Melodifestivalen, many people’s idea of what a national final should look and sound like (though not mine) started this evening, with the first heat from Linköping.
The format hasn’t changed, but just to remind you: there were seven songs taking part in two rounds of voting. The first round eliminated two contenders and the second round ended all hope for one more song. The top two have won places in the Grand Final that takes place on 7 March. The third- and fourth-placed songs go through the Andra Chansen round, which airs on 29 February.
The winners and losers are below.
Shock alert: Felix Sandman, beloved of many fans hasn’t secured his final place … yet and will sing once more on leap day.
Sweden MF Semi One
|Take a chance||Robin Bengtsson||F|
|Sluta aldrig gå||Sonja Aldén||5th|
|Boys with emotions||Felix Sandman||AC|
Image Credits: SVT.