SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster, has announced the order in which the international juries will announce their votes in the final of Melodifestivalen 2018 this Saturday.
The juries, which will count for 50% of the overall result, will vote in the following order:
8. United Kingdom
Albania, Georgia and Portugal will all be making their first appearance as international juries in Melodifestivalen. Each jury is formed of five individuals who will judge all of the songs that will compete in the final. Public voting will also help determine the winner.
The running order for the final is:
- 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 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.