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Sweden: John Lundvik tops the audience poll ahead tomorrow’s Melodifestivalen final

Will he remain victorious tomorrow?

Tomorrow the Melodifestivalen 2019 final will take place after five weeks of semifinals. Today, after the dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s final, the Swedish fan club Melodifestivalklubben asked the audience who was their favourite. The winner tonight was John Lundvik with 34.8 percent of the votes!

Melodifestivalen 2019 final – audience exit poll

  1. John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love” 141 votes (34.8%)
  2. Bishara – “On My Own” 64 votes (15.8%)
  3. Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – “Hold You” 45 votes (11.1%)
  4. Arvingarna – “I Do” 43 votes (10.6%)
  5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken (Goeksegh)” 25 votes (6.2%)
  6. Wiktoria – “Not with Me” 19 votes (4.7%)
  7. Mohombi – “Hello” 16 votes (3.9%)
  8. Nano – “Chasing Rivers” 12 votes (2.9%)
  9. Anna Bergendahl – “Ashes to Ashes” 12 votes (2.9%)
  10. Malou Prytz – “I Do Me” 12 votes (2.9%)
  11. Lisa Ajax – “Torn” 9 votes (2.2%)
  12. Lina Hedlund – “Victorious” 7 votes (1.7%)

405 people voted in the poll.

What to expect from the show?

Sweden’s Eurovision 2018 representative and last year’s Melodifestivalen winner Benjamin Ingrosso will open the final together with the runner-up FELIX SANDMAN. The duo will perform a new version of their single ”Tror du att han bryr sig”. Benjamin will also sing a cover of Lionel Richie’s ”All Night Long”.

We will also see the EBU spokesperson Lynda Woodruff making a comeback. Two Eurovision winners will also share the stage, as Dana International and Charlotte Perrelli will perform together.

Of course we will also see the amazing hosts Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade performing together.

The winner of Melodifestivalen 2019 will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. The winner will be selected by the Swedish public together with eight international juries. Among the spokespersons is Krista Siegfrids, who has taken part in Melodifestivalen twice and represented Finland in 2013.

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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