And Robin Bengtsson was there to hand the prize over!
Melodifestivalen 2018 has just come to an end and after an exciting show live from Stockholm’s Friends Arena. Sweden has now selected the act that they will send to send to Lisbon for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest: it will be Benjamin Ingrosso with “Dance You Off“.
The entire show, the four previous semifinals and Second Chance round held by SVT, was introduced to the audience by singer and twice Melodifestivalen participant David Lindgren with the help of Fredrik Svensson “Fab Freddie“.
The 12 finalists who competed to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 were:
- Mendez – 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
Take a look at how the overall result looked like at the end of the show:
A total of twelve acts performed tonight. Eight of them were chosen from four previous semifinals, whilst the remaining four semifinalists were chosen from the Andra Chansen (or Second-Chance show) last Saturday. The votes collected from the televote as well as those awarded by an international jury panel, formed by 11 countries, decided the winner. These were:
- United Kingdom
What do you think of the Swedish choice? Are they in it to win the contest in May and improve Robin Bengtsson’s’ 5th place in Stockholm last year?