Viewers in Norway will be able to watch the final of Melodifestivalen 2018 on Saturday night, as NRK 3 broadcasts the show in the country.
For a third year running NRK 3 will be broadcasting the final of Sweden’s Eurovision selection process, Melodifestivalen. The contest will be broadcast on time delay from 22:25 CET to 00:25 CET. Norway will not be the only country broadcasting the final of Melodifestivalen 2018, in Finland the show will be broadcast live via YLE Teema Fem, the Swedish language and cultural channel.
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.
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.
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.