Semi-final 2 of Sweden’s Eurovision selection will take place in Gothenburg, as Melodifestivalen 2018 continues in the search for the next representative.
Melodifestivalen 2018 continues as the city of Gothenburg (Göteborg) in Sweden is all set to host semi-final 2. Swedish broadcaster SVT will again present a spectacular show that makes the potential Eurovision stars shine on stage.
Gothenburg is an excellent city to host Melodifestivalen, as its international history is in line with Eurovision’s ideals of unity: in the past, the thriving merchant city welcomed Swedish, Dutch, German and Scottish settlers, among others, and today it has a vibrant international immigrant community.
Hosted by David Lindgren and Freddie Svensson, semi-final 2 is held at venue Scandinavium.
How to watch
Heat 2 of Melodifestivalen 2018 takes place tonight, 10 February, from 20:00 CET on wards, on:
- SVT Play
- Live webcast via svt.se
- 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
From the seven contestants, the top 2 artists will directly procede to the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen on the 10th of March, while the acts that place third and fourth will be granted another chance in the Andra Chansen round on the 3rd of March. The bottom three will be eliminated.
The public will choose their favourite acts by televoting, divided over two voting rounds: in the first round, the top 5 will be determined, and in the second round the eventual 4 lucky contenders will be revealed.
Ultimately we will know who will join Benjamin Ingrosso and John Lundvik in the Grand Final, and Renaida and Sigrid Bernson in Andra Chansen.
SVT and the participants will surely make an entertaining show!
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
In just a few weeks, we will know who will be the successor of Robin Bengtsson, who achieved an honourable 5th place in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017, receiving 344 points with his groovy entry I can’t go on: