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Melodifestivalen 2017: Mariette and Benjamin
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Sweden Melodifestivalen 2017: Mariette and Benjamin to the final

Tonight the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2017 took place in Malmö. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final: Mariette with "A Million Years" and Benjamin Ingrosso with "Good Lovin'". Two songs were selected for the "second chance" show.

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The second deltävling (heat) took place tonight in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2017, with two winners directly qualified for the final: Mariette and Benjamin Ingrosso and two acts for the "second chance": Lisa Ajax and Dismissed.

Like last year, the second deltävling was held in the Eurovision 2013 host city and arena: Malmö Arena.

Like the previous years the votes will not be unveiled before the Final of Melodifestivalen 11 March 2017.

Melodifestivalen 2017 Heat 2

Deltävling 2, Malmö, 11 February 2017

  • Mariette – "A Million Years" (Final)
  • Benjamin Ingrosso – "Good Lovin'" (Final)
  • Lisa Ajax – "I Don't Give A" (Second chance)
  • Dismissed – "Hearts Align" (Second chance)
  1. Roger Pontare – "Himmel och hav"
  2. Etzia – "Up"
  3. Allyawan – "Vart har du vart"

Melodifestivalen 2017

  • 4 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 1, Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 11 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2, Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • 18 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 3, Växjö (Vida Arena)
  • 25 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 4, Skellefteå (Skellefteå Kraft Arena)
  • 4 March: Melodifestivalen Second Chance, Linköping (SAAB Arena)
  • 11 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm (Friends Arena)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2017 is the same as last year:
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs directly to the final
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs to the "second chance"-show
In the "second chance" 4 songs will be selected for the final

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1991: Carola - "Fångad Av En Stormvind"
Since 1958 Sweden has participated 56 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 12 out of 13 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

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