Melodifestivalen 2018 Andra Chansen

Thus far in Melodifestivalen 2018 eight acts have qualified direct to the final, twelve acts have been eliminated and eight more are hanging on for dear life. The last group will sing-it-out for survival next weekend at Andra Chansen in Kristianstad.

Tonight, right after the fourth semi-final finished, SVT revealed the four duels for next weeks’s Second Chance round. The winner of each duel will go on to compete in the final.

Below you can check out each head-to-head duel. Then vote in our polls.

MELODIFESTIVALEN 2018: ANDRA CHANSEN DUELS

  1. Margaret “In My Cabana” (SF 2) vs. Moncho “Cuba Libre” (SF 3)
  2. Renaida “All the Feels” (SF 1) vs. Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn” (SF 4)
  3. Felix Sandman “Every Single Day” (SF 4) vs. Mimi Werner “Songburning” (SF 2)
  4. Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” (SF 1) vs. Méndez “Everyday” (SF 3)

DUEL 1: Margaret vs. Moncho

DUEL 2: Renaida vs. Olivia Eliasson

DUEL 3:  Felix Sandman vs. Mimi Werner

DUEL 4: Sigrid Bernson vs. Mendez

The four duel victors will progress to the Melodifestivalen 2018 grand final in Stockholm. There they’ll be joined by the eight direct finalists — John Lundvik, Benjamin Ingrosso, Samir & Viktor, LIAMOO,  Martin Almgren, Jessica Andersson, Mariette, and Rolandz.

Then, of the 12, one will be chosen to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2018.

What do you think of the Andra Chansen duels? Who do you think will progress? Have any of your favourites being paired against each other? Let us know in the comments below.

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Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson

Felix to cruise through and win it allllll

Colin
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Colin

1. Margaret by far.
2. Renaida
3. I want them both. Unfair pairing! Maybe Mimi by a smidge.
4. Mendez. I don’t even like the song, but it’s less painful than Sigrid’s mess.

Simon
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Simon

I am honestly shocked about the pairings. Even if it is 3rd against 4th.

They could easily have gone with:
Felix vs. Moncho
Margaret vs. Sigrid
Renaida vs. Olivia
Mendez vs. Mimi

Much fairer pairings in my opinion. The only Battle i find justified is Renaida vs. Olivia.

Anyway my initial Top 4 was Mimi, Felix, Mendez (if the singing get‘s better) and either Margaret or Renaida.

Ronan
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Ronan

I think Felix will benefit from being In AC. It will give the Swedes a chance to get used to a ballad. He needs to lose that jacket.

allexo
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allexo

Its going to be a very orange show

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

If it were up to me, I’d rather that they abandon the head-to-head matchups and let all 8 sing, in random order. The people vote after all 8 performances are done, and the top 4 go to the finals.

Danielsen
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Danielsen

That’s true! I really want both from Duel 3, and Patrick Swayze stands no chance against Everyday, whereas it would have a chance of making top 4.

Denis
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Denis

There are duels to ensure there wont be two of each in the final. Like one latino song vs another latino song. Basically let the public decide which one they prefer. I kind of like it.

Kaz
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Kaz

For me each is obvious:
1. In My Cabana (surprised Cuba Libre even made it to Andra Chansen)
2. All The Feels (Olivia’s song has no presence)
3. Every Single Day (shameful that Rolandz got through over this, sorry Mimi)
4. Patrick Swayze (I REALLY dislike Everyday, but it is probably gonna win)

Rhy
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Rhy

Yeah, I also think it’s gonna go this way, Margaret is probably going through, anything else would be a surprise. Renaida has much more charisma although Olivia is cute and has a good song, I’m not sure about this one but Renaida will probably win. Felix definetely deserves the Final, Mimi is good but I’m sorry. And the last one is also interesting, it could go both ways but Sigrid has somehow more chances with the younger audience, Mendez really has to improve his performance if he wants to win this one.

Mark
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Mark

This is no the duels I would have created. I would have gone for genre and style against each other, rather than strong quality verse poor quality.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

I would have gone even further. KILL THE DUELS! Let all 8 sing in random order, then let the people vote, and the first 4 go to the finals.

It’s that simple.

Kris
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Kris

112 – Benjamin Ingrosso
102- Liamoo
100- Samir and Viktor
97- John
95- Renaida
91- Mariette
74- Margaret
66- Martin
65- Sigrid
64- Rolandz
62- Edward
60- Mimi
58- Jessica
57- Felix
55/55- Olivia/Elias
50- Ida
46- Mendez
13-Moncho
0- Kalle and Orsa

Based on this alone the winners should be
100% sure for Renaida and Margaret!

Mimi and Sigrid are not that in the clear and if we factor in the lesser number of viewers in the later semis Felix seems to have the upper hand in their battle while Mendez seems to have the upper hand in his.But these two are very close.

Kris
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Kris

The number is the duration of the beating heart!!

Kris
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Kris

OK…Sigrid is higher after factoring in viewership too…. I did maths wrong!

Tobias Hedberg
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Tobias Hedberg

Margaret
Renaida
Mimi
Mendez

SpirK
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SpirK

Really dissapointed to see Felix getting paired with Mimi. They are my two favorites in AC and both would be my favorite alongside John if they qualify to the final. Anyway:
Prediction: Margaret, Renaida, Felix, Mendez
What I want: Margaret, Renaida, Felix (narrowly), SIGRID BY MILES
Really hope Sigrid can make a suprise. 100% confident that Margaret and Renaida will make it.

Matthew ESC
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Matthew ESC

for me

Moncho (guilty pleasure)
Renaida
Mimi
Sigrid

Eurovision Junior (NL)
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Eurovision Junior (NL)

Lol, exactly the other 4 as me 🙂

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Margaret
Both Renaida/Olivia
Felix
Neither Mendez/Sigrid

SHIJIE YU
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SHIJIE YU

There is nothing genuine about Margaret’s performance, it’s just a bunch of skinny white people dancing to their so-called “Latin flavor” song.

SHIJIE YU
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SHIJIE YU

MONCHO IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE QUEEN OF BASIC (Margaret)

irelando esc
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irelando esc

looks like I’m the only one who’s on team Olivia for her duel..

Margaret
Olivia
Mimi
Sigrid

Ruben
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Ruben

They are both very good but, renaida’s preformance is much better and stronger, olivia is good too but in this duel her chance of getting trough is very small.

AngieP
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AngieP

I think Margaret, Renaida, Felix and Sigrid will go to the final.

AngieP
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AngieP

Oops, I wanted to write Mendez instead of Sigrid. Sorry about that.

DragKvinna
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DragKvinna

Margareth reinalda mimi patrickswayze

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

My prediction:

Margaret
Renaida
Felix
Méndez

Ben005
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Ben005

I want to see Margaret in the final despite her song is copycat of Havana in some way. If I were her, I would completely toned down the performance and definitely not wear what she wore in semis. Would opt for non Zara Larsson look and tried to be more Margaret.

Héctor
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Héctor

My prediction:
1st duel – Margaret
2nd duel – Renaida
3rd duel – Felix
4th duel – Mendez

What I want:

1st – Moncho
2nd – Renaida
3rd – Felix
4th – Mendez

Mar
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Mar

Felix vs. Mimi will be probably be the toughest one, they’re both good songs and not very similar at all. If Margaret doesn’t destroy Moncho I will eat my hat. Other two duels I could care less about.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Yeah that’s a tough one but I think Felix will win because of fangirls and housewives thinking he’s cute. Same thing with Anton last year.

Ugnius
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Ugnius

I don’t get why Mimi is paired against Felix and Sigrid against Mendez. It would be much better if we saw Mimi vs Sigrid (both feel-goods while Mimi and Felix have nothing in common) and Mendez vs Felix (there are already a lot of men in Melfest final this year, so it would be better if only one of them gets qualified)

Marc
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Marc

Mimi and Sigrid came 4th
Felix and Mendez 3rd
It’s always 3rd vs 4th

Logic
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Logic

Caring about amount of each sex is kind of discriminating and racist. If everyone is equal and if we only care about quality of the songs, then the amount of each sex is random. Therefore, eve if it’s all male or all female finals, it should be okay instead of being judged.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Logic

You forget that Eurovision fans dont have any logic, very well explained though and would love to see a good response but not gonna happen

Ugnius
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Ugnius

Racist ?!? I see, you don’t even know what a racism is… And tell this beautiful message about “we only care about quality of the songs, the amount of each sex is random” to Christer Bjorkman – because he even has a quota for songs written by females (as well as for songs in Swedish), because diversity of acts is very important in Melodifestivalen. If it would be only about quality of the songs, we wouldn’t have artists like Kalle Moraeus, Edward Blom or Kikki Danielsson there. Try to learn more about Melfest before writing rage comments next time :))

Logic
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Logic

Bjorkman being racist cannot be a valid argument for you to be one. And the only one raging here is you. 🙂 I am here just to point out the flaw in your logic.

Ugnius
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Ugnius

Do you even know what a racist is ?!? A racist is a person who discriminates people of other races… Which race does Bjorkman discriminate ? Before pointing out anyone’s logic, take a dictionary and read carefully what is a race and what is a gender… Also, SVT is trying to make Melfest as diverse as possible, with all those quotas, variety of the songs etc., so they care NOT only about the quality of the songs, so the amount of each sex is not random. Therefore, if it’s all male or female finals, it should be judged.

Logic
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Logic

As a lot of people use the word “racism” when women are in unfair disadvantage, I borrowed that word to be closer to fans here. Your argument shows how Bjorkman doesn’t care about having the best 28 songs in the set; which might make sense as, for example, you might not expect from 28th best song to win the whole thing. For me, it is kind of risky considering the amount of thousands of songs being applied. For example, “Higher Ground” beats half of this year’s Melodifestivalen songs, but probably didn’t get in because of this stupid rule. Also, after… Read more »

Ugnius
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Ugnius

I’m not discriminating men, I’m just saying that SVT cares about diversity (and doesn’t care about your opinion why ‘Higher Ground’ should have been in Melodifestivalen), so counting men and women makes sense. In fact, I don’t have what to answer for you because I don’t even know the purpose of your comment – I wrote it perfectly clearly that it is important for SVT to have diversity, and you are answering me something about random Danish song – why ? How is ‘Higher Ground’ connected with SVT policy ? Also, you seemed not to know what a racism is,… Read more »

Logic
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Logic

Dude, seriously? No offence, bur are you 12 or something? I was just trying to encourage you to have valid arguments and explanations behind your opinion (which, BTW, you shared in your very first comment). Everything else is just nonsense and you being pissed off at me. If you’re not going to think about it and work on yourself, then I really can’t help you anymore. Good night!

Polyna
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Polyna

“In My Cabana” vs “Cuba Libre”.

Well played, Sweden.

E.Scot
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E.Scot

So annoyed Mimi is my favourite out of the lot and could probably win against quite a few but a lot of people seem to be behind Felix. Also my top for are all in battles 1 and 3 so exactly half will make it and half will loose.

Lolek
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Lolek

Omg I know! When I saw that I was like WHY did they have to put her against Felix!! Probably my two favourite songs of AC! Ah well.

esc freak
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esc freak

OH NO! Poor Mimi is out now 🙁

Eurovision Junior (NL)
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Eurovision Junior (NL)

YES THAT’S SOOO SAD!!

I HOPED FOR:

MARGARET VS MENDEZ
MIMI VS SIGRID
FELIX VS RENAIDA
OLIVIA VS MONCHO

AND THEN WINNERS: THE FIRST NAMES
IM SOO SAD!

Denis
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Denis

Felix should qualify. He is the best. But i fear we might have Loreen of the year:People not getting it and losing to a lesser song
Also don’t see Margaret making it. None Swedes have it difficult..

Marc
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Marc

Felix is not Loreen.
And Mimi is not Anton.
He’s winning 😀

schuyler
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schuyler

Couldn’t Care Less, Renaida, Felix, Sigrid
BUT I’d happily sacrifice Felix & Sigrid to make sure All The Feels gets through omg

diana
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diana

I really don’t understand the hype with Margaret- I hope moncho qualifies. Felix, Renaldo and Mendez

PP
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PP

Margaret
Renaida
Mimi
Mendez

Jerome
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Jerome

Who I Want: Margaret, Renaida, Mimi, Mendez
Who I Think: Margaret, Renaida, Felix, Mendez

Gloria
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Gloria

Posted to wrong article, sorry.
Deducted from reasoning and time length of heartbeats: we know the (most likely) 3rd and 4th places now in Mello. So the advantage is to Margaret, Renaida, Felix & Mendez, but that didn’t help my fav Loreen last year being 3rd ?

Duel 1: 3rd In My Cabana VS 4th Cuba Libre
Duel 2: 3rd Renaida VS 4th Never Learn
Duel 3: 3rd Every Single Day VS 4th Songburning
Duel 4: 4th Patrick Swayze VS 3rd Everyday

Einsleben
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Einsleben

I want to see Renaida and Margaret in the final <3

Aaron
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Aaron

They obviously want Renaida and Felix to qualify. Sigrid should/will be default of having a catchier song. I smelt a Samir&Viktor and Sigrid duel…so a bit sad. Live for drama lol

idk it’s up for grabs except for Mimi Werner.

Personal:

Margaret
Renaida
Mimi Werner
Sigrid

aaron
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aaron

Interesting to meet a fellow aaron

Joe
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Joe

Bodes well for Margaret I’ll say.

thespb01
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thespb01

Margaret, Renaida, Mimi & Sigrid.

West
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West

Same for me.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Bang on!