Starting order for Melodifestivalen 2018 released by SVT

The starting order for the 58th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen has been announced by broadcaster SVT. The big preselection will once again be used to select the Eurovision Song Contest act for Sweden.

The format of the competition will consist of 6 shows: 4 semi-final rounds, a second chance round and a final. The 28 competing entries have been divided into four semi-finals, with seven compositions in each. From each semi-final, the songs that earn first and second place qualify directly to the final, while the songs that place third and fourth proceed to the Second Chance round.

The bottom three songs in each semi-final will be eliminated from the competition. An additional four entries qualify from the Second Chance round to the final, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12. All six shows will be hosted by former participant David Lindgren.

The starting order for every semi final of Melodifestivalen 2018

Semi final 1, Karlstad, 3rd of February:
1 Sigrid Bernson “Patrick Swayze”
2 John Lundvik “My Turn”
3 Renaida “All the Feels”
4 Edward Blom “Livet på en pinne”
5 Kikki Danielsson “Osby Tennessee”
6 Kamferdrops “Solen lever kvar hos dig”
7 Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off”

Semi final 2, Göteborg, 10th of February:
1 Samir & Viktor “Shuffla”
2 Ida Redig “Allting som vi sa”
3 Jonas Gardell “Det finns en väg”
4 Margaret “In My Cabana”
5 Stiko Per Larsson “Titta vi flyger”
6 Mimi Werner “Songburning”
7 LIAMOO “Last Breath”

Semi final 4, Malmö, 17th of February:
1 Martin Almgren “A Bitter Lullaby”
2 Barbi Escobar “Stark”
3 Moncho “Cuba Libre”
4 Jessica Andersson “Party Voice”
5 Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän “Min dröm”
6 Dotter “Cry”
7 Méndez “Everyday”

Semi final 4, Örnsköldsvik, 24th of February:
1 Emmi Christensson “Icarus”
2 Elias Abbas “Mitt paradis”
3 Felicia Olsson “Break That Chain”
4 Rolandz “Fuldans”
5 Olivia Eliasson “Never Learn”
6 Felix Sandman “Every Single Day”
7 Mariette “For You”