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)
Felix Sandman (#3)
Benjamin Ingrosso (#6)
John Lundvik (#15)
Sigrid Bernson (#18)
Jessica Andersson (#23)
Olivia Eliasson (#25)
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!