dotter melodifestivalen

She wrote Mariette’s Melodifestivalen2017 entry “A Million Years”, counts Florence + the Machine as a musical influence and says that “Euphoria” is her favourite Melfest song of all time. And now Dotter has become the Melodifestivalen 2018 semi-Final 3 act you’re most excited to see on stage in Malmö this weekend. 

Singer-songwriter Dotter won a commanding 45% of all votes cast. Ahead of the snippets reveal later today, she’s certainly a strong favourite to make it to the final in Stockholm.

Dotter has 25% more votes than her next nearest rival, Melfest grande dame Jessica Andersson. Jessica’s schlager track, “Party Voice” still powered her to 20% of votes cast.

The field widens after the leaders. Two-time Mello contestant Méndez is on 11%, with newcomer Barbi Escobar in fourth on 9%. If those results are replicated on Saturday night in Malmö, Méndez and Barbi will be the two acts headed to Andra Chansen.

This also means that our readers expect Idol winner Martin Almgren (7%), Moncho (6%) and Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelman (2%) to go no further than the Semi-Final 3 stage in the Malmoö arena.

Melodifestivalen 2018: Semi-Final 3 Act You’re Most Excited For (Results)

  1. Dotter — Cry, 675 votes (45%)
  2. Jessica Andersson — Party Voice, 307 votes (20%)
  3. Méndez — Everyday, 170 votes (11%)
  4. Barbi Escobar — Stark, 134 votes (9%)
  5. Martin Almgren — A Bitter Lullaby, 101 votes (7%)
  6. Moncho — Cuba Libre, 93 votes (6%)
  7. Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelman — Min dröm, 23 votes (2%)

Last week, the four acts you were most excited for – in poll order Margaret, LIAMOO, Samir & Viktor and Mimi Werner – all advanced from their semi-final. On the night, however, Sweden chose to send Margaret to Andra Chansen, and Samir & Viktor direkt til final instead.

We’ll release a new poll today after the snippets of the songs have been released so you can tell us who you think should win. In fact, the snippets last week did change who you were hyped for. Samir & Viktor moving up a place based on the “Shuffla” snippet, with LIAMOO taking a tumble into third place.


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6 years ago

I’m looking forward to hear Dotter’s song. I hope it’s great. Go girl.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
6 years ago

Linnea Deb on backing vocals is certainly a good omen.