Tonight, the Swedish national broadcaster SVT heads to Linköping for the second heat in the annual competition of Melodifestivalen 2014 for selecting the Swedish entry for the golden ticket to Copenhagen at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The second semi-final is live from the Linköping Cloetta Centre . The show will begin at 20:00 CET.
This is the second heat of the competition. Eight artists will perform one song each, and the Swedish public will vote and decide which two songs will go direct to the final and which two will get another chance in the Andra Chansen round. Four songs will be eliminated.
How to watch
The show will be aired live on SVT1 as well as on SVT Europa via satellite at 20:00 CET. For the international viewers, a webstream will be made available on the Melodifestivalen website.
• SVT Europa
• SVT Play webcast
• SVT webcast – Melodifestivalen’s official website here.
Here is the list of tonight’s participants, by their running order:
- JEM– Love Trigger
- The Refreshments–Hallelujah
- Panetoz – Efter solsken
- Pink Pistols – I Am Somebody
- Sanna Nielsen – Undo
- Little Great Things – Set Yourself Free
- Martin Stenmarck – När änglarna går hem
The Swedish selection consists of 6 rounds. Two more semi-finals will be held in the same format as seen tonight. After all semi-finals have taken place, the 3rd and 4th placed acts from each semi-final will compete in the Andra Chansen (second chance) round and the top 2 placed acts from Andra Chansen as voted by the Swedish public will proceed to the final .
The final will be held on March 8 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, where a total of 10 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen 2014.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Melodifestivalen, Sweden and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.