Sweden: Mariette & Rolandz go directly to Melodifestivalen 2018 final!

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The semi-final shows of the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2018 have just thrown their curtains! A few minutes ago, the show held at the Fjällräven Center in the city of Örnsköldsvik concluded.

Following this semi-final, we now know all 8 acts that have automatically qualified to the national selection’s Grand Final on 10 March, as well as all the second chance hopefuls, who will compete again next week.

It’s Mariette and Rolandz to the final!

Örnsköldsvik and national broadcaster SVT have hosted another impressive semi-final show, presented by David Lindgren and Fredrik Svensson. A further 7 acts fought for the continuation of their journey to Sweden’s biggest music competition.

According to the public’s verdict, progressing directly to Friends Arena on 10 March are:

  • Mariette – For You
  • Rolandz – Fuldans

Remarkably, singer Rolandz pretended that he passed out after his name’s announcement as a Grand Final qualifier! Getting him on his shoulders, a production man took him to the stage to perform his song!

Whilst completing the second chance round line-up on 3 March are the following:

  • Olivia Eliasson – Never Learn
  • Felix Sandman – Every Single Day 

Hence, the rest 3 acts are bidding farewell to Melodifestivalen 2018:

  • Elias Abbas – Mitt Paradis (5th place)
  • Emmi Christensson – Icarus (6th place)
  • Felicia Olsson – Break That Chain (7th place)

Andra Chansen next week

Melodifestivalen 2018 resumes next week with its second last live show, the Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round, set to be held at Kristianstad Arena in the homonymous city of Kristianstad. The following 8 acts will be battling in duels, from which only one act will be admitted to the final evening.

  • Sigrid Bernson – Patrick swayze
  • RenaidaAll the feels
  • MargaretIn my cabana
  • Mimi WernerSongburning
  • Moncho – Cuba libre
  • MéndezEveryday
  • Olivia Eliasson – Never Learn
  • Felix Sandman – Every Single Day 

Right after this show, we will finally get to know the complete line-up of the 12 acts which will be taking part at Stockholm’s Grand Final.

Melodifestivalen 2018 schedule

Sweden will partake in the 2nd half of the second semi-final evening on 10 May. The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.