As the first heat of the 2016 Melodifestivalen approaches we take a look back on the songs from last year. Mans Zelmerlow may have been crowned the winner of Melfest 2015 and went on to be the eventual winner of Eurovision in Vienna, but which of the other songs makes up our top 5? Read on to find out!
Last week it was reported that something had gone awry in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen heats when it came to voting for Jon Henrik Fjallgren’s ‘Jag Ar Fri’. gizmodo.co.uk noted that ‘voting in one regional heat of the Eurovision qualifiers may have been hacked, with the polling process throwing up suspicious data that led to a large chunk of the votes in part of the show being binned.’
Did you miss out on the first four heats of the Melodifestivalen? Why? What is wrong with you?! You’ve missed some of the most epic pop songs that are in contention for this year’s Eurovision crown! Not to worry though. We have you covered. You can check out which of the acts have directly qualified for the final below and don’t forget that you can catch the Second Chance show on Saturday which will see four more acts join the final the following week. If you want to know who is fighting it out for the last remaining spots in the final click here and you can also vote in our poll for your favourite.
Tonight saw the third heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. The show kicked off as always with a song and dance number from hosts Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson who this week were accompanied by a hipster with a top knot and guitar and a harmonica lady. The quartet began their performance back stage with what I assume was a parody song, however when they made their way into the studio they were welcomed with silver pom poms and pink feather boas and broke into some Avicii.
The show kicked off proper with first contender Ellen Benedictson