It’s the charming town situated in gorgeous Dalarna County, Sweden, and boasts a population of around 6,000 enthusiastic Melodifestivalen fans. And this evening, everyone will be turning out in Leksand for semi-final three of Melodifestivalen 2019.

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.

We asked you in a flash poll to judge who you think should make it to the next stages of the competition based on the preview clips we’ve seen so far.

After counting 1,383 votes, we can now reveal that your favourite to win this semi-final is Jon Henrik Fjällgren. He earned 374 votes, or 27.04% of the total, for his song “Norrsken”. A two-time Mello veteran, the joik singer went direkt till final with both his previous entries. And it seems like y’all think he’ll be making it a hat-trick in 2019.

The other act you want to see going straight to the final in Stockholm is former Alcazar singer Lina Hedlund. She placed second in the poll with her song “Victorious”. You awarded her 220 votes (15.91%). 2019 marks Lina’s sixth Melodifestivalen appearance and second solo entry. She last competed, with Alcazar, in 2014, placing third.

Coming in third and fourth in the poll were Omar Rudberg and Dolly Style. You think these two acts should head to Andra Chansen in Nyköping. Omar picked up 191 votes (13.81%), while Dolly Style weren’t far behind on 186 votes (13.45%).

Unfortunately that means you would not like to see The Lovers of Valdaro, Rebecka Karlsson and Martin Stenmarck advance any further in the competition.

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. However, they just missed out on a spot in your top four by two votes. They earned 184 votes (13.3%).

Rebecka Karlsson was only one vote behind in sixth place. The Swedish Idol runner-up received 183 votes (13.23%). Sweden’s Eurovision 2005 representative Martin Stenmarck finished in a distant last place. He only managed to secure 45 votes (3.25%).

Full Poll Results

Your results are slightly different to those of the Swedish public that attended the dress rehearsal last evening.

The Melodifestivalklubben audience poll saw Dolly Style and Jon Henrik Fjällgren as the two acts the viewers waned to go direkt till final. However, you would put Lina Hedlund through to the final instead of Dolly Style. Meanwhile, the audience poll had the former Alcazar star as a non-qualifier.

Who do you want to see qualify from semi-final three of Melodifestivalen 2019? Who should go direkt till final, and who do you think will have to fight it out in Andra Chansen? Sound off in the comments below!

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Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

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baby

so y’all were right lol! I voted like crazy for Jon henrik but did not expect Lina DTF.

Lolek
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Lolek

I was pleasantly surprised by that, though I did hope she would go DTF 🙂

Denmark
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Denmark

very weak selection…. SF1 and SF2 were far better

Miguel
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Miguel

Totally agree. This semifinal was weaker, but somehow more interesting than the others.

I mean, the level was very similar among the acts, so I felt any of them could go through.

The results, apart from Jon Henrik (who was my favorite by far), were very unexpected.

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MrBrightside
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MrBrightside

Poor Lovers of Valdaro. They deserved at least AC. :C

Milla
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Milla

Does any other country got a eurovision winner? That really screams EUROVISION WINNER! No. Far from it. Just saying. Stop complaining.

Dave
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Dave

Italy. Easy.

Mwwilla
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Mwwilla

Really.. they said that in 2017 as well..

Jo.
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Jo.

Criticizing the overall quality of the selection is a good thing, cuz Melfest needs to put more effort into the songwriting camp.

Mwwilla
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Mwwilla

There’s no variety, that’s what’s wrong.

Isa
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Isa

Jon and Lina? They have two of the weakest songs, in my opinion. Very strange!

Lolek
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Lolek

Wow, my two personal favourites going DF according to this poll. Granted, I’d be (pleasantly) surprised if Lina gets at least AC. Would personally like to see Dolly Style and the Lovers of Valdaro to AC, though it would seem people really like Omar. This semi feels truly unpredictable. For that, I’m looking forward to watching it this afternoon (or evening for those of you in Europe, hehe).

Denis
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Denis

Jon Henrik will qualify but it’s a weak entry. If he .couldnt win with two ethnic entries he’s not winning with a 50s Disney song with some ethnic elements.
And I actually think Dolly Style will qualify, it’s their best!

Floprina
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Floprina

With nearly all of the semi-final songs out, this could be the worst Swedish result since 2013. Nothing remotely good, very weak year for Melodifestivalen (so far)

Denis
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Denis

People have said so since 2017, so it doesn’t really mean anything.
Though this is far superior than 2018 and the result should reflect that, providing right song is chosen

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Or the best result since 2015 since Wiktoria and Hanna & Liamoo are capable of a top 5 finish. It all depends on who wins..

Peters
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Peters

Those two are nothing special ‘cuz we’ve heard them before. Wikitoria can be a jury bait though.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

But we dont even have a special song yet in Eurovision this year so they should do fine

Denis
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Denis

Sweden got top 5 in both 2016 and 2017 however so that statement is false. Unless you suggest these songs would do better than that, and even win?
Which won’t happen. A win won’t happen, and it’s unlikely that any of the songs would do better than 5th.

Milla
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Milla

I can’t believe how you can compare this year to 2013. I think a lot of songs is much better than Robin Stjernberg’s “You” . And all this complaining about how bad Melodifestivalen is this year is really not true. Just because we don’t have something that screams a “Eurovision winner”. I can’t say that any other country has a Eurovision winner in store! So what’s the problem? Maybe that Sweden always focus on popsongs that sounds good on Spotify? I would say THAT IS the main problem. But we don’t have a bad selection of songs. Just not any… Read more »

Lolek
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Lolek

Agreed with you Milla. I’ve enjoyed melo every year and this year is no exception! I didn’t dislike Stjenberg’s song from 2013 (granted it certainly was far from my favourite song) but even so, I like pretty much all the DF qualifiers (And half of the AC qualifiers) more than that song. It is true that melfest could do with more variety but I think the songs that are usually less “pop” sounding don’t seem to do as well in the festival. That said, I’m looking forward to hearing Pagan Fury next week for a bit of a change.

Jo.
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Jo.

Wiktoria can get a Top 10 result, so it’s far from being a disaster.

Miguel
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Miguel

Wiktoria would not get any top 10 result with that unoriginal song and uninspired staging

Spain 2014 cough cough