As the results were revealed during Saturday’s Andra Chansen, SVT set the running order for the Melodifestivalen 2017 final. As expected they’re mixing up genres to create the most interesting show possible. But are they also setting up Wiktoria for a win?
Ace Wilder will compete in the Melodifestivalen final for the third time and will open the show with “Wild Child” — her upbeat track which is performed before jungle LEDs. She’s followed by two artists who competed against her in the Melodifestivalen final last year: Andra Chansen qualifiers Boris René and Lisa Ajax.
Robin Bengtsson — another Melodifestivalen 2016 finalist — is up fourth and will be followed by Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia. From sexy singing on treadmills to spiritual joiking featuring a woman with a nose plate, the leap here is immense!
Anton Hagman, who beat Eurovision winner Loreen in the Andra Chansen, will sing in sixth position and he’ll be followed by Mariette (who will, no doubt, return with her slow-mo shots and dancers on bungee coords).
FO&O — who also qualified from the Andra Chansen — are up before the contest’s two big favourites.
Nano and Wiktoria remain the bookies’ favourites to win the final and they’re performing one after the other.
Benjamin Ingrosso, one of the youngest artists, sings in eleventh position with “Good Lovin'”. And 87-year-old Owe Thörnqvist — the oldest contestant ever to compete at Melodifestivalen — will close the show with “Boogieman Blues”.
Last year Frans won Melodifestivalen from tenth position. Now that spot has been given to Wiktoria.
Melodifestivalen 2017 final: running order
- Ace Wilder with “Wild Child”
- Boris René with “Her Kiss”
- Lisa Ajax with “I Don’t Give A”
- Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On”
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia with “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)”
- Anton Hagman with “Kiss You Goodbye”
- Mariette with “A Million Years”
- FO&O with “Gotta Thing About You”
- Nano with “Hold On”
- Wiktoria with “As I Lay Me Down”
- Benjamin Ingrosso with “Good Lovin'”
- Owe Thörnqvist with “Boogieman Blues”
What do you make of the running order? When is your favourite singing? Let us know in the comments!
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Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT