margaret melodifestivalen 2018 rehearsals

Last week Melodifestivalen 2018 kicked off in Karlstad and tonight things continues as Semi-Final 2 takes place at Gothenburg’s Scandinavium. From 20:00 CET, seven more acts will step onto the stage, all hoping to win a ticket direkt til final — or failing that, a place in the deadly duels of Andra Chansen on March 3.

Yesterday, we asked you who you think should win Semi-Final 2, taking into account the 60-second snippets and rehearsal footage.

Unlike the Swedish audience poll, our poll delivered a clear victory for Margaret, who won 34% of all votes cast, almost ten percent clear of next nearest rivals Samir & Viktor who won 26% of votes. Those scores would — if replicated tonight — guarantee both a place at the Melodifestivalen final at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Our readers suggest LIAMOO – who has the closing slot in tonight’s show – will be the first act headed to Andra Chansen with 19% of votes. Melodifestivalen 2016 act Mimi Werner takes the other place on 11%.

The bottom three acts: Ida Redig (7%), Stiko Per Larsson (2%) and Jonas Gardell (1%) failed to break into double figures. It should be noted all three are singing in Swedish, so while their international appeal to our audience may be more muted, they may perform better with only Swedes voting tonight.

The Semi-Final 2 snippets and rehearsal footage does appear to have affected your outlook for tonight.

When we asked you who you were most excited for, Margaret won a landslide with 45% of the vote, LIAMOO placed second on 19%, Samir & Viktor placed third on 15% and Mimi Werner followed on 12%.

FULL RESULTS FOR WHO SHOULD WIN SEMI-FINAL 2:

  1. Margaret with “In My Cabana” — 534 votes (34%)
  2. Samir & Viktor with “Shuffla” — 417 votes (26%)
  3. LIAMOO with “Last Breath” — 302 votes (19%)
  4. Mimi Werner with “Songburning” — 174 votes (11%)
  5. Ida Redig with “Allting som vi sa” — 105 votes (7%)
  6. Stiko Per Larsson with “Titta vi flyger” — 24 votes (2%)
  7. Jonas Gardellwith “Det finns en väg” — 18 votes (1%)

Total Votes: 1,574

Semi-Final 2 airs live on SVT 1 from 20:00 CET. You can watch the show, hosted by David Lindgren, here.

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brunowskii
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brunowskii

Mimi is by far the best one

adik
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adik

oh she told in polish interview that she don’t wanna win, just gain new fans 😀

Artjom
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Artjom

Go Margaret! Polish Queen

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

If it doesn’t work out, she can try again in Denmark or something next year.

Rile
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Rile

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Eve
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Eve

Cringe and embarrassing.

Napaw
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Napaw

In My Cabana is no Cool Me Down, but good enough.
I’m trying not to be biased, but out of all the other acts that song is my favorite.

Elfi
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Elfi

Havanna oh na na… oh oops, Cabanna oh na na. Sorry my mistake xD
Just ridiculous, a cheap copycat, shame on the songwritters… but that’s nothing new coming from sweden… 0% originality…
so well done!! ?

Bernardo Pereira
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“In My Cabana” was written, produced and recorded before “Havana” as out.

Elfi
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Elfi

wow, i didn’t know that… but i think the key word is “out”, being written, produced and recorded before was out, doesnt mean that was written produced and recorded before havanna, the coincidence is just too much…but whatever. it is just trash with a blondie with bad voice trying to be a star, that not even americans would vote for…

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Wtf, Margaret is so overrated, I don’t think she’ll make it. I think Samir & Viktor definitly have to make it directly, nothing speaks against it. Liamoo will also make the final… I feel like Margaret is going to be on Andra Chansen with Mimi Werner, but it could also be Ida. The other two guys are out I guess.

Kuna
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Kuna

I hope Ida will surprise, she’s the only one I remember and sometimes sing “or make up words and try to sing along”

esc freak
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esc freak

The top 4 in this poll all sound pretty decent but I’m still waiting for something more impressive from Sweden.

ewan
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ewan

girl just has 0 stage presence

Denis
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Denis

LOl, only Wiwireaders are fascinated with Margaret and thinks she should win. Everything, everytime.

The truth is different. She’s far from being a favourite..

Soy
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Ida is so underrated like stop it

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Whew at that top 2. Wiwi readers serving TASTE. I will NOT accept Ida’s elimination, though.

Jo
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Jo

Swedes are gonna flush her down the toilet.