Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

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Until the Grand Final

Sweden picks Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Lina Hedlund for their final

Sweden's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2019, keeps touring the country. And this week's third semi-final marked a very special occasion, as it was the 100th live broadcast since SVT started the Melodifestivalen tour back in 2002. This time the stop was in Leksand where two more songs captured the viewers votes to reach the final: Jon Henrik Fjällgren with Norrsken and Lina Hedlund with Victorious. It's Jon Henrik's third time to qualify for the final after his 2015 and 2017 attempts and Lina's first solo qualifier since her entries with Alcazar. Two further entries made their way to Andra Chansen; the second-chance round: Martin Stenmarck, who represented Sweden in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest with Las Vegas, and Rebecka Karlsson. Next Saturday, the fourth, and last, semi-final will take place in Lidköping, where the remaining seven acts will compete to reach the final in Stockholm on the 9th of March.
86days
00hours
43min
37sec

Until the Grand Final

Sweden: Malou Prydz and Hanna Ferm & Liamoo to the final

The second semi-final of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, has taken place in Malmö. Two of tonight's seven participants proceed to the final and two to the second-chance round, Andra Chansen. The full televoting results put Malou Prydz with I Do Me and Hanna Ferm & Liamoo with Hold You directly in the final, while Andreas Johnson and Vlad Reiser have been given a second chance. In one week, the third semi-final will take place in Leksand, with a further seven acts competing for two more spots in the final in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

Wiktoria and Mohombi to the ‘Melodifestivalen’ final in Sweden

Tonight, the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, has taken place in Gothenburg. The show saw two participants proceed to the final and two to Andra Chansen, the second-chance round. TV viewers awarded Wiktoria and Mohombi with spots in the final, while Nano and Anna Bergendahl were given a second chance. Next Saturday, the second semi-final will take place in Malmö, with a further seven acts battling for two tickets to the final in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

Dare to Dream

This year's slogan and the theme artwork symbolise inclusion, diversity and unity, resonating with the core values of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Popular Swedish media personalities to host Melodifestivalen 2019 tour

Eric Saade, Marika Carlsson, Sarah Dawn Finer and Kodjo Akolor will host Sweden's national selection spectacle Melodifestivalen. Eric Saade represented Sweden at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with Popular, finishing in third place. Sarah Dawn Finer took part in and hosted the Swedish national selection several times and made fame internationally in the role of 'EBU spokesperson' Lynda Woodruff. Marika Carlsson is a famous Swedish stand-up comedian, Kodjo Akolor is well-known TV and radio personality.
The Melodifestivalen tour will travel from Göteborg, on the 2nd of February, to Malmö, Leksand, Lidköping, Nyköping and Stockholm, on the 9th of March.

Dare to Dream

This year's slogan and the theme artwork symbolise inclusion, diversity and unity, resonating with the core values of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Merchandise

For official merchandise, go to our Eurovision Shop. Consider yourself a die-hard fan? Discover the Eurovision Fan House collection!