Next month sees the start of Sweden’s national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen. But from today, we now know the running order of each of the 4 semi-final events.
With less than a month to go until the kick off of Sweden’s much-loved Melodifestivalen competition, the country’s national broadcaster – SVT – has today released the running order for each of the semi-final shows, taking place throughout February.
As was confirmed back in November, a total of 7 acts will be competing in each of the 4 semi-finals shows; 2 acts will qualify to the final of the national selection on the 10 March, whilst the 3rd and 4th placed artists will compete once again in the Andra chansen stage on the 3 March.
Running order unveiled
Below is the running order for each of the Melodifestivalen 2018 semi-finals. Where will your favourites be performing on the night?
03/02: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad
- Sigrid Bernson – Patrick Swayze
- John Lundvik – My turn
- Renaida – All the feels
- Edward Blom – Livet på en pinne
- Kikki Danielsson – Osby Tennessee
- Kamferdrops – Solen lever kvar hos dig
- Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
10/02: Semi-final 2 – Gothenburg
- Samir & Viktor – Shuffla
- Ida Redig – Allting som vi sa
- Jonas Gardell – Det finns en väg
- Margaret – In my cabana
- Stiko Per Larsson – Titta vi flyger
- Mimi Werner – Songburning
- Liamoo – Last breath
17/02: Semi-final 3 – Malmö
- Martin Almgren – A bitter lullaby
- Barbi Escobar – Stark
- Moncho – Cuba Libre
- Jessica Andersson – Party voice
- Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän – Min dröm
- Dotter – Cry
- Mendez – Everyday
24/02: Semi-final 4 – Örnsköldsvik
- Emmi Christensson – Icarus
- Elias Abbas – Mitt paradis
- Felicia Olsson – Break that chain
- Rolandz – Fuldans
- Olivia – Never learn
- Felix Sandman – Every single day
- Mariette – For you
Rewatch the Melfest 2018 running order revelation below:
Melodifestivalen 2018 kicks off next month from the 3 February, with the first semi-final taking place in the city of Karlstad.
The Swedish national selection will run throughout February right through to March, with the final of the competition taking place on the 10 March.
Melodifestivalen 2018 schedule
- 03/02: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena
- 10/02: Semi-final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium
- 17/02: Semi-final 3 – Malmö, Malmö Arena
- 24/02: Semi-final 4 – Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven Center
- 03/03: Andra chansen (Second chance) – Kristianstad, Kristianstad Arena
- 10/03: Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena