Sweden picks Benjamin Ingrosso for Eurovision!

It’s been a massive six weeks for Sweden, with Melodifestivalen taking place across the nation, all leading to this this point – the final. We’ve seen four semi-finals and a second chance round, where the best (as decided by the public and jury voting) qualified through to the final, with the winner of the competition going on to represent Sweden at Eurovision this year.

Here are the Melodifestivalen finalists:

  • Méndez – Everyday

  • Renaida – All the Feels

  • Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby

  • John Lundvik – My Turn

  • Jessica Andersson – Party Voice

  • LIAMOO – Last Breath

  • Samir & Viktor – Shuffla

  • Mariette – For You

  • Felix Sandman – Every Single Day

  • Margaret – In My Cabana

  • Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off

  • Rolandz – Fuldans

The winner was selected through a mixture of televote, as well as the jury votes which featured juries from 11 different countries. The juries voted in a similar fashion to Eurovision, where the highest points to receive was 12, then 10, 8 and then from 7 down to 1.

The winner of the jury vote was Benjamin Ingrosso, receiving no less than six sets of 12 points. His total was 114, and coming in second with 94 points was Felix Sandman who qualified through Andra Chansen only last week. In third with the juries was John Lundvik with 66 points.

In the televote, the act with the highest percentage of the public vote was again, Benjamin Ingrosso with 10.5% of the vote. Close behind was Felix Sandman on 10% of the vote, and in third with 9.7% of the vote was Méndez.

Coming first with both the jury and the televote, it was clear that Benjamin Ingrosso had topped the table with his song Dance You Off, which will now be the song to represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision.

This was Benjamin’s second Melodifestivalen performance, as he made his Melfest debut last year with the song Good Lovin’ where he placed 5th. Watch his official video below: