melodifestivalen 2018 deltavling 3 excitedfor

Nu kör vi! Melodifestivalen moves on to Semi-Final 3 in Malmö this week. At this point in the competition last year, we first heard last year’s winner Robin Bengtsson sing his winning song “I Can’t Go On” and hopes are similarly high this year. Seven more acts are set to take to the stage in the Malmö arena, all hoping to hear David Lindgren tell them they’ve gone “direkt til final” or failing that “Andra Chansen”. 

Idol winner Martin Almgren will open the show, Melfest newcomer Barbi Escobar is on second and Mocho is on third with the tropicana-sounding “Cuba Libre”.

Golden girl Jessica Andersson sings sandwiched between two threesomes in fourth, Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän are on fifth singing “Min Dröm”, singer-songwriter Dotter – the Melodifestivalen 2018 Semi-Final 3 act you’re most excited for – sings sixth and two-time Melfest alum Mendez closes the show singing “Everyday”.

Now that SVT has released the snippets, we want to know who you think should win Semi-Final 3 in Malmö, head direkt til final and join the Stockholm sausage fest at Friends Arena alongside Benjamin Ingrosso, John Lundvik, LIAMOO, and Samir & Viktor.

You can vote for as many acts as you like, but unlike the Melodifestivalen Official app, you can only vote once, so make it count. The results will be revealed on Saturday immediately prior to Semi-Final 3 which airs at 20:00CET on SVT1.

WHO SHOULD WIN MELODIFESTIVALEN 2018 SEMI-FINAL 3?

1 Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828658113846351/

2 Barbi Escobar “Stark”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828687247176771/

3 Moncho “Cuba Libre”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828693793842783/

4 Jessica Andersson “Party Voice”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828701217175374/

5 Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän “Min dröm”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828740573838105/

6 Dotter “Cry”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828723447173151/

7 Méndez “Everyday”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1828744033837759/

Last week you wanted Margaret and Samir & Vitkor to win the semi-final, with LIAMOO and Mimi Werner as your picks for Andra Chansen. Although Sweden didn’t entirely deliver – “In My Cabana” will battle it out at Andra Chansen, while “Last Breath” has cruised to the final in Friends Arena – you did correctly identify this week’s four qualifiers. Let us know your favourite song from this week in the comments below!

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Jessica all the way!

Cambell Grace
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1. Kween Dotter – I won’t lie I was hoping something more like her back catalogue ‘Creatures of the Sun’ or ‘Evolution’. It’s probably one of the strongest songs still albeit, it kind of gives me Isa vibes with ‘I Will Wait’. Definitely going direkt though. 2. Mendez – I didn’t see the hype around him when he was revealed and given the last slot, however, I can now see why. Obviously there’s Despacito influences, but I still feel like he makes this song his own. Again, should be a direkt qualification. 3. Jessica Andersson – This is THE bop… Read more »

Gustaf
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Gustaf

I don’t get Eurovision fans anymore. The biggest moaners on earth. Hell this semi is the strongest so far and Dotter is the biggest stand out. I get 2016 vibes all over again. Sweden ending a reaally, good, modern song, but fans being to stupid to get it.

Denis
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Denis

Ah you see, Wiiwreaders don’t want modern songs from Sweden, they want schlagers, folk-Music and ethno. Anything that is modern is shunned upon. In thier mind it’s still 1998 and not 2018. They think schalgers is soemthing everyone listens to and enjoys..

James
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James

I am not understanding the Dotter hype (and bookie ranking) AT ALL. I wonder what I am missing…

James
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James

When did “modern” become code for slow and boring?

Akmens
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Akmens

In 2017.

But I still like the somg, hype or not

really
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really

Dotter have the same song as Julia Michael “Issues”.

Maarten
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Maarten

Dotter! Thank god she delivered. But I’m gonna be honest, this will be a walk in the park for Mariette. She will win or Sweden will not reach the top 10 this time.

RealMusicLover
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RealMusicLover

It doesn’t really matter, because it”a all boring as hell. If I had to choose I would go for Dotter. This is one NF that I very gladly skip, for the sake of my sanity.

ImpressiveInstants
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ImpressiveInstants

These songs are SOOOO underwhelming. All of them.

KESC
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KESC

OFF-TOPIC!!!
Ok, it’s official now! Areti Ketime confirmed on her Facebook page that she has been disqualified and wished good luck to Gianna. Gianna will represent Greece in Lisbon.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

So it was basically an internal selection lmao mess.

KESC
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KESC

What to expect from a country that is not even economically solid to hold a national final?!

I hope at least that it was a right internal decision.

Hope queen Areti Ketime will return next year with another bop and take her revenge!!!

Stef
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Stef

? really hope she won’t!

MD
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MD

Really hope she will! By the way, it’s a very shadowy internal selection. I would even call it a scandal!

Wheatley
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Wheatley

By the way “Oneiro mou” by Yianna Terzi is on spotify for anyone interested.

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

OK. This has to be the weakest semifinal of MF 2018. I like none of the snippets. Hopefully Mariette won’t disappoint us next week. ^^

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

If it was up to me I’d send Cry and Cuba Libre to the final, and A Bitter Lullaby and Everyday to andra chansen.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Saaame

Cambell Grace
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Cambell Grace

I spat when you said ‘Cuba Libre’ and ‘final’ in the same sentence. Hunny your taste really is… something. 🙂

Jonas
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Jonas

#TeamJessica

Fredrik
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Fredrik

I cant take you fans seriously when Barbi Escobar is 3rd in the results. Are you even listening to the songs? Im from Sweden and she is coming last. The singing is horrible and also the song. Besides this is the reharsels so dont say we are staying in the semifinal when you havent seen the whole songs yet. Eurovision fans dont have great taste i must say.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I agrih, her song is the least impressive and most forgettable.

Milla
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Milla

I’m wondering the same thing and I don’t consider eurovision-fans to be a good indicator of what’s good anymore. That I’ve learned this year.
Dotter for example seem ahead of her time in this contest and might get over people’s heads. Thay’s what I fear will happen on Saturday. Maybe people won’t get it. It’s classy and arty and very 2018. While Jessica is 2006.

Milla
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Milla

I learned it already last year btw..

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Julia Michaels’ Issue was released in 2017.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Honestly, I think Jessica’s performance was the best among them all…I can see why it’s getting the most views! Schlager at it’s best! Mendez’s voice has something to be desired, despite a good song. Barbi’s song is good, but she’s too static on stage. The others are okay to so-so. Anyway, still prefer Shuffla the best!

Milla
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Milla

Or maybe she gets the most views because she’s the most known person in this semifinal? Catchy song, but that’s it.

West
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West

I actualy really like the songs in this semifinal – or maybe after those two previous ones I lowered my expectations so much that I’m impressed by anything slightly decent now 😛
Anyway – my top 7:
1. Martin Almgren – best song so far
2. Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän – yes, seriously, I’m not immune to nostalgia and this is full of it
3. Jessica Andersson – ok song
4. Méndez – aweful live vocals, still good song
5. Barbi Escobar – aweful live vocals, mediocre song
6. Dotter – nope, I guess I’m not impressed by everything after all
7. Moncho – meh

Ovverrated ?
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Ovverrated ?

I don’t get the Hype with Dotter. Her snippet doesnt give me any emotion. I can find better song in other countries (France with Mercy, Czechia with Lie To Me, Poland with Delirium and Estonia with La Forza. These 4 are good examples).

Tony
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Tony

I guess Sweden wants to stay in the semis this year cause are so boring

Rory
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Rory

Don’t forget about the juries that will push them to the max. 😉

Tony
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Tony

But the semi in which sweden is it is the semi of death i’m having 2010 memories of this over again

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Dotter would have their best song since 2012 imo. Not dissapointed at all. Eurovision fans are just the biggest moaners on the planet sometimes…

Rory
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Rory

I dare you to to write 5 more articles about MF till Saturday evening.

I’ll count. 😉

LOL

Rory
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Rory

C’mon people, betting is open on this subject!

LOL

Kris
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Kris

They will have 4 for sure! Not sure about the 5th one!!

David S
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David S

And yet here we all are, reading and commenting on a Melfest wiwi article.

David S
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David S

And yet here we all are, reading and commenting on a wiwi Melfest article.

sam
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sam

dotter and barbi escobar direct to final and jessica andersson and (i dont care who else) to andra chansen. these “worst melfest” comments are annoying lol

allexo
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allexo

For me , You Decide, Destination Eurovision, OT, Supernova and Eesti Laul, Selectia Nationala, Vidbir, DMGP and Song CZ’s songs are more exciting and memorable than most if not ALL of Sweden’s songs so far this year.

So in conclusion if song quality doesn’t improve it’s a 3rd year in a row where Sweden is not in my top 10 or this year, 20.

I think Dotter will win just waiting for Mariette to have an amazing song.
From a secondary school kid from the UK

Jonas
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Jonas

Don’t forget San Remo. I agree this has not been a vintage year (so far), at least not according to my own personal taste.

Denis
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Denis

Dotter, easily. She has no competition!
Now as for who will join her it’s open, meaning the field is stronger.I like Jessica but schlager is dead,especially with app voting. I like Martin too. And Mendez.

Belle
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Belle

Dotter is the best!

Real Winner
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Real Winner

I couldn’t vote for anyone. It’s the worst MalFest ever. I guess trying to rebrand it in a very lame way to “Mello” made everything crappy. People keep saying that Christer wants to bring the 7th victory before he steps down, but this edition is just a disgrace for him, for Sweden, and for music. It all sounds like something that even San Marino would reject.

Rory
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Rory

This!

Carlos Dominguez
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Dotter to the finals

Ben
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Ben

ITs time for Jessica Andersson to bring back the schlager to Melodifestivalen! Modernise the schlager genre!

I haven’t like her entries since 2007! I hope she goes to the finals,or at least the Andra chanson.

Milla
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Milla

Dotter is the best! Arrrrty!