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: