Rehearsals are underway for the final of Melodifestivalen 2018 in Stockholm and the favourite Benjamin Ingrosso has been experiencing some technical difficulties with his lighting rig.
Eurovoix were at rehearsals for Saturday’s Melodifestivalen final in the Friends Arena where all didn’t seem to go quite to plan during Benjamin’s rehearsal of Dance You Off as these pictures reveal:
The complete running order for Melodifestivalen 2018, with Benjamin singing in the penultimate slot 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 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 final follows last weeks Andra Chansen in which the last four songs qualified for the final. Andra Chansen 2018 had the lowest viewing figures for a Melodifestivalen show since 2010, with just over 2.6 million viewers tuning in.
Saturday’s final will be broadcast live on SVT1 from 20:00 CET. International viewers can follow the show via Eurovoix’s Showcase.
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.