The viewing figures for the Andra Chansen round of Melodifestivalen 2018 were the lowest since 2010, with just over 2.6 million viewers tuning in.
2,579,000 viewers tuned in on SVT1 to watch Andra Chansen on Saturday night, with a further 32,000 viewers watching the sign language coverage on SVT24. Viewing figures for the show fell by 266,000 over the previous weeks show, however this is in line with previous years where Andra Chansen is traditionally the least watched show.
Viewing figures for Andra Chansen are down by 486,000 viewers compared to the previous show last year. The number of viewers who tuned in to the show is even down 126,000 over 2010, which was the least watched season of Melodifestivalen of the past decade.
Competing in the final of Melodifestivalen 2018 are:
- Mendez – “Everyday”
- Renaida – “All The Feels”
- Martin Almgren – “A Bitter Lullaby”
- John Lundvik – “My Turn”
- Jessica Andersson – “Party Voice”
- LIAMOO – “Last Breath”
- Samir and Viktor – “Shuffla”
- Mariette – “For You”
- Felix Sandman – “Every Single Day”
- Margaret – “In My Cabana”
- Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”
- 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.