Nu kör vi! This weekend the semi-final stage of Melodifestivalen 2018 draws to a close in northerly Örnsköldsvik. The final seven acts of the competition will take to the stage of the Fjällräven Center, where they’ll fight it out in front of thousands of Swedish spectators, four years after Örnsköldsvik last hosted a stage of Melodifestivalen in 2014. 

Two acts will advance direct to the final at Stockholm’s Friends Arena, two more will duke it out at the duels of Andra Chansen and three unfortunate acts will advance no further than the stage of the Fjällräven Center.

Phantom Of The Opera star Emmi Christensson opens the show with “Icarus”, 16-year-old singer Elias Abbas sings “Mitt Paradis” in second and returning competitor Felicia Olsson rounds out the first three acts, singing her power ballad “Break That Chain”.

Carrying us across the midwaypoint of the show is dansband Rolandz, while bad student Olivia Eliasson sings “Never Learn” in fifth, and singing sixth Felix Sandman is going from boybander to balladeer on “Every Single Day”.

Two-time finalist Mariette closes the show with her much anticipated entry “For You”.

Now that you’ve heard the snippets through SVT and seen the rehearsals, we want to know which act you think should win Semi-Final 4. Vote for as many acts as you like, but beware: You can only vote once!

We’ll reveal the results immediately prior to Semi-Final 4 airing live from 8pm on SVT.

Who should win Melodifestiavlen 2018 Semi-Final 4 in Örnsköldsvik?

1 Emmi Christensson “Icarus”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837124389666390/

2 Elias Abbas “Mitt paradis”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837131146332381/

3 Felicia Olsson “Break That Chain”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837137216331774/

4 Rolandz “Fuldans”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837141009664728/

5 Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837146549664174/

6 Felix Sandman “Every Single Day”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837151762996986/

7 Mariette “For You”

https://www.facebook.com/svtmelodifestivalen/videos/1837157049663124/

Last week your favourite Dotter failed to advance from her semi-final, crashed on take-off and was revealed to have ended in sixth place in her semi-final. Your favourites have done better in the two proceeding weeks though: Margaret advanced to Andra Chansen from her heat and Benjamin Ingrosso was one of two winners in the first semi-final.

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Felix is soooo Boring. Mariett and Emmi for final. I understundom people wanna see Samir&Viktor in ESC, becaus they Will no go to the final, and Europé Will be glad.

Barbara
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Barbara

I pick Felix song and so overrated Marriette song is so weak.

kan
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kan

I hope Felix wins to be in ESC, instead of Jazz-”You” from UK. The songs have the same flavor.

LjupchoMKD
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LjupchoMKD

Mariette’s song is her weakest Mello entry so far. I think she will be the Loreen of this edition, barely making it to Andra Chansen, and getting eliminated there. Having in mind the finalists so far, I believe we will either go “Shuffla” or hear a “Party Voice” in Lisabon. Everything else is surprisingly weak.

Denis
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Denis

Lol neither of them will win.

Lola
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Lola

Janeiro from “Festival da Canção” wants his staging back lol

blondboybc
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blondboybc

I’m really not impressed with any of them, but I prefer Icarus the most. Anyway, none of these impress me much…it’s like I’ve heard them before…have no idea who’ll make it to final–maybe Elias and Mariette? Can see Felix going to andra chansen along with Emmi. Honestly, still prefer Samir and Viktor!

Ben005
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Ben005

This year Melodifestivalen has weak songs and after a long time, we Sweden might not finish in top 10 at Eurovision.

Denis
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Denis

They said so for both 2016 and 2017 and were wrong. There are top 10 worthy acts. Ingrosso, Liamoo, Mariette, Felix, Icarus. Perhaps S&V too.

Marc
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Marc

Mariette Top 10 if juries make another Australia 2017. Cause that’s so flopping with televote.
Ingrosso is Top 10 borderline.. depending on juries. Too similar with Robin and predictable.
Felix, Liamoo and S&V are sure things to get another Top 10. They are the best option to make some impact with televote. Sweden would be sending somethig different.

Lolek
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Lolek

Agreed, I think if S&V go to Eurovision and translate the song into english (though I’d personally prefer it if they stayed in swedish), I could see them being the ‘fun’ song of this years contest and getting a top 10 finish, maybe even top 5 (Like Verka, the Babushkas or last years Sunset Project). The other songs aren’t bad by any means but I could see them getting lost in the crowd. Its kinda strange because I feel like easily the top 8 or so songs of last years Mellfest are preferable to most of this years… at least… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

Felix is the only interesting act. I like Mariette as an artist, but her songs are getting worse year after year…

So now, I suppose it’s official that this year’s Melodifestivales sucks. Liamoo, John Lundvik, Martin Almgren or Samir & Victor are the only decent options. Benjamin Ingrosso’s staging is cool, but the song is average at best.

Mikaela
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Mikaela

Im Swedish and I agree with the part about Felix and Mariette. And that MF sucks this year. Wouldn’t want to send any of the qualifiers so far to Eurovision. Disappointed.

Mar
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Mar

“Like Icarus fly”? Lady, do you even know who that is? smh @ the ignorance.
Mariette sounds decent, so there’s some hope I guess.

West
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West

Maybe the message of this song is that she wants them to overestimate their limits and then fail miserably. But don’t blame her – she didn’t write the song.

kan
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kan

”Icarus ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun; when the wax in his wings melted he tumbled out of the sky and fell into the sea where he drowned.”

lasse braun
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lasse braun

the poll sucks!
7 songs from the trashbox!
sorry.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Felix for sure! I’d even say he’s my personal favorite to win for us this year. Mariette is just overrated like she always is by the international viewers. I’ve never got the appeal of her and I certainly don’t get it this year either.

truthteller
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truthteller

For You sounds like freakin Dai Laga lmao am I deaf or what?

dom
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dom

This is the weakest melfest in like 5 years :/

West
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West

I’m glad that Mariette didn’t disappoint. I like her song and even though I think the one last year was slightly better, it’s still really good.
For me it’s:
final: Mariette and Elias Abbas
second chance: Emmi Christensen and Felicia Olsson
b.t.w. the metaphore in Icarus is weird – they are aware that Icarus fell down and died because he flew too high, right?

AngieP
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AngieP

Mariette’s staging isn’t what I expected. However, I have faith.
I think “Every single day” and “Mitt paradis” will go direct to the final. “Icarus” and “For You” to A.C.

Gav
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Gav

Mariette’s Staging looks really REALLY terrible. 🙁

beccaboo
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“Mitt paradis” by Elias Abbas. This is why I like when 16-17’s compete. 🙂

jimmeke
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jimmeke

what a disastrous selection of songs again. Lmfao Mariette favorite to win? hell no, she won’t even win in this bad selection of songs of all 4 rounds. maybe it’s time for sweden to just pass this time? 🙂

Rasmus
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Rasmus

I can only see Margaret as the winner right now, she seem to have grown in the swedish public eyes after her appearance.

Denis
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Denis

Swedes would never vote a non Swede to represent Sweden. No chance.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Come on, they’re open-minded enough.

LjupchoMKD
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LjupchoMKD

Sweden’s last two winners are not “pure-blood Swedish”, yet Swedes went ballistics for them. Balkans may be doing a nationality-biased vote, but never the Swedes.

Denis
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Denis

Define pure blood Swedish. Loreen may have Berber origin but is born and raised in Sweden. Making her Swedish. Yes we are that open-minded. Everyone born and raised here are Swedish.
Måns is what you would call pure blood Swede. Nothing ethnic about him whatsoever.

Margaret is foreign with no connection to Sweden. Not born here, not raised here. We would never accept someone who isn’t Swedish to represent Sweden. Loreen was Swedish which is why we went for her.

LjupchoMKD
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LjupchoMKD

“Margaret is foreign with no connection to Sweden. Not born here, not raised here. We would never accept someone who isn’t Swedish to represent Sweden.”
My my, how open-minded.

Andy
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Andy

Do people really expect Cabana to pass AC?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

No one is the only correct answer. Voted for Felix because he’s cute.

Rvision
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Rvision

Hmmm… Still waiting for the swedish bang!!! …

aaron
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aaron

Elias Abbas and Mariette are my preffered 2, maybe the Icarus girl to Andra.

Felix’s song is really dull but as a good looking young guy might get through, though his song is duller than dotters.

Milla
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Milla

I vote for Mariette and Felix. Felix live version seem to be better than the studio. But I still believe Rolandz will be a favourite as well.

Milla
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Milla

If I could vote for both that is. So I choose Felix if I must. Mariette’s staging needs work.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Mariette is having a disastrous stage AGAIN?

OnlyMello
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OnlyMello

Damn! I love Felix and Mariette their staging, also really good songs, but everyone is very likable. Song #2 and song #4 would be out after the first round of voting is my guess, then Olivia vs Felicia for the last andra spot, please Sweden be predictable this time just like semi 1 and 2 :p

Marc
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Marc

Felix has to win it. Fantastic song. Simple, yet clever staging performance. Feelings will win.
On the opposite, we have Mariette. Song aside.. that staging and performance is a hot mess. Non sense fireworks.. such an empty entry.

Álex
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Álex

Only Felix here.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Felix could win our whole selection this year, he has the best song

KESC
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KESC

Mariette and Felix to the final, and Mariette for the win!

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Felix, his song is very good. The same cannot be said for Mariette, it’s like she told the Songwriters ”Give me the most generic and average song ever so I’m not going to win”