Andra Chansen took place in Nyköping to determine the final qualifiers for next week’s Melodifestivalen 2019 final. Eight acts participated in four duels to fight for the last four tickets to the Friends Arena.

In our Andra Chansen polls, our readers picked Anna Bergendahl, Nano, Lisa Ajax and Rebecka Karlsson to advance. Our readers thought it would all be straightforward, with all four of these acts amassing more than double the amount of votes as their respective opponents.

The Wiwi Jury were thinking along the same lines. They picked the same four winners but suggested it might not be quite so straightforward. For instance, Andreas Johnson placed third out of all eight acts but finished behind his opponent Anna Bergendahl.

However, the decision was all in the hands of the Swedish public. History tells us that they can often vote very differently (“Statements”, anybody?).

The show also included a surprise guest performance by Johnny Logan. Eurovision’s only two-time winner dazzled the audience in Nyköping with a performance of “Hold Me Now”. He wasn’t the only Eurovision winner to perform though — Måns Zelmerlöw performed his new duet “Walk with Me” with Melfest 2018 contestant Dotter.

Duel 1: Andreas Johnson vs Anna Bergendahl

Andreas Johnson brought a simple but effective stage show. His charisma sold “Army of Us”. Some fireworks at the end of the performance gave it that extra pop. On the other hand, Anna Bergendahl was a tiger pacing her way through a forest. Keeping things much the same as her semi-final performance, Anna elevated the song with strong vocals. Ultimately, Anna Bergendahl prevailed and booked her spot in the final.

Duel 2: Vlad Reiser vs Nano

In the only duel between two performers of the same gender, the songs could not be any more different. Vlad Reiser brought slick choreography and set the pace with his upbeat number. His opponent Nano moved with renewed swagger, improving on his semi-final performance while still setting the same atmosphere. This one was hard to call but Nano made it through to his second Melfest final.

Duel 3: Martin Stenmarck vs Lisa Ajax

Martin Stenmarck didn’t change much from his semi-final performance, once again performing with great energy. Lisa Ajax also changed little other than her hairdo. Injecting her heart and soul into “Torn”, Lisa Ajax took the song to greater heights and commandingly secured her place in the grand final.

Duel 4: Rebecka Karlsson vs Arvingarna

Rebecka Karlsson kept things similar but refined her staging. There was less going on around her without losing the key characters supporting her staging. Her outfit also was more fitting and she looked sharp and classy, allowing this future star to shine. Arvingarna gained a member and upped their game as well, utilising the same staging themes. The additional performer enabled the harmonies to come together better than in the semi-final. In the only upset of the night according to our polls, Arvingarna prevailed to make it through to the final.

Melodifestivalen 2019 grand final running order

The running order for the grand final is also made clear at the end of Andra Chansen. Recent history dictates that the winner can come from anywhere in the running order. Last year, Benjamin Ingrosso won from eleventh in the running order. Robin Bengtsson won from fourth, Frans was tenth and Måns Zelmerlöw sang sixth.

  1. John Henrik Flällgren — “Norrsken”
  2. Lisa Ajax — “Torn”
  3. Mohombi — “Hello”
  4. Lina Hedlund — “Victorious”
  5. Bishara — “On My Own”
  6. Anna Bergendahl — “Ashes to Ashes”
  7. Nano — “Chasing Rivers”
  8. Hanna Ferm & Liamoo — “Hold You”
  9. Malou Prytz — “I Do Me”
  10. John Lundvik — “Too Late for Love”
  11. Wiktoria — “Not with Me”
  12. Arvingarna — “I Do”

Melodifestivalen 2019 international jury

This year’s international jury features only eight countries. This is shortened down from the ten used last year. The jury includes the Top 3 countries of Eurovision 2018 — Israel, Cyprus and Austria. They are also joined by 2018 host country Portugal, Australia, Finland, France and the United Kingdom.

What do you think of the Andra Chansen results? Who will win next week’s grand final? Let us know in the comments below.

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Im the future winner of Eurovision

Lisa and Wiktoria

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Since, you know, song number 9 seems to be the trend this year, Malou might win for a surprise.

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Once again – ALL the songs I like the most fail in the “Andra chancen” duels! :-O 🙁 Why do Sweden alwys go for the most dated, dull, generic and unoriginal songs?

For my part – I find originality important – usually the songs I like the most fare badly in MF. They always go “safe”, which is a pity

Jo.
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Jo.

I think John has it in the bag.

Jo.
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Jo.

very uncomfortable question: is it too late for love?

Sam
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Sam

Irrespective of its final outcome (though I hope to see John, Wiktoria, Liamoo/Hanna or Lisa in Tel Aviv), one thing is clear: this will be a GREAT final, much better than the previous editions of melfest and far from any other NF (with the exception of San Remo) #goodsongqualityisbackinSweden

Kim
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Kim

The International jury will be the ones that decide this years winner because it is going to be a close race at the top

Evan
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Evan

I hope not because they haven’t been doing a great job in other countries…

Ian
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Ian

Surprisingly there is no clear winner in the lineup this year. Personally I know that I and many others would love to see Jon Henrik finally represent Sweden, but I know that Hanna & Liamoo are the big favorites right now, but then again Bishara is way ahead in youtube views. I guess we’ll just have to see what happens in the final.

Denis
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Denis

Actually I think it just got clear that Jon Lundvik is the clear favourite. It’s the consensus here in Sweden. Everyone expects him to win
he has the most Spotify plays and that means more than YouTube views.

ESC8
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ESC8

Don’t underestimate Wiktoria. She has competed 2 times already, coming 2nd both times, in 2017 she did actually better than the overall winner (in televoting). In both cases, it was the jury that destroyed her chances (not that I was a fan of her songs). In my opinion, this year, her song is the only one that can have a quite decent result in Tel Aviv. And tbh it’s mainly because of the epic staging. I mean, ok, we had Eric Saade in 2010, but noone outside of Sweden knows that. Moreover, Ruth Lorenzo had the wet look, not real… Read more »

Grftn
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Grftn

Lisa, Anna or Wiktoria for the win! Please!

Tom
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Tom

Only – Nano, Anna, Lisa, Wiktoria and Jon Henrik Fjallgren and Mohombi to win
I dont feel Bishara actually, Hana and Liamo+ for me John Lundvik IS César 2.0 from Austria 2018
I think Arvingarna, Malou and Lena Hedlund are out

Jack
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Jack

Good placing for John Lundvik. SVT might want him to win!

Malin
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Malin

Time is too much for me so this will be in Swedish… Hyfsat nöjd över resultatet. Önskat få med Martin eftersom jag tycker så mycket om texten. Skulle gärna sett att Uno själv framfört den dock. Förstod att Lisa skulle gå vidare även om hon ej var min favvo i den duellen Så dags att se fram mot finalen… Tror att från andra chansen då är det Anna som kan komma överaska och klättra på Spotify och odds. Inte omöjligt att internationella juryn hjälper henne att slåss mot odds och Spotify topparna Lundvik, Hanna/Liamo och Bishara. Men vad tycker jag!!… Read more »

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

Malou is going to kick it

Hellohi
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Hellohi

Liamloo and Hanna Ferm ftw !!!
Great entry with both performers having fantastic chemistry

Denis
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Denis

John is probably winning this,and I’m all for it! That’s how you package a song! The duo probably second and Bishara third. Yes, that¨s right, third!
Overall a stronger field than last year. Every song is vastly more enjoyable than whatever 2018 had to offer..

Malin
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Malin

I think Anna can chalenge Landvik, Hanna/Liamo and Bishara in the final although they right now are in the top off odds and Spotify .
Yes, better songs this year. : )

Denis
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Denis

Yes, I said before that Anna is a dark horse. She is going to do better than expected, top 5 for sure!

Hellohi
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Hellohi

Does anyone think it could be Johnny Logan for Ireland ?

Sonam
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Sonam

What?

Jonas
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Jonas

Johnny Logan to represent Ireland this year? No.

Tim
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Maybe for Sweden. He was in Mello last night, hihi

esc stan
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esc stan

My faves: Lisa, Anna, Wiktoria

whoever wins of these 3 I’ll be happy

Emily
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Emily

running order basically handed wiktoria the trophy

Yoyo
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Yoyo

You mean John Lundvik, Wiktoria won’t win.

Nier
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Nier

Many popular songs this year meens a very small difference in points from the people. 13% to One song, 12 % to another song etc. Meens that the jury Will decide – What song Will they like? I Guess Liamoo One.

Tom
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Tom

Bishara 🙁

Erik
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Erik

No. They’ve changed the voting system. Every eight voting groups of the popular votes gets the same type of points as the eight-part juries. So the televotes won’t be evened out as in previous years.

Titas
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Titas

Wiktoria, john and liamoo abd hannah ferm are in my opinion the ones in contention

chup
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chup

Lisa Ajax has sung 2nd before. If that isn’t unfair then I don’t know what is.

Aaandi
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Aaandi

Yes, she sung 2nd and 3rd her previous two attempts, while Wiktoria has sung 10th and 11th before and is singing 11th next week also.

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

I want Arvingarna to win. 😛 Just against all odds. I don’t think they would get 21 points from the televote. They’re quite likeable. 🙂

Gunilla
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Gunilla

Well, the swedes vote for their favourite to win, not for the song that give them best chance in esc. But I don’t think Arvingarna will win

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

I think they absolutely don’t want Lisa to have a good result. Sad… I love her song. I hope Wiktoria of John Lundvik will win 🙂

Tom
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Tom

She can still have a good result !

Colin
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Colin

She still does have a good result. She’s in the finals. She probably won’t be in bottom 2 either, so that’s top 10.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Predicted all four correctly although I’d like to see Rebecka Karlsson back definitely with a stronger live as the studio was beautiful.

Also those who saying Wiktoria drawn in 11th is bad? I’m sure the 11th draw tends to do well… Jon Henrik drawn 1st surprised me, guess it isn’t his year after all.

I hope Wiktoria/John Lundvik or even Anna take the crown. The only 3 deserved victors this year.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Anna had so much support from the audience and I thought she was more confident tonight. I am happy except I wanted Rebecka over Arvingarna. Hoping for Hanna & Liamoo or Anna to win now

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m glad that the four duels were won by those I wanted to win. I felt both Anna and Lisa brought more energy to the stage tonight. “Ashes to Ashes” keeps growing on me everytime I listen to it. Plus the running order is good to John and Wiktoria, so only happy news for me coming from Sweden this Saturday.

Albert
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Albert

My top:
1. Wiktoria
2. John
3. Lisa Ajax
4. Liamo
5. Anna
6. Malou
7. Nano
8. Lina
9. John Henrik
10. Bishara
11. Mohimbi
12. Avringarna

Lesbi honest
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Lesbi honest

Good result, and pretty expected to be honest. What was also expected – to the point that it’s becoming a cliché – is that the comedy/novelty song got the 12th spot in the final. 2015: Hasse Andersson, 2016: Samir & Viktor, 2017: Owe Thörnquist, 2018: Rolandz and now Arvingarna in the last spot. It’s getting so predictable that Björkman will put those songs in the last spot. I didn’t even have to guess who was going to the final when they announed that it stood between Rebecka and Arvingarna because it’s just so predictable.

Anna
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Anna

Calling Arvingarna a novelty/comedy number in regards to Melodifestivalen is rather unfair. The music genre they represent is as Swedish as it gets (even if we seldom let it represent us at Eurovision).

Denis
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Denis

To call Arvingarna a novelty act is not fair. They are not novelty, they have been a band for 30 years or so. they are a dansband which is as Swedish as you get.
The reason they are last is because the last song is usually the most party filled one, Björkman likes to end it with big party numbers.

Robert
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Robert

John for the win, guessing Wiktoria didn’t do as well as some predicted.. think John is winning this.. Hanna/Liamoo second and Malou third I think..

TROLOLOL
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TROLOLOL

Maybe. But John is going to win it for sure.

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

i prefer malou, she is fresher than john

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

The running order suggests that Björkman wants John or Wiktoria.

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

i want malou

Ugnius
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Ugnius

Am I the only one who saw that position 12 is unoccupied in Christer’s table and immediately understood that Arvingarna has qualified ? I mean, no other act could sing in that position 😀

Also we need Mans&Dotter to come back next year, this time as participants ^^

diana
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diana

Saw that too, as Fuldans and Sanir och Viktor closed the finals the last couple of years too. Always those kind of acts there :))

Lesbi honest
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Lesbi honest

Haha, just posted about this myself!

Alex
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Alex

Me too! Just when I saw there was an empty position number 12, I was sure it was reserved for Arvingarna. Björkman was very predictable in that case.

Denis
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Denis

Me too. It was fairly logical it was Arvingarna. Obviously there is no way two ballads will compete after each other, and there was no way a ballad would close it

diana
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diana

Really hoped that Martin would qualify, Lisa’s song is really basic and kinda reminds me of Felix Sandman’s “every single day” but not as good. Arvingarna were my favorites along with Nano and Vlad this evening. Too bad that the latter two were in a duel against each other…

The running order though…Jon Henrik starting? John Lundvik at 10th may indicate that he will win next week. My favorites at 1 and 10, this will be interesting.

Bra jobbat Sverige!

Una
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Una

My faves in the first three duels won, yay!!! Not unhappy with Arvingarna but surprised as we expected Rebecka to win.

Colin
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Colin

Well, 3/4 is still pretty good! I’ll keep Vlad’s song as a guilty pleasure. Anna and Lisa should compete to win it all now. It seems like SVT favors Wiktoria and John Lundvik based on running order.

Jack
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Jack

The winner will be from the 2nd half of the running order as usual.

Colin
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Colin

This time, I hope you are right. Out of internet forthrunners, Wiktoria, John and Hanna/Liamoo are better than Bishara and Mohombi.

Denis
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Denis

Mohombi isn’t even a frontrunner. It’s only here I read that he is a frontrunner and that he will do very well.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Every expected to go through went through. Anna performed better, you could really tell that this performance was important to her. Although I had to smile because it felt like “Hey Sweden! Look at me, I am cheerful and relatable, I am not cold and distant at all. There’s no reason you shouldn’t vote for me.” 😛 I also enjoyed Lisa vocals but let’s keep it real, the song ain’t what y’all are making it out to be. Nano on the other hand still kills his song for me.

HMmm
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HMmm

what the hell i love lisa’s song sooo much

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

what the hell good for you lol

Lolek
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Lolek

Pretty happy with the choices. As much as I like listening to Vlad’s song on the iPhone, i defs think Nano deserved to go to te finals. Naturally expected Anna and Lisa to get through. Also content with arvingarna for something of a different vibe for the finals too