Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018 Heat 1: John Lundvik & Benjamin Ingrosso
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Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso to the final

Tonight the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2018 took place in Karlstad, Sweden. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final: John Lundvik with 'My Turn' and Benjamin Ingrosso with 'Dance You Off'. Two songs were selected for the second chance show

This years Melodifestivalen has begun! The first deltävling (heat) had two winners directly qualified for the final: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso and two acts for the "second chance": Renaida and Sigrid Bernson.

Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018 Heat 1: John Lundvik & Benjamin Ingrosso

The first deltävling was held in Löfbergs Arena in Karlstad. The arena also hosted a deltävling of Melodifestivalen in 2004 and 2006.

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

Melodifestivalen 2018 Heat 1

Deltävling 1, Karlstad, 3 February 2018

  • John Lundvik – "My Turn" (final)
  • Benjamin Ingrosso – "Dance You Off" (final)
  • Renaida – "All the Feels" (second chance)
  • Sigrid Bernson – "Patrick Swayze" (second chance)
  1. Edward Blom – "Livet på en pinne"
  2. Kamferdrops – "Solen lever kvar hos dig"
  3. Kikki Danielsson – "Osby Tennessee"

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.

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