The eight acts competing at the Andra Chansen round of Melodifestivalen 2017 had their dress rehearsal in front of a live audience ahead of tomorrow’s live show. Just like in the past four weeks, Swedish fanclub Melodifestivalenklubben asked the departing audience — consisting of children, teenagers and adults — which act was their favourite tonight. After counting 562 votes, Loreen topped the poll with her song “Statements”.
While Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen failed to qualify to the final from the fourth semi-final last week, she is in a good position to get there through Andra Chansen. Out of all eight songs, 117 people named “Statements” as their favourite tonight.
At Andra Chansen, Loreen will compete against YouTube star and Melodifestivalen debutant Anton Hagman, who got 49 votes in the audience poll.
Comedy group De Vet Du got the second most votes, with 109 in total. Their performance has over 1.4 million views on YouTube and the song has over 3.6 million streams on Spotify — more than any other Melodifestivalen 2017 song. They will compete against another boyband, FO&O, in the first duel of Andra Chansen. Felix, Oscar and Omar got 65 votes in today’s poll.
Former footballer Boris René qualified to the final through Andra Chansen last year and is now trying to do the same with “Her Kiss”. Today’s audience liked his retro sound and gave him 79 votes. His competitor Dismissed — the pop rock group with androgynous looks — got the fewest votes of all the eight acts. They got 41 votes.
The second duel got the least votes in total. Swedish Idol winner Lisa Ajax won the duel with a small margin ahead of fellow Idol alum Axel Schylström. Lisa got 54 votes, while Axel counted 48 votes.
This season the audience poll has predicted six out of eight finalists correctly. Last week Wiktoria topped the poll with Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia finishing second. Both qualified to the final.
Audience members were only asked to name their overall favourite from the whole evening. They were not able to give their favourite for each of the four duels.
Audience poll results: Andra Chansen, Linköping
- De Vet Du with “Road Trip” 19.4% (109 votes)
- FO&O with “Gotta Thing About You” 11.6% (65 votes)
- Lisa Ajax with “I Don’t Give A” 9.6% (54 votes)
- Axel Schylström with “När ingen ser” 8.5% (48 votes)
- Boris René with “Her Kiss” 14.1% (79 votes)
- Dismissed with “Hearts Align” 7.3% (41 votes)
- Loreen with “Statements” 20.8% (117 votes)
- Anton Hagman with “Kiss You Goodbye” 8.7% (49 votes)
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Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT