Eurovision preparation begins months before the Eurovision Final in May. Many countries host their own national selection shows which take place over a number of weeks and usually there are a number of epic tracks that don’t get the chance to progress to the Eurovision finals. We honour those songs that narrowly missed out from the likes of Melfest, UMK, You Decide, Songvakeppnin, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, A Dal, Festivali i Kenges, Eesti Laul, Supernova and many more with the category Best Song From Selection Shows at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
After four weeks of heats, Sweden have hosted the second chance round of Melodifestivalen 2017, their selection show for Eurovision 2017. Tonight eight acts duelled against each other to see which four would progress to next week’s grand final. Read on to find out the results!
Four weeks into the Swedish selection show and we now know the line up of the second chance show that will take place next week. This round will pit the acts that finished in third and fourth place over the last four weeks in a series of battles, the winner of each will advance to the final round along with the other eight finalists who qualified directly from their respective heats.
Eurovision news has kicked into overdrive this week with more countries beginning their national selection searches, news regarding the Eurovision proceedings in May and more details on announced artists’ songs.
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.