Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018 Heat 2: Martin Almgren & Jessica Andersson
Martin Almgren and Jessica Andersson won the third heat of Melodifestivalen (Photo: SVT)

Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018: Martin Almgren and Jessica Andersson to the final

Tonight the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2018 took place in Malmö, Sweden. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final: Martin Almgren with 'A Bitter Lullaby' and Jessica Andersson with 'Party Voice'. Two songs were selected for the second chance show.

Tonight the third deltävling (heat) took place in Sweden, with two winners directly qualified for the final: Martin Almgren and Jessica Andersson and two acts for the "second chance": Moncho and Méndez.

The third deltävling was held in Malmö Arena, which also hosted Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 and 2013.

Like the previous years the votes will not be unveiled before the Final of Melodifestivalen 10 March 2018.

Melodifestivalen 2018 Heat 3

Deltävling 3, Malmö, 17 February 2018

  • Martin Almgren – "A Bitter Lullaby" (final)
  • Jessica Andersson – "Party Voice" (final)
  • Moncho – "Cuba Libre" (second chance)
  • Méndez – "Everyday" (second chance)
  1. Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän – "Min dröm"
  2. Dotter – "Cry"
  3. Barbi Escobar – "Stark"

Melodifestivalen 2018

  • 3 February: Deltävling 1 (Karlstad)
  • 10 February: Deltävling 2 (Gothenburg)
  • 17 February: Deltävling 3 (Malmö)
  • 24 February: Deltävling 4 (Örnsköldsvik)
  • 3 March: Second Chance (Kristianstad)
  • 10 March: Final (Stockholm)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2018 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.

Host of all the shows are David Lindgren.

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

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Since 1958 Sweden has participated 57 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 13 out of 14 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

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