Sweden: SVT unveils Melodifestivalen 2019 semi final running order

Sweden: SVT unveils Melodifestivalen 2019 semi final running order

Through a live stream  on Melodifestivalen Facebook and Instagram account, the national broadcaster announced the semi final order of the Swedish national selection.  

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The 2019 Melodifestivalen will consist of six live shows running from 2 February-9 March with 28 acts claiming the right to represent Sweden at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The Grand Final of  Melodifestivalen is set to take place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday 9 March. The Melodifestivalen 2019 hosts will be Marika CarlssonEric SaadeKodjo Akolor and Sarah Dawn Finer.


The running order of the 28 performances in Melodifestivalen 2019 , as decided by the show’s producers is as following:

  • First Semi final – Gothenburg – February 2

1. Nano – Chasing Rivers
Songwriter: Lise Cabble, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Thomas G: son, Nano Omar

2. High 15 – No Drama
Songwriter: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Kate Tizzard

3. Wiktoria – Not With Me
Songwriter: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Wiktoria Johansson

4. Zeana feat. Anis Don Demina – My fires
Songwriter: Thomas G: son, Jimmy Jansson, Anis Don Demina, Pa Moudou Badjie, Robin Swedish

5. Arja Saijonmaa – My Four Seasons
Songwriter: Göran Sparrdal, Arja Saijonmaa

6. Mohombi – Hello
Songwriter: Alexandru Florin Cotoi, Thomas G: son, Mohombi Moupondo, Linnea Deb

7. Anna Bergendahl – Ashes To Ashes
Songwriter: Thomas G: son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm, Anna Bergendahl

  • Second Semi Final – Malmö – February 9

1. Andreas Johnson – Army Of Us 
Songwriter: Andreas Johnson, Jimmy Jansson, Sara Ryan, Andreas “Stone” Johansson, Sebastian Thott

2. Malou Prytz – I Do Me
Songwriter: Isa Tengblad, Elvira Anderfjärd, Fanny Arnesson, Adéle Cechal

3. Oscar Enestad – I Love It
Songwriter: Emanuel Abrahamsson, Parker James, Oscar Enestad

4. Jan Malmsjö – Living Life
Songwriter: Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Johan Bejerholm

5. Vlad Reiser – Naked in the rain
Songwriter: Lukas Nathansson, John Hårleman, Vlad Reiser, Chris Enberg

6. Hanna Ferm & Liamoo – Hold You
Songwriter: Jimmy Jansson, Fredrik Sonefors, Hanna Ferm, Liam Pablito Cacatian Thomassen

7.Margaret – Tempo  
Songwriter: Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy Jansson, Laurell Barker, Sebastian von Koenigsegg

  • Third Semi Final – Leksand – February 16

1. The Lovers Of Valdaro – Somebody Wants
Songwriter: Peter Boström, Thomas G: son

2. Dolly Style – Habibi  
Songwriter: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Robert Norberg

3. Martin Stenmarck – Let the shit burn 
Songwriter: Uno Svenningsson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren

4. Lina Hedlund – Victorious  
Songwriter: Melanie Wehbe, Richard Edwards, Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna Jansson

5. Omar Rudberg – About over and over 
Songwriter: Omar Rudberg, Johan Lindbrandt, Robin Stjernberg, Jens Hult

6. Rebecka Karlsson – Who I Am
Songwriter: Rebecka Karlsson, Anderz Wrethov, Henric Pierroff

7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken  
Songwriter: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson, Jon Henrik Fjällgren

  • Fourth Semi Final – Lidköping – February 23

1. Pagan Fury – Stormbringer  
Songwriter: Tobias Gustavsson, Fredrik Thomander, Anders Wikström, Mia Stegmar

2. Anton Hagman – Feel yourself  
Songwriter: Gusten Dahlqvist, Oliver Forsmark, Anton Hagman, Jakob Hjulström

3. Lisa Ajax – Torn  
Songwriter: Lisa Ajax, Isa Molin

4. Arvingarna – I Do 
Songwriter: Nanne Grönvall, Mikael Karlsson, Casper Jarnebrink, Thomas “Plec” Johansson

5. Bishara – On My Own 
Songwriter: Markus Sepehrmanesh, Benjamin Ingrosso, Robert Habolin

6. Ann-Louise Hansson – Love is left  
Songwriter: David Lindgren Zacharias, Josefin Glenmark-Breman, Olof “Ollie” Olsen

7. John Lundvik – Too Late For Love
Songwriter: John Lundvik, Anderz Wrethov, Andreas “Stone” Johansson

The format will be the same as past years, the two first of each semi final will qualify directly to the Grand Final on March 9 2019, while the two next contestants from each round will pass to the Second Chance semi final to battle for the last two spots in the final.

Melodifestivalen has been held firmly since 1959 except the years 1964, 1970 and 1975. From 1999 and on juries and televoting have been determining each year’s winner. All six Swedish Eurovision winners have been selected through this national selection format.

In  Melodifestival in 2018, Benjamin Ingrosso won with his song “Dance you off”, which represented Sweden in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The Scandinavian artist finished in seventh place.

Angelo D.

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