The Swedish national final was a real entertaining show on a very high level. All twelve songs were chosen well by the Swedish public over the last six weeks. And so we can say that the best songs made it into the final show in Stockholm. It has proofed again that the Swedish broadcaster SVT has a very good hand in producing not only the Melodifestivalen, also on the international scale with the Eurovision Song Contest. In the past years Sweden could win twice in 2012 Loreen with “Euphoria” and 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw with “Heroes”. Malmö and Stockholm were the two host cities. If Sweden would win this year, it might be Gothenburg as an ESC city 2020.
All the four hosts of the show Eric Saade, Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson & Kodjo Akolor were involved in singing dancing and presenting Sweden’s most watched live show. In the interval act two ESC divas gave her performances individually and together Charlotte Perelli and Dana International.
The first results came 50% from the international juries (Portugal, Austria, Australia, Cyprus, France, Finland, United Kingdom and Israel), where “Too Late For Love” by John Lundvik received all the 12 points by the each jury. It has put John Lundvik in the leading position already. Later on the Swedish public votes have been added, and the Swedes also wanted John Lundvik to win, with 18,3% of all the votes. Second came Bishara with “On My Own” and Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO with “Hold You” came third. Former Swedish representative Anna Bergendahl came 10th and Arvingarna 6th.
John Lundvik has also composed the UK song this year “Bigger Than Us” for Michael Rice. So John Lundvik will have two songs in this year’s competition. With the Swedish song John belongs to the big favourites already.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!