Last night the final two Melodifestivalen 2019 direct finalists were selected. But four places remain in the grand final for the winners of the andra chansen duels. The eight andra chansen acts will compete next week in a duel against another. The winner of each duel will head to the grand final at Friends Arena on 9 March.

The duel partners were announced on Saturday evening after semi-final four. Producers Karin Gunnarsson and Christer Björkman and matched up acts that placed third and fourth in their semis, and have ensured that no acts from the same semi-final will compete against each other.

But who should win each duel? Listen to the competing songs and vote for your favourite in each duel. You can only vote for one act per duel and you can only vote once in each duet — so make your vote count!

Duel 1: Andreas Johnson vs Anna Bergendahl

Andreas Johnson has competed in Melfest six times previously, and placed second in 2007. He’s how back with “Army of Us”. Anna Bergendahl won Mello 2010, but has the dubious distinction of being the only Swedish act to note qualify for the Eurovision grand final. She’s making her comeback with “Ashes to Ashes”.

Duel 2: Vlad Reiser vs Nano

Popular vlogger Vlad Reiser has a loyal fan following, who helped get him to andra chansen with “Nakna i regnet”. In 2017, Nano went direkt till final and eventually placed second. This year he’s in andra chansen with “Chasing Rivers”.

Duel 3: Martin Stenmarck vs Lisa Ajax

Martin previously represented Sweden at Eurovision 2005, where his sassy “Las Vegas” placed 19th. He now returns with “Låt skiten brinna”. Lisa Ajax has twice competed at Melfest, with her best result being seventh in 2016. This time she has the ballad “Torn”.

Duel 4: Rebecka Karlsson vs Arvingarna

Melfest debutante Rebecka Karlsson is the runner-up of Idol 2016. She competes with “Who I Am”. Arvingarna represented Sweden at Eurovision 1993, where they placed seventh “Eloise”. This time The Heirs are saying “I Do”.

What do you think? Who should make the Melodifestivalen grand final? Could any of these songs do a “You” can win Mello entirely? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Duel 1 – Easily Anna 🙂
Duel 2 – Vlad for me, he’s more fun
Duel 3 – Lisa by a longshot 🙂
Duel 4 – Probably Arvingarna

Carlos Dominguez
Carlos Dominguez
1 year ago

I think Helena Paparizou did some slight changes to survivor.

Take a look at the semi vs andra chansen video

Edu
Edu
1 year ago

Sad for the battle between Martin and Lisa, I love both entries!!

David F
David F
1 year ago

I hope she has the staging changed, to cut out a lot of the unnecessary walking around.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Melodifestivalen is quite interesting this year. Tomorrow I am starting with my reviews and of course, AC predictions and wishes. 🙂

Nicola
Nicola
1 year ago

Duel 1: Anna
Duel 2: Nano
Duel 3: Lisa
Duel 4: Rebecka
The best ones sometimes never win though. Just be prepared for the results…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

For Robyn Gallagher:
I always love your work. You know I am a fan.
Unfortunately, there are two typos in this article, in the paragraph under Duel 1. Both look like autocorrect errors. They are (with errors in caps):
“He’s HOW back with “Army of Us”.”
And: “Anna Bergendahl won Mello 2010, but has the dubious distinction of being the only Swedish act to NOTE qualify for the Eurovision grand final.”
To be fair, Anna did sing a lot of notes. 🙂

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Question is ..will Lisa make it to the final ? Last time when she was at the andra chansen she almost didn’t make it ( even she sang about f*ck) …She can be Isa 2.0 from 2016 – I will wait or Felix 2.0 from last year
#fingerscrossed ( Hopefully – Lisa, Anna, Rebecca and Nano will make it)

Mike Soto
Mike Soto
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

Right now, Martin has more fans in France, Italy and Spain than he does in his homeland of Sweden. Some of Bilal’s Mahmoud’s and Miki’s fans might be seeing Lisa as a threat to win next Saturday’s MGP Grand Final and then take home the title in Tel Aviv if she takes this duel. Many boys across Sweden who have crushes on her will grab their phones and break Martin into pieces by sending Ms. Stronger than Dirt to the Grand final. Girl Power!

Emily
Emily
1 year ago

how often does a qualifier from andra chansen win mello?

Miracle romania
Miracle romania
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

It has happened once -2013

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

2009 as well was a close one (Caroline af Ugglas). I feel like last year was a close call simply because there weren’t really any standout acts (as can be seen by how split the popular vote was among most finalists) and as a result it was possible for an AC song to finish a close 2nd.

That said, I wouldn’t discount Anna entirely, especially if she brings some improvements to the staging, she could potentially win.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Lolek

Last year Felix Sandman was a genuine contender for the win, and got second. So its possible.

Edu
Edu
1 year ago
Reply to  Lolek

In my opinion she has to add some backsingers, some good chorus could make the song even better.
There’s a fire on the horizon… and then a chorus singing something like “Ah aaaaahhhh” or “Uh uuuuhhh”.

Edu
Edu
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

Hope you’re talking about Anna 😀

Zoli
Zoli
1 year ago

Hana Ferm & Liamoo to win Melodifestivalen.

cestnick
cestnick
1 year ago

Sure they can change, have you watched Margaret last year?

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

Anna, Nano, Lisa and I suppose Arvingarna (to add something a little different – though I like Rebecka’s song as well so I’m happy with either – though I suspect Sweden will chose Arvingarna as well).

Evan
Evan
1 year ago

Arvingarna is schlager perfection. “I Do” hope it makes the finals.

SpirK
SpirK
1 year ago

Duel 1 is an obvious win for Anna, and deservedly so.
Dont care much for Duel 2 but I’d choose Nano.
Lisa just has to win Duel 3, she should’ve been direkt in the first place. One of the best this year, maybe even the best, haven’t made my mind yet.
Duel 4 is a clear Arvingarna for me. Breezy and cool song. Rebecca is just a mainstream idol song.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

Duel 1 Anna should win easily. I can even see her as a candidate for win.
Semi 2 Nano. But its a disapppointment.
Duel 3 Lisa Ajax. Could even be a winning candidate.
Duel 4. Rebecka is better and should go through but I have a feeling Arvingarna will make it.

Urhia
Urhia
1 year ago

Why you people don’t like Nano song ? It’s very good , ok the live perfomance wasn’t very good but he can improve him

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
1 year ago

My bets are: ANNA, LISA, NANO, and ARVINGARNA

Yuvaly
Yuvaly
1 year ago

Did a song from andra chansen ever end up winning melodifestivalen?

wanna know my secret
wanna know my secret
1 year ago
Reply to  Yuvaly

Robin Stjernberg in 2013 🙂

Jon
Jon
1 year ago
Reply to  Yuvaly

Yup – Robin Stjernberg went to Andra Chansen in 2013 and then won Melfest.

Yuvaly
Yuvaly
1 year ago
Reply to  Jon

And gave Sweden its worst result since 2010 and untill 2018 :/

Arvid
Arvid
1 year ago
Reply to  Yuvaly

Yes but Felix Sandman places second last year and he went there from the second chance

David F
David F
1 year ago
Reply to  Yuvaly

I was surprised “You” tanked so badly. It’s a nice song and Robin sang it beautifully. If Sweden wasn’t hosting that year, I think he would have done better.

diana
diana
1 year ago

sucks that they put vlad and nano in the same duel. nano probably looks like the obvious winner here but vlad is extremely well known also so that will be the hardest duel unfortunately

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  diana

Yes. I think it’s the most competitive duel. Te rest are so obvious.
Vlad could really upset. Nano could still win thanks to age voting thing.

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  Marc

I suspect Nano will get through simply because of the age voting splits and the fact that Nano can actually sing (not to shame Vlad – his song is catchy but he is clearly not a singer… and I think his like to dislike ratio on the youtube vid kind of indicates that quite a few people aren’t fans).

Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
1 year ago

I know you might not agree but for me these were pretty easy decisions. But I wanted Andra Chansen to be tough and nail biting. Anna and Lisa are obvious winners in their duels. Sweden would be more familiar with Nano than Vlad but I hope Nano improves his stage presence. And finally Rebecka killed it live in Leksand while that Arvingarna song is terrible. My final 1. Malou Prytz 2. Lina Hedlund 3. John Lundvik 4. Hana Ferm & Liamoo 5. Nano 6. Anna Bergendahl 7. Lisa Ajax 8. Mohombi 9. Bishara 10. Rebecka Karlsson 11. Wiktoria 12. Jon… Read more »

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

For me Andreas,Nano,Martin,Arvingarna
But it will be Andreas,Vlad,Lisa,Arvingarna
Nano will be this year Loreen with her with Statements

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Duel 4. I would choose Rebeca, because her song fits ESC better than Arvingarna’s.
Though, their song has better quality (it’s good in it’s genre).

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Duel 3. Lisa should go to the final.
*When I imagined Loreen singing this song, I got thrills. This new-blond-look of Loreen and dark staging… this could be a hell of a come back.

Though, I like Martin, I liked “När anglarna går hem” from MF 2014… I really didn’t like “Las Vegas” from 2005 which was just useless.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Duel 2. I don’t care…
(Nano was better than Robin in 2017, this year his song is just… low average)

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Duel 1. Anna Bergendahl should easily beat Andreas (who, by the way, should win ESC in 2006, but lost with the milf that lost with the monsters)

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

That you Silvia Night? 😛

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Torn is definitely a real contender for the win and deserved to go DTF.

After listening to all the songs, this final will be so much better than last year’s. I can’t decide on the winner, but John, Liamoo&Hanna, Jon, Wiktoria (and hopefully Lisa) would all be great Swedish entries at esc and I’m sure Sverige will come back to my top 5

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Agreed, the selection for the finals this year is way better than last. I’d kind of like to see Wiktoria go to Eurovision but I suspect she might become the next Sanna Nielsen and will try out a few more times before winning the contest. The two Jo(h)n’s and Lisa would also be nice choices!

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Not a contender at all. Her song is too similar to Wiktoria’s and clearly didn’t capture the public’s imagination. It’s between John, H&L and Anna. I would love to say JHF, but he doesn’t have the momentum.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

anna, nano, lisa, arvingarna…. n this is how it’ll go

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago

Clear choices for me: Anna Bergendahl, Nano, Lisa Ajax and Arvingarna.

‘Torn’ is one of the best songs of this year’s Mello. But Lisa looks like a casting show contestant doing a cover. With a more matured artist (Loreen, Sanna Nielsen, Helena Paparizou etc.) it would have been perfect.

Una
Una
1 year ago

1. Ashes to Ashes.
2. Chasing Rivers.
3. Laat skiten brinna even though I don’t really understand the title coz dictionaries gave me a dubious translation for a Melo entry (let smth burn).
4. Not invested in either song.

Torple
Torple
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Let the crap/shit burn would be an appropriate translation.

I am Mo
I am Mo
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

If you want to know, the title means “Let the shit burn” and is basically leaving the past behind

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

I can’t stop listening to Ashes to ashes and think it would place well in the final

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago

Rooting for: Andreas, Vlad, Lisa, and Rebecka
Expecting: Anna, Vlad, Lisa, and Arvingarna

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago

Andreas VS Anna = Anna
Vlad VS Nano = I dislike both songs so idc who wins, they’ll have a guaranteed near last place for me
Martin VS Lisa = Lisa
Rebecka VS Arvingarna = Rebecka

Angel
Angel
1 year ago
Reply to  esc stan

I’m totally agree with you!!

GUEST
GUEST
1 year ago

I find Hold you so unoriginal :/ ( Don’t let me down by Chainsmokers) Sweden has better options.

Here’s My Name
Here’s My Name
1 year ago
Reply to  GUEST

Finally someone makes the chainsmokers comparison. I heard it instantly.

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

What? Like everyone have already made that comparison lmao

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

They’re literally singing don’t let me don’t let me down in the same melody in the chorus
Other than that the melody is not same