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!