Four countries will choose their representatives for Eurovision 2017. Among them is Sweden, who after five weeks of semifinals and the second chance round are now finally deciding the winner of Melodifestivalen 2017.
Over the past week our readers have been able to vote for their favourites in our poll. Over 8,000 votes were cast and the winner got only two votes more than the runner-up. Our readers favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2017 is Wiktoria with “As I Lay Me Down”.
Wiktoria has been one of the favourites to win ever since she qualified from the fourth semifinal. Next to winning our poll with 1,444 votes, her song is the most streamed song from the Melodifestivalen finalists on Spotify. She was also the favourite of the audience in yesterday’s dress rehearsal.
After finishing fourth in last year’s final, many were looking forward to see Wiktoria back on the Melodifestivalen stage. In our recent interview Wiktoria told us that she wanted to do it all again because she had so much fun last year.
Only two votes behind is another artist returning to the Melodifestivalen final before. Jon Henrik Fjällgren returns two years after finishing second in 2015. This time he is joined by Aninia and together they are singing “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)”. The duo got 1,442 votes in our poll.
Melodifestivalen isn’t completely new experience for Aninia, who is now debuting as a singer in the contest. Back in 2009 she was one of the dancers behind Velvet back in 2009, alongside Anton Ewald.
Third place goes to Mariette, who is the favourite of our Wiwi Jury for tonight’s final. Like Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Mariette also competed at Melodifestivalen two years ago. There, she finished third behind Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Måns Zelmerlöw, who also went to win Eurovision.
Mariette finished third in our poll with 1,371 votes.
Robin Bengtsson — another former Melodifestivalen finalist — finished fourth in our poll. A year ago, Robin sang “Constellation Prize” in the Melodifestivalen final. Robin placed fifth, but the song became a big hit in Sweden and peaked at second place on the Swedish singles chart.
This year, Robin bring something different to the table. His song “I Can’t Go On” is more upbeat and the live performance has an element we have never seen at Eurovision before. Robin starts the performance from off stage before coming on at the end of the first verse. He was able to impress at least 11 percent of the voters, as he got 927 votes in our poll.
Three-time Melodifestivalen finalist Ace Wilder rounds out the top five with “Wild Child”. Ever since debuting in the contest back in 2014, Ace has always brought high-quality songs and performances to Melodifestivalen. Last year she placed third with “Don’t Worry”. From her debut year she has the silver medal, but she is still missing the golden one. Will this be her year?
Poll results: Who should win Melodifestivalen 2017?
1. Wiktoria — “As I Lay Me Down”: 17.98% (1,444 votes)
2. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia — “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)”: 17.95% (1,442 votes)
3. Mariette — “A Million Years”: 17.07% (1,371 votes)
4. Robin Bengtsson — “I Can’t Go On”: 11.54% (927 votes)
5. Ace Wilder — “Wild Child”: 10.12% (813 votes)
6. Nano — “Hold On”: 7.83% (629 votes)
7. Anton Hagman — “Kiss You Goodbye”: 5.17% (415 votes)
8. Benjamin Ingrosso — “Good Lovin’”: 3.32% (267 votes)
9. Owe Thörnqvist — “Boogieman Blues”: 3.27% (263 votes)
10. Lisa Ajax — “I Don’t Give A”: 2.81% (226 votes)
11. Boris René — “Her Kiss”: 1.69% (136 votes)
12. FO&O — “Gotta Thing About You”: 1.23% (99 votes)
Total Votes: 8,032
Which act are you supporting tonight? Do you think Wiktoria will grab the trophy? Let us know in the comments or in the wiwibloggs app!
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What is happening with wiwi readers prediction this year?
Guys is it only me or Wictoria cant sing at all? I cant stand her voice at high notes. She screams like a dying panda. Her song was best one but her performance screwed it. She cant control her breathing and missed some notes. Is it only me or anyone else noticed it?Please answer me i am going nuts…
Sweden will win Eurovision!!!
*on the other hand
@ Chicken Kyiv
Wiktoria didn’t win the televote though, she was runner-up to Nano. Thus you can’t just blame the juries
Also, Robin is hardly a “boy toy;” he’s definitely a man! Haha. Anton in the other hand… 😀
Really, Sweden? Great line-up, and you pick the song I don’t really care about? You are the new Finland! Oh, well, congrats Robin. Not in my top 10, though.
Please Iceland, pick Aron Brink, Arnar/Rakel or Runar and make my day. 🙂
Correction: NANO won the televote, but Wiktoria was a very very close second. Unless there is more information?
Wiktoria won the televote as expected but crooked juries placed her 8th meaning a win was next to impossible.
Bjorkman gets another boy toy, 3 years in a row
That was one of the closest I have seen. Great stuff Sweden. But international juries were a bit off with the public, so this might cause some debate.
I like the entry though – Sweden gets sleazy for a change! 😀
Gotta say though, Benjamin beating Wiktoria??? I don’t think ANYONE could say they saw that coming
Sweden. I’m fuming. Yay he had good staging, but the song is just awful!! Ughhhhhh. Mariette, Jon, Ace???? SWEDEN WHY????
So happy Robin won, he was my top 3. Whats funny is that IFF Loreen was in it, the Jury pushed her to win as the Point Range was from 30-57 points
And it’s Robin! He must have just had enough to stay on top of Nano.
Wow! It’s Robin!
For me it’s Henrik etc, Robin, Nano and Ace. In that order but anyone of those would make me happy. Who is this awful interval act?
Sweden, rather, international juries, WHAT ARE THESE RESULTS???
I really can’t stand Robins’ song… I just despise it.
Please Sweden, go vote for Mariette or Jon!
I’ll even accept a Nano victory, just please not Robin!!!!
Why? Robin has a staging, but the song??? Poor Wiktoria 🙁 Can Mariette, Jon Henrik or Benjamin surpass him maybe by televote? It might be Nano, though. Please, let it be JH B-)
Let’s not panic. The public vote could be a landslide victory for anybody. 😀
Please Robin HOLD ON to your lead and don’t let Nano win please please please, it is by no means my favourite but I’d take anything over Nano it’s my number 12 of the final…
The juries have got to go. Enough is enough they are killing Eurovision dead.
Wiktoria has A LOT of catching up to do. Could this be a Nano victory after the voting results are added?
Robin ran away with the juries. Did not expect that.
Hmmm. Wiktoria is flopping with the juries. Robin is winning.
Thank you Melfest! What a great show! Jon Henrik & Aninia and Wiktoria were both winners tonight! Owe is phenomenal! The biggest surprise for me was Benjamin – I really, really liked both him and the song. I take back that 5/10 assesment. It’s more around 8/10. Also, props to Lisa for keeping her principle. Robin’s song is so-so for me, but the performance was frickin awesome. I mean, all were at least okay. Sweden slays once again!
WOW @ Wiktoria. Okay, I see and hear what y’all mean now. Haha! 🙂
Robin, Ace & Wiktoria Impressed me tonight
Loving Robin & Henrik so far, but mostly Henrik
Anton did well. 🙂
Looks like that YouTube video was some kind of elaborate ruse. It has been taken down now. Apologies – it wasn’t my doing.
SVT stream is perfect as usual. 🙂
Oh no! Lisa Ajax F-bombed her way through the song!! Not good – if she wins, we can’t use the “National Final Performance” recording.
How irresponsible of them!
@fioba Wiktoria isn’t even close to being a bad singer. 🙂
I’m #TeamJonHenrik for me. Essentially, he and Wiktoria are tied in this poll, with Mariette a hairsbreadth behind. I won’t rely on betting odds, as they’ve got it wrong so many times. Let’s just say that JH, Wiktoria, Robin and Nano are in the running. So excited! 😀
In other news. France’s revamp sucks, especially with the anglicization. C’est dommage! 🙁
Breaking News: It looks like Sweden have just initiated a live stream on YouTube.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QfywfNyeRI
The international fans seem to appreciate Jon Henrik far more than the Swedish audience. Whatever momentum he had has now slipped dramatically even among betting sites.
Wiktoria on the other hands has increased her mometum and is now more popular than she was two days ago.
It does look like the wind is blowing in her favour..
But good job readers, you did the correct choice this year!
Nano please! He is amazing. I don’t understand why so many people like Wiktoria, it’s just an ordinary mainstream popsong that doesn’t stand out in any way.
“Hold on” is amazing en gives me chills. I really, really hope Nano will win tonight.
I’m confused about this year anyway. My favourite is Estonia, don’t get all the fuss about Italy..
This is gonna be a close one! My favorites are Mariette and Ace, but I’d also be happy with Jon ft. Aninia and Wiktoria.
Btw, is Aninia pronounced
A funny warm-up video for you, from ESC: https://youtu.be/qlxGxhpUC04
Wiktoria is great! She can win ESC
Wiktoria’s song has nothing special in it. Just a little “countryesque” song with an awful stage presentation.
I’ll be rooting for Mariette tonight, the best pop song in melfest. Won’t be mad if Ace won just on the grounds of having a catchy melody in ESC amongst all mediocrity this year.
So so close, too close to call.
i am personally rooting for Jon Henrik & Aninia to win.
She can’t sing. All i hear from her performance is out of breathness like she is choking.
wiwibloggs should rename themselves melfestbloggs.
This is going to be a close one, isn’t it. Exciting night coming up! 🙂