The action continues in Melodifestivalen 2018 as Sweden’s national selection for Eurovision moves to the city of Gothenburg — host city of the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest. Another seven acts are stepping out onto the stage for the second semi-final.

Before broadcaster SVT release snippets of all seven songs, we asked you on Tuesday which act you’re most looking forward to this weekend. Margaret came out on top in a landslide, with her entry “In My Cabana”. Poland’s “Cool Me Down” singer racked up a whopping 1,106 votes, that’s 45.35% of the overall votes.

Finishing at a distant second is Swedish Idol winner LIAMOO with “Last Breath”. He received 466 votes19.11% overall.

Returning duo Samir & Viktor took the bronze medal position with their entry “Shuffla”, picking up 372 votes, 15.25% of the overall votes.

Our team on the ground in the rehearsals described their entry as “think of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”.” There’s plenty of shuffling going on in the performance too. We can’t wait to see the clips!

As it stands, y’all have Mimi Werner down as the last act to qualify from the semi final. There’s a considerable gap between her and the three acts that follow — Ida Redig, Stiko per Larsson and Jonas Gardell.

Full results

  1. Margaret — “In My Cabana”: 1,106 votes 45%
  2. LIAMOO — “Last Breath”: 466 votes 19%
  3. Samir & Viktor — “Shuffla”: 372 votes 15%
  4. Mimi Werner — “Songburning”: 282 votes 12%
  5. Ida Redig — “Allting som vi sa”: 126 votes 5%
  6. Stiko per Larsson — “Titta vi flyger”: 45 votes 2%
  7. Jonas Gardell — “Det finns en väg”: 42 votes 2%

Total votes: 2,439

Who is your favourite to win the second semi-final? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments box below.

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Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

See what happened to the X Factor UK when they tried to go all out for pure, raw talent — you’d bore the living daylight out of everyone and ratings absolutely plummeted.

For a huge national selection show which racks up a huge audience share, getting the right balance between genuine talent and entertainment is crucial in Melodifestivalen. If Sweden really are chasing that record-equalling seventh Eurovision win, Margaret might not even be at Göteborg right now.

esc freak
esc freak
2 years ago

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Tobias Hedberg
Tobias Hedberg
2 years ago

Jag älskar den där tjejen!!!

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago

Aaaaand we’ve got the snippet!

https://www.svtplay.se/video/16891678/melodifestivalen-2018-lyssna-pa-latarna/melodifestivalen-2018-lyssna-pa-latarna-margaret-in-my-cabana

Margaret –––––––––––––––––––> final

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Polyna

I don’t think that’s gonna happen! Its not the party anthem I thought it’ll be

Napaw
Napaw
2 years ago

Why are people already quoting lyrics??

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago
Reply to  Napaw

They were released yesterday.

Napaw
Napaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Polyna

Well, shame on me then.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago

Cabana uh na na.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 years ago

Let’s go ape in my cabana
We gon’ party ‘til manana
Uh na na

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

Literally copying Havana