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Sweden: John Lundvik tops Spotify chart after the release of all songs

Last week's qualifiers on top

On Saturday night, all the songs competing in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2019 were released on Spotify. Earlier the songs that either qualified to the andra chansen or were eliminated from the contest were published, but now also the songs competing in the final of the contest are out. After the first 24 hours of the release, John Lundvik has topped the Swedish Spotify chart.

Melodifestivalen finalists on Swedish Spotify chart (25th of February)

1. John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love” (191,960 daily plays)
2. Bishara – “On My Own” (184,662 daily plays)
3. Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – “Hold You” (158,636 daily plays)
7. Mohombi – “Hello” (124,771 daily plays)
8. Wiktoria – “Not With Me” (124,143 daily plays)
9. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken” (120,838 daily plays)
13. Malou Prytz – “I Do Me” (109,425 daily plays)
22. Lina Hedlund – “Victorious” (77,803 daily plays)

John Lundvik, who is currently also the bookies’ favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2019, qualified to the final from the fourth semifinal together with Bishara.

Andra chansen

The songs competing in this week’s andra chansen were released on Spotify right after the semifinal they competed in. This means that in total streams, the songs from the first semifinal have advantage over the ones performed in the later semifinals.

Arvingarna debuted on the 12th place on the Spotify chart. Their song “I Do” is also currently the highest charting andra chansen song. Lisa Ajax’s “Torn” debuted on the 17th place. Both of them qualified to the andra chansen from the fourth semifinal of the contest last weekend.

From the other songs competing in andra chansen this week, Anna Bergendahl’s “Ashes to Ashes” is currently the 25th most streamed song in Sweden and Vlad Reiser’s “Nakna i regnet” made a comeback to the chart and is currently sitting on the 31st spot.

Nano, who will compete against Vlad in the andra chansen, also got his song back to the chart and is currently two places lover than Vlad, on 33rd. Rebecka Karlsson (36th), Andreas Johnson (45th) and Martin Stenmarck (46th) also just got their songs back on the chart.

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