Sweden Melodifestivalen 2019: Lina Hedlund and Jon Henrik Fjällgren
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Sweden Melodifestivalen 2019: Lina Hedlund and Jon Henrik Fjällgren to the final

Tonight the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2019 took place in Leksand, Sweden. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final: Lina Hedlund with 'Victorious' and Jon Henrik Fjällgren with 'Norrsken'. 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: Lina Hedlund and Jon Henrik Fjällgren and two acts for the "second chance": Rebecka Karlsson and Martin Stenmarck.

The third deltävling was held in Tegera Arena in Leksand, which also hosted a Melodifestivalen heat in 2009 and 2012.

Like the previous years the votes will not be unveiled before the Final of Melodifestivalen 9 March 2019.

Melodifestivalen 2019 Heat 3

Deltävling 3, Leksand, 16 February 2019

  • Lina Hedlund – "Victorious" (final)
  • Jon Henrik Fjällgren – "Norrsken" (final)
  • Rebecka Karlsson – "Who I Am" (second chance)
  • Martin Stenmarck – "Låt skiten brinna" (second chance)
  1. Dolly Style – "Habibi"
  2. Omar Rudberg – "Om om och om igen"
  3. The Lovers of Valdaro – "Somebody Wants"

Melodifestivalen 2019

  • 2 February: Deltävling 1 (Gothenburg)
  • 9 February: Deltävling 2 (Malmö)
  • 16 February: Deltävling 3 (Leksand)
  • 23 February: Deltävling 4 (Lidköping)
  • 2 March: Second Chance (Nyköping)
  • 9 March: Final (Stockholm)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2019 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.

Hosts of the shows are Eric Saade, Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson and Kodjo Akolor.

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