Melodifestivalen 2018 Mendez Felix Sandman Samir And Viktor

All 28 Melodifestivalen 2018 entries officially became available to purchase and stream on Saturday. And as usual, the contest has flooded Sweden’s official single chart.

The latest Sverigetopplistan top 100 published this afternoon, 2 March, features a total of 18 songs from the country’s Eurovision selection process.

Of these, three have broken the top 10. After initially entering the chart at #32, Mendez “Everyday” jumps a massive 25 spots to #5 and leads the Mello pack.

Despite dominating the Spotify charts all week, Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” must make do with #6.

Although, it should be noted that the chart runs from Friday to Thursday. This means that Mendez enjoyed a lead of almost two days over the boys. As with all the direct finalists, “Shuffla” was only commercially released after semi-final four on Saturday night.

FELIX SANDMAN “Every Single Day” sneaks into the top ten at #9. Interestingly, of the three, only Samir & Viktor are direct finalists. Could we be looking at our first Andra Chansen winner since 2013?

Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” and LIAMOO “Last Breath” bring the number of top 20 Melfest tracks to five. They debut at #17 and #20 respectively.

Elsewhere, Margaret “In My Cabana” sits at #26. This marks a chart high for the Polish singer. Her previous biggest hit “Cool Me Down” peaked at #36 in 2016.

Rolandz “Fuldans” are the only other act to crack the top 40. Although, Mariette “For You” comes oh so close, landing at #41.

You can check out the full chart positions of Melodifestivalen 2018 acts below. The countdown includes three eliminated acts — Dotter, Elias Abbas and Edward Blom.

All eight direct finalists make the cut, as do all but one of the Andra Chansen contestants. Mimi Werner “Songburning” misses the top 100 completely. In fact, in the three weeks since her song became eligible for the charts, she hasn’t featured once!

Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan 2 March 2018

5. Mendez “Everyday” (up from 32)

6. Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” (new entry)

9. FELIX SANDMAN “Every Single Day” (new entry)

17. Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” (new entry)

20. LIAMOO “Last Breath” (new entry)

26. Margaret “In My Cabana” (up from 44)

29. Rolandz “Fuldans” (new entry)

41. Mariette “For You” (new entry)

43. Moncho “Cuba Libre” (up from 73)

44. Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” (up from 57)

49. John Lundvik “My Turn” (new entry)

59. Jessica Andersson “Party Voice” (new entry)

60. Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn” (new entry)

62. Renaida “All The Feels” (up from 85)

67. Dotter “Cry” (up from 78)

68. Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby” (new entry)

80.  Elias Abbas “Mitt Paradis” (new entry)

99. Edward Blom “Livet på en pinne” (down from 96)

Of course, the Melodifestivalen 2018 winner won’t be determined by the charts. Nevertheless, they can potentially offer an insight as to what songs the Swedish public are backing.

This is particularly relevant for Andra Chansen, where the result is decided completely by viewers at home. If Swedes vote for the same songs as they stream and download, Mendez, Felix, Margaret and Olivia are all heading to the final.

The voting dynamics will be shaken up in the grand final as the votes of international juries will also come into play.

What do you think? Do you agree with the chart rankings? How did your favourites do? Let us know in the comments below.

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It might be a “weak” year for Melodifestivalen but that’s just because the standard is so high for Sweden. Miles ahead on production value and quality when compared with other National Finals. ( Finland could get quite close with their new Aalto show ) There are few of my favourites: Liamoo: For some reason this song is stuck in my head 24/7 although I wouldn’t normally go for that kind of style. We have never heard such high level rapping/melodic rapping in Eurovision before, at least I can’t recall. Could “eat” some votes from Mikolas Josef, especially in the final… Read more »

Safiya
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Safiya

I have never followe Melfest before, so I have a question. Do artists from Andra Chansen stand any chance? Do they usually do well?

Ari
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Ari

Not usually. But the guy who represented Sweden in 2013 competed in Andra Chansen and ended up winning, helped by the jury votes. He was the bland winner of a bland national final.

Robyn Gallagher
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It’s considered that Felix was kept from going direkt till final by the unexpected popularity of Rolandz (lolz). He has a strong entry and is a serious contender, not a leftover being given a second chance.

Denis
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Denis

So? Who takes that much trust in charts? S& V has a fanbase. Of course they do well. Bada Nakna was number 1 in charts in 2016 only to end up last . Nothing suggests they suddenly will get massive of votes enough to top a presumably low jury vury.
Charts is just that.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

As we saw last year, the final results don’t really reflect the charts. Last year Wiktoria ASPHALTED everyone in sales and streaming, but she only came 4th.

Marc
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Marc

She came 2nd with televote.
I think Nano beat her due to instant impact. Swedes loved As I Lay Me Down

Denis
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Denis

6th even. 4th was with Save Me . And came second in televote
But your’e right, people take way to much trust in charts.

Polyna
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Polyna

Don’t remind me of Wiktoria. She had the best song last year, yet the juries had to pick some cheesy Justin Timberlake wannabe…

Matt
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Matt

I know Melodifestivalen is supposedly weaker than normal this year, but is this more, less or about average for the number of songs charting by this point?

Mattias Sollerman
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Mattias Sollerman

The comparable week last year:

7 Wiktoria
11 FO&O
15 Robin Bengtsson
17 Benjamin Ingrosso
21 Anton Hagman
23 Nano
24 De Vet Du
25 Jon Henrik Fjällgren
29 Loreen
32 Lisa Ajax
40 Mariette
47 Bella & Filippa
55 Ace Wilder
59 Axel Schylström
67 Boris Rene
71 Adrijana
90 Dina Nah

So this year is somewhat better in terms of Sverigetopplistan. But we ofc still need more time to judge the outcome.

Polyna
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Polyna

> what songs the Swedish public are backing

The winner won’t be determined by the Swedish public either…

Jonas
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Jonas

I think Samir & Viktor will top the televote this year.

With the juries having less control (apparently), they actually could win!

I wouldn’t even mind a little bit.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Me neither, they’re my favourites. But they’d definitly have to work on their vocals. Without the Melfest backing track, this could go terribly wrong.

Ari
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Ari

I’d actually find it kind of a nice experiment if they went to Eurovision just for the fun of it and left their vocal performance up to chance. I am so glad Eurovision still forbids those goddamn backing tracks.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

If they go to Eurovision I could see myself actually voting for Sweden. I’ve NEVER voted for Sweden ever before. Not for any of these super polished, perfect Mainstream Pop Songs, but this is actually uplifting. It’s kinda trash, they can’t sing well, it’s all messy but I’m digging it. 😀

Ari
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Ari

Same here! Never in my life voted for their soulless mainstream stuff. And never will. But these lads are fun simpletons, which makes them more authentic than all the other Swedish acts put together. (Well except for Loreen, maybe)

Polyna
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Polyna

> work on their vocals

And destroy their biggest appeal? NEVAH.

Denis
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Denis

Doubt it. Juries won’t have less control, they will have more songs to vote on. However that will lead to a lesser difference of points from what I get.
As for tele vote doubt Samir & Viktor could win it too. They don’t seem to get votes outside their established fan base of teens and young girls. I doubt the average casual voter would vote for them. For them to win they would have to appeal to all and I find that unlikely. Most find them a bit obnoxious and silly

The televoting will be between Ingrosso, Liamoo or Sandman.

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blondboybc

Jonas: how is it the juries will have less influence this time around? Do they count for less of the total points?? Anyway, S&V or Jessica Andersson are actually my favourites! I think the boys will take the televote…

Denis
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Denis

They wont have less influence. They will vote for 10 songs instead of 8. The difference is that unlike last year the difference in points will be lesser for jury votes but larger for televotes.Meaning that someone whos like 7th in the jury vote could win if it gets enough televoters.

Colin
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Colin

I am SO hoping for Samir & Viktor! Their victory would be the most pleasant surprise!

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

I can imagine that Samir and Viktor can really put the party in Lisbon. I already imagined what could happen if they perform last in the semifinal and I have to admit that I‘d like to see that happening. I don‘t believe that Sweden will be finishing high because of the song, but with their performance, they could still break into the top 10.

Kaz
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Kaz

Lol if they send Samir and VIKTOR it’ll be the biggest middle finger to Portugal and Salvador’s statement. I personally really dislike but it will definitely do well in the televote. Felix is my winner.