Melodifestivalen 2017 still has two weeks left to go, but fans are already trying to predict the winner. One possible indicator is the number of streams each act has amassed on Spotify. In that regard, one finalist has a significant lead.

All eight direct direct finalists have been available on the streaming platform since Saturday evening.

And Wiktoria is the one with the most streams. At the time of writing, “As I Lay Me Down” is the fourth most streamed song in Sweden, with 254,592 daily plays. And it’s not a one off, “As I Lay Me Down” has consistently been the most streamed Melfest song every day since Sunday.

The second most streamed finalist is Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On”. On Wednesday, he occupies sixth place on the Swedish top 50 with 204,925 daily plays. The song has also been in the top ten ever day since Sunday, but reached its peak today.

Benjamin Ingrosso is currently at eight, making “Good Lovin'” the third most played Melodifestivalen track. The song has been played 177,579 times in Sweden over the past 24 hours.

More male artists are at fourth and fifth in the rankings.

Nano‘s “Hold On” is tenth in the overall chart with 164,035 daily plays.

Jon Henrik Fjällgren — last seen at Melfest 2015 — and Aninia racked up 132,725 daily streams, making “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)” the 18th most streamed song in Sweden.

Melodifestivalen 2017 Spotify charts (finalists)

  1. Wiktoria with “As I Lay Me Down” – 849,985
  2. Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On” – 664,686
  3. Benjamin Ingrosso with “Good Lovin'” – 592,965
  4. Nano with “Hold On” – 544,946
  5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia with “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)” – 509,902
  6. Mariette with “A Million Years” – 427,211
  7. Ace Wilder with “Wild Child” – 290,909
  8. Owe Thörnqvist with “Boogieman Blues” – 133,485

Andra Chansen

Of the eight Andra Chansen acts, boyband FO&O are currently highest on the daily streaming chart. Over the past 24 hours they amassed 144,487 plays. “Gotta Thing About You” is the 15th most streamed song in Sweden and fifth most played Melodifestivalen entry.

Eurovision winner Loreen surprised many by not going directly to the final. And despite the ensuing publicity, “Statements” is lagging somewhat in the charts. The track picked up 121,704 plays over the last 24 hours and is currently in 19th place. The “Euphoria” star has so far peaked at 17th in the Swedish streaming chart.

Loreen will face Anton Hagman in her Andra Chansen duel. “Kiss You Goodbye” — which is already in its second week of release — received 110,825 streams in the past day and is currently the third most streamed song from Andra Chansen. It is currently 22nd on the top 50.

Is Spotify a good indication of which songs will do well at Melodifestivalen? What songs have you been streaming the most? Let us know in the comments below or via our app!

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Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Imma let you finish Sami(editor of this article) but Lisa Ajax’s I Don’t Giva A already has over 2 MILLION streams and she’s only in AC xD ;-D

MS
MS
4 years ago

SPOTYFYCHART – that makes the melfest interesting for the best in the swedishmusicindustri. Is it the same in other countries? I think the reason the melfest are interesting for artists, songwriters and recordcompanies in sweden is that they all se that it is the best way to reach out to the swedish audience. Participate means that you probably will be streemed on spotyfy a lot and played at the radio station and in that way reath to people that don’t watch the melfest. Look at at Bella & Filippa! They are played at the radio and are stremed a lot!… Read more »

Sara
Sara
4 years ago

Many people are disappointed with Cyprus G:son song, and it does not sound good for Sweden from this point of view. Seems that Europe loves to hate Sweden. Only Jon’s modesty and innocence can save Sweden.

Miç?iMO
Miç?iMO
4 years ago

I do like this song, but she really needs to work on her runs and transitions from high – low/low-high. I really notice this when she sings it. It doesn’t necessarily sound bad but not as good as it can be.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

I dint like that she screeminf throu the song. And she breath al time. I dont like it

eurovision6
eurovision6
4 years ago

Agree with Xeph, im from Sweden and the streams means nothing. Like De Vet Du has the most streams on youtube and spotify but its not like they are a winner candidate..

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Wiktoria’s song is so boring though. I remember we had this same discussion in 2014 with Ace Wilder. She didn’t win.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Actually Loreen’s video was uploaded muuuch later than De vet du’s on youtube.

nerd
nerd
4 years ago

Its true this video contains a trojan hidden in it.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

@Morgan
I just found the link, no upload no interest to spread a virus.
The song sound like a BEAUTY NEVER LIES part 2.
And I don’t see it doing well.

Demetrio
Demetrio
4 years ago

@??rgan

I downloaded Demy’s song, it isn;t a virus. It’s the full videoclip. Too cheesy and generic in my opinion. Especially the chorus.

Morgan
Morgan
4 years ago

Leaf

I downloaded it and it gives virus alert!!! Dont make people stupid here!!!

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

@Morgan

I watched the video

It’s not a virus…. Has multiple people mimicking the lyrics while Demy looks beautiful in a red gown.
The song is poppy, they said it was uploaded on YouTube but the link is removed.

Music is the key
Music is the key
4 years ago

Not a winner I hope! Bad song, so cheesy. I hope more for Nano or Benjamin. Much more interesting, modern songs. This almost sounds like a schlager….

Blaziker from SG
Blaziker from SG
4 years ago

Meanwhile, YouTube views as of 2/3/2017, 5:17pm Singapore time:

1. De Vet Du (1,367,375 views)
2. Loreen (312,575)
3. FO&O (311,014)
4. Jon Henrik feat Aninia (238,155)
5. Wiktoria (222,561)

This is impressive for Loreen, Jon Henrik feat Aninia and Wiktoria considering their videos were released later than both De Vet Du and FO&O. Overall, quite a close race but it seems Loreen got the upperhand in terms of YouTube views.

Morgan
Morgan
4 years ago

@ Leaf
U disgusting piece! Its a virus!!!

Expressor
Expressor
4 years ago

I really don’t understand the hype around Wiktoria. It’s a decent song with very boring staging. Jon, Robin, Mariette… There are many better choices.
However, I am relaxed because international juries surely won’t award such dullness with high scores and in the end, public vote won’t be enough for her to win.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/2028a2003780878cbf86b84351038db820170302015538/80c854

Found this on a forum.
The song seems very dated and generic.
Check it out.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

Guys has anyone seen the leaked video of Demy’s song?

Jon and Aninia for Sweden
Jon and Aninia for Sweden
4 years ago

If Jon and Aninia will go to Kyiv, Aninia said that she will sing in english to translate what Jon says, so don’t worry about language. Other countries have the courage to be themselves (France, Italy, Belarus, Austria). It will be so good for Sweden to send something like Jon and Aninia, because everybody knows that Swedish songwriters are all over Europe, and its a negative feeling about that, I feel that everything modern from Sweden will be rejected.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Grrrrr.. I hope Loreen will be more appreciated after this Saturday!! She’s going for some changes. And she’s doing exactly what I felt missing in her performance. Fixing the lights and more close-ups. Probobly to get more intimate with the viewer. Because this perormance and song is more of an art, then everything must come together visually. I bet Loreen and her team have looked at the performance many times to understand what’s missing. I love the song by itself though. But on Spotify people don’t agree. Generic popsongs is what people want this year. Well mostly when it comes… Read more »

Karen
Karen
4 years ago

Uwe’s heat had the most votes,does that mean anything?!?

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Also, Samir & Viktor weren’t at Spotify top last year. Frans was and he won..

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Loreen isn’t for Spotify that’s right. It’s an art song, those aren’t meant for a commerical platform like Spotify. Of course she will flop there. Statements isn’t only made to just listen to. It needs several viwes to be appreciated and to take it in. But I do think she will be appreciated. Keep in mind there are juries too who decide the outcome. Their main criteria is originality, voice and Visual impact. Loreen could win based on all that. Wiktoria too. In fact the likely Winner is the one who impresses the juries the most, any one of thier… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

For the record, I’m looking at Mariette, Nano and Jon Henrik as strong possibilities to win. Loreen has to convince the people twice, and hope that her stage routine sinks in with the public by the time she gets to the final (if she makes it).

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@blondboybc: I think I said this in another post, and I will say it again: You still have the international jury to contend with. And Xeph is right on one thing: If Samir and Viktor were at the top of the Spotify list last year, the public was not entirely sold on them, either. They were ELEVENTH in the televote in the final!

TK
TK
4 years ago

Lovely voice but I find the song terribly insip and just a bit naff… I don’t see Wiktoria doing amazing in Kyiv if she wins MF. My favourite is Statements. The song is just so left of centre (comparative to Wiktoria for instance) and is vocally brill. As a native speaker I have no issues with her enunciation or diction, it’s her own particular style of warble. That said, the choreography was messy and off putting, my partner who isn’t a huge ESC fan but loves Loreen hates it and instantly clocked that it’s a Sia emulation and not in… Read more »

Ezequiel
Ezequiel
4 years ago

I don’t think it is a good indicator. Most people that vote are probably not listening to the songs on Spotify. Also it’s not the same to consider a song radio friendly or Eurovision winner.
Loreen’s song is not meant for Spotify I think. It wasn’t designed for being played on the radio a thousand times. So maybe people will vote for it based on the live performance.
Anyway, Wiktoria’s song is not just fun, I think it is very good and might win (I’d be happy with either her or Loreen going to Eurovision).

Patrick G
Patrick G
4 years ago

Poor Loreen

Uptodate
Uptodate
4 years ago

hu 02 Mar, 2017 02:53 I’m already pretty much on the sack, which almost everyone from some drawer thinks of this homophobic convulsion, which is homophobic, etc. Does anyone who is not gay leave the fallen? I think here is about music and not who is homophob or gay, or hetero or pi pa po. Is it his business whether he is otherwise oriented or not. The ESC should be for alla people and not a certain marginal group (not a homophob) is so important with every ESC. As mentioned above, the music should be in the foreground. And the… Read more »

tt
tt
4 years ago

Wiktoria’s song is sure addictive!!

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

In Sweden everybody uses Spotify, it’s not specific. Even our charts are based upon it. So it’s as big as polls and betting odds
So if she’s number one it is a huge indicator. Both Måns and Frans were number 1 on Spotify and they won..

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Yes, please! Sweden would be my #1 this year, I love that song <3

Tomás Patrick davitt
Tomás Patrick davitt
4 years ago

Is there not a particular type of person who uses Spotify? Is it truly an indication of the general public?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Since when did Spotify become as (un)reliable an indicator as betting odds? It’s an interesting observation at best. (Now all watch the votes for Owe Thornqvist in the actual final. Haha!)

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

De Vet Du aren’t in the final…yet.

Mellomania
Mellomania
4 years ago

Mariette should win Mello.

Vlad
Vlad
4 years ago

Erm.. you forgot De Vet Du – Road Trip? Their song has 3.4 million plays on spotify. So they win?

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Relax, Gordon, and try re-reading Padraig’s post. Over-reacting just a little, no? Any perceived aggression is in your imagination, I’m afraid. A simple misunderstanding, that’s all.

I tend to agree with Xeph. Obviously all the streams won’t hurt, but it could be a red herring. Especially when the juries have swung the victory away from the public favorite before – Yohio, Nanne, Sanna – so basically, as Robin Stjernberg showed us in 2013 – anything can happen.

blondboybc
blondboybc
4 years ago

I really don’t think we can put too much stalk in Spotify and iTunes…they’re not a reliable indicator because they don’t account for international juries, who can have very different choices than the Swedish public (eg: Yohio vs Robin Stjernberg).

Also, songs may be popular online, but people are also voting on the staging/overall performance on the night of Melfest. What we can say is that Wiktoria, Robin, Jon-Henrik, and Nano will do well in the Swedish tele-vote–with the juries? That’s very unpredictable. 😀

Telmo
Telmo
4 years ago

The song is good and she is even better, so talented and so well deserved. Hope she wins melfest and get a good result in may too.

Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

Muldoon – You’re misunderstanding what I’m saying. I’m saying Samir & Viktor had WAY more streams than anyone last year and they didn’t even come close to winning.

Cannibal
Cannibal
4 years ago

such an amazing song and performance Wiktoria has, she deserves to win! ????

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

Well… That song is GOOD.

elias
elias
4 years ago

Mariette – Loreen – Jon Henrik Fjällgren for the win !

Conjuancito
Conjuancito
4 years ago

She should win, and then win Eurovision. It is a fine performer, with an amazing song.

Rich
Rich
4 years ago

“Statements”……….. LOREEN for the Win! Not necessarily your average Melfest winner. I personally think this is a good thing. Something more fresh and more challenging visually. Sweden being brave and not predictable. The song itself may not be reaching out to the average audio listeners like on Spotify or Itunes at the moment, certainly not your average playlist fodder that’s for certain. It is more of a stand alone track for me. I feel that the whole package will be more suited for the grand stage. It is visually appealing, leading you on an emotional journey with haunting vocals from… Read more »

Gordon
Gordon
4 years ago

@ Padraig Muldoon How such an ignorant and rude ur comment is. First what Xeph tried to say is : ‘No, Wiktoria may will not win the melfest ,just because her song has been streamed most. Because last year Bada nakna was streamed most but it did not end up winning.’ But you got what he/she said wrong AND you reply him/her in an aggressive and impudent way. This was really rude and that kind of behavior should not be acceptable at wiwibloggs indeed. We are used to kind and friendly people like William, Robyn,Deban. And thats why we love… Read more »

Lukewarm
Lukewarm
4 years ago

Disappointed in people’s music taste is all I can say. The most well-polished mediocre song on MF ever.