Tonight is the night when the host country Sweden will choose the winner of Melodifestivalen 2024 and who will represent the home country in Eurovision, when the grand final gets underway in front of 27,000 spectators in Friends Arena in Stockholm.

We asked you readers who of tonight’s 12 acts you want to win and the results are in.

Just as last week it is Norwegian power twins Marcus & Martinus and their entry “Unforgettable” who are the readers’ favourites to win, because they got 953 votes or 22.42% of the total votes. Another fan favourite in Dotter with “It’s Not Easy To Write A Love Song” took second place with 676 votes or 15.91% and in third place we find Maria Sur and “When I’m Gone” who got 604 votes or 14.21% of the total votes.

Melodifestivalen 2024: Result of the grand final poll

  1. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable” – 953 votes – 22.42%
  2. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – 676 votes – 15.71%
  3. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone” – 604 votes – 14.21%
  4. Jacqline – “Effortless” – 537 votes – 12.64%
  5. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling” – 303 votes – 7.13%
  6. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart A Break” – 267 votes – 6.28%
  7. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me” – 258 votes – 6.07%
  8. Medina – “Que Sera” – 232 votes – 5.46%
  9. LIAMOO – “Dragon” – 202 votes – 4.75%
  10. Annika Wickihalder – “Light” – 89 votes – 2.09%
  11. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar” – 77 votes – 1.81%
  12. Jay Smith – “Back To My Roots” – 52 votes – 1.22%

Total votes: 4,250

Do you think the favourites will win tonight? Could we see an upset? Let us know your thought in the comments below.

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Achilleas Agapopoulos
Achilleas Agapopoulos
3 months ago

Shame on you Sweden. Dotter had the best song this year and you treated her like this. Dotter was robbed this year and I believe Sweden doesn’t deserve her. Shame on you Sweden

xoxofromPoland
xoxofromPoland
3 months ago

medina??? really???

Tino
Tino
3 months ago

I don’t care of what people here will say, I like this song and as always I find Sweden in the top of my ranking (not the 1st place though, I give it to Switzerland this year).
And don’t bother saying juries will overrate them. Of course juries will give points to this. Everything is perfectly staged. And I bet they will be in public’s top 5 too.
I don’t want Sweden to win though. It wouldn’t be good for the contest.

Im so fab
Im so fab
3 months ago

Dotter 2nd? Are you kidding me…

kaos esc
kaos esc
3 months ago

all the songs seem recycled from previous melodies

Pinky
Pinky
3 months ago
Reply to  kaos esc

Melfest in a nutshell

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  kaos esc

It’s a recurring Melfest issue, and sadly they don’t care about it

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

I’m in the M&M camp, It is a pulsating, intoxicating, dramatic track. The visual show takes it to another level.

Europotato
Europotato
3 months ago

I really hope Jacqline wins this. It’ll be my top 5 a first for me with Sweden in donkeys years.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
3 months ago
Reply to  Europotato

100% agreed.

Bandido
Bandido
3 months ago

The song is just 1/3 of Air, also bit of it copy of Faithless Salva Mea (full vers.).

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago

The song is unremarkable, but is the staging really as good as people are saying it is? Just the usual LED show and lighting, they don’t even have slick dance moves to justify this alleged goodness
I mean, I wouldn’t mind them winning just bc there’s not much to write home about Mello anyways, though

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

armenia just announced a contender of a artist, the sensational world stars of Ladaniva

Oy oy
Oy oy
3 months ago

It will be such a shame if Sweden choose two Norwegian B-celebrities to represent them on home ground when they have such a variety of their own artists who would have the experience of their lives and be so honoured to fly the Swedish colours. For M&M this is just another step on their ladder to become stars. They would probably represent any random country if asked.

Réi
Réi
3 months ago

Tasteless. Maria Sur for the win!!! Dotter would be okay too

Davie
Davie
3 months ago

M&M is a great light show and dance routine but is it a great song? It’s all packaging and no content. Unfortunately there is little competition so their victory seems certain.

Petra can make other arrangements for May 2025. Sweden won’t be hosting next year.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 months ago

As they deserve

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
3 months ago

I’m kinda dissapointed by this years selection, it feels kinda basic. I am still a fan of Marcus and Martinus’s song from last year, but this isn’t it.

Tino
Tino
3 months ago
Reply to  Dinosaur

I feel the complete opposite regarding M&M songs. I hated the one from last year but I kinda appreciate this one. That being said I still have a problem with their music. I have no doubt that they’re ready for Eurovision but I think it would be better for them to mature a bit more (2-3 years). It could be good for their music but also their voices because I think they still need a bit work on that point. Anyway, them or Jacqline or Maria Sur will for sure bring a new top 10 to Sweden and I wouldn’t… Read more »

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
3 months ago

No way does Sweden have a song to challenge this year… it’s a Tusse/Benjamin Ingrosso year

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark dowd

Well, Sweden is hosting Eurovision this year so they probably don’t wanna win again and then host twice in a row.

Marian C?t?
3 months ago

Marcus, And Martinus Win: Melodifestivalen… BLUE CHAPS, GOLDEN PANTS.

Sherlock
Sherlock
3 months ago

Only heard M&M and Medina, so will hold off until later. Looking forward to it. 🙂

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

I expect M&M to win, but Danny does hold a special place for me. Might be nostalgia but I hope he at least finishes high.

Cviti97
Cviti97
3 months ago

M&M’s performance is very impressive, however the song is really basic. If they win I expect the 2018 situation. (Maybe a few points more, since they’ll get guaranteed 12 points from Norway)

Lars-Kristian
Lars-Kristian
3 months ago
Reply to  Cviti97

And of course the other nordic countries. Its more like 2016 year. Its not just song but all visionairy contest in these days

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  Lars-Kristian

I’m not so sure about Finland’s televote, Loreen didn’t get any points from them last year

ESC Lover
ESC Lover
3 months ago

The weekest Melfest edition since 2002. Neither of the songs deserve Eurovision final unfortunately.. obviously Sweden does not want to win second year in a row

Bandido
Bandido
3 months ago
Reply to  ESC Lover

Without M&M and Loreen 2023 would have been the weekest!

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

It’s time we knew just who these international juries are and how they operate. The spokespeople are generally from the delegations of other countries, but I never know exactly who is voting or how they have been drafted. Are they comprised of varying demographics, or is it just a bunch of similar-minded fans? I am a juries supporter in general, but only on the condition of full transparency.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Slick production, slick staging, two likeable smiley young men. Smells like a winner.

Just a shame that the bottom line basics of a song contest seem to be unimportant. The actual song.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

Medina deserve the win, also we need swedish language in the contest again, what better way for sweden to do that as a host entry

i also prefer Smash Into Pieces above the plastic M&M

my actual winner would’ve been Froken Snusk (queen wuz robbed harder than Norrsken still feeling so sad)

Troy
Troy
3 months ago

They have the best performance for sure, goodluck Sweden.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Troy

Danny has the best vocals, and the best performance.

Stian F
Stian F
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Really? I think you should go back and listen again…it wasnt that good at all.

Leo M
Leo M
3 months ago

I don’t get why Marcus & Martinus are popular, feels like Benjamin Ingrosso 2.0. I would love to see Medina get the win

Eyal
Eyal
3 months ago

Oh please, not the plastic boys. So they give a great show, but Maria Sur has such a wonderful hit.

Steven
Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

If we are being totaly realistic, what exactly is a great show of M&M? 3 walls around them with LED projections. Their dance is almost non existant, song is generic pop, and that’s about it. The hype is there from their fans, not from the general public.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven

The emperor has no clothes?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Snow White is still laying in her cristal coffin in a deep sleep, getting being kissed…………………by her prince on a white horse, a ferrari or an electrical step.

They always lived happily ever after!!

OFC the emperor has no clothes.

HCH82
HCH82
3 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

People are so mean. Plastic boys? They are extremelly talented. I am not crazy about the song but you can tell that people are extremelly hateful towards a great act. If Sweden would have send Gunilla Persson everyone would have loved it?

Btzbtz
Btzbtz
3 months ago

I agree on M&M for the win, although the entry smells a little reheated. 2018 the sequel. I am not super impressed with this lineup but tbh it’s still probably enough to secure a top 10 at esc even if only thanks to juries.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago

I haven’t listened to the songs this year so I’ll be getting my first impressions tonight live. From what I am seeing though it’s more of the same for Melfest once again, I really hoped with them hosting they would try something different.
Nevertheless it will be a chance to train the Swedish I’ve been learning for some time now.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Danny for the win!

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I haven’t listened to the songs so I can’t agree or disagree, will have to wait until the evening 🙂 .
For me though from what I can predict, Dotter seems to be more to my taste.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I’m not saying Danny has a great song, especially on first listen – but it is for sure my favourite, with a strong professional delivery. His experience shines.

Danny
Danny
3 months ago

Danny for the win! He needs to come first with the televote and at least third with the juries because Marcus and Martinus will win the jury vote.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Danny

He won even be top 3 this year

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Danny’s staging is just plain bad, I think this could’ve his downfall. The soft power of presentation counts for a lot. He deserved better. It’s almost like the producers have decided the winner from day one.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

#JusticeForDanny

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

No, also the fact that the song sounds a decade old. Even Amazing from 2012 sounds fresher today.
Plus he does not care about Mello that more, he said so after winning the heat. Why should people vote then?

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

He doesn’t care, you are right. That is a sign of maturity. The lyrics of his song reflect this. He’s not saying it out of disrespect, he’s just come to realise that in the grand scheme of life there are more important things.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

People should vote because that is a valuable lesson to learn, in addition to it being the best, and best-performed, song of the 12.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

In fact, he’d probably be very happy if M & M won. He knows the pressure, disappointment, and defeat of coming 2nd two years in a row, and kind soul that he is, would not want to inflict that on them.

Another reason why he “doesn’t care” – self- protection.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I’ll shut up now, but Denis, I just watched Danny’s interview with Wiwi – he says “I want to win, I want to win so bad”!

Excellent investigative reporting, merci Simon!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

Medina and Danny songs have grown on me a lot, Unforgettable without these visuals falls flat for me same thing for Maria’s song, Jacqline, Medina and Danny songs are better tracks.
I am definetely team Medina/Danny/Jacqline tonight!
I can still dream we all know who SVT wants to win so… waiting for a surprise that won’t happen unfortunately…

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
3 months ago

I will say if M&M win it will suit SVT going forward due to the staging of the song and the new technology behind it linked to the forthcoming Eurovision stage

Fatima
Fatima
3 months ago

One day I’d love to see Sweden take a big risk, like Ireland this year. We already know from the line up that this won’t happen in 2024, but I’ll watch nonetheless. It’s going to be such an odd programme, where everyone speaks in Swedish but all the songs are in English.

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
3 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

What about Medina? They have the only song with swedish lyrics.

Stian F
Stian F
3 months ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

Ironically one only manage to notice the Spanish ones though…

Fatima
Fatima
3 months ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

I didn’t know that. Thank you for the update, Kuhkatz.

MTD
MTD
3 months ago

Props to the visual artists and the camera director(s) for the stage act of M&M. That is peak live-event directing and staging.

In other news, the song is basically a non-event, plastic, there and has the taste of no-taste.

Just like every Swedish product these past 10 years. Or more.

AlexC
AlexC
3 months ago
Reply to  MTD

When it comes to stage visuals, Sweden is at the forefront.

MTD
MTD
3 months ago
Reply to  AlexC

That is valid point.

But, I will always be anti-Sweden when its fanboys come at me defending the bland pop songs that Sweden ALWAYS brings on the table – great packaging/visuals, zero originality in their pop sound. It may have been good 2010/11/12/13, but it is the same formula over and over again. Plenty of good visuals, zero sound.

Efthymios
Efthymios
3 months ago

Literally the most irrelevant National Final of tje season. 3/4ths of the songs basically follow the same recipe recycled with minimal changes.
My top 3 of Melo 2024:
1. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone” (8.5/10)
2. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart A Break” (8/10)
3. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable” (7/10)

Zander25
Zander25
3 months ago

I like Dotter and never expect she’ll try a melodramatic song but honestly I’d prefer Smash Into Pieces and/or Cazzi Opeia and I really feel bad for them because it’s obvious they’re less likely to be chosen but I cannot comprehend with the hype with Marcus & Martinus but it’s Sweden they can make even the worst generic song to become great, so I don’t care much whoever they choose because Sweden is a powerhouse.

Johnny
Johnny
3 months ago

Off topic. I just heard live performance of Luna from Poland. I don’t know what we can expect from all performances that we only have music videos. I’m scared we will have a lot of flops this year when we see them live. Bruhhh

Fatima
Fatima
3 months ago
Reply to  Johnny

Agree with you Johnny. I always pay more attention to acts we know can perform live. Not just vocally, but to a camera. The slicker the video, the more I worry they won’t make it on the night.

United by Music
United by Music
3 months ago

I don’t see any results with number of votes or percentages, only final order.

Erik
Erik
3 months ago

None of the finalists are winners. As a Swede, i can say that I (and many more) are tired of us constantly sending the same type of song every year (Except Cornelia Jakobs who was an exception). Half of us are so tone deaf and only vote for names and ignore the song. The same thing will definitely happen again next year, the songs that stand out the most go out, while the worst go to the final. Even If we were to change the system in Melfest, it would only be unfair in the end. Scarlet was the only… Read more »

HCH82
HCH82
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

I agree, swedes wanted to send Anders Bagge two years ago. 🙂 I agree about Scarlet, that was my favorite this year and still p**sed they arent in the final. But dont put us down and say that we are tone deaf? If we are tone deaf, what are many countries then??

Malmklang
Malmklang
3 months ago
Reply to  HCH82

Oh, I remember the joy and relieve when I realized Bagge couldn’t catch up with Cornelia:-D

HCH82
HCH82
3 months ago
Reply to  Malmklang

Same. My point is that I think sweden always should send the most so called generic pop song. Thats our thing and let the world be bothered, we dont win every year but for the contest its great. The problem would be if Sweden would start to let Gunilla Persson and Anders bagges win melfest.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

And I do not agree. The formula has worked well for Sweden, why risk it? Sweden and Italy are the only countries that can ” get away” with safe songs because they do it well. Yes Scarlett could have been picked. But then what? Ending up at 24th place? There is nothing that suggest Scarlett has the mass appeal you need to be succesfull in ESC , despite fans praising it. Would older people across Europe vote for it? Would people in the Balkan countries get it? It is a contest after all. I woud rather we send songs that… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Why risk it, you ask?

The home country, already qualified to the final, and joint record holder. Literally nothing to lose. Now would have been the perfect time.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

But it is still a contest. Should we forget all that because we are hosting?
True we might not win but that is no reason to be less competetive. Even host countries are competing, what is the point of competing if you do not send your best?

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

It is also a platform, thanks to ESC you get to know new artists and music every year, no matter the result. Rosa Linn ended up 20th in 2022 and had a way better run in most charts than any recent Swedish song

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The Point Is That The Best Dont Exist In Sweden . Because Of This , Share Your Language Instead Of Trying To Be Good Because You Wont Ewer Be