We are now officially in #melfest mood. Christer Bjorkman, the producer of your favourite national selection, has released the semi-final running order for Melodifestivalen 2015.

Molly Pettersson Hammar, an unknown artist, will open this year’s contest, singing first in Deltavling 1 in Malmö Arena. She’ll deliver an inspiring R&B – pop entry. Fan favourite Eric Saade will perform last in this semi-final, in exactly the same place where Loreen first performed “Euphoria”, before winning Melfest and topping the European charts. Linus Svenning and Ellen Benediktson, familiar faces from 2014, will open Deltavling 2 and Deltavling 3, respectively, in order to attract viewers’ attention. Mans Zelmerlöw will be the last singer to take the stage in Deltavling 4 with his entry “Heroes”.

For the first time in forever, the national selection series will include only 7 entries per semi-final, instead of 8. You can check out the running order below. And, if that whets your appetite for all things #melfest, check out SVT’s new documentary on the 2014 contest.

Här kommer den efterlängtade startordningen! ?????

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Melodifestivalen 2015 Running Order

Deltävling 1 – Göteborg 7/2
1. “I’ ll Be Fine” – Molly Pettersson Hammar
2. “Pappa” – Daniel Gildenlöw
3. “One By One” – Elize Ryd & Rickard Söderberg
4. “Hello Hi” – Dolly Style
5. “Det rår vi inte för” – Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone
6. “Can’t Hurt Me Now” – Jessica Andersson
7. “Sting” – Eric Saade

Deltävling 2, Malmö 14/2:
1. “Forever Starts Today” – Linus Svenning
2. “Där och då med dig” – Emelie Irewald
3. “Groupie” – Samir & Victor
4. “If I Was God For One Day” – Neverstore
5. “Nonetheless” – Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen
6. “Möt mig i Gamla Stan” – Magnus Carlsson
7. “Don’t Stop Believing” – Mariette

Deltävling 3, Östersund 21/2:
1. “Insomnia” – Ellen Benediktson
2. “För din skull” – Kalle Johansson
3. “Bring Out the Fire” – Andreas Weise
4. “Living to Die” – Andreas Johnson
5. “Don’t Stop” – Isa
6. “I See You” – Kristin Amparo
7. “Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)” – Jon Henrik Fjällgren

Deltävling 4, Örebro 28/2:
1. “Don’t Say No” – Midnight Boy
2. “Black Swan” – Caroline Wennergren
3. “Building It Up” – JTR
4. “Guld och gröna skogar” – Hasse Andersson
5. “Make Me (La La La)” – Dinah Nah
6. “Ett andetag” – Annika Herlitz
7. “Heroes” – Måns Zelmerlöw

Which artists are your favourite? Do you think the running order is unfair to them?

Photo: SVT

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Dodo_ESC
Dodo_ESC
5 years ago

NO TO HOMOPHOBIA IN THE ESC!!! NO TO MANS!!!

Aiden
Aiden
5 years ago

I can’t wait to listen JTR, Eric and Mans songs.

me...Lucy
5 years ago

I’m dying to hear Eric’s song. I will definitely support him but only if the song is decent. If it’s an europop trash…nope.

Sicrana
Sicrana
5 years ago

@Fatima
The Saade’s family is losing members since 2011. To retrieve the Saade’s family members disbanded, someone had an idea. To pay to watching him in exclusive behind the scenes during the Melfest. That guy knows how to make easy money.

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

Didn’t Eric Saade say he wouldn’t do Eurovision again, and wasn’t he quite disparaging (about the contest) in the process ?

D
D
5 years ago

Couldn’t care less about Eric or Mans and if my dreams come true they’ll both miss out on the final. However, I’m super excited for Linus and Ellen.

Arianator
Arianator
5 years ago

Dhani

Arianator
Arianator
5 years ago

Ariana Grande is 100% Italian nothing else, she was born in america she’s stilll italian

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

Well, nothing as a “surprise” from Sweden. Bjorkman is so predictable, he never changes. Oh, well. I look forward to the “epic” finale of two songs fighting for the throne (the Eric’s one and Mans’s one). The same formula as in the previous year. And the year before. And the year before that year, And before the year that was before the year of that before year. Oh, well…you drift me.

Thiefo
5 years ago

I know they wanted to focus on quality over quantity, but I’m gonna miss Melfest being of 32 songs, not 28 😛 but oh well.

Not particularly excited about Eric nor Mans though, not all of us are fans of them you know? In any case I’m more curious about what Linus or Ellen will bring this time.

Dhani
5 years ago

What now, no off course its not 🙂 american artists should stay away from eurovision

What Now
What Now
5 years ago

Is the rumour true? Is Ariana Grande representing Italy this year?

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Something unsurprising that Eric and Mans are singing last in their semis….and of course, they’re not singing in the same show.

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

Why are there only seven entries per semi? Really curious about the entries by Jessica, Magnus, Linus and Måns.

Random.sage2.0
Random.sage2.0
5 years ago

I. Can’t. Wait! Scandipop epicness!

MIAFAN
MIAFAN
5 years ago

Dolly style!!!!!

Rayman
Rayman
5 years ago

Emelie Irewald and Kalle Johansson got spot 2. What a surprise 😀

Otherwise it seems fine!