The running order for Melodifestivalen 2019 is set to be revealed tomorrow at 12:00 CET.
SVT has revealed this evening the running order for the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen 2019 will be revealed tomorrow. The running order reveal will take place on a live stream on the Melodifestivalen Facebook and Instagram accounts, with commentary from the shows producers. The running order has been determined by the producers of Melodifestivalen.
Melodifestivalen will return on Saturday February 2 2019 in Gothenburg with the final, as usual, due to take place in Stockholm’s Friends Arena on Saturday March 9 2019. The full schedule is as follows:
- Semi-Final 1 – Gothenburg – February 2
- Semi-Final 2 – Malmö – February 9
- Semi-Final 3 – Leksand – February 16
- Semi-Final 4 – Lidköping – February 23
- Andra Chansen/Second Chance – Nyköping- March 2
- Final – Stockholm – March 9
The lineup features many returning artists, including three former Melodifestivalen winners; Anna Bergendahl (2010), Martin Stenmarck (2005) and Arvingarna (1993). Two other former winners, Robin Stjernberg (2013) and Nanne Grönvall (1996, as part of One More Time) are also returning as songwriters for Omar and Arvingarna respectively.
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.