Nu kör vi!
Tonight at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg Melodifestivalen 2019 starts in earnest.
Seven acts will take to the stage and two of them will win tickets direct to the final.
Your pick to win the semi-final is Wiktoria. She’ll sing a ballad for the first time – “Not With Me” – and has a typically impressive stageshow up her sleeve. She won 29% of all votes cast.
In second place is Anna Bergendahl. She won her semi-final back in 2010 and looks to be on fighting form with her track “Ashes to Ashes”. She took 23% of all votes cast.
Nano placed third and was the only other act who won more than 20% of the vote. His song “Chasing Rivers” won 21% of the vote and if that’s replicated tonight it means he’ll be the first act headed to Andra Chansen.
Rounding out the top four is Mohombi and his track “Hello”. Mohombi trailed the top three by double digits, winning only 10% of the vote.
Zeana feat. Anis don Demina were close behind on 9%, while Arja Saijonmaa and girlband High 15 only managed to net 4% apiece.
If you have your way, those three acts will start and end their Melodifestivalen journey tonight in Gothenburg.
MELODIFESTIVALEN INTERVAL ACT IN GOTHENBURG
Tonight’s interval act takes inspiration from Israel’s history at Eurovision.
Sarah Dawn Finer will take on Netta’s winning song from last year “Toy” and be joined by her co-hosts as backing dancers.
Attention will then turn to Israel’s three other previous winners: “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”, “Hallelujah” and Dana Interational’s “Diva”, which will be performed my Eric Saade.
Eric has form here, as he shared the stage with Dana during the second semi-final of Eurovision 2011. On that occasion, unfortunately, Dana’s “Ding Dong” was left behind in the semi, while Eric’s own track “Popular” went on to place third.
You can watch all the Melodifestivalen action unfold in Gothenburg live on SVT1 from 20:00CET.