The Melodifestivalen semi-finals are over. Andra Chansen is on the horizon and in two weeks time, Sweden will have its act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. And now all 28 entries have been released across digital platforms, including Swedish streaming platform Spotify, which today released the first updated Swedish chart since the Melodifestivalen songs were added.
Leading the tally are reality TV star and fashion blogger duo Samir & Viktor, whose dance track “Shuffla” has become the third most streamed song in Sweden, behind Post Malone and Drake.
The next highest Mello entry is Andra Chansen hopeful Felix Sandman, whose ballad “Every Single Day” rounds out the top five in the Sweden Top 50 Spotify Chart. Fellow Andra Chansen hopeful Mendéz follows in sixth, with semi-final one winner Benjamin Ingrosso in seventh and semi-final four winners Rolandz in tenth on the Spotify chart.
Semi-final two winner LIAMOO and Andra Chansen act Margaret both make the top 20. In total, 17 of this year’s 28 acts appeared on the top 50 this morning. All of the finalists feature and apart from Mimi Werner, every act from Andra Chansen has made the chart too. Elias Abbas is the only eliminated act to make the chart. His song “Mitt paradis” is in at 44.
FULL CHART POSITIONS OF MELODIFESTIVALEN 2018 ACTS ON THE SPOTIFY TOP 50
3. Samir & Viktor – “Shuffla”
5. Felix Sandman – “Every Single Day”
6. Méndez – “Everyday”
7. Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”
10. Rolandz – “Fuldans”
13. LIAMOO – “Last Breath”
20. Margaret – “In My Cabana”
21. Mariette – “For You”
22. John Lundvik – “My Turn”
25. Sigrid Bernson – “Patrick Swayze”
29. Olivia Eliasson – “Never Learn”
32. Jessica Andersson – “Party Voice”
34. Moncho – “Cuba Libre”
39. Martin Almgren – “A Bitter Lullaby”
44. Elias Abbas – “Mitt paradis”
48. Renaida – “All the Feels”
Samir & Viktor’s strong performance should come as no surprise. Their Melodifestivalen 2016 entry “Bada Nakna” has clocked up 28.3 million streams. Felix Sandman’s performance also suggests he should be optimistic heading into his duel at Andra Chansen on Saturday night.
Things are less optimistic for pre-contest favourite Mariette, whose dance track “For You” sits outside the top 20 and behind three of the acts competing in Andra Chansen this Saturday.
The penultimate stage of Melodifestivalen 2018 takes place this weekend when eight acts duel it out at Andra Chansen in Kristianstad.
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