We know the finalists. We know the running order. And now we know where the Melodifestivalen 2018 finalists have charted on Spotify’s updated Sweden Top 50 chart too, which may give an indication of which of the twelve finalists will win on Saturday night at Friends Arena in Stockholm. 

Out in front is dynamic duo Samir & Viktor. Their dance track “Shuffla” has been streamed 1.79 million times since its release last week and leads the chart with 232k streams per day.

They’re followed by Latin lothario Méndez, who’s dance track “Everyday” has reached #2 on the Spotify Sweden Top 50, with daily streams of 214k and a total of 2.1 million streams.

Rounding out the top 3 on the Spotify Top 50 is another Andra Chansen act: Felix Sandman. His “Every Single Day” is only slightly adrift of “Everyday”, with daily streams of 211k and a total haul of 1.67m. It should be noted that Méndez’s song debuted a week in advance of the other two.

Four more acts feature in the top 10: Benjamin Ingrosso with “Dance You Off” at #6, Margaret with “In My Cabana” in #8, Liamoo with “Last Breath” in #9 and Rolandz, who round out the top 10 with 109k daily streams.

There are a further eight acts who feature on the chart, including including acts eliminated during the duels at Andra Chansen and the remaining finalists. Sigrid Bernson who lost out to Méndez in Duel 4 is currently charting higher than three finalists: Jessica Andersson, Renaida and Martin Almgren all trail Sigrid’s daily stream count of 83.7k.

FULL SPOTIFY SWEDEN TOP 50 CHART POSITIONS

Samir & Viktor (#1)
Méndez (#2)
Felix Sandman (#3)
Benjamin Ingrosso (#6)
Margaret (#8)
LIAMOO (#9)
Rolandz (#10)
Mariette (#14)
John Lundvik (#15)
Sigrid Bernson (#18)
Jessica Andersson (#23)
Moncho (#24)
Olivia Eliasson (#25)
Renaida (#26)
Martin Almgren (#31)

While the Spotify chart is a good proxy, it isn’t a guarantee of success on the night. Wiktoria led the chart going into Melodifestivalen 2017, but on the night “As I Lay Me Down” only managed to finish in sixth place due to a low score from the international jury.

What do you make of the chart? Are Samir & Viktor headed for victory? Let us know in the comments below!

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Denis
Denis
2 years ago

And now Felix is number 1. Does that change things?

MS
MS
2 years ago

Why do sweden often do so well on esc? I belive it is because there are so many hits on spotyfycharts, so melfest becomes interesting for the swedish musicindustry. Many, meny, many.

Malin
Malin
2 years ago

Ofcourse not. Preeschool children and other kids listen to it over and over again. Bur they can only use their parants phone and vote five hearts, but play it hundreds of time on Spotify. I promice, work whith preschool childrens. Shoolchilden love it to.
Håller ni inte med, andra svenska föräldrar. ; )

Kat
Kat
2 years ago

*In the tone of the “road work ahead” vine*
I sure HOPE it does.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

I somehow doubt that performers who got the least amount of televotes in 2016 will suddenly get the most. But OK..

Malin
Malin
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Nej då, är ungarna som tokspelar den, men sedan när de lånar mobilen av morsan eller har sin egen och ska rösta så har de bara fem röster.

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Charts can be an indication but not a prediction. Personally, I’d love to see these guys in Eurovision and their song is really good. Far better than 2017!

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

I actually think they will win. I feel you guys are underestimating them, I see many international juries responding to this.

Cambell Grace
Cambell Grace
2 years ago

Off topic: https://youtu.be/2p02BUIUmKk Jessica Mauboy’s entry has been leaked.

whatever
whatever
2 years ago
Reply to  Cambell Grace

good for her…

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Cambell Grace

A meh from me.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

I wish Melfest hadn’t destroyed the public voting process with the stupid app voting that groups all entries pretty much together, leaving it entirely in the hands of international juries (Bjorkman’s dream!). There is no way that S&V get enough votes from juries, which is a shame.

Benny
Benny
2 years ago

We all know that the juries will never let them win. But they’re good entertainers.

Ffs
Ffs
2 years ago

Let’s hope so. So they can finish last

KESC
KESC
2 years ago
Reply to  Ffs

Sweden and finishing last? Well…

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  KESC

It can happen. Sweden haven’t been safe from nil points, you know (granted, that was in 1963, but it happened). Three years after ABBA, they also came last and with only 2 points. Then there’s 2010…

whatever
whatever
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeah 2010….that poor girl actually fled the country for some time…wonder where she is now…

olive
olive
2 years ago
Reply to  whatever

She’s actually in med school here in Sweden! She doesn’t speak about 2010 tho…

florin
florin
2 years ago

australia song is leaked and oh my god.. we have a winner.. estonia goodbye

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  florin

Do you have a link? Cause the snippets I heard were bland af…

esc1234
esc1234
2 years ago
Reply to  florin

well you must have heard something else. That song is so basic and mediocre that australia for the first time will be on the right side of the board, mark my words.

Benny
Benny
2 years ago
Reply to  florin

That song doesn’t sound like a winning material to me.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Benny

Agreed. Nothing we haven’t heard before.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Let’s be real here: Some of you may love Shuffla (myself included), but is anyone here really thinking that they have any Chance to win? This isn’t going to happen and it seems like most People here agree on that. Bada Nakna was a huge succes and they still came last. These numbers ain’t saying anything at all.

florin
florin
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

yes i have but i dont know if i can post here the link

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  florin

If I were you I’d probably rather not… 😀

Marc
Marc
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Sadly you are right.
The only difference is 2016 had many big hits from Melfest compared to 2018. And they finally went dtf this time. We won’t win but hopefully won’t be far this time 🙂
It seems an easy for Ingrosso

Sami
Sami
2 years ago
Reply to  Marc

This year’s songs are doing EXTREMELY well on Swedish charts, so there are many hits this year

Malin
Malin
2 years ago
Reply to  Sami

This is why swedish musicindustri are interested of melfest and we often do well on esc.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Marc

Chartwise and Spotify concerning 2018 is already doing much better than 2017. Almost all DF songs have become hits. And even some non qualifiers such as Dotter are doing well too

West
West
2 years ago

Tbh I don’t have any big favourites this year – there are few songs I kinda like, but nothing that would make me passionate about the results. Still I’ll watch it and enjoy.

D
D
2 years ago

Juries will not let them win and they never even do well in televoting. “Bada nakna” was a number-one single in 2016 but they still scored second to last in televoting.

Aaron
Aaron
2 years ago

who cares! Elina and Renaida are still skinny!

EUROFAN MEXICO
EUROFAN MEXICO
2 years ago

AN D RUSSIA WHEN, I AM WAITING

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  EUROFAN MEXICO

Why do you Keep shouting at us jeez…

EUROFAN MEXICO
EUROFAN MEXICO
2 years ago

I HOPE THEY WIN, ITS HAPPYNESS TO THE CONTEST

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 years ago

An observation from academia is that, whenever there’s a question mark at the end of the title of a scientific paper, the answer almost certainly is:
“Probably not.”

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

Yes, they predict a Samir och Viktor victory the same way they did in 2015 and 2016…

Krys Ka
Krys Ka
2 years ago

I really wouldn’t mind if they won.

doris
doris
2 years ago

They were #1 in 2016 too and they came dead ass last… Last year Wiktoria was #1 too and she came 6th. There’s no way we can trust this.

Also the reason Shuffle is first is because every kindergarten here is constantly playing it (believe me, I work in one where Shuffle is frequently played)

Marc
Marc
2 years ago
Reply to  doris

2016 was Frans.
Wiktoria came second with televote.
Juries is what makes the difference sadly.
Shuffle is this year’s mello Hit no matter what.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

You do this every year, it’s funny to read:)
Of course not. last year Wiktoria was the most streamed and we all know what happened there. The year before S&V were the most streamed again. And ended up last. Nothing new this year. I predict they will land somewhere aroubd 8th-9th

Marc
Marc
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Frans was the most streamed. S&V were second. He debut at number 1 with only 5 days out which is crazy.
Wiktoria was sabotaged by juries.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Marc

She couldnt even get the most votes from the audience. So much for Spotify.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Did Spotify strihms predict Wiktoria or Nano’s victory last year? Answer: no.

AndersP
AndersP
2 years ago

If they could dance and sing in tune it could win, it’s probably the most enjoyable studio song this year, but since they can do neither, the live version is nowhere near as good as the recording.

Tomas Davitt
Tomas Davitt
2 years ago

THIS is why Sweden do so well at Eurovision.
How many other countries (other than France’s heaven-sent NF this year) have THIS many songs in their charts?

How many of the UK’s songs made the charts?

AndersP
AndersP
2 years ago
Reply to  Tomas Davitt

For some reason they didn’t release this year’s UK songs – a huge shame.

Mateo
Mateo
2 years ago
Reply to  AndersP

Honestly if this crap makes it into the Swedish charts that doesn’t say much about the quality of the music in those charts.

MaryJane
MaryJane
2 years ago
Reply to  Tomas Davitt

I have to agree, who would have expected THAT French NF? Absolutely awesome! It is by far the best NF this year and among the best of the NFs from the last years.

Maclaren
Maclaren
2 years ago
Reply to  Tomas Davitt

Sanremo top 6 have been monopolizing iTunes in Italy for weeks

Sarah
Sarah
2 years ago
Reply to  Tomas Davitt

You do understand the difference between the Spotify chart and real chart, right?

eurovision6
eurovision6
2 years ago

They wont win lol guarantee it

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  eurovision6

This, the juries will NEVER back them mostly because they sing in Swedish.

eurovision6
eurovision6
2 years ago

True, they wont even win the televoting though and as mentioned the televoting will be close resulting in the juries deciding our entry once again

Milla
Milla
2 years ago

Don’t forget about the app. People who like many songs this year will probobly vote for all their favourites. Leaving a result with no clear winner of the public. The juries will decide for us.

pp
pp
2 years ago

Every year when Samir and Victor participate in MF, we read same article. and every years wiwi have 1 to 3 countries to favorise from february to end of contest in may. In 2016 France,Malta…, 2017 France…. this year they start with Finland. And always Samir and Victor they are on bottom 5 in MF , thanks many time to juries not televote.

Napaw
Napaw
2 years ago

I‘m shocked that Dance You Off only came at #6 O_O

Milla
Milla
2 years ago
Reply to  Napaw

I think Robin Bengtsson was worse last year. 6 is not bad at all.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 years ago
Reply to  Milla

He was second in daily streams for MelFest songs, and fifth overall, at about 220k. Before the final that is.

Marc
Marc
2 years ago

The week before Nano was in front of him I think. They were close.
Wiktoria was the clear winner tho.
People are saying this melfest is worse but overall it’s doing better on Spotify than last year I think. 2016 was unbeatable in terms of sucess.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

If Samir & Viktor win the televote, but lose to the juries, it’s time to seriously re-evaluate the construction of the jury. For starters, leave it at local folks, who understand the language and culture. International juries tend to lean towards more neutral English songs. Secondly, have people who can appreciate both ballads and funny songs. I have a feeling that most juries at Melfest look at the winner searching for safe, English-language uptempo every year. Hope I’m proven wrong, though.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

The Swedish Televote can’t be trusted.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Still think that considering Sweden’s success in the contest, they will not re-evaluate anything until the year they actually have a bad result. The use of international juries is increasing in national finals, not decreasing. That being said, my personal opinion is akin to yours. I always think that a song chosen to represent a country should actually “represent” the country.

ts
ts
2 years ago

Maybe this could be a year in which an AC song wins…. I’d like to see that, personally!

Ari
Ari
2 years ago

As I lay me down to sleep
I wish the Swedes would get a grip
And send some young, hot fun
To Eurovision in Lisbon

As I wake up in this bed
You know I say a little prayer
For them to dance Ingrosso off
And have a ball with the hot stuff

josh
josh
2 years ago

I love them & id love to see Swedish language at Eurovision but sadly I think juries will kill their song. Hopefully im proven wrong!!

ESC UK
ESC UK
2 years ago

As much as I love Shuffla and would love to see it go to Lisbon, the jury will kill Samir and Viktor’s chances of winning and they’ll probably end up finishing in 4th or 5th

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago

No. Weren’t they on top of the streams list in their last MF appearance, and they finished DEAD LAST, with no jury points?

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Nah, even if they win the televote (which could actually happen) I’m pretty sure the Jury will place them near the bottom….

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

They did. The jury left their scorecards blank for these two.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

Yeah, but I don’t think this will happen this year. They’ll definitly get points from the Jury, because the song is actually good this time. But I think they’ll be 9th or something with the juries…

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

They’ve got 7th place in the jury vote in 2015 for “Groupie”, and “Shuffla” is _slightly_ better song, so…

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Polyna

This is the worst song in the final.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Get over it already….I see your posts in every comment section. Everyone has their own opinion, there’s no Point in trying to convince us of yours.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark

(By the way: Is it really worse than Rolandz…?)

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Yes. Rolandz are 10th best.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark

I’d disagree on that, but hey… That’s your opinion, right? ^^

Ann
Ann
2 years ago

I hope they’ll win…If Rolandz doesn’t win.