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Benjamin Ingrosso and John Lundvik win the first semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2018

Melodifestivalen 2018 kicked off today with the first semifinal live from Karlstad. Benjamin Ingrosso and John Lundvik qualified to the final while Renaida and Sigrid Bernson got through to the second chance round.

Melodifestivalen 2018 – deltävling 1

  1. Sigrid Bernson with “Patrick Swayze”
  2. John Lundvik with “My Turn”
  3. Renaida with “All the Feels”
  4. Edward Blom with “Livet på en pinne”
  5. Kikki Danielsson with “Osby Tennessee”
  6. Kamferdrops with “Solen lever kvar hos dig”
  7. Benjamin Ingrosso with “Dance You Off”

Edward Blom finished fifth

Edward Blom got through to the second round of voting, but finished fifth. Kikki Danielsson and Kamferdrops were eliminated on the first round. It was also revealed that Kamferdrops finished sixth on the semifinal, while Kikki Danielsson finished on the last place.
XTRA team ranked Renaida second after Benjamin Ingrosso. The panel also had Kamferdrops on the fourth place ahead of Sigrid Bernson.

History was made

Kikki Danielsson, who has taken part in Melodifestivalen ten times, has always reached the final before. Tonight Kikki finished on the last place and therefore failed to qualify to the final or the andra chansen.
John Lundvik, who took the stage as the second artist, qualified to the final. This was the first time since 2011 when the song performed second qualified to the final.
What do you think about tonight’s qualifiers? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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