Tonight Melodifestivalen moves on to Lidköping, where a final seven acts will share the stage at the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena. 

The show will air live on SVT1 from 20:00CET. Two more acts will go to the final and two will advance to the duels of Andra Chansen.

And on Thursday, we asked you who you think should win the Semi-Final and we have a resounding result.

Your favourite is returning act Lisa Ajax with 43% of all votes cast. Her ballad “Torn” has won you over.

Another returner – John Lundvik – is your second favourite. He managed 22% of all votes cast for his soul track “Too Late for Love”.

Close behind in third is Pagan Fury. The band best known for video games soundtracks won 19% of all votes cast. If this result is bared out they’ll be the first of tonight’s act to advance to Andra Chansen. 

There is a big gap between third and fourth place. Anton Hagman is your fourth favourite, but he only won 6% of all votes cast.

If these results are the same tonight in Sweden that means Bishara, Arvingarna and Ann-Louise Hanson will start and end their Melodifestivalen journey in Lidköping.

Next week the competition moves on to Andra Chansen.

Six acts have already qualified for the duels.

Anna Bergendahl and Nano from Semi-Final 1, Andreas Johnson and Vlad Reiser from Semi-Final 2, and Martin Stenmarck and Rebecka Karlsson from Semi-Final 3. Acts from the same semi-final won’t duel each other, so they’ll be mixed up by the SVT production team.

The duels also pair one song that finished third in its semi with a song that finished fourth. That should give some insight into which acts are more popular than others.

In recent years, SVT has announced the pairings for the duels the same night as Semi-Final 4, so we should know more later tonight.

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User
User
1 year ago

Bishara and John L was good qualifiers! I think the prode will be between john and Hanna&liamoo.

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

The good news of this evening is Ukraine chose RIGHT! Finally a country picks a great song! Gj MARUV!

AndersP
AndersP
1 year ago

John Lundvik has the best song this year, but I’m not sure that’s saying much. It feels like a four and a half minute song that has been cut to shreds to make it fit the three minute rule. There’s a great song in there somewhere, but it never shows its face. I don’t think we’ll be heading to Stockholm next year.

Rolf Wesche
Rolf Wesche
1 year ago

John Lundvik best song and voice in the final and a winner for me.
But I don’t understand why Stormbringer didn’t make it to the final… perfect voice and performance. And the song is amazing and could also stand out in Tel Aviv.

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  Rolf Wesche

Amen to that!! Pagan Fury or Lisa would have made a way better choice than a kid singing about sex

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Will Bjorkman the devil put Anna Bergendahl against Lisa Ajax in Andra duel? 🙂

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

omg that would be evil!! The two best acts of AC 🙁

Miguel
Miguel
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

That would be evil but logical, both songs are in English and female solo

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  Miguel

Unless they both are 3rd placers… usually they pair 3rd and 4th place ranked songs against one another.

Lollo
Lollo
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Don’t know. But either way…next week will be Game Of Thrones/Hunger Games. Another way of saying. It’s not going to be easy.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Dansk Superfinal:
“Say my name” (Sigmund)
“League of Light” (Julie & Nina)
“Love is Forever” (Leonora)

Milla
Milla
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Nice that you have a good time..

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

Sorry for hijacking Sweden’s post, but Wiwi switched off the comments to the last Denmark post. 🙁

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I feel so sorry for Colin at this point! 🙁
Actually Sigmund is much stronger live than I expected. But my winning song is still “Love is Forever”, in spite of Leonora’s obvious nerves.

Miguel
Miguel
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I should have watched the Danish Melodi Grand Prix instead of this swedish boredom

Miguel
Miguel
1 year ago

Bishara Ingrosso and John Lundvik Sampson direct to final.

What a big disappointment this MELLO is…

The only thing I learnt in this semifinal is: John needs braces.

BTW: “Ljuset” by Eric and Sarah is wonderful! If only they could win MELFEST!

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Miguel

*LOL*….Miguel, living his life for disliking the Swedes. Every. Single. Week. Oh baby, you need a hug 😀
PS. GO JOHN!!! Well, not myself, but…

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

Really? Bishara dtf? And not Lisa or Pagan Fury? Sweden, you do confuse me sometimes!

Mikaela
Mikaela
1 year ago
Reply to  Lolek

I’m confused too. /Swede

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Lolek

Bishara was amazing with the voice. He lifted a standard song

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago
Reply to  Lolek

After they rejected Loreen’s “Statements” I was not confused watching Melodifestivalen ever after.

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

Really?? Pagan Fury not in the top 5? Probably the only song I feel was robbed from a top spot this Melofest. Boo

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Jon Lundwik.
That’s my choice for Sweden this year.
Unique, different, good, best of all for Eurovision.
(Though, there were better songs, like Lisa’s or Bishara’s but not for ESC)

All in all. Jon in the end.
And who knows how will it end… 😛

Miguel
Miguel
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

I agree,

Let’s send John Lundvik and The Divaz with “Nobody But You 2.0”

Something “never seen” on Eurovision

(sarcasm)

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago
Reply to  Miguel

Let’s not send anything then, because it was all seen in Eurovision so far 🙂

I remeber only one “divaZ” aka. gospel song and it was Israel in 2006… and that was NoT good.

And this song, and this guy… I like.
Go Jo(h)n!

Grftn
Grftn
1 year ago

Omg. If Lisa doesn’t go DTF or at least AC with that amazing performance I’m done with melodifestivalen.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

So… is anyone live commenting on MelFest? Just wondering. I’m watching Dansk MGP and it is awesome so far. 🙂

John
John
1 year ago

Watching this live was something of a shock. Lisa Ajax literally destoys her song…she doesn´t have the voice to make it justice. I´m surprised if she qualifies for AC, to be honest. A pity…the song itself are fab, but deserves a better singer (=Loreen).

John Lundvik and Bishara seem to be certain qualifiers for the final – unless Arvingarna manage to destroy for any of them. They got the audience on their feet right away 😉

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago

Final: John Lundvik/ Arvingarna
A.C: Lisa Ajax / Bishara
5. Ann-Louise Hansson
6.Pagan Fury
7. Anton Hagman
Sidenote: I would be happy if Ann-Louise Hansson took a AC place instead of Bishara
Sidenote 2: If Sweden wins ESC we are happy if we come 2-10 we are happy anyway. Learn from us and be more positive.

Esc1234
Esc1234
1 year ago

It’s sad to see people pretending that any entry in melfest this year can do well… Especially Bishara, it’s like someone accidentally forgot him from Lilla melodifestivalen and gave him a rejected snippet of Oscar zia. They should rework on the music quality of the selection

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc1234

It’s sad to pretend other selections were better with songs that stand a chance. And that those countries have sent masterpieces

voix
voix
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

the fact that there isnt a strong competition doesnt make melfest stronger…..

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc1234

As usual: If Sweden was some country in the balcans you would not say this.

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

i said it for slovenia and croatia.

Jingo
Jingo
1 year ago

“I do”should go directly to final

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

Lisa better be dtf, only good song in this heat..

666
666
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision6

Preach

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Finally. At last! Some sense from a Wiwi poll result. This is almost identical to my 7 list. (Just switch 6th with 5th.) 🙂
The downside is, I think there might be a shock tonight. I won’t be watching, however. Denmark have called. 🙂

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The fans vote crazy as usual.

Belle
Belle
1 year ago

Lisa and Pagan Fury for the win!

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

Looking forward to this!!!

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

I secretly want Lisa Ajax to win. The snippet was amazing. It’s been a while since we sent a ballad. And a woman..

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

I actually feel like Anton has a promising song , I don’t know why he’s underrated . I think Anton and John should qualify though I know that probably won’t happen like that. Torn isn’t bad but a little overrated imo.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Sorry, but her song is a total cliché ballad. Pass.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Semi-final 1 was by far the best.

Trh
Trh
1 year ago

It doesn’t really matter because they are all bad in one way or another. This is the most overrated pre-selection of all!

Arianna
Arianna
1 year ago
Reply to  Trh

F*ck off won’t you

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  Arianna

That was uncalled for.

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  Arianna

And defended by the rudest people. Nice! Thank you for illustrating my points well

Gigii
Gigii
1 year ago

When will all the songs be available tonight after the semi final or after andra chansen?

Milla
Milla
1 year ago
Reply to  Gigii

After the semifinal tonight 🙂

bastian
bastian
1 year ago

John Lundvik all the way. The snippet is everything. I cant stop humming the chorus. Please, let this win Melodifestivalen.

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago

I hope Lisa wins this semi

HMmm
HMmm
1 year ago

Can you make a poll who shoud win Lithuania’s selection?