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!
Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT