The song we wanted to win the Melodifestivalen final last year was the old-school Rihanna bop My Cabanasung by Margaret (pictured) who appears again in this 2nd heat from Malmö on 9 February where she closes the show.
Read on for reasons including details of fellow Heat 2 participants including Andreas Johnson & pre-contest favourite (again) LIAMOO
The greatest show on earth returns on 2 February 2019 in Gothenburg with 1 of its least successful acts closing the show (pictured above and immediately below) hoping to make up for her 2010 failure to reach the Eurovision Song Contest final in neighbouring Oslo. Read our Heat 1 predictions here.
Read on for reasons including Wiktoria, Arja Saijonmaa & Nano who also appear in this debut heat
We awarded 13 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2017 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2018 so far and what’s to come. Goodbye To Yesterday, Can’t Stop The Feeling and New Rules are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 8 best songs of 2018 so far and our hopes for the next half year
WHEN?: Saturday 10 March (7pm UK time) on SVT (link to watch below)
The quality of the songs in this year’s Melodifestivalen has attracted criticism but for us 2018 has been all about the Swedish public’s love of the novelty entry ahead of possible Eurovision winner Cry by Dotter.
Read on for our predictions for how we think the 12 finalists would fare at Eurovision
WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 17/2/18 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)
Melodifestivalen couldn’t be more split along gender lines with four male acts in the final and four female soloists in Andra Chansen – but we’re hopeful one of Dotter or Jessica Andersson will be going straight to the Friends Arena in Stockholm this weekend.
Read on for reasons including our Saturday night predictions for each of the songs