Today, Swedish broadcaster SVT has officially confirmed that the 28 competing artists will be revealed on November 29 &30.
Which Heats would the competing artists participate in?
SVT will reveal the competing artists in Heat 1 and Heat 2 on November 29, whilst the artists competing in Heat 3 and 4 will be revealed on November 30. The competing artists will be revealed in Alphabetical order, with the running order to be revealed at a later date.
The digital press conferences will be hosted by Farah Abadi & Jesper Rönndahl who is also hosting next year’s shows, with the press conference being streamed on SVTPlay
Who is currently rumored to participate at Melodifestivalen 2023?
As reported by Aftonbladet for the past few weeks, the 24 artists that could potentially be participating at Melodifestivalen 2023 are:
- Lolou Lamotte
- Marcus & Martinus
- Emil Henrohn
- Melanie Wehbe
- Smash Into Pieces
- Paul Rey
- Elov & Beny
- Tennessee Tears
- Maria Sur
- Victor Crone
- Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos
- Axel Schylström
- Laurell Barker
- Tone Sekelius
- Kiana Blanckert
- Rejhan Bellani
- Unnamed Sister Duo
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.
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News Source: SVT
Photo Credit: SVT