Sweden: SVT reveals full voting breakdown of Melodifestivalen 2018

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Up until now, we knew the most important about Melodifestivalen 2018; the young singer Benjamin Ingrosso triumphed in the event and thus he will become Robin Bengtsson’s successor on the Eurovision stage!

However, it’s time the national broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) revealed the full voting breakdown of all 6 live shows that were airing from early February until last Saturday. Let’s have a look!

The 4 semi-finals

The outcome of each semi-final event was determined 100% by the public’s verdict. The two acts receiving the highest percentage of votes would be progressing to the Grand Final, whilst the 3rd and 4th would be given a second chance on the show of 3 March in the city of Kristianstad.

Deltävling 1 – 3 February

Melodifestivalen 2018 opened its curtains with the first semi-final, live from the city of Karlstad. Here are its detailed results. A total of 6,617,451 votes were cast.

  1. Sigrid Bernson – Patrick Swayze
    (Round 1: 951,260, Round 2: 92,476, 15,83% – 4th place, Second chance)
  2. John Lundvik – My turn
    (Round 1: 1,048,501, Round 2: 103,632, 17,47% – 2nd place, Final)
  3. Renaida – All the feels
    (Round 1: 1,037,549, Round 2: 89,358, 17,09% – 3rd place, Second Chance)
  4. Edward Blom – Livet på en pinne
    (Round 1: 801,616, Round 2: 63,826, 13,12% – 5th place, Out)
  5. Kikki Danielsson – Osby Tennessee
    (Round 1: 555,466,  – 7th place – Out)
  6. Kamferdrops – Solen lever kvar hos dig
    (Round 1: 555,778, 8,43% – 6th place, Out)
  7. Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
    (Round 1: 1,184,738, Round 2: 459,709 – 1st place, Final)

Deltävling 2 – 10 February

The second semi-final took place on 10 February in Gothenburg. Fewer than last show, a total of 5,880,237 votes were received.

  1. Samir & Viktor – Shuffla
    (Round 1: 1,166,834, Round 2: 70,629 – Total: 21,09% – 1st place, Final)
  2. Ida Redig – Allting som vi sa
    (Round 1: 721,271, Round 2: 57,707 – Total: 13,29% – 5th place, Out)
  3. Jonas Gardell – Det finns en väg
    (Round 1: 490,911 – Total: 8,37% – 7th place, Out)
  4. Margaret – In my cabana
    (Round 1: 805,016, Round 2: 60,198 – Total: 14,75% – 3rd place, Second Chance)
  5. Stiko Per Larsson – Titta vi flyger
    (Round 1: 529,194 – Total: 9,02% – Out)
  6. Mimi Werner – Songburning
    (Round 1: 744,801, Round 2: 67,923 – Total: 13,86% – 4th place, Second Chance)
  7. Liamoo – Last breath
    (Round 1: 1,051,127, Round 2: 100,136 – Total: 19,63% 2nd place, Final)

Deltävling 3 – 17 February

Live from Malmö Arena, the show’s third semi-final aired on 17 February. Martin Almgren and Jessica Andersson got the direct tickets to the final. This show saw a total of 4,800,971 votes.

  1. Martin Almgren –  A bitter lullaby
    (Round 1: 850,684, Round 2: 93,848 – Total: 19,76% – 1st place – Final)
  2. Barbi Escobar – Stark
    (Round 1: 426,768 – Total: 8,93% – 7th place, Out)
  3. Moncho – Cuba libre
    (Round 1: 569,210, Round 2: 46,859, Total: 12,89% – 4th place, Second Chance)
  4. Jessica Andersson – Party voice
    (Round 1: 788,787, Round 2: 102,041, Total: 18,64% – 2nd place, Final)
  5. Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän – Min dröm
    (Round 1: 537,891, Round 2: 58,589, Total: 12,48% – 5th place, Out)
  6. Dotter – Cry
    (Round 1: 511,718 – Total: 10,78% – 6th place, Out)
  7. Mendez – Everyday
    (Round 1: 701,557, Round 2: 91,553, Total: 16,59% – 3rd place, Second Chance)

Deltävling 4 – 24 February

The fourth and last Melodifestivalen’s semi-final was held in the city of Örnsköldsvik. Mariette and Rolandz were advanced to the final, whilst 4,866,749 votes determined the result.

  1. Emmi Christensson – Icarus
    (Round 1: 541,494 – Total: 11,15% – 6th place, Out)
  2. Elias Abbas – Mitt paradis
    (Round 1: 605,644, Round 2: 39,845 – Total: 13,30% – 5th place, Out)
  3. Felicia Olsson – Break that chain
    (Round 1: 536,504 – Total: 11,05% – 7th place, Out)
  4. Rolandz – Fuldans
    (Round 1: 737,996, Round 2: 80,005 – Total: 16,85% – 2th place, Final)
  5. Olivia Eliasson – Never learn
    (Round 1: 601,932, Round 2: 46,425 – Total: 13,36% – 4th place, Second chance)
  6. Felix Sandman – Every single day
    (Round 1: 693,167, Round 2: 70,118 – Total: 15,72% – 3rd place, Second chance)
  7. Mariette – For you
    (Round 1: 816,976, Round 2: 84,609 – Total: 18,57% – 1st place, Final)

Andra Chansen (Second Chance) – 3 March

For the second chance round, the 8 competing acts were divided into 4 duels, where only one of the two respective acts would be qualifying to the final, bringing the total number of finalists to 12. The show took place in Kristianstad and here is its full voting breakdown:

  • Duel 1
    1. Margaret – In my cabana (Total votes: 877,351 (59,27%) – Final)
    2. MonchoCuba libre (Total votes: 602,941 (40,73%) – Out)
  • Duel 2
    1. RenaidaAll the feels (Total votes: 884,188 (56,43%) – Final)
    2. Olivia EliassonNever learn (Total votes: 682,801 (43,57%) – Out)
  • Duel 3
    1. Felix Sandman Every single day (Total votes: 868,152 (59,81%) – Final)
    2. Mimi WernerSongburning (Total votes: 583,305 (40,19%) – Out)
  • Duel 4
    1. Sigrid BernsonPatrick Swayze (Total votes: 741,226 (49,13%) – Out)
    2. Mendez Everyday (Total votes: 767,551 (50,87%) – Final)

The broadcaster SVT received a total of 4,866,749 votes during the Andra Chansen round.

Grand Final

The show’s results have been already known. However, it’s time to look at real numbers how the public vote influenced the final decision of the Swedes.

  1. Mendez – Everyday
    (1,351,896 votes converted to 62 points)
  2. Renaida – All the feels
    (1,116,740 votes converted to 51 points)
  3. Martin Almgren – A bitter lullaby
    (899,049 votes converted to 41 points)
  4. John Lundvik – My turn
    (1,349,766 votes converted to 62 points)
  5. Jessica Andersson – Party voice
    (809,292 votes converted to 37 points)
  6. LIAMOO – Last breath
    (1,171,247 votes converted to 53 points)
  7. Samir & Viktor – Shuffla
    (1,314,016 votes converted to 60 points)
  8. Mariette – For you
    (1,080,546 votes converted to 49 points)
  9. Felix Sandman – Every single day
    (1,401,767 votes converted to 64 points)
  10. Margaret – In my cabana
    (904,893 votes converted to 41 points)
  11. Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
    (1,469,808 votes converted to 67 points)
  12. Rolandz – Fuldans
    (1,124,955 votes converted to 51 points)

This brings the overall number of votes cast in the final to 13,993,975, whilst from the 6 live shows a total of 3,970,226 Swedish kroner (approx. 392,790 EUR) has been collected and will be offered to Radiohjälpen, the broadcaster’s humanitarian foundation.

Sweden and Benjamin Ingrosso will compete in the 2nd half of the second semi-final evening on 10 May.

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