SVT has just released the running order for the final of Melodifestivalen 2015.
Where is everyone performing in the running order?
The acts have been evenly spread out across the competition, balancing favourites and not-so-favourites. The Andra Chansen qualifiers have taken 1, 3, 7 and 12 for their spots in the running order. The rest of the running order spots have been spread out between the 8 winners of the heats.
1. Samir & Viktor – “Groupie”
2. JTR – “Building It Up”
3. Dinah Nah – “Make Me (La La La)”
4. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)”
5. Jessica Andersson – “Can’t Hurt Me Now”
6. Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes”
7. Linus Svenning – “Forever Starts Today”
8. Isa – “Don’t Stop”
9. Magnus Carlsson – “Möt mig i Gamla stan”
10. Eric Saade – “Sting”
11. Mariette – “Don’t Stop Believing”
12. Hasse Andersson – “Guld och gröna skogar”
Who are the winners?
From previous experience the later you perform the better. The last five winners of Melodifestivalen (Sanna Nielsen, Robin Stjernberg, Loreen, Eric Saade and Anna Bergendahl all performed in spots 6-10, and other than Loreen all performed in 8-10).
Eric will be performing in the exact same spot he performed in during the 2011 final of Melodifestivalen. Mariette’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ should contrast strongly from ‘Sting’ giving her a possible advantage too.
Måns Zelmerlöw the current favourite has been given the spot that saw Loreen win big time with ‘Euphoria’ in 2012. Following Jessica Andersson’s ballad and being succeeded by Linus in the running order gives ‘Heroes’ two contrasting tempos that should show it off to the best extent possible.
The big losers in the running order?
Samir & Viktor, JTR and Dinah Nah will be opening the show with a bang but are likely being sacrificed by SVT in the interest of spectacle.
Curiously Jon Henrik too seems to have been put out to pasture, despite strong fan support and enthusiasm for his entry.
What do you think about the running order? Who will win Melodifestivalen 2015?