Stage 1: complete! We travelled around 4 different cities in Sweden, enjoying strong performances and listening to 28 beautiful songs, but now it’s time to get one step closer to Melodifestivalen’s overall winner, who will be their next Eurovision representative.
Next Saturday sees the Andra Chansen (Second chance) round, where 8 contestants (2 from each semi-final) will battle it out for one of the four spots in Stockholm’s Grand Final on 9 March. As with every year, the show will be divided into 4 duel rounds, with one act advancing to the final, while the other will be bidding farewell to the competition. The show will be held in the city of Nyköping.
As determined by the Swedish national broadcaster SVT, the 4 duels will be as follows:
- Andreas Johnson – Army of us
- Anna Bergendahl – Ashes to ashes
- Vlad Reiser – Nakna i regnet
- Nano – Chasing rivers
- Martin Stenmarck – Låt skiten brinna
- Lisa Ajax – Torn
- Rebecka Karlsson – Who I am
- Arvingarna – I do
The duels were determined yesterday, right after the conclusion of the 4th semi-final evening in Lidköping and were revealed through this smiley picture on Instagram:
28 songs unveiled
As stipulated in the competition’s regulation, songs that qualify directly to the final are not allowed are released only after the completion of the 4th semi-final. Thus, all qualified songs and performances are now available and we can enjoy them as much as we want!
Here you may enter the official Melodifestivalen channel on YouTube.
Melodifestivalen 2019 calendar
2 February – Semi-final 1 – Scandinavium, Gothenborg 9 February – Semi-final 2 – Malmö Arena, Malmö 16 February – Semi-final 3 – Tegera Arena, Leksand 23 February – Semi-final 4 – Sparbanken Lidköping Arena, Lidköping
- 2 March – Second Chance – Nyköpings Arenor, Rosvalla, Nyköping
- 9 March – Grand Final– Friends Arena, Stockholm