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The first finalists of Melodifestivalen have been revealed!

Sweden's National Final returned to the screens tonight

The first semi final of Melodifestivalen took place in Gothenburg tonight. Seven acts performed for two spots in the Grand Final and two spots for Second Chance. 

With a lot of returning artists performing tonight and a new voting system to contend with, we find out if these factors have affected who has qualified to the next round of the competition.

Who performed tonight

The following seven acts performed for the four spots available. The first semi-final saw the return of fan favourites, Nano and Wiktoria, and also the return of 2010 Swedish participant Anna Bergendahl.

  1. Nano – Chasing Rivers
  2. High15 – No Drama
  3. Wiktoria – Not With Me
  4. Zeana feat. Anis don Demina – Mina brander
  5. Arja Saijonmaa – Mina fyra arstider
  6. Mohombi – Hello
  7. Anna Bergendahl – Ashes to Ashes

Who qualified for the next round

The following two acts qualified for the Grand Final in Friends Arena on March 9.

  1. Wiktoria – Not With Me
  2. Mohombi – Hello

The following two acts, have qualified for Andra Chansen (Second-Chance) and will have to fight for their spot in the Grand Final on March 2. The duel that they will participate in will be confirmed after the 4th Semi-Final.

  1. Nano – Chasing Rivers
  2. Anna Bergendahl – Ashes to Ashes

In addition to the qualifiers, we also found out how the remaining three acts placed, which as follows:

  • 5th – Zeana feat. Anis don Demina – Mina brander
  • 6th – High15 – No Drama
  • 7th – Arja Saijonmaa – Mina fyra arstider

Did you think that the right finalists went through to the final and second chance? Would you change any of the results from tonight’s Semi-Final? Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.
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