At the Second Chance round held on 2 March 2013, he qualified for the national final in Friends Arena on 9 March after a final duel with Behrang Miri and his song "Jalla Dansa Sawa". Ewald became one of just two acts from the Second Chance round to qualify.
Anton Ewald had been a background dancer in Melodifestivalen. In Melodifestivalen 2009, he danced behind Velvet when she competed in the third semi final in Leksand with "The Queen". In Melodifestivalen 2012 he was a dancer and choreographer behind Danny Saucedo in Saucedo song "Amazing". He also danced and choreographed Andreas Lundstedt number "Aldrig aldrig" ("Never Never") the same year's competition.