Ace Wilder is the top Melodifestivalen artist on Spotify and iTunes, and Sanna Nielsen topped the bookies’ table in the weeks leading up to tonight’s final. But, if our readers have their way, then Helena Paparizou will strut past both of them while singing her song “Survivor”.
Over the past week our readers cast a total of 2,703 votes for their favourite in our Melodifestivalen poll. Helena, the winner of Eurovision 2005, earned 835 of them, or nearly 31%. Anton Ewald came second with 24%. Sanna Nielsen, who wants to tell a simple story of strength, and Ace Wilder, who encourages y’all to work to live and not to live to work, were the only other acts to earn more than 10%.
What do you think of these results? Is Helena in with a chance, despite what the bookies say?
Melodifestivalen Poll Results
1. Helena Paparizou: 835 votes, 30.89%
2. Anton Ewald: 645 votes, 23.86%
3. Sanna Nielsen: 373 votes, 13.8%
4. Ace Wilder: 299 votes, 11.06%
5. Alcazar: 185 votes, 6.84%
6. YOHIO: 101 votes, 3.74%
7. Ellen Benedicktson: 87 votes, 3.22%
8. Linus Svenning: 84 votes, 3.11%
9. Oscar Zia: 55 votes, 2.03
10. Panetoz: 39 votes, 1.44%
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