Tonight Sweden will gift us with the last four finalists of Melodifestivalen 2017 via Andra Chansen — a.k.a. the second chance round — which unfolds in Linköping. The Wiwi Jury have already named their favourites, but now it’s time to find out which acts our readers want to see win their duels.
In the first duel two boybands will fight for your votes (they’ve already won your affections). Our readers think De Vet Du should win the duel with “Road Trip” over FO&O‘s “Gotta Thing About You”.
Humour group De Vet Du competed in the first semifinal of Melodifestivalen and their song has been the most viewed and the most streamed Melodifestivalen entry this year. In our poll they earned 54.27% of the 2,819 votes.
FO&O — the group formerly knows as The Fooo Conspiracy — qualified to Andra Chansen from the third semifinal. They are not too far behind, as they got 45.73% of the votes, meaning 1,289 votes in total.
In the second duel two former Swedish Idol contestants will face each other. Idol winner and Melodifestivalen 2016 finalist Lisa Ajax is our readers’ clear favourite to win this duel with almost 65% of the votes. Last year Lisa made it directly to the final with “My Heart Want Me Dead” where she placed seventh.
Axel Schylström competed in Swedish Idol in 2015 and placed fourth. He debuted at Melodifestivalen this year with “När ingen ser”. Axel got a bit over 35% of the 2,935 votes in our poll.
A returnee will face a debutant in the third duel as well. Boris René experienced Andra Chansen last year and qualified to the final over Albin & Mattias. He is our readers to favourite to qualify to the final this year with “Her Kiss”. Boris received 53.29% of the 2,845 votes casted.
Pop rock group Dismissed earned almost 47% of the votes. Their song “Hearts Align” is written by Ola Salo, the former singer of The Ark who represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The Ark split in 2011, but will their fans still back Dismissed?
Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen won the poll for the fourth duel in a landslide. She earned 85% of the votes, meaning 2,862 votes in total. After winning the contest in 2012, Loreen hasn’t done that well in the Swedish charts. But has the Swedish public fallen in love with her again following her semifinal?
The underdog in the fourth duel is Anton Hagman, an up and coming pop singer who was discovered through YouTube. He received a bit under 15% of the 3,359 votes in our poll.
Poll results: Melodifestivalen 2017 Andra Chansen
Who should win Duel 1?
1. De Vet Du 54.27% (1,530 votes)
2. FO&O 45.73% (1,289 votes)
Total Votes: 2,819
Who should win Duel 2?
1. Lisa Ajax 64.53% (1,894 votes)
2. Axel Schylström 35.47% (1,041 votes)
Total Votes: 2,935
Who should win Duel 3?
1. Boris René 53.29% (1,516 votes)
2. Dismissed 46.71% (1,329 votes)
Total Votes: 2,845
Who should win Duel 4?
1. Loreen 85.2% (2,862 votes)
2. Anton Hagman 14.8% (497 votes)
Total Votes: 3,359
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