It’s the charming town situated in gorgeous Dalarna County, Sweden, and boasts a population of around 6,000 enthusiastic Melodifestivalen fans. And on Saturday everyone will be turning out in Leksand for Semi-Final 3.
Seven acts will take to the stage, two will advance to the final, two to Andra Chansen and three will be sent home for good.
You’ve heard the snippets and you’ve seen the rehearsals too. Or 30-second snippets of them at least.
Now we want to know what you think in our Semi-Final 3 poll. You can show your love for as many of Saturday night’s acts as you like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.
We’ll reveal the results ahead of Saturday night’s show.
1. The Lovers of Valdaro – “Somebody Wants”
Electronic-pop duo the Lovers of Valdaro won the Melfest wildcard as part of the P4 Nästa contest. Group member Erik appeared at Eurovision 2018 as one of DoReDos’s backing singers.
Songwriters: Peter Boström and Thomas G:son
2. Dolly Style – “Habibi”
Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund and Robert Norberg.
3. Martin Stenmarck – “Låt skiten brinna”
Martin represented Sweden at Eurovision 2005 with the glitzy song “Las Vegas”. He has also returned to Melfest twice, in 2014 and 2016.
Songwriters: Uno Svenningsson, Tim Larsson and Tobias Lundgren
4. Lina Hedlund – “Victorious”
The former Alzcazar singer is making her sixth Melodifestivalen appearance and second solo entry. She last competed, with Alcazar, in 2014, placing third.
Songwriters: Melanie Wehbe, Richard Edwards, Dino Medanhodzic and Johanna Jansson
5. Omar – “Om igen” (Again)
Omar Rudberg was one third of FO&O. Since leaving the group, he has released a number of singles, including “Que pasa”.
Songwriters: Omar Rudberg, Johan Lindbrandt, Robin Stjernberg and Jens Hult
6. Rebecka Karlsson – “Who I Am”
Rebecka came to fame on the 2016 series of Swedish Idol. She placed second to overall winner Liam Cacatian Thomassen.
Songwriters: Rebecka Karlsson, Anderz Wrethov and Henric Pierroff
7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken”
Joik singer Jon Henrik is a two-time Mello veteran. He last competed in 2017, where his song “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)” placed third.
Songwriters: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson and Jon Henrik Fjällgren