Tonight Sweden’s six week long search for it’s Eurovision 2018 act comes to an end at the final of Melodifestivalen 2018. 12 finalists will take to the stage, sing their hearts out, hope to win top points from viewers at home and impress the all important international juries too. On March 4 we asked you who you think should win and we can now reveal Margaret is your favourite to win the final at Friends Arena.

Over 9000 votes were cast in the poll and 20% of them were for Margaret. “In My Cabana” won 1809 votes in total and there is momentum around Margaret after she won her duel at Andra Chansen last week. 

Benjamin Ingrosso took second place in the poll. His track “Dance You Off” won 17% of all votes cast and has been streamed over 2 million times in the build up to the final.

Rounding out your top 3 is returning competitor Mariette. Her song “For You” won 13% of votes cast.

Only one more act received over 1000 votes: Samir & Viktor. The dynamic duo placed fourth on the poll with 11% of votes cast, closely followed by Felix Sandman who placed fifth with 10% of all votes cast.

Jessica Andersson came sixth (7%), LIAMOO ranked seventh with (6%), Renaida placed eighth (6%), Latin crooner Méndez placed in ninth (3%) and John Lundvik took tenth spot (2%).

Rolandz came in eleventh (2%) and Martin Almgren (2%) came in last place.

FULL POLL RESULSTS:

Margaret – “In My Cabana” 1,809 20%
Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off” 1,563 17%
Mariette – “For You” 1,138 13%
Samir & Viktor – “Shuffla” 1,008 11%
Felix Sandman – “Every Single Day” 915 10%
Jessica Andersson – “Party Voice” 633 7%
LIAMOO – “Last Breath” 582 6%
Renaida – “All The Feels” 564 6%
Méndez – “Everyday” 278 3%
John Lundvik – “My Turn” 225 2%
Rolandz – “Fuldans” 170 2%
Martin Almgren – “A Bitter Lullaby” 153 2%

The final of Melodifestivalen 2018 will air live on SVT1 from 20:00CET and you’ll be able to watch it through SVT Play. As in previous years, the international juries will reveal their scores first and then those scores will be combined with televoting results to select the winner.

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They didn’t vote for Poland. She would represent SWEDEN. And Sweden would probably get 12 points from Poland in Lizbon. But your’re angry, because they didn’t vote for a Swede. Are you a racist?

Cat
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Cat

For anyone wondering why so many people were saying that non-swede has no chance of winning melodiefestivalen – well, that’s why 😀 note the exagerrated reaction, the hate pouring out of that statement

Anna
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Anna

Aaaaaaand let´s wait for the hate to start.

Dan
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Dan

I soo agree. How about a little integrity from the Polish jury???? Like WTF?!

Nico
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Nico

Well, objecively it is a well composed and produced song, and it was perfomed well, so why not? Why won’t you preach integrity to Sweden and Norway for always supporting eachother in Eurovision voting? While we’re at it?

Ann
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Ann

WTF – ,,they don’t ALWAYS supporting eachother” ??? And you are pissed off because of the polish jury voted for a polish girl (who was Swedes favourite on the Internet) ONCE? ???
But you and Norway aren’t supporting eachother once in ten years, only almost every year, so that’s ok ???

Ann
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Ann

WTF – “Oh, the polish jury voted for a polish girl who was one of the best even in Wiwibloggs opinion, it changed absolutely nothing, but I will hate them ’till I die!!1one11!!! I’ll hate them!!111one!!11!!!
Well, you’re pathetic. And you’re a racist.

Nico
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Nico

*Norway and Sweden have a long history of supporting eachother in ESC through many years*

Some swedish guy: I’m totally ok with this

*Polish jury gives 12 points to a polish artist once, it doesn’t change anything anyway, the song and performance are fine*

Some swedish guy: ThAt’S uNfAiR! Do As wE sAy doN’t dO aSwE dO!

Ari
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Ari

Well, there you have it.

Bb
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Bb

Don’rt forget to tell that story to your grandchildren on your deathbed, so that the hate can go on

aaron
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aaron

So glad Benjamin won instead of Felix. Thank God for that!

Aaron
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Aaron

Felix and Benjamin were deserved winners

omg these locals

Pavel
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Pavel

Bjorkman’s a flop though, public vote means nothing, 30 points between first and last place

Aaron
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Aaron

w h a t ?

Milla
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Milla

Oh yeah!

San
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San

Oh aaron- you’re religious. You better pray for benjamin, he’s gonna need it.

Napaw
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Napaw

wow, chill out. it’s just a vote and it’s not like she was going to win anyway.

Pandaman
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Pandaman

So it’s Benjamin Ingrosso. Good luck there, Sweden!

Napaw
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Napaw

well, Margaret came 7th in the end. Congratulations on making it this far. Didn’t expect a high viewer vote since she’s not a Swede.

Congratulations to Benjamin, this doesn’t come as a surprise.

Aaron
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Aaron

Swede’s aren’t racist or anything? like what? her nationality means nothing

Georgia
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Georgia

Umm.. You’ve never lived in scandinavia, have you? A lot of people were saying that non-swedish person has no chance of winning Melodiefestivalen for a reason, and believe me, they knew what they were saying. It’s not thay the Swedes didn’t like margaret, or anything, but they would just vote for a Swede

Napaw
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Napaw

please show me where exactly I called Swedes “racist”? 🙂

Frozen
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Frozen

isn’t the point of jury votes to show what are the juries interested in? it simply means she’s more likely to get 12 from poland in the esc itself than the other artists

Ari
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Ari

Watching the interval, I gotta ask can Sweden still send Caroline af Ugglas? She is awesome.

Kyna
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Kyna

NO SHUFFLA, NO PARTY
but considering this current situation, then C’MON FELIX SNATCH THAT TROPHY!

MaryJane
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MaryJane

Can we just pretend that Mariette did not sing “Don’t stop believing” in 2015 and sing it now? She would so easily win now.. But well.

Bb
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Bb

Remember to tell that to your grandchildren on your death bed, so that the hate can go on

MaryJane
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MaryJane

Oh boy, oh boy.

Bb
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Bb

Sorry, it was supposed to be an answer to someone else, not sure why it ended up here, hmm

Dani
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Dani

Absolutely aggree with you!
I prefere Mariette!

aaron
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aaron

I hate jury votes so much they are so biased. I like Margaret, but Poland can’t be impartial so shouldn’t be a jury.

And can’t believe the number of juries that gave 0 to Shuffla. Ok maybe its not your favourite but to say its not even Top 10 out of 12, really???

Ari
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Ari

It’s almost as if someone planned it. But who would do that? Rhetorical question, ofc. 😀

Ugnius
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Ugnius

Polish jury gave 12 points to Polish singer… Wow, who could have imagined that ? 🙂

Ann
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Ann

“12 points from Norway to…Sweden!!!!” Who would expect that in the final every year.

Margafan
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Margafan

Although Margaret would be my pick, it’s probably just not going to happen. She’s not even close to Swedish, I totally get is when Sweden chooses something else.

Ari
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Ari

Those juries are good for nothing. Especially the Icelandic one. What an ass kisser.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

What happened? (For those on NRK)

Ari
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Ari

I’m on both, not abandoning NRK 😛

The Icelandic juror said to the Swedish host: “In Eurovision, you lead and we follow.”

No wonder Iceland sucks so much.

Ari
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Ari

Shuffla Shuffla !

Colin
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Colin

Samir & Viktor are 6th with the jury (thank you, UK jury!), Margaret is 5th (here you go, doubters!) And Felix is second! I am still clinging that one of them can snatch the televote, but I am already preparing myself for Benjamin.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks Colin.

Colin
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Colin

You are welcome. 🙂 And so good to hear from you!

Well, Benjamin seems nice, so good for him.

PS, I didn’t watch MPG yet and intend to do so after it finishes. I hope nobody will spoil it for me. =-O

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Just don’t look at the Norway post comments and you’ll be fine. Or Twitter. Or Facebook. Etc.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Same… Preparing myself yet hoping Felix wins like happened in 2009 with La Voix
He can still do this
Ugh Swedes…

Napaw
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Napaw

Renaida is granted another try. Thank you Melfest 🙂

Safiya
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Safiya

Why is Renaida singing again?

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Idk, but her heart didn’t light up AT ALL.

Gloria
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Gloria

She had very bad in ear technical difficulties which made her really off during her performance, so they let he redo it. But I feel that it will affect her more with votes if they discarded the previous votes

Colin
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Colin

Well, everyone tonight managed to entertain me, even Rolandz. Melfest is still the best produced show and Lindgren is amazing no matter what!

My favorites are still S & V, Felix, Margaret and Jessica, but let Sweden decide whomever they want. Best luck to all!!

Samuel
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Samuel

Wow! Felix is so winning this

Damian
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Damian

I have some weird people dancing before screen on my SVT stream…

Samuel
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Samuel

What do u mean who weird people??

Colin
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Colin

Shuffla was AMAZING! I hope they win!

Nial
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Nial

Is svtplay working fine with you? Mine is lagging all the time

Ed
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Ed

Me too. If you full screen it works perfectly

Napaw
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Napaw

Mine,too. I had to switch to my iPad, it’s even HD there.

Eleni Fogueira
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Eleni Fogueira

Monkeyfestivalen

Colin
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Colin

Jessica was best thus far, I hope she doesn’t finish last.

ashlee
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ashlee

Margaret is great. Ok she wont win but she definitely deserves TOP5. Im all for Samir and Viktor, Mariette or Liaamo 😉

Nick
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Nick

I find that personally to be extremely hideous. The song is allegedly a poor rip off the “Havana” song by Camila Cabello.
The idea is practically the same, the name couldn’t be more similar and the “Na na na” is so transparent it’s ridiculous.
But even if we try to forget these details, she deserves the last place. I am not from Sweden, but damn, Samir and Viktor need to win it. The song “Shuffla” deserves the top 5 spot in Eurovision, THAT’S the song i want to hear and vote for!

Anita
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Anita

Shuffla, Shuffla 😉

Napaw
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Napaw

I really wish she would win. But honestly, that’s pretty unlikely to happen. Swedes will vote for a Swedish artist, she has already come very far, so congratulations to Margaret. BRAWO!

RealMusicLover
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RealMusicLover

There is so much bad taste around here. Incredible…

Polyna
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Polyna

I’m also disgusted by so many votes for Benjamin.

Napaw
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Napaw

Yes, you are absolutely correct. Every Eurovision from now on should consist of 40 Sobrals, mhm.

Damian Pietrzak
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Damian Pietrzak

Any chance i can watch Melodifestivalen online for free? Any links guys?

Safiya
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Safiya
Dew
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Dew

It’s not gonna happen.

Jo
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Jo

April 1st?

Kuna
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Kuna

I want Mariette to win so badly, but Dance You Off is also great
I’d also love to see Renaida at least in the top half, but I don’t think it’ll happen. Sadly, because her song is awesome

I actually think Swedes may return to my top 10 this year for the first time in 4 years. Unless they pick Felix, Liamoo or Mendez (Felix isn’t very bad, but not as good as Portugal or France)

kiki
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kiki

When poland takes over wiwi.

Polyna
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Polyna

Poland stronk! #RespectUs #GermanSongwritingCamps

Paul
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Paul

Benjamin Ingrosso has the most unpleasant voice of any national final entrant in any country this year

Safiya
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Safiya

I’m Polish so I should probably support Margaret, but even though her song is okay, I prefer Benjamin Ingrosso.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

That’s more like it! 😉

Bravisssimo
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Bravisssimo

Lol, wiwi fans and their taste lol

Denis
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Denis

Lol thanks for the laugh. This made my day!
When will Wiwifollowers learn that precious Margaret isn’t a big star?