After a spectacular show with fireworks, Melodifestivalen has reached its conclusion. Benjamin Ingrosso has won tonight’s final and will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
Benjamin was the clear favorite among the international juries, leading with 114 points at the end of jury votes. He was 20 points above Felix Sandman. This combined with the highest percentage of votes from the audience put him over the top.
Melodifestivalen Final Results
Benjamin won with a total of 181 points. He was followed by good friend Felix Sandman with 158 points. It became clear during the jury votes that the competition was between these two singers. This was made more obvious as the audience votes were announced by host David Lindgren.
Rounding out the top 3 was John Lundvik, whose song “My Turn” got 128 points. Former Melodifestivalen winner Jessica Andersson had a disappointing second-to-last place finish, only 6 points ahead of last place Mendez. Mariette, at one stage a favorite to win tonight, ended up in fifth place overall.
Read how the night unfolded on our liveblog of the Melodifestivalen finals.
New Melodifestivalen record
SVT counted 14 million votes from the public during tonight’s show. This is a new voting record. Especially impressive considering Sweden only has a population of 10 million people.
Review of tonight’s lineup
- Mendez – Everyday
- Renaida – All the feels
- Martin Almgren – A bitter lullaby
- John Lundvik – My turn
- Jessica Andersson – Party voice
- Liamoo – Last breath
- Samir & Viktor – Shuffla
- Mariette – For you
- Felix Sandman – Every single day
- Margaret – In my Cabana
- Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
- Rolandz – Fuldans