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Melodifestivalen 2017: Mariette and Benjamin
Photo: Stina Stjernkvist / SVT
SWEDEN

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.

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

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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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