The results are in for the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection, which took place tonight at the Östersund Arena in central Sweden.
Tonight in Heat 3, we found out which two acts will go straight to the final in Stockholm on 14 March, and which two acts will move forward to the Andra Chansen (second chance) round in Helsingbord on 7 March
The two acts that qualified for the final are
- Isa – Don’t stop
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)
The two acts that qualified for the second chance round are
- Kristin Amparo – I see you
- Andreas Weise – Bring out the fire
The acts that didn’t make it through are
- Ellen Benediktson – Insomnia
- Kalle Johansson – För din skull
- Andreas Johnson – Living to die
Melodifestivalen 2015 is broken up into 4 semi finals, a second chance round, then the final in Stockholm on 14 March. For each event there are two rounds of voting, the first to establish the top 5 acts, followed by a second round to decide who will be in the second chance round and who will go straight to the final. The voting is split between a jury vote, and public vote.
You can catch up on all the latest Melodifestivalen 2015 action here on their official website.
The story so far
Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest on 5 occasions. The first time was with the legendary Abba back in 74. Past winners have included Herreys, Carola, Charlotte (Nillson) Perrelli and more recently Loreen. Last year in Copenhagen, Sweden achieved a very respectable 3rd place with Sanna Nielsen and her entry Undo.