While the national selection season may have drawn to a close, it seems that the drama never stops at Melodifestivalen! This year, I guess everyone agrees that SVT offered some great excitement, but what were the true results of the competition? We finally know how the semi-finals panned out, so read on for the big reveal!

The full results 

Semi-Final 1

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” 951,260 92,476 1,043,736 4 Second chance
2 John Lundvik “My Turn” 1,048,501 103,632 1,152,153 2 Final
3 Renaida “All the Feels” 1,037,549 89,358 1,126,907 3 Second chance
4 Edward Blom “Livet på en pinne” 801,616 63,826 865,442 5 Out
5 Kikki Danielsson “Osby Tennessee” 555,466 555,466 7 Out
6 Kamferdrops “Solen lever kvar hos dig” 555,778 555,778 6 Out
7 Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” 1,184,738 110,417 1,295,155 1 Final

Only a few hundred votes decided the last place, with the top four comfortably making it to the next rounds. Benjamin Ingrosso was unsurprisingly quite a clear winner in the first semi-final.

Semi-Final 2

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” 1,166,434 70,629 1,237,063 1 Final
2 Ida Redig “Allting som vi sa” 721,817 57,707 779,524 5 Out
3 Jonas Gardell “Det finns en väg” 490,911 490,911 7 Out
4 Margaret “In My Cabana” 805,016 60,198 865,214 3 Second chance
5 Stiko Per Larsson “Titta vi flyger” 529,194 529,194 6 Out
6 Mimi Werner “Songburning” 744,801 67,923 812,724 4 Second chance
7 LIAMOO “Last Breath” 1,051,127 100,136 1,151,263 2 Final

Samir & Viktor won over the Swedish public once again and overwhelmingly finished top of the pack, making it straight to the Melfest final. Margaret finished third, with Mimi Werner advancing to andra chansen over Ida Redi by roughly 40,000 votes.

Semi-Final 3

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby” 850,684 93,848 944,532 1 Final
2 Barbi Escobar “Stark” 426,768 426,768 7 Out
3 Moncho “Cuba Libre” 569,210 46,859 616,069 4 Second chance
4 Jessica Andersson “Party Voice” 788,787 102,041 890,828 2 Final
5 Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän “Min dröm” 537,891 58,589 596,480 5 Out
6 Dotter “Cry” 511,718 511,718 6 Out
7 Méndez “Everyday” 701,557 91,553 793,110 3 Second chance

None of the songs achieved over 1 million votes for this semi-final, with Martin Almgren coming the closest. 20,000 votes separated Moncho in fourth and Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän in fifth.

Semi-Final 4

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Emmi Christensson “Icarus” 541,494 541,494 6 Out
2 Elias Abbas “Mitt paradis” 605,644 39,845 645,489 5 Out
3 Felicia Olsson “Break That Chain” 536,504 536,504 7 Out
4 Rolandz “Fuldans” 737,996 80,005 818,001 2 Final
5 Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn” 601,932 46,425 648,357 4 Second chance
6 Felix Sandman “Every Single Day” 693,167 70,118 763,285 3 Second chance
7 Mariette “For You” 816,976 84,609 901,585 1 Final

Mariette won this semi-final with Rolandz in second. The eventual runner-up of Melodifestivalen finished third in this semi-final by quite a distance ahead of Olivia Eliasson, who only just sneaked into the second chance round of Elias Abbas. Elias was in fact in fourth place after the first round of voting! Could this perhaps provoke a rule change in the competition?

Andra Chansen

Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
1 1 Margaret “In My Cabana” 877,351 Final
2 Moncho “Cuba Libre” 602,941 Out
2 1 Renaida “All the Feels” 884,188 Final
2 Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn” 682,801 Out
3 1 Felix Sandman “Every Single Day” 868,152 Final
2 Mimi Werner “Songburning” 583,305 Out
4 1 Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze” 741,226 Out
2 Méndez “Everyday” 767,551 Final

Three quite clear duels, with only the fourth duel having quite a close result. About 26,000 votes separated the eventual qualified Méndez from Sigrid Bernson.

Final

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote/SMS/App Total Place
Votes Percentage Points
1 Méndez “Everyday” 2 1,351,896 9.7% 62 64 12
Renaida “All the Feels” 30 1,116,740 8.0% 51 81 9
3 Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby” 43 899,049 6.4% 41 84 8
4 John Lundvik “My Turn” 66 1,349,766 9.6% 62 128 3
5 Jessica Andersson “Party Voice” 33 809,292 5.8% 37 70 11
6 LIAMOO “Last Breath” 52 1,171,247 8.4% 53 105 6
7 Samir & Viktor “Shuffla” 54 1,314,016 9.4% 60 114 4
8 Mariette “For You” 64 1,080,536 7.7% 49 113 5
9 Felix Sandman “Every Single Day” 94 1,401,767 10.0% 64 158 2
10 Margaret “In My Cabana” 62 904,893 6.5% 41 103 7
11 Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” 114 1,469,808 10.5% 67 181 1
12 Rolandz “Fuldans” 24 1,124,955 8.0% 51 75 10

Felix Sandman almost caused a second chance upset in the televote, not finishing too far behind the Swedish representative Benjamin Ingrosso (0.5% difference). Most surprising was the fact that Méndez finished last with 1.3 million televotes, the third highest in the competition’s final and only 0.3% behind Felix!

But of course, it was Benjamin Ingrosso who swept up the jury votes, as well as edging the televoting in the final. We shall see if the juries and televoters of Europe will agree in Lisbon!

Are these results a surprise to #YOU? What do #YOU think of the Swedish selection this year? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below and on social media!

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