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 tonight at Andra Chansen in Kristianstad.
Last week, right after the fourth semi-final finished, SVT revealed the four duels for the Second Chance round. The winner of each duel will go on to compete in the final.
We asked y’all to vote for your favourites in each duel, and the results are in.
DUEL 1: MARGARET VS. MONCHO
Of the four duels, this is by far the most one-sided — at least in your opinion. A firm fan favourite ever since her 2016 entry in Poland’s selection, Margaret romped to victory. “In My Cabana” took in 3,273 votes. Meanwhile, Moncho had to make do with just 292 votes.
- Margaret 91.81% (3,273 votes)
- Moncho 8.19% (292 votes)
DUEL 2: RENAIDA VS. OLIVIA ELIASSON
As with the first duel, there was a clear favourite with our readers — Renaida. The “All The Feels” popstar took home 2,495 votes. Rival Olivia Eliasson could only get 614 votes.
- Renaida 80.25% (2,495 votes)
- Olivia Eliasson 19.75% (614 votes)
Total Votes: 3,109
DUEL 3: FELIX SANDMAN VS. MIMI WERNER
Things were a bit tighter in Duel 3. Nonetheless, FELIX SANDMAN secured a relatively convincing win over Mimi Werner. He picked up 1,892 votes compared to her 1,216 votes.
- Felix Sandman 60.88% (1,892 votes)
- Mimi Werner 39.12% (1,216 votes)
Total Votes: 3,108
DUEL 4: SIGRID BERNSON VS. MENDEZ
The fourth and final duel was by far the tightest. However, Sigrid Bernson just pipped Mendez to the post by a margin of less than 70 votes. The “Patrick Swayze” fan took in 1,577 votes while the “Everyday” rapper received 1,504.
- Sigrid Bernson 51.18% (1,577 votes)
- Mendez 48.82% (1,504 votes)
Total Votes: 3,081
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? Do you agree with the poll results? Let us know in the comments below.