The names that are been rumoured to take part in Melodifestivalen 2023 continue to be reported by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Earlier this week it’s been reported that two-time Melodifestivalen participant Paul Rey, and two duos Elov & Benny & Tennessee Tears are among those rumoured to take part.
Starting off this round-up is two-time Melodifestivalen participant Paul Rey, who made his debut on the competition with “Talking in My Sleep”, which placed 6th in the final. He returned a year later with “The Missing Piece”, which placed 12th in the Final. In 2022, he was one of the songwriters for Cazzi Opeia’s “I Can’t Get Enough” which placed 9th in the final.
Elov & Beny
The next act rumoured in this round-up is Elov & Beny, which consits of Mattias Elovsson & Oscar Kilenius from Örebro. The duo has amassed over 900,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and they have recently released their new single “Cheva Pa Fredag”, which you can see below:
Another duo on this round-up is Tenesee Tears, which consist of Jonas Hermansson and Tilda Feuk. They have released a few singles including their recently released single “Do You Still Think Of Me”, which was released earlioer this year. The duo are currently signed to Jill Johnson’s record label Jimajomo.
Who is currently rumored to participate at Melodifestivalen 2023?
As reported by Aftonbladet, the current artists who are rumoured to participate at Melodifestivalen 2023 are:
- Lolou Lamotte
- Marcus & Martinus
- Emil Henrohn
- Melanie Wehbe
- Smash Into Pieces
- Paul Rey
- Elov & Beny
- Tennessee Tears
What we know about Melodifestivalen 2023
Melodirestivalen 2023 will be hosted by Farah Abadi & Jesper Rönndahl, with the shows for next year’s comeptition taking place as follows:
- Heat 1 – February 4 – Gothenburg – Scandinavium
- Heat 2 – February 11 – Linköping – Saab Arena
- Heat 3 – February 18 – Lidköping – Sparbanken Arena
- Heat 4 – February 25 – Malmö – Malmö Arena
- Second Chance – March 4 – Örnsköldsvik – Hägglunds Arena
- Final – March 11 – Stockholm – Friends Arena
Tickets for the Melodifestivalen 2023 shows are now available to purchase.
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since its debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2022, Sweden was represented by Cornelia Jakobs, who won the 61st edition of the competition and competed with the song “Hold Me Closer”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 4th with 438 points from the jury and televoters.
What do you think of the names being circulated for next year’s competition? Who would you like to see compete in next year’s competition and represent Sweden? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: Aftonbladet
Photo Credit: (L-R) – Elov & Beny, SVT/Stina Stjernkvist, Rickard L Eriksson