The European Broadcasting Union announced Martin Österdahl as the new Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He takes over from Jon Ola Sand.
Newcomer Bishara and John Lundvik were the top two artists tonight in Lidköping. They are the final two to be voted directly to the final in Stockholm’s Friends Arena.
Arvingarna previously represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. Meanwhile Lisa Ajax competes for the third time for the honor of representing Sweden in Tel Aviv.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren joins Lina Hedlund in the final on March 9 in Friends Arena. Martin Stenmarck and Rebecka Karlsson are through Andra Chansen in tonight’s semi-final.
Martin Stenmarck represented Sweden in Eurovision 2005 in Kiev. Now he takes the stage again for another shot at the Eurovision title.
Malou Prytz and LIAMOO & Hanna Ferm join Wiktoria and Mohombi in the final at Stockholm’s friends area. Their success resulted in a shocking upset as Margaret was eliminated.
Margaret is competing for a second chance at the Melodifestivalen crown. She takes the stage as the final contestant tonight. Competing alongside her is Andreas Johnson who is trying for the seventh time.
Mohombi and Wiktoria are the first two participants to qualify for the final in Stockholm’s Friends Arena. Anna Bergendahl and Nano have made it to the Andra Chansen round.
Sweden’s national selection begins tonight as Melodifestivalen kicks off with semifinal 1. Follow our live blog of tonight’s show starting at 20:00 Central European Time.
SVT announced Sarah Dawn Finer would be returning to host Melodifestivalen 2019. She previously hosted Sweden’s national selection show, and has also competed for the chance to represent Sweden.