Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2018 has drawn to a close this evening following the hosting of its final in Stockholm. Twelve acts were in contention with eight qualifying directly from their heats and a further four joining them from the second chance show last week. In the end up Benjamin Ingrosso has been crowned the champ for 2018 and will represent Sweden in Lisbon in May with the song ‘Dance You Off’. Read on to get a round up of the full results.
Eight acts have qualified directly for the Melfest final and a further eight will compete in the Second Chance show next weekend. Before then we rank and rate the sixteen remaining contenders. Have a look and see where your favourite has placed!
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, which decides the nation’s Eurovision 2018 song, continued with the second of its live shows from Malmo this evening. Two acts made it directly to the final on 10 March while the songs in third and fourth place will compete again in the Second Chance show on 3 March. Read on to find out who made it.
Swedish broadcaster SVT have today announced the running order for their Eurovision selection show for 2018. Melodifestivalen will be contested by 28 artists over four semi finals. Read on to find out the running order.
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
Tonight the first of the Melodifestivalen heats kicked off with a bang. Hosted by last year’s winner Sanna Nielssen and accompanied by Robin Paulsson, the show opened with the duo singing a parody of Nielssen’s winning song ‘Undo’.
Proceedings quickly moved straight to business with Molly Petersson kicking off the show with ‘I’ll Be Fine’ follwed by the second song ‘Pappa’ by Daniel Gildenlow.