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Melodifestivalen 5
MF4 Logo
(Official logo)
Dates
Semi-finals TBD
Second chance TBD
Final TBD
Host
Venue Friends Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Pär Lernström
Gina Dirawi
(final co-host)
Broadcaster SVT
Voting
Entries 20
System

50% Jury, 50% SMS and telephone voting in the final.

100% SMS and telephone voting in the heats and Second Chance round.
Winner John Lundvik - "All About The Games"
Melodifestivalen
◄ 2 Eurovision Heart 9 ►

Melfestivalen 5, is the 2nd edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which selects Sweden's entry for the Europa Song Contest 5. The competition is organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and takes place over the period TBD.

The format of the competition consisted of six shows: four semi-final rounds, a second chance round and a final. The 20 competing entries were divided into four semi-finals, with seven compositions in each. From each semifinal, the songs that earn first and second place will qualify directly to the final, while the songs that place third and fourth proceed to the Second Chance round. The bottom one song in each semifinal become eliminated from the competition. An additional four entries qualify from the Second Chance round to the final, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12. All six shows are hosted by Pär Lernström, who is joined by Gina Dirawi in the final.

Format

Melodifestivalen 4, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), was the first edition of the contest in which the competition took place in different cities across Sweden. The four semi-finals are held at the Fjällräven Center in Örnsköldsvik (TBD), the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (TBD), the Tegera Arena in Leksand (TBD) and the Himmelstalundshallen in Norrköping (TBD). The Second Chance round will take place at the Malmö Arena in Malmö (TBD) while the final will be held at the Friends Arena (TBD) in Stockholm. Twenty entries compete in the semi-finals, with five entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advance directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advance to the Second Chance round. The bottom one entry in each semi-final become eliminated. An additional four entries qualify to the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to twelve.

Competition Schedule
Show Date City Venue Hosts
Semi-final 1 20 February Malmö Malmö Arena Pär Lernström
Semi-final 2 22 February Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center
Semi-final 3 24 February Örebro Conventum Arena
Semi-final 4 26 February Gävle Gavlerinken Arena
Second Chance round 28 February Gothenburg Scandinavium
Final 2 March Stockholm Friends Arena Pär Lernström
Gina Dirawi

Presenters

At a press conference in 2016, Pär Lernström was presented as the main host for all six shows of Melodifestivalen 2. In the final, Lernström will be joined by co-host Gina Dirawi.

Voting

During the six shows, viewers can cast their votes through telephone, SMS and mobile application voting. For telephone and SMS voting, viewers were able to cast their vote through two different voting lines per voting method: a regular line costing 3.60 SEK and a donation line costing 9.90 SEK of which 8.90 SEK was donated to the charity organisation Radiohjälpen. Up to 20 votes can be cast per phone number per voting line, allowing a single phone number to contribute a maximum of 80 votes in each round of voting. With the mobile application, each device can send up to 5 votes for free per entry. The results of the semi-finals and Second Chance round are determined solely by viewer votes, while in the final, the results a redetermined through a 50/50 combination of viewer votes and the votes of eleven international jury groups.

Semi-finals

As in several previous editions, Melodifestivalen commences with four semi-finals, which determine the eight entries that advance directly to the final and the eight entries that qualify to the Second Chance round. The running order for the semi-finals are announced shortly before the semi-final.

The semi-final results are based solely on viewer votes. Two rounds of voting take place in each semi-final to determine which entries would advance further and which entries would be eliminated. All seven competing entries in each semi-final participate in the first round of voting where the top five advances to the second round, while the bottom two are eliminated. In the second round of voting, the two entries that occupy the first and second places qualify directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries proceed to the Second Chance round. The fifth placed entry is eliminated. All votes from the second round of voting are added to the votes that each entry received from the first round of voting in order to determine the final outcome.

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on the 20th February 2018 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö, hosted by Pär Lernström. "One More Time" by Benjamin Ingrosso and "Ja må du leva" by Darin qualified for the final, while "Vi mot världen" by Veronica Maggio and "Bagage" by Simon Damoah qualified to Second Chance.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Veronica Maggio "Vi mot världen" 24 20 44 3 Second chance
2 Samir & Viktor "Saxofuckingfon" Disqualified
3 Simon Damoah "Bagage" 18 18 36 4 Second chance
4 Benjamin Ingrosso "One More Time" 22 36 58 1 Final
5 Dotter "Cry" 22 8 30 5 Out
6 Darin "Ja må du leva" 20 32 52 2 Final

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 22nd February 18 at the Fjällräven Center in Örnsköldsvik, hosted by Pär Lernström. "Number One" by Atle ft. Lisa Ajax and "High on Love" by Debbi qualified for the final, while "Louder" by Mariette and "Somebody Like You" by Smith & Thell qualified to Second Chance.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Seinabo Sey "Poetic" 24 6 30 5 Out
2 Atle ft. Lisa Ajax "Number One" 36 14 50 2 Final
3 Håkan Hellström "Jag utan dig" 22 6 28 6 Out
4 Mariette "Louder" 32 14 46 4 Second chance
5 Smith & Thell "Somebody Like You" 24 22 46 3 Second chance
6 Debbi "High on Love" 30 22 52 1 Final

Semi-final 3

The third semi-final took place on 16th April 18 at the Fjällräven Center in Örnsköldsvik, hosted by Pär Lernström. "Rien que nous deux" by Måns Zelmerlöw and "All About The Games" by John Lundvik qualified for the final, while "Feeling Good" by Strobe! ft. Kiddo and "Hurt Like We Did" by FO&O qualified to Second Chance.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Strobe! ft. Kiddo "Feeling Good" 20 10 30 4 Second chance
2 Måns Zelmerlöw "Rien que nous deux" 22 18 40 2 Final
3 Carola "Til` The End" 14 8 22 6 Out
4 FO&O "Hurt Like We Did" 22 14 36 3 Second chance
5 Sanna Nielsen "Innan du lämnar mig" 22 8 30 5 Out
6 John Lundvik "All About The Games" 30 22 52 1 Final

Semi-final 4

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Liamoo "Burn" 18 12 30 2 Final
2 Galantis ft. Throttle "Tell Me You Love Me" 16 4 20 3 Second chane
3 Pablo Paz ft. Linda Pira & Cherrie "Säg till mig" 12 2 14 6 Out
4 Mårdha "100 mill" 10 6 16 4 Second chance
5 Norlie & KKV "Alla våra låtar" 6 10 16 5 Out
6 Barbi Escobar "Stark" 22 8 30 1 Final

Second Chance round

The second chance round will take place at the Malmö Arena in Malmö.

Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
I 1 Veronica Maggio Vi mot världen 35.8% Out
2 FO&O "Hurt Like We Did" 64.2% Final
II 1 Smith & Thell "Somebody Like You" 58,7% Final
2 Strobe! ft. Kiddo "Feeling Good" 41,3% Out
III 1 Simon Damoah "Bagage" 100% Final
2 Mårdha "100 mill" 0% Out
IV 1 Mariette "Louder" 100% Final
2 Galantis ft. Throttle "Tell Me You Love Me" 0% Out

Final

The final of Melodifestivalen 2 was held on 24 May 2017 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, hosted by Pär Lernström and Gina Dirawi. Twelve songs competed — two qualifiers from each of the four preceding semi-finals and four qualifiers from the Second Chance round.

Draw Artist Song Jury SMS Points Place
1 John Lundvik "All About The Games" 24 9 33 1
2 FO&O "Hurt Like We Did" 8 24 32 2
3 Liamoo "Burn" 18 14 32 3
4 Benjamin Ingrosso "One More Time" 18 7 25 6
5 Simon Damoah "Bagage" 10 0 10 12
6 Smith & Thell "Somebody Like You" 18 12 30 4
7 Måns Zelmerlöw "Rien Que Nous Deux" 20 5 25 7
8 Barbi Escobar "Stark" 6 8 14 11
9 Mariette "Louder" 11 3 14 10
10 Atle ft. Lisa Ajax "Number One" 22 8 30 5
11 Darin "Ja må du leva" 9 12 21 8
12 Debbi "High on Love" 10 6 16 9
Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song Flag of Germany Flag of Iceland Flag of Kazakhstan Total
1 "All About The Games" 10 8 6 24
2 "Hurt Like We Did" 2 5 1 8
3 "Burn" 12 6 18
4 "One More Time" 3 7 8 18
5 "Bagage" 8 2 10
6 "Somebody Like You" 4 2 12 18
7 "Rien Que Nous Deux" 1 12 7 20
8 "Stark" 3 3 6
9 "Louder" 6 1 4 11
10 "Number One" 7 10 5 22
11 "Ja må du leva" 5 4 9
12 "High on Love" 10 10
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