past years with 28 acts competing over four semi finals, a second chance show and a final over six consecutive weeks. This year the shows would start on 4th February, culminating in the grand final held on 11th March.
It was also announced that the shows would be presented by former Melfest competitor David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson alongside presenter Clara Henry. Since then there have been many rumours about which acts would be participating in the 2017 contest, and today these rumours have been put to bed with Swedish broadcaster SVT revealing the 28 acts.
The results are in and we have the other five acts who will progress to the final stages of our poll competition to find out ultimately which song is your favourite Eurovision song ever.
Already through from Semi Final 1 are-Conchita Wurst, ABBA, Alexander Rybak, Elena Paparizou’s and Dima Bilan.
Joining them from Semi Final 2 will be
Reigning Eurovision champion Conchita Wurst’s Rise Like a Phoenix has topped the poll in our second heat where we want to find out what you think is the best Eurovision Song Ever. The Austrian came out on top with a whopping 88.14% of the vote and will qualify for the first of the semi final rounds to take place next month.
Joining Conchita in the next round will be the Common Linnets from the Netherlands, whose song Calm After the Storm finished in second place in the poll with 9.62%. Greek winner from 2005 Elena Paparizou’s My Number One and Swedish winner Charlotte Nielssen will also advance with 0.96% and 0.64% respectively.
Acts failing to advance to the next round include 2013 winner Emmelie De Forrest, Dana, Ruslana and Brotherhood of Mann. The contest continues this week with Heat number 3 and you can vote in it by clicking here
Can Conchita keep the momentum of her Eurovision win going?
It’s time to get voting in our second heat in which we want to know your favourite Eurovision song ever. Again four of the eight songs will advance to the semi finals in March but who will that be? It’s entirely up to you! Will Elena be Your Number One choice? Will Emmelie De Forrest be crying Only Teardrops? Will last year’s