All good things must come to an end. Next Saturday, Melodifestivalen, the national selection for Sweden at Eurovision 2018, will host the grand final in Stockholm. Shortly after the Andra Chansen show on March 3rd, SVT and Christer Björkman took to Twitter to reveal the final running order for next weeks show.
As per usual, SVT have mixed up genres to create an interesting final, but does it reveal any favourites?
— Melodifestivalen (@SVTmelfest) March 3, 2018
Andra Chansen duel winner Mendez will open the show with his song “Everyday”, complete with his sexy backing dancers and just a tiny dash of pyrotechnics. The entry is high energy and fun, and a great way to open the show.
Continuing the high energy will be another Andra Chansen qualifier in Renaida and her song “All The Feels”. She’ll be bringing that swag and energy to Stockholm hoping to get that ticket to Lisbon.
Following that we have a string of direct qualifiers, in Martin Almgren with “A Bitter Lullaby”, John Lundvik with “My Turn”, Jessica Andersson with “Party Voice”, LIAMOO with “Last Breath”, Samir and Viktor with “Shuffla” and Mariette with “For You”. You can see that it’s a nice blend of ballads, slower tempo songs and more energetic tracks.
Rounding out the show will be our other two Andra Chansen qualifiers, Felix Sandman with “Every Single Day” and Margaret with “In My Cabana”. Since their qualification into the final, the two have been hotly tipped by fans to do very well in the final, and SVT are on board and have given the two great spots in the running order.
The hot favourite to win the competition is Benjamin Ingrosso with his song “Dance You Off”, and SVT have thrown him a bone by slotting him in at 11th. The uptempo, radio friendly song paired with a solid stage performance was already a great combination, but having him this late in the show could swing some extra votes his way and book his ticket to Lisbon.
Closing the show is the undisputed novelty act of Melodifestivalen 2018, Rolandz with “Fuldans”. Will the last spot in the running order prove successful for this silver sequinned fantasy? We’ll have to wait and see.
MELODIFESTIVALEN 2018 FINAL: RUNNING ORDER
- Mendez with “Everyday”
- Renaida with “All The Feels”
- Martin Almgren with “A Bitter Lullaby”
- John Lundvik with “My Turn”
- Jessica Andersson with “Party Voice”
- LIAMOO with “Last Breath”
- Samir and Viktor with “Shuffla”
- Mariette with “For You”
- Felix Sandman with “Every Single Day”
- Margaret with “In My Cabana”
- Benjamin Ingrosso with “Dance You Off”
- Rolandz with “Fuldans”
What do you make of the running order? When is your favourite singing? Let us know in the comments!