The six-week Melodifestivalen marathon is over for another year — and Mello fans can now breathe deeply and regroup. As they do they’ll surely remember the wind machines, schlager, one pulsating purple heart, one song being disqualified, another being accused of plagiarism and questions over how to define the “YOUniverse”.  To help you cope with the transition back to daily life, we’ve pulled together 20 GIFs that sum up the life of a typical Melfest fan during February and March. In the words of Ace Wilder, “Don’t worry. It’s alright.”

Twenty signs you’re a Melodifestivalen fanatic

1. When you and your friends hear that your favourite song has gone direkt till final, you’re like…

Liscar 1

2. But when your other favourite doesn’t even make it to Andra Chansen…

Real

3. Thankfully there’s always another heat. This is what happens the moment your preferred underdog defies the odds (and the Twitter-sphere’s shade) and makes it to the final…

Ha

4. But inevitably you lose another favourite…

Save Me

5. You just wanted to let that special someone know you care, so you were all…

Youniverse

6. Sometimes you’re sitting in your car and you start swerving off the road when Dolly Style comes on…

Dancing Dollies

7. The night before Valentine’s Day all you wanted to do was watch a Melfest Semi Final, but when you went home you found your significant other was waiting for you with roses and some sex

Isa Rose

8. When you are trying to watch Melfest online and your stream starts lagging…

WiFi

9. And then there are those days when you’re trying to watch Melfest but there are six other national selection shows on at the same time and you’re struggling to keep up…

Kizunguzungu

9. When — after six weeks of doing nothing but eating and watching Melfest — you realise that your body is looking seriously out of shape…

Waist

10. And this is what you feel like two weeks after Melfest when you’re trying to get that hot body back…

Hunger

11. You know exactly how to make an entrance…

Panetoz Entrance

12. Sometimes when you’re walking down the street with your iPhone playing, you go all…

Krista Entrance

11. You need a stiff drink just before the results are announced…

Ace 2

12. When you realise that they’re not about to reveal the results and there’s actually an interval act on…

I Will Wait

13. When you don’t understand the hype surrounding the bookies’ favourite you get all…

Ace 1

14. When you suddenly like a song that you hated before…

Oscar 2

15. When every Eurovision fan seems to hate a song you love…

Ace 3

16. And when you don’t live in Sweden but you’re desperately trying to encourage Swedish people over social media to vote for that song only you love…

Ruslana Clapping 1

17. Sometimes you deliberately mispronounce Swedish words…

Lynda 2

18. And in an English accent…

Lynda 3

19. You can describe in detail the underpants Samir & Viktor wore during their heat in Gothenburg…

Pants Rehearsal Better

20. …and the final!

Pants Performance

Do any of these apply to you during Melfest season? Let us know in the comments below!

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Isaac Muscat
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Isaac Muscat

The best ones are the 2 numbers twelves…..of Isa and Krista….

Rhys
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Rhys

Number 2: me with Mimi… My winner of Melfest… :'(

@theJJAlvarado
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@theJJAlvarado

I love MelFest…even I understand half of what the hosts and intervals are saying (not a Swedish speaker here).

nnnn
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nnnn

Eesti Laul is way better than Melfest. Estonia has so great variety of the songs in the competition. Basically something for every taste. But Sweden just has 12 same songs in a row. Frans only won because it was only song that stood out from the rest because it was different. But everybody probably likes it because it is very expensive show.

SellmeLove
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SellmeLove

Number 13 was on point. It was so true this year. 😀

Lynda's Fan
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Lynda's Fan

LMAO about Lynda Woodruff..! 😀

Rhino
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Rhino

Melfest is great! Fun, good songs, good production, good concept, good hosts… It’s so amusing! 6 weeks you look forward to the weekend to watch it XD. And of course is the most talked about by Wiwibloggs when it’s the best National Selection for Eurovision..

Huh
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Huh

I find this year’s Melfest amusing tbh. The whole package is very entertaining because of the program and the performances. But I don’t like how the show and the broadcaster are over exaggerating on trying to capitalize on Frans’ song and performance after him being announced as a finalist in MF grand final and the winner of the whole show. Sweden of course has the rights to do that because it’s their contest and the fact that they are hosting this year. But it’s getting too annoying given all the spamming publicity. That’s it. It makes other news about other… Read more »

Never forget
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Never forget

Is in that glass box all number from 1 to 26. When Sweden draw number 9, men wiht microfone in hand have paper with number 4. See video on 01.08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXtjMN66OjY

MAGT
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MAGT

I think most of the countries take ESC seriously, but for these reason I think all of them should have the same opportunities in this website. Just an opinion. Not hating Sweden at all but remembering there are 42 countries more

oxyk
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oxyk

the only part of the show I liked is #17 and #18. the same thing with Slovenian NF where Klemen Slakonja performed better songs than participants.

Charles
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Charles

This whole anti-Frans is so like being 10 years old again and refusing to let some kids playing with you for some pathetic reason … for heaven’s sake, it’s just a song competing who cares … aren’t there more relevant issues to be worried about or in this case to be angry about? And there are other 42 songs in ESC this year so … really? Seriously? Lord …

Laburnum
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Laburnum

Samir & Viktor on fleek! 😉

davve
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davve

People are so jealous of MF and Frans. Do not hate Sweden for taking ESC seriously.

U are all fools..

David Who
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David Who

And yet, no memes of Frans.
Is he really that boring? 🙁

Sam
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Sam

Could someone please explain the purple heart? It was very confusing because I just watched the final and had no idea what the point was.

Steven Keenan
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Steven Keenan

Loved this! Lots of fun! The Ace pics are well..ACE!

For those complaining about Melfest posts just don’t click on them. They put on the best NF show so tough tiddies

yulen
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yulen

@jr esc nl haters doesn’t read this post. The problem is that we want more posts about other countries and not only Melodifestivalen posts 24/7.

sos
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sos

The only feeling i have about Melodifestivalen is hate and boredom. STOP POSTING THINGS ABOUT SWEDEN.

MAGT
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MAGT

What’s this? Wiwimelodifestivalenbloggs? Wiwiswedishbloggs? Is it Sweden sponsoring this website?

oxyk
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oxyk

“16. And when you don’t live in Sweden but you’re desperately trying to encourage Swedish people over social media to vote for that song only you love…” – what it have to do with Ruslana who is clapping to Jamala(?) during Ukrainian semi-final? are you trying to pick up on the color of our flag?

oxyk
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oxyk

that animation on cover image makes me think I’ve been redirected to wrong site. is it still site about ESC?

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

Can all the haters please shut up? Nobody is forcing you to read this post -_-

Florian
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Florian

LOL I am so digging this “out-of-spite” mentality. A bunch of people keep complaining about the dominance of Sweden on this site and what’s the next article they come up with? Duh! A random totally random list about how people can tell they are fanatic about the Swedish national final. I didn’t even bother reading this article as I am only visiting this site for the real news, but the title really made me laugh. It’s so funny how easily you can annoy some of those crazed Euro-nerds. Go ahead and keep on shoving Sweden down their throats. I for… Read more »

MTD
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MTD

Please, in the next few days or whole week, make 14-15 another posts about Sweden and Melodifestivalen. Please.

Thanks.

Never forget
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Never forget

logx

It reminds me of Denmark staging in 2010.

Daniel
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Daniel

Sweden is the host of eurovision….so it is perhaps not surprising that Sweden gets much attention

Marie
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Marie

Finally, a Swedish related post that does not talk about Frans.

logix
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logix
Robyn Gallagher
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Those Ace pics are golden! She needs some sort of comedy cabaret special.

maslo
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maslo

STOP-WITH-MELFEST-POSTS [2]

Edoardo586
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Edoardo586

STOP-WITH-MELFEST-POSTS

MTD
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MTD

A post about Sweden. That’s refreshing. Hahahah…

wowowow
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wowowow

8. and all Ace Wilder gifs had me in stitches XDDD