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Sweden: Mariette & Magnus Carlsson to the final

Tonight the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2015 took place in Malmö. Seven acts competed, and two songs qualified directly to the final: Mariette and Magnus Carlsson. Two songs were selected for the "second chance" show

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Melodifestivalen landed this evening in Malmö Arena, the place where Emmelie de Forest won Eurovision Song Contest in 2013. The hosts Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014) & Robin Paulsson did an amazing job of guiding the viewers through the evening og the second heat (deltävling). Seven songs performed, and two songs qualified directly to the final in Stockholm: Mariette and Magnus Carlsson, and two acts for the "second chance" in Helsingborg: Linus Svenning and Samir & Viktor.

Semi-final 2, Malmö

Mariette - "Don’t Stop Believing" (Finalist)
Magnus Carlsson - "Möt mig i Gamla stan" (Finalist)
• Linus Svenning - "Forever Starts Today" (Second chance)
• Samir & Viktor - "Groupie" (Second chance)
Neverstore - "If I Was God For One Day" (5th)
Emelie Irewald - "Där och då med dig" (6th)
Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen - "Nonetheless" (7th)

Melodifestivalen 2015

The format for this years Melodifestivalen is almost the same as previous years:
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

7 February: Melodifestivalen deltävling 1, Göteborg
14 February: Melodifestivalen deltävling 2, Malmö
• 21 February: Melodifestivalen deltävling 3, Östersund
• 28 February: Melodifestivalen deltävling 4, Örebro
• 7 March: Melodifestivalen andra chansen, Helsingborg
• 14 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1991 | Carola - "Fångad Av En Stormvind"
Since 1958 Sweden has participated 54 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 5 times:
1974: Abba - "Waterloo"
1984: Herreys - "Diggi-loo Diggy-ley"
1991: Carola - "Fångad Av En Stormvind"
1999: Charlotte Nilsson - "Take Me To Your Heaven"
2012: Loreen - "Euphoria"

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 10 out of 11 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010)

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Verka Serduchka