Swedish Idol is known as being a source of successful Melodifestivalen acts, but now we could be looking at a double. Former Idol stars Hanna Ferm and Liamoo have won tonight’s Melodifestivalklubben audience exit poll, suggesting they’ll be heading direkt till final after Saturday night’s semi-final.
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.
Last week’s poll managed to not just predict the direct qualifiers and the andra chansen acts, it also accurately predicted the order in which the bottom three acts would place.
Hanna Ferm and Liamoo topped the poll this week. Their romantic ballad “Hold You” picked up 425 votes — that’s 39.94% of all votes cast, and the largest percentage by far. All going well, they will be one of the two acts to directly qualify for the grand final.
Coming in second was Melfest veteran Andreas Johnson. His song “Army of Us” earned 204 votes giving him 19.17%. This suggests that Andreas may be the second act to go direkt till final.
Polish popstress Margaret was in third place. Her lively song “Tempo” picked up 166 votes with 15.6% of the vote. This suggests that Margaret may be again be headed to the andra chansen round.
Popular YouTuber Vlad Reiser was fourth with his song “Nakna i regnet”. It picked up 111 votes and gave him 10.43% of the vote. This suggests Vlad will be getting “naked in the rain” in andra chansen.
According to the poll, newcomver Malou Prytz, former FO&O singer Oscar Enestad and veteran performer Jan Malmsjö will all be eliminated.
Melodifestivalklubben audience poll results – Melodifestivalen 2019 semi-final 2 Malmö
- Hanna Ferm & Liamoo – “Hold You” 425 votes (39.94%)
- Andreas Johnson – “Army of Us” 204 votes (19.17%)
- Margaret – “Tempo” 166 votes (15.6%)
- Vlad Reiser – “Nakna i Regnet” 111 votes (10.43%)
- Malou Prytz – “I Do Me” 96 votes (9.02%)
- Oscar Enestad – “I Love It” 36 votes (3.38%)
- Jan Malmsjö – “Leva Livet” 26 votes (2.44%)
Of course, with such a small sample size, there’s no way of telling if this audience poll will play out correctly.
While last week’s predictions were accurate, in previous years the audience poll hasn’t always got it right. Last year the poll 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? Has the live audience got it right again this week? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!