Sweden 2016 Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2 David Lindgren and Wiktoria

Sweden: David Lindgren and Wiktoria to the final

Tonight the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2015 took place in Malmö, Sweden. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final. Two songs were selected for the "second chance" show

This years Melodifestivalen continues, and tonight it was time for the second heat (deltävling), with two winners directly qualified for the final: David Lindgren and Wiktoria and two acts for the "second chance": Isa and Molly Pettersson Hammar.

Like the previous years the votes will not be unveiled before the Final of Melodifestivalen 12 March 2016.

Melodifestivalen 2016 – Heat 2

Melodifestivalen 2016

Sweden Melodifestivalen
  • 6 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 1, Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 13 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2, Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • 20 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 3, Norrköping (Himmelstalundshallen)
  • 27 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 4, Gävle (Gavlerinken Arena)
  • 5 March: Melodifestivalen Second Chance, Halmstad (Halmstad Arena)
  • 12 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm (Friends Arena)
Sweden Melodifestivalen 2016 hosts
The hosts of Melodifestivalen 2016 (Photo: SVT)

All the shows are hosted by Gina Dirawi accompanied by various guest hosts.
The format for Melodifestivalen 2016 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

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 55 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 11 out of 12 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

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