Melodifestivalen 2018: Dotter should win Semi-Final 3 in Malmö


All eyes will be on Sweden’s third largest city Malmö tonight. Semi-final 3 of Melodifestivalen 2018 takes place at the city’s arena, which played host to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Two acts will qualify direkt til final, while two will meet their destiny in two weeks time at Andra Chansen. Three acts will advance no further than the Malmö Arena stage.

On Thursday we asked you who you thought should win Semi-Final 3 of Melodifestivalen 2018. Y’all chose Dotter as your favourite to win the heat. She won 520 votes, or 36% of the total cast.

That’s not quite as convincing a victory as you gave her before you’d heard the snippet of “Cry”: when we asked who you were most excited to see you gave Dotter the win with 45% of all votes cast.

The other act you think should head direkt til final is veteran Melfest golden girl Jessica Andersson, who won 278 votes or 19% of all cast.

It seems “Party Voice” lived up to your early expectations, as Jessica only slipped a % point between our two polls.

Melfest newcomer Barbi Escobar, who has the unenviable task of performing second in semi-final 3, has moved up a place into third with 201 votes (14% of all cast). Two-time Melfest contestant Mendéz rounding out the top four on 13%.

If things pan out as your predicting, that would make Méndez the first male act in Andra Chansen, and make Dotter and Jessica Andersson the first female acts to make the final.

Of the bottom three acts, only Martin Almgren made it into double figures, on 10% of votes cast. Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän and Moncho are on 4% and 3% respectively.

Melodifestivalen 2018 Semi-Final 3 act you’re most excited for results:

  1. Dotter with”Cry” 520 (36%)
  2. Jessica Andersson with “Party Voice” 278 (19%)
  3. Barbi Escobar with “Stark” 201 (14%)
  4. Méndez with “Everyday” 190 (13%)
  5. Martin Almgren with “A Bitter Lullaby” 147 (10%)
  6. Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän with”Min dröm” 51 (4%)
  7. Moncho – “Cuba Libre” 42 (3%)

You can watch Semi-Final 3 of Melodifestivalen 2018 live on SVT1 from 20:00CET. Later today, you’ll also be able to hear the 2.30 minute snippets of each song too.