Benjamin Ingrosso Dance You Off

After six shows in six cities over six weeks, Melodifestivalen 2018 journeyed to the Friends Arena in Stockholm for its heated conclusion. Twelve acts competed in the contest, vying for the opportunity to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon. After the dust has settled, Benjamin Ingrosso has won with “Dance You Off”!

Benjamin won after twelve (or thirteen, after Renaida performed twice) performances featuring everything from Swedish to Spanish. From big dance numbers to heartfelt ballads, glowing pyramids to an ape in a cabana and everything in between. Benjamin wins after topping both the jury and public vote.

Benjamin Ingrosso — “Dance You Off”

Benjamin Ingrosso — Winner Interview

International jury results

The votes of the international jury were revealed first. After all the votes came in, the panel’s favourite was revealed to be Benjamin Ingrosso with “Dance You Off”. The international jury placed Felix Sandman in a close second, setting up a two-horse race for the public vote.

The international jury consisted of jurors from eleven countries.

  • Poland — Mateusz Grzesinski (head of delegation)
  • Albania — Kleart Duraj (head of delegation)
  • Iceland — Felix Bergsson (head of delegation)
  • Italy — Nicola Caligiore (head of delegation)
  • Cyprus — Klitos Klitou (presenter)
  • Australia — Stephanie Werrett (deputy head of delegation)
  • Georgia — Nodiko Tatishvili (Eurovision 2013 representative)
  • United Kingdom — Simon Proctor (classical score representative)
  • Armenia — Anush Ter-Ghukasyan
  • France — Bruno Berberes (former head of delegation)
  • Portugal — Goncalo Madail

Public vote results

The votes of the public were added to the results of the international jury. The public had the same top two in mind and Benjamin Ingrosso edged out Felix Sandman to win the vote on both fronts.

Full results

What do you think of the results of Melodifestivalen 2018? Did the right song win on the night? How do you think Benjamin will do in Lisbon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jo
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Jo

If you like Benjamin. Look at this interview : )

https://youtu.be/OlWX00ID86M

Io*
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Io*

I really am melancholy about the times when Sweden was represented by Sanna Nielsen.
Heya, Frau Sanna, please CTRL+Z! [Undo my sad(ness)]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PQJI-3LW-8

Malin
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Malin

Sanna was great, but I would like to see Ace as the winner that year whith Busy, busy.

Tinafish
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This is the worst Swedish entry since that guy from Malmö tried to enter me with no lube!

David
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David

What an incredible dull and boring song; you hear thousands like this on the radio. I taught last year the Swedish song was not great, this is 10 times worse !
Will he reach the final ? Yes off course. Bu I hope with a bad ranking in the end because this is absolutely not what we expect from a Swedish entry. And they didn’t send Loreen with ‘Statements’ last year … my gosh what a waste.

Malin
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Malin

Well we like it. And we send what we like, not what we think other expect us to like. ?

David
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David

Mmmm if the idea is not to win because it gets too expensive to organise the whole thing that makes sense :). But there are so many greats songs in Sweden it’s hard to understand they send this piece of crap. And for your understanding, yes Eurovision is not only sending something you like as a country, but hoping others will do as well. That’s the concept of a contest.

Malin
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Malin

Well, the audience in sweden hasn’t that focus on esc. That my opinion. The mest I know only wath the melfest and don’t care about esc. Melfest is bigger than esc here and many vote for the song they like most. Not what they think people in Azerbadjan,Norway or Italy like.

Io*
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Io*

”Piesa asta este… Hit,
Michael Jackson n-a murit!”

WTF is THIS?
Shame you, Sweden!

Malin
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Malin

Super nöjd att Benjamin vann! Eftersom denna artikel handlar om vårt bidrag tar jag mig friheten att skriva på svenska för att slippa hat, och skyller lite på det eftersom min Engelska är SÅ kass. ? Jag är stolt över bidraget, tycker att bidraget kommer från en gammal tradition från 80-talet som jag tror är lite för amerikansk egentligen för esc. Men tycker samtidigt det låter väldigt nu. Oavsett mottagandet av esc-fans och resultat i tävlingen så är jag stolt och tycker det är en låt med kvalite och borde funka i US. Skulle vilja höra vad andra svenskar tycker?… Read more »

Bella
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Bella

hatet mot Sverige börjar bli lite löjligt nu. Vartenda år är det samma gamla visa, hata på Sverige pga deras föregående framgångar.
Tycker precis som dig; låten är för “amerikanskt” för Eurovison men tror däremot att det kommer funka! Det behövs mer moderna låtar i Eurovision.

Tyckte Felix också skulle vara en fantastisk representant för Sverige, hans låt överraskade mig positivt. Samir och Viktor skulle vara något kul att skicka ut. Europa. John Lundvik skulle också kunna funka men lite daterat låt kände jag 🙁

Malin
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Malin

Ja Bella löjligt. Håller med, tycker även John Lundvik kändes daterad. Väldigt bra ändå men vi har hört liknande tidigare i ESC. Ska vi skicka ballad så Felix, men då qkritik för att det är för avskalade och att han inte har röst som tex Lundvik. Nanos låt tycker jag även var annan nivå på låt. Där fanns låt med text, känsla och modernt sound. Ja, visst vore det lite skoj att skicka Samir och Viktor så ESC- fans slutar tjata om att vi minsan bara skickar bl.a.. bl.a.och tar det på såå stort allvar. . Men då skulle det… Read more »

Erik Ekelund
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Erik Ekelund

Tröttsamt med allt hat! ?
Härinne kan man inte lita på ett ord av vad människor skriver. För mycke troll. Det är bara att lita till sin egen smak och magkänsla och bortse från alla dumheter. Jag älskar låten och tycker det är Sveriges bästa sedan Euphoria. Framträdandet är dessutom fantastiskt! Även utan framträdandet hade låten i sig varit min favorit i Mello.

Malin
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Malin

Ja, jag tokgillar även låten utan att se framträdandet. Jag har inte superkoll. Men är jag helt fel ute om jag får en känsla av att låten har influenser från lite lite Wham, Micael Jackson, Justin Bieber? Inte lika så klart, men lite åt det hållet.
Många har ju skrivit Michel Jackson wannabe. Tror knappast han tror han är i den ligan, men gillar den musiktraditionen och gör den till sin. Så tänker jag iallafall.

david
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david

A certain winner! great staging, great vocals.

likely winner

LalehForWD
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LalehForWD

Summary of old escoswedophob “criticism” : “It’s about the song, not the staging! Sweden is cheating and destroys the contest.” “It’s an English song, not Swedish. Where is the showcase of Sweden?” “I’m not hating Sweden, I just don’t like them or their songs and I feel a need to tell everything about it. Free speech osv not trolling” “The contest is rigged by Christer Björkman, the almighty evil genius.” “Why do Sweden make such a fuss about their esc selection? All this glam and glitter is soo gay and ridiculous.” Just deal with it and send better songs yourself… Read more »

david
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david

Yes. There are so much jealousy. as every year with Swedens entry

Time Machine
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Time Machine

The 80s want him back.

Malin
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Malin

I agrre, I think that the song comes from an american tradition from the 80s. Bit still corrent for today. Perhaps noting for ESC, but that dose not mean that the song is great. I hopp europe Will like it! ?

Erica
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Erica

Such a great song! Great stage act! Possible winner!

Malin
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Malin

FELIX WILL MABY GO TO LISSABON
Those who hate Benjamin because they love Felix. ….Well they are not like you.
There att no hate between them. Felix said in an interwiew that he would join his friend to Lissabon. Benjamin sad that they both had won and talked about sharing the price, the songbird. Kidding about cut it in two pieces or have i diffrent weeks.
The interwiew was directly after målfest on SVT.

They are close friends and invite eachother for birthdayparties. When Benjamin and Felix works in LA they also meet eacother as friends.

Thiago
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Thiago

I guess I’m being overly judgmental, but this guy has given me a dbag vibe since I first learned of him years ago.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

This is the weakest entry of Sweden in years. Excepting the staging, nothing interesting in it. Well, you can’t be on top every year. If the juries are not helping it, we could have a final without Sweden.

Bdou
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Bdou

The interesting thing about this final is the fact that Felix and Mendez who finished 2nd and 3rd in the televote, came from the Andra Chansen round. But this is not the first time that this happens : back in 2013, Robin Stjernberg (who won MF 2013) and Anton Ewald finished 2nd and 3rd in the televotes after both of them competed in the Andra Chansen round. But what is more intriguing is that when we take the artists from the 3rd semi-final (Jessica Andersson & Martin Almgren) who managed to qualify directly to the final, they finished respectively 12th… Read more »

Denis
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Denis

Well semi final 3 was the weakest one. It wasn’t surprising Jessica and Martin ended up low. Jessica had the weakest “heart” glowing of all DF winners. The fact the odds had her up so high was surprising

Héctor
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Héctor

It’s good that Felix is still dominating the charts. He is the real winner! Benjamin is still 7th in the charts lol. It just shows how lacklustre his song is.

Pavel
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Pavel

chart-toppers aren’t exactly the best songs, Rolandz chart higher than Martin and John

Héctor
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Héctor

Wow wow wow! This isn’t me… what’s going on?

Malin
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Malin

Well, Benjamin and Felix support eachother. Benjamin is happening for Felix for dominating The spotyfychart. Felix is hsppy for Benjamin.

Malin
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Malin

Today is Benjamin in top of Spotify!

FR
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FR

I liked it a lot when I first heard it, it’ catchy and likable, but the more you hear it, the more annoying it gets, at least for me. You discover everything that’s not so great about that song with every listening. So the music is too simple, no hook as someone said, the vocals are not that impressive.. I can see it doing great though, because in the Eurovision final most people will see it for the first time, and most people have simple tastes, and the visuals are nice, and this is Sweden, and they will always get… Read more »

JulioSPA
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JulioSPA

90% neons
10% song

Marko
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Well, it’s time to book accommodation in Stockholm 2019 baby!

Ffs
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Ffs

MJ would have approved

Michèle
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Michèle

Really does sound like a Michael Jackson rip off

Maty
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Maty

Sweden’s last year’s entry was so much stronger that this one..
It’s not a bad song, but in his situation a bit overproduced to cover up a weak and average voice..

Peace.. 🙂

azaad
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azaad

Even if I don’t love the song, I find it a FAR superior effort to last year. Robin’s performance last year sounded really strained.

Music is art+vibs
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Music is art+vibs

Guys, at this point of ESC and after the controversy between fast food music and personal composer’s music, I think we should all try to agree to vote for a quality song in terms of composition with a European essence. I still dont know who I will vote for, but I would like the winner to be among Greece, Armenia, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, which are NOT singing in English.

Erik Ekelund
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Erik Ekelund

No! At this point I still want to vote for a quality modern dance track that makes me happy and that makes me want to stand up and dance and forget all sorrow in this sad world. Dance it off! ?

Music is art+vibs
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Music is art+vibs

I get your point! I wouldnt mind either as long as it has quality, has a European essence, it has a personal touch and hasnt got an “I’ve heard it before” effect. To stand up and dance to generic commercial songs we have the clubs, In my opinion, a song contest should value other features.

AndersP
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AndersP

Last time I checked, English was a European language.

Eve
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Eve

Wow, the amount of comments 😛
Anyway, I have watched performances now, and my impressions:
Felix was amazing, the best his performance so far, powerful vocal, impressive stage presence, just beautiful song, my winner <3
About actual winner- he's really enjoying, playing and having fun on that scene, doesn't he? 😀 Song has retro-disco vibe, as someone said? Staging will be noticed for sure, it's interesting to watch. One can complain because his favorite doesn't win, but as I can see , he won televote as well, so I can only say- congratulations!

Not trying to hate
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Not trying to hate

I think a lot of people are missing the point of these comments. Yes, this will rank good in the competition. But why? Because it’s Sweden, not because the song is good or original. We are not denying the song’s possibilities to succeed in May, but pointing out that Eurovision isn’t really a fair competition. Sweden could send literally anything and be in top 10, and it’s the same for a few other countries too! Azerbaijan and Australia for example. Please imagine Benjamin’s song for an eastern european country, with a little worse staging, and the odds will go down… Read more »

Palkia
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I absolutely agree with what your saying. Second this..

Pavel
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Pavel

Azerbaijan wasn’t in the top 10 for the last 5 years (since 2014)

Marco
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Marco

That’s the point. If for example, Belarus would have chosen this, most people would be talking about how awful and cheap his vocals are, and about how difficult it will be for him to qualify. But since it’s Sweden….

Kol
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Kol

The fact is only Sweden can have this kind of modern staging and they can elevate the song with money and creativity. That’s why many people love Sweden’s entry.

Ming
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Ming

You do hate…..

Denis
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Denis

You seem to be missing the point that Sweden has been hated on here since 2012 when Loreen win. Hell Loreen was disliked even when she won. Like how i’ts to generic of a dance track to win, like how it sounds like every song on the radio and isn¨t original. Every year the same story how it always does well because of country. As if the songs have no qualities what so ever. Like is it that hard to understand that people maybe like the songs because they good? Instead people go on and on about how generic Sweden… Read more »

Malin
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Malin

Så irriterande med påstående att vi kan skicka vad som helst så skulle det kunna bli topp 10. Hur tänker de? Hallå, resultatet bestäms delvis av telefonröster. Suck.

schuyler
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schuyler

petition for Sweden to turn this into a Moment Like This style schlager ballad with the led wall dividing Ben & Felix Sandman

Omar - Mexico
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Omar - Mexico

BEST COMMENT!! Love that shipping!

Henna
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Henna

OMG the jealousy from you who are not Swedish are amazing. Half of you are probably British queens who are tired of your own very pathetic selection for ESC

Marco
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Marco

Italian here, and I still agree with the other comments.

Ron
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Ron

If that awful 2016 entry finishes in the top 5, this should have no problem doing the same.

Pasadena
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Pasadena

I don’t buy the notion that “it will get a good result because it’s Sweden”. No country will get a good result based on old merits. However the fact that the international jury gave Benjamin very good scores (6 twelves out of 11) indicates that the jury will rank Sweden high in ESC too.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

One concern that I have about this entry is that it’s easy to like what we are watching but it’s very difficult to connect with it. It bothers me that there isn’t that moment in “Heroes” for example, where Mans had some interaction with the audience. This one has just one brief long shot. I hope they change that to Lisbon, but I don’t think it will happen.

Eve
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Eve

Sabrina, I reckon’ what you’re saying- anthemic ”Heroes”- Mans’ interaction with audience was impressive and uplifting. Robin- he was ”seducing” the audience, it was flirty song. Benjamin- he is self-centered, enjoying himself, but maybe because the song is like that? (looking at the lyrics). He wants to forget his toxic relationship?
”Treating you good we were gold
I dug you like you were treasure
So don’t act like I’m the cruel one
When I know you know better..”
”Just wanna dance you off
So don’t you dare wait up
‘Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
And I might now..”

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It makes sense, Eve. But wouldn’t it be nice if he finishes his performance by leaving the neon lights and moving to the audience? I think that would be a great image. The way it is right now, it’s more like he’s performing on a studio and not on a arena.

Eve
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Eve

It’s so cool actually, it looks like he’s in music video, not on real stage! But, I have same feeling as you – no interaction with audience. I like your idea, it could be nice turn over, but I doubt it will happen too 🙂

ikiu
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ikiu

Delusional fans thinking this could stay in the semis…LOL

It’s Sweden, people. They made Top 5 in the past two year with worse songs and in higher level competitions. Benjamin will be Top 3 at least, don’t be naive

L'oiseau
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Of course Benjamin won. What else could be expected? The song is competent, the staging like a life video, performance like a Swiss clock. Bravo for displaying so much savoire-faire (and money)!… And of course it will be in the top positions. But if Sweden wants to win, it has to do a whole lot more and bring something that it cannot be produced, even with a lot of money – and that thing is called: soul!

Alvaricomg
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Alvaricomg

the song is cool, it certainly isn´t my style of music but I like it.

Sweden is sticking on what it does best: commercial well produced pop songs with great staging, good for them!

Eve
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Eve

Yes, imagine scenario if Felix won, everybody will say it is Sobral copy..

Marco
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Marco

Sooo everyone always talk about Italian, Spanish and Greek fans but no one talks about Swedish fans? Because some of them really need to come down to earth a little bit….

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Its because of our results in the last couple of years, people have become cocky about the contest here.. I think we have the worst fans right now after the spanish fans.

Olga
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Olga

they’re all talking in swedish, so..

Veronica
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Veronica

Goooo Sweden! Heja Sverige!!

Veronica
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Veronica

One thing is for sure. Italy will love this song. Benjamin is of Italian descent and sings a song and does a atage act that willgive him almost certainly 12 points from Italy.

Gooooooo Sweden!

Fabio
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Fabio

12 points from Italy will likely go to Estonia. Italy hardly votes for Sweden, his surname won’t make the difference.

Colin
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Colin

Plus Estonia has a better song.

Amor
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Amor

Damn, I really wanted Felix to win but he came in a respectable second and should be proud of himself. He at least has the number one song in the country, Benjamin doesn’t right now. I don’t like this song and think it to be a soulless, soul song but it is going to do well in Eurovision. There is one reason for that: the staging. It is one of the best I’ve ever seen. This staging elevates a rather weak song sung by a guy trying hard to be a sexy man but comes off as a young dude… Read more »

Maria B
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Maria B

Your birth was a bad choice

Olga
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Olga

How mature of you, Maria.

Maria B
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Maria B

I think Sweden will be leading the betting within a day or two! Dance You Off is a great pop track. His stage performance is unique and will stand out!.

Remember the fuzz when Loreen won, when Måns won.

People from other countries are super jealous of Sweden and our success.

Lollo
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Lollo

I’m sorry, but WFT #$**^^$###@ . I thought eurovision and this site, was supposed to celebrate all sorts of music, people and spred love. Like the song… love love peace peace. Not a freaking hate fest of jelousy and dissapointment. Just stop , benig hateful . It’s a good song. And I, unlike, man of you trolls out there on the net , appreciate the song. And i’m sure that Mariette or who ever you like will probably make a returns to melfest next year or a few later. Don’t worry. Just be happy that we didn’t sen something bad… Read more »

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Couldn’t have said it any better.

Olga
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Olga

Oh trust me, anyone could. Just accept the fact that having a different opinion isn’t hate. People are allowed to dislike this song.

Nathan
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Nathan

It doesn’t deserve a top 10 position in the final. It will qualify for sure, as this year is very weak in general terms, but if this ends higher than 15th or so, it is going to be just because it’s the Swedish entry. Period

Veronica
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Veronica

I feelsad for you

Felix
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Felix

No it will probably be due to the quality staging and live vocals

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Just because someone says something negative about a Swedish song doesn’t make them “anti-Swedish”. Criticizing a song is not the same as criticizing the country. Also, Sweden isn’t the only country that gets hated on at Eurovision. Other countries, especially Russia and Australia, also receive similar levels of hate as well. BTW, I personally am really happy that Benjamin won Melfest.

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Oops I accidentally duplicated my comment so just disregard this one and look at my comment below.

Malin
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Malin

Well, I don’t agree. Look och read. Wiwibloggs is a plattform for hade agaist everything that is conected to sweden. If we ever say somthing good about our artists, our tradition whith melfest, Christer Björkman. Look at the respons.

We try to hard to win, we arr idiots that choose other songs than escfans here appriciate, like Frans insted of Wiktoria etc. And on and on.

ÄR SÅ LESS!! Kan någon bara förklara.

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

I think people need to understand that every song will always have haters and the people who like a song that gets hated on need to just let it go and forget about the hate. Just because someone says something negative about a Swedish song doesn’t make them “anti-Swedish”. Criticizing a song is not the same as criticizing the country. Also, Sweden isn’t the only country that gets hated on at Eurovision. Other countries, especially Russia and Australia, also receive similar levels of hate as well. BTW, I personally am really happy that Benjamin won Melfest.

beccaboo1212
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Has Benjamin ever been a good singer? 😮

eurovision6
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eurovision6

No 🙂

Til
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Til

Great song, great performance. Certain top3 in ESC! Congrats Sweden!

Mari(o)Vision
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Mari(o)Vision

Pure crap… It sucks…
Sweden deserves to bomb this year…
But sadly that wishful scenario is unrealistic to occur…
Typically another qualification to the Final
& top10 placing for Sweden…
Only because it’s Sweden of course…

At least thankfully it won’t be Sweden 2019.
I don’t see Swedes winning the contest!
And thank god!

This guy Benjamin Ingrosso used to be such charming & likable back in his “Good Lovin” Melo fest participation…
Now unfortunately he has transformed to an annoying wannabe loser… Really unfortunate…
#ByeFelicia!

Malin
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Malin

Sverige ska bombas för vårt val! Va fan wiwibloggs!

Erik Ekelund
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Erik Ekelund

Wow, you just know that Sweden is Top 3 material when the hate is so massive on Wiwibloggs as this year. 😉

Davve
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Davve

Agreed. The same every year. The better song, the more hate..

Benjamin will likely be a top contender and it bugs some fans on this site.

San
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San

It’s not the same every year. but i guess that makes you feel better about your mediocre entry, somehow.

Til
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Til

Go cry to mama…

San
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San

oops davve, you forgot to change your email lol maybe your mama can help you out.

from a land far far away
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from a land far far away

I hear ya & sympathise with Swedes. There are a lot of people hating on Australia in this forum as well. I like the Swedish song, I have been watching and listening to his video over the last week. Good luck Sweden in Lisbon!

its
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its

Isnt he italian? lol Ingrosso? Woah italy can win 2 times this year.

Robyn Gallagher
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His dad is Italian! 😀

Darren
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Darren

Any relation to superstar DJ and member of Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso? Also Swedish of Italian heritage

diana
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diana

Yes, they’re cousins! Their fathers are brothers

Darren
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Darren

They do kind of look similar. Cheers!

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Interesting. I knew it wasn’t just a coincidence that him and Axel shared the same surname. I thought Ingrosso was Swedish though lol

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

*I meant Sebastian sorry

Niklas
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Niklas

His mother, father and uncle all performing on melodifestivalen and in this video some years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AQAGIGwNsg

Dan
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Dan

Hahah, well spotted! I believe Sebastian and Benjamin are first cousins (i.e. their dads are brothers). If you are really curious about the family, they have a reality TV show in Sweden called Wahlgrens Värld (and I’m embarrassed to say that I regularly watch it :P).

Darren
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Darren

We all have our guilty pleasures Dan! Embrace it haha

Fabio
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Fabio

His dad is called Emilio and was born in Sweden. Maybe his grandfather was Italian…

Denis
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Denis

He is Italian from his dad. Dad now lives in Italy with new wife. He was in audience last night. Former ESC winner Charlotte Perrelli used to be his aunt. She was married to younger brother. They took their mothers maiden name and her children are cousins to Benji. And yes, that Ingrosso is his first cousin too.

Malin
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Malin

Emilio Ingrisso, Benjamins father was a background dancer behind Pernilla Wahlgren, the mother at the melfest 1984 when she sang Picadeli Circus.

Blah
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Blah

Czech Republic is dominating this genre of dance offs this year. It will be difficult to beat the horny camel show.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

(Except that live animals aren’t allowed on stage at Eurovision.)

Olga
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Olga

Hun, did he say they were?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yes. “It will be difficult to beat the horny camel show”.
“Camel show” = show with a camel.

Blah
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Blah

We may see the toes of camels lol…

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Dance You Off is a million miles better than Lie to Me, which is a song that just stinks of douchebaggery.

Blah
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Blah

Lie To Me has the spunk that Dance You Off doesn’t. If Sweden does better it will be because of visual effects. Either way, they both will have to compete with Israel now. Live animals may not be allowed on stage, but I doubt we won’t be seeing fake camel and chicken costumes in the choreography.

azaad
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azaad

Given how fabulously ridiculous the Israeli lyrics are (NOT the message which is a great one – the words used to convey it) I wouldn’t be surprised if Netta had both fake camels and chickens.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Haha! Awesome!

Milla
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Milla

“Lie to me” might be slightly better as a song. But haven’t seen their staging yet.. Could get a bit silly instead in my opinion. If I imagine it. “Dance you off” is more slick.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

This is 100% show and 0% music, but oh well.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

I hope he brings Felix to support him.
Felix is so cute!

Milla
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Milla

We seem to send an entry that screams SWEDEN according to fans. Good, because then I know we are on the right track. This is what we do best, and we shouldn’t stop sending it. How boring it would be if we did! And.. sending an entry which reminds of last years winner is not good at all. So that leaves Felix out.
“Lie to me” might be a better song, but could actually flop with the staging.. This is packaged nicely from the start and ready to go. Good luck Benjamin!

Ace
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Ace

It doesn’t matter what we send, this is what it would sound in the wiwibloggs comments:

Benjamin wins:
“Omg so bad song, its only staging, he can’t sing or dance, I’m so disappointed!”

Felix wins:
“Omg it’s copy and paste from 2016 and Frans’ song, why can’t Sweden bring something new?? I’m so disappointed!”

Margaret wins:
“Omg why do Sweden send a polish artist? It should be someone from Sweden, guys! I’m so disappointed!”

Jessica wins:
“Omg schlager is so yesterday! Why won’t Sweden send something modern like they always do? I’m so disappointed”

canein andkcl
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canein andkcl

Dont be delusional.

Ace
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Ace

Please inform me how I should be then 🙂

However, I’m just fed up with the comments. It was the same comments when Robin, Frans and Måns won (and look how poorly they did, jeez). So in my ‘delusional’ mind, I think it doesn’t matter who wins, it will always be the wrong song according to this fansite.

canein andkcl
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canein andkcl

‘i It was the same comments when Robin, Frans and Måns won ‘

Jeez hun, no it wasnt. use a different argument to feel better about yourself, okay?

People are criticizing it for a reason, and if you cant see why or try to understand it , then yes, you’re delusional.

Ace
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Ace

My sweet honey-bun, If I’ve got a penny for every hate comment on a Swedish winning entry on this site, I’d be a millionaire, okay?

So you’re saying that whom ever won tonight wouldn’t get any sort of comment of those examples I gave? That all other entries were better than Benjamin? All I’m saying is that people is getting butt-hurt no matter what.

Benjamin wasn’t even my favorite entry, but that is not what my point is. Me, my voices and my delusion cheered for Samir and Victor if that makes you happy?

Hejhopp!
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Hejhopp!

Dom hatade Loreen, Sanna, Måns, Frans, Robin. Det är bara avundsjuka. Försök att inte bry dig. Sverige kommer komma top 5, kanske till och med top 3. Enkelt. Vad vi än skickar hatar dom oss. Medans dom är helt besatta av VÅRAN melodifestival. Patetiskt.

canein andkcl
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canein andkcl

What’s pathetic is to write in swedish, because you’re scared people might fight you in the comments.

I’ll repeat myself: Stay cocky, sweden. The fall will be even bigger. If not this year, next year. And no, queen loreen did not receive this amount of hate.

P.S- people dont watch melfest for the quality of music, but for the ‘show’ and troll acts.

Lillis
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Lillis

Actually…
Im a Swede and I find Benjamins song quite boring. I think its a song without any passion nor spirit to it…Not my favourite at all, but I wish him the best anyway.:)
And either you like a song or you dont, the great thing about this is that its ok with different taste in music?
Loreen on the other hand, was outstanding in my believes.May the best song win, no matter what country it is.?

Malin
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Malin

Ja, tröttsamt.

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

So you’re basically saying that no one should say anything negative about a Swedish entry and that anyone who does that is just jealous and bitter?

Dew
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Dew

I’m not Swedish and I agree with you. They just hate you guys sending pop songs with a really good staging. They are the guys who always look for unique and different sounds. However, they just don’t know there are a lot of people like me who love this type of songs. I want to a song I can listen to after the contest but not the one-time artsy thing!

Pavel
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Pavel

S&V wins:
”YASSS KINGSSS, SLAY US!”

Malin
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Malin

Heja! Fint att du orkar, utan att attackera Ace! Tycker det är svagt av wiwibliggs att inte på något sätt markera mot ett genomsyrande Sverige hat på deras blogg. Vad är det för ESC anda? De borde kunna sätta ner foten och vara lite allvarliga. Undrar om de bryr sig om hat som uppstår? Eller tjänar det deras plånböcker?