The line up for the Final of Melodifestivalen 2019 is now complete with Andra Chansen having taken place this evening.
The second chance round, or ‘Andra Chansen’ allows third and fourth place semi-finalists to advance to the final. Eight artists took to the stage this evening vying for their place in the final.
The duels were as follows:
Andreas Johnson vs Anna Bergendahl
Vlad Reiser vs Nano
Martin Stenmarck vs Lisa Ajax
Rebecka Karlsson vs Arvingarna
The show producers place a third and fourth place finisher from each of the semi-finals against each other in head to head duels. Songs which competed in the same semi-final were not eligible to meet in a duel. One song from each duel qualified to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2019, joining the other eight direct qualifiers to become one of twelve acts competing in the final.
The four duel winners were:
- Anna Bergendahl
- Lisa Ajax
They join the following eight artists in the final:
- Wiktoria – Not with Me
- Mohombi – Hello
- Malou Prytz – I Do Me
- Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – Hold You
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken (Goeksegh)
- Lina Hedlund – Victorious
- John Lundvik – Too Late For Love
- Bishara – On My Own
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.