The twelve Melodifestivalen finalists rehearsed today at the Friends Arena for Saturday’s final. The broadcaster SVT has shared small clips of the rehearsals.
Melodifestivalen 2019 – final
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken (Goeksegh)”
- Lisa Ajax – “Torn”
- Mohombi – “Hello”
- Lina Hedlund – “Victorious”
- Bishara – “On My Own”
- Anna Bergendahl – “Ashes to Ashes”
- Nano – “Chasing Rivers”
- Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – “Hold You”
- Malou Prytz – “I Do Me”
- John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”
- Wiktoria – “Not with Me”
- Arvingarna – “I Do”
Overall, the performances in the final will look fairly similar to what they were before in the semifinals and the andra chansen.
Lina is delivering everything you need. "Victorious" is a bop and we get wind machines and a dance routine. She is coming down the stairs during the second chorus to be down on the stage with her dancers for the last chorus! #Melfest— ESCXTRA (@escxtra) March 7, 2019
Hanna and LIAMOO really perform this song even better than the studio version. In the last chorus LIAMOO is doing some higher vocals than in the semi or the studio version at one point. This works great and still looks amazing! You are in for a treat here. #Melfest— ESCXTRA (@escxtra) March 7, 2019
Rehearsal No. 10 today is for John Lundvik! The big favorite performs "Is it too late for love"! He wears black pants and a white shirt today. Performance is the same as in the semi. I just love the chemistry of his whole team with the background singers and the fun they spead!— ESCXTRA (@escxtra) March 7, 2019
Today’s rehearsals didn’t require the final outfit, so we saw some of the artists wearing bit more casual clothes. Tomorrow the rehearsals will have an audience and the artists will wear the clothes they will wear on the Saturday evening.
What else will happen?
The Melodifestivalen final will include much more than just the performances from the twelve finalists. Earlier this week we reported about the EBU spokesperson Lynda Woodruff making a comeback. We will also see two Eurovision winners, Dana International and Charlotte Perrelli performing together.
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”.
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.