SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has unveiled the running order of the forthcoming 2019 Melodifestivalen semi-finals today. The Swedish national selection will consist of six live shows, with the first one scheduled to kick off on Saturday 2 February.
Nano will have the honour of opening Semi-final 1 on Saturday 2 February whilst John Lundvik will close Semi-final 4 on Saturday 16 February.
The 2019 Melodifestivalen will consist of six live shows running from 2 February-9 March with 28 acts battling for the right to represent Sweden at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The Grand Final of Melodifestivalen is scheduled to be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday 9 March.
Melodifestivalen 2019 will be hosted by Marika Carlsson, Eric Saade, Kodjo Akolor and Sarah Dawn Finer.
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Melodifestivalen 2019 Semi-final Running Order
Semi-final 1 (2 February – Scandinavium, Gothenburg)
- Nano – Chasing Rivers
- High 15 – No Drama
- Wiktoria – Not With Me
- Zeana feat. Anis Don Demina – Mina bränder
- Arja Saijonmaa – Mina fyra årstider
- Mohombi – Hello
- Anna Bergendahl – Ashes To Ashes
Semi-final 2 (9 February – Malmö Arena, Malmö)
- Andreas Johnson – Army Of Us
- Malou Prytz – I Do Me
- Oscar Enestad – I Love It
- Jan Malmsjö – Leva livet
- Vlad Reiser – Nakna i regnet
- Hanna Ferm & Liamoo – Hold You
- Margaret – Tempo
Semi-final 3 (16 February – Tegera Arena, Leksand)
- The Lovers Of Valdaro – Somebody Wants
- Dolly Style – Habibi
- Martin Stenmarck – Låt skiten brinna
- Lina Hedlund – Victorious
- Omar Rudberg – Om om och om igen
- Rebecka Karlsson – Who I Am
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken
Semi-final 4 (23 February – Sparbanken Arena, Lidköping)
- Pagan Fury – Stormbringer
- Anton Hagman – Känner dig
- Lisa Ajax – Torn
- Arvingarna – I Do
- Bishara – On My Own
- Ann-Louise Hansson – Kärleken finns kvar
- John Lundvik – Too Late For Love
Sweden in Eurovision
Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won Europe’s favorite television show 6 times ( 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015) and hosted the competition thrice in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmo (1992, 2013) and once in Goteborg (1985).
In 2017 Benjamin Ingrosso won the Swedish national final and flew to Lisbon with his entry Dance you off achieving an honorable 7th place in the Grand Final. Sweden has been enjoying much success in the competition in recent years, Nordic country has achieved 7 TO 10 placings in the contest in the past 8 years including 2 victories.