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Samir & Viktor and LIAMOO win the second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2018

The second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2018 took place tonight in Gothenburg. We got two more finalists, when Samir & Viktor and LIAMOO qualified to the final. Margaret and Mimi Werner are through to the andra chansen.

Melodifestivalen 2018 – deltävling 2

  1. Samir & Viktor with “Shuffla”
  2. Ida Redig with “Allting som vi sa”
  3. Jonas Gardell with “Det finns en väg”
  4. Margaret with “In My Cabana”
  5. Stiko Per Larsson with “Titta vi flyger”
  6. Mimi Werner with “Songburning”
  7. LIAMOO with “Last Breath”

Ida Redig finished fifth

Ida Redig got through to the second round of voting, but finished fifth and just failed to reach the andra chansen. Stiko Per Larsson and Jonas Gardell were eliminated on the first round. It was also revealed that Stiko Per Larsson finished sixth on the semifinal, while Jonas Gardell finished on the last place.
Samir & Viktor were also the favourite of XTRA team. Our team placed Margaret second, closely followed by Mimi Werner. Tonight’s other winner, LIAMOO, placed only sixth.

Third time lucky for Samir & Viktor

Samir & Viktor finally managed to qualify direct to the final. The duo first took part in 2015 and they reached the final through the andra chansen. They finished eight in the final with “Groupie“.
They returned to the contest the year after with “Bada nakna”. Once again they got the second chance and qualified to the final from the andra chansen round. They finished last in 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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