SVT, Swedish public broadcaster revealed,shortly before,the one-minute excerpts of the 7 songs from the Melodifestivalen 4th semifinal,which will take place in Örnsköldsvik and specifically at the Fjällräven Center.

Benjamin Ingrosso and John Lundvik from the first semifinal and Samir & Viktor and LIAMOO from the second one had  already qualified to grand  final, while Jessica Andersson and Karl Almgren passed through from the third semifinal. Therefore, the next  7 candidates will claim the last two tickets  for direct qualifying to  the final on March 10.

The big favorites

In the fourth and last semifinal we will meet Felix Sandman, who participated in Melodifestivalen as a member of the FO & O band last year. The band managed to get to the final from the second chance phase  and claim the 11th place. However, the biggest name of the semifinal is Mariette, who seems to be probably the big favorite to represent the country in this year’s Eurovision. The first attempt of 35-year-old Mariette was made in 2015 with the song “Do not Stop Believing” conquering third position in the final. In 2017,she took part in for the second time with the song “A Million Years”, getting the 4th place.

Here are the snippets:

  1. Emmi Christensson – «Icarus»LISTEN HERE 
  2. Elias Abbas – «Mitt paradis»LISTEN HERE
  3. Felicia Olsson – «Break That Chain» LISTEN HERE 
  4. Rolandz – «Fuldans»  LISTEN HERE 
  5. Olivia Eliasson – «Never Learn»  LISTEN HERE 
  6. Felix Sandman – «Every Single Day»  LISTEN HERE 
  7. Mariette – «For You»  LISTEN HERE

About the procedure

Two songs will qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2018 to be held on March 10th while the songs that will win the third and fourth place will take part in the second chance phase on March 3rd.