The comments in the video are Matt’s personal opinions and are not representative of ESC United as a whole, its individual staff or the views of the EBU or SVT.

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What did #YOU think of last night’s opening show for Melodifestivalen?

The Swedish singing competition opened in the Löfbergs Arena in Karlstad, with David Lindgren going it alone as the host for the competition this year. After seven intriguing acts, in the end John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso made it direkt til finalen, with Sigrid Bernson and Renaida given the consolation of the Andra Chansen round.

Our editor in chief Matt certainly had some strong opinions on the show, including Benjamin’s staging, a surprising result and the eye-opening performance from historian and TV personality Edward Blom. #YOU can check out Matt’s reaction video below!

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