If you want to succeed at Melfest, it helps to be a Grammy-winner. Or at least that’s what tonight’s Melodifestivalklubben audience exit poll seems to suggest.
The fan club polls the audience as they’re leaving the arena following Friday evening’s dress rehearsal. It’s proven to be a pretty handy guide to who could be in line to advance in the actual result.
Tonight, the majority of the audience rowed behind Mohombi with “Hello”. He picked up 161 votes. That’s 24.9% of all votes cast.
She’s singing in the rain. And she left tonight’s audience thirsty for more. Wiktoria picked up 120 votes (18.5%) with her ballad “Not With Me”.
Just one vote and 0.1% behind, it’s Melodifestivalen 2017 televote winner Nano with “Chasing Rivers”. This evening’s crowd think he’s going to Andra Chansen.
The fan vote also places Melfest 2010 winner Anna Bergendahl in the second-chance round. “Ashes To Ashes” got 88 votes (13.6%).
According to the poll, Zeana feat. Anis Dom Demina, High 15 and Arja Saijonmaa will all be eliminated.
Melodifestivalklubben Poll Results Melodifestivalen 2019 Deltävling 1 Göteborg
- Mohombi “Hello” 161 votes (24.9%)
- Wiktoria “Not With Me” 120 votes (18.5%)
- Nano “Chasing Rivers” 119 votes (18.4%)
- Anna Bergendahl “Ashes To Ashes” 88 votes (13.6%)
- Zeana feat. Anis “Dom Demina Mina Bränder” 80 votes (12.3%)
- High 15 “No Drama” 67 votes (10.3%)
- Arja Saijonmaa “Mina Fyra Årstider” 13 votes (2.0%)
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Of course, with such a small sample size, there’s no way of telling if this audience poll will play out correctly.
Last year, for instance, it wrongly predicted that Edward Blom would qualify from semi-1 ahead of Renaida. In both the third and fourth semi-finals, it only got one prediction right — Martin Almgren and Mariette for the final, respectively. It infamously placed FELIX SANDMAN second-to-last in his heat. Of course, he went on to finish runner-up to Benjamin Ingrosso while also spending several weeks atop the Swedish charts.
Nonetheless — it’s a spot of fun and has proven generally correct in the past.
What do you think of the audience poll? Do you think we could be in for a shock, or do you think the live audience got it wrong? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!