4 songs have passed to the final of Melodifestivalen tonight from the Second Chance round, meaning that the final line-up is now complete.
8 songs competed in 4 duels at the Kristianstad Arena. The duels were (with the winners in bold):
Margaret – In My Cabana vs Moncho – Cuba Libre
Renaida – All the Feels vs Olivia Eliasson – Never Learn
Felix Sandman – Every Single Day vs Mimi Werner – Songburning
Sigrid Bernson – Patrick Swayze vs Mendez – Everyday
These 4 winners will join the 8 songs already qualified for the final to take place next Saturday (10 March) at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
Already qualified to the final from previous weeks are: Benjamin Ingrosso (Dance You Off) John Lundvik (My Turn), LIAMOO (Last Breath), Samir & Viktor (Shuffla), Martin Almgren (A Bitter Lullaby), Jessica Andersson (Party Voice), Mariette (For You) and Rolandz (Fuldans).
The winner of Melodifestivalen 2018 will be determined by a combination of votes from international juries and the Swedish public. The 11 international juries that will determine 50% of the results are Albania, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
To date, the only winner of Melodifestivalen who qualified for the final via Andra Chansen was Robin Stjernberg with You in 2013.
The winner will follow in the footsteps of Robin Bengtsson who represented Sweden in 2017 and finished in 5th place in Kyiv with I Can’t Go On.
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.