Tonight, the second heat of Sweden’s Melodifestvalen will be broadcast live from Malmö Arena. Seven acts will compete for two places in the competition’s Andra Chansen, or second chance, round this coming 5 March, and for two places in the Melodifestivalen grand final a week later. But which acts will crash and burn? And which will get one step closer to Melodifestivalen victory, and to representing Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm?
How to watch
The show will air at 20:00 CET on the following channels:
- SVT 1
- Live webcast via svt.se
Swedish TV presenter Gina Dirawi will host tonight’s event from Malmö Arena where, three years ago, Denmark’s Emmelie de Forrest won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Dirawi’s presenting duties were due to be shared with Melodifestivalen and Eurovision winner, Charlotte Perrelli. But because of Perrelli’s commitments to a local advertising campaign, she will now perform as part of the show’s interval act instead.
Singer Krista Siegfrids will this week take a break from her role as host of Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu to compete in tonight’s heat of Melodifestivalen. She is no stranger to Malmö Arena, having represented Finland at the venue as part of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Of tonight’s seven acts, two will qualify for the grand final on 12 March and a further two will compete again in the competition’s second chance round a week before on 5 March.
Heat 2 – participants
- David Lindgren – We are your tomorrow (Anderz Wrethov, Sharon Vaughn, Gustav Efraimsson)
- Victor och Natten – 100% (Dag Lundberg, Melker, Jesper Lundh)
- Molly Petterson Hammar– Hunger (Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Lisa Desmond, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Molly Pettersson Hammar)
- Isa– I will wait (Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Nikki Flores)
- Krista Siegfrids – Faller (Krista Siegfrids, Gabriel Alares, Magnus Wallin, Gustaf Svenungsson)
- Patrik Isaksson, Tommy Nilsson & Uno Svenningsson – Håll mitt hjärta hårt (Patrik Isaksson, Tommy Nilsson, Uno Svenningsson)
- Wiktoria – Save Me (Jens Siverstedt, Jonas Wallin, Lauren Dyson)
Melodifestivalen 2016 dates
06/02: Heat 1 – Gothenburg
- 13/02: Heat 2 – Malmö
- 07/02: Heat 3 – Norrköping
- 14/02: Heat 4 – Gävle
- 05/03: Andra Chansen – Halmstad
- 12/03: Grand Final – Stockholm