Tonight: First semifinal in Sweden

by Edward Montebello 47 views

Tonight the popular Melodifestivalen kicks-off in Luleå. The first show of the Swedish selection will see eight acts competing for two spots in the final set to take place in Globen Arena, Stockholm.

The show

Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson will host the show broadcast on SVT at 20:00 CET. Eight contestants will compete as two of them will qualify directly to the final while the songs that ranks third and fourth will make it to the second chance show.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Melodifestivalen tour of four qualifying heats. The Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest is selected during a tour that takes the show to different parts of Sweden, getting the whole country involved and has helped in making Melodifestivalen the biggest entertainment show on Swedish TV.

How to watch

  • Live on SVT1 at 20:00 CET
  • Webcast (SVT official)

Therunning order

1. Dilba – Try again (Niklas Pettersson, Linda Sonnvik)
2. Swingfly – Me and my drum (Johan Ramström, Patrik Magnusson, Teron Beal, Swingfly)
3. Jenny Silver – Something in your eyes (Erik Bernholm, Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson)
4. Jonas Matsson – On my own (Sari Autio Olsson, Peter Autio)
5. Le Kid – Oh my God (Märta Grauers, Anton Malmborg Hård af Segerstad, Felix Persson)
6. Rasmus Viberg – Social butterfly (Amir Aly, Henrik Wikström)
7. Pernilla Andersson – Desperados (Pernilla Andersson)
8. Danny – In the club (Figge Boström, Peter Boström, Danny Saucedo)

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Edward Montebello

Joined esctoday.com in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.

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