Nu Kör Vi, the time has come. It’s the time we have all been waiting for. Today, SVT has announced 14 of the 28 participants competing in the upcoming edition of Sweden’s Eurovision 2023 selection Melodifestivalen.
Some familiar faces on the line-up
The competitors for the 2023 edition of the competition saw some previous Eurovision and Melodifestivalen participants return to the competition once again, which includes Victor Crone, LouLou LaMotte from The Mamas, Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos, Tone Sekelius, Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Wiktoria, THEOZ and Panetoz.
Heat 1 – February 4 – Gothenburg – Scandinavium
|Victor Crone||“Diamonds”||David Lindgren Zacharias, Peter Kvint, Victor Crone|
|Rejhan||“Haunted”||Albin Johnsén, Mattias Andréasson, Pontus Söderman, Tilde RONIA Wrigsell|
|LouLou LaMotte||“Inga Sorger”||Jonas Thander, Loulou LaMotte|
|Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos||“Länge Leve Livet”||Emil Vaker, Henric Pierroff, Kalle Rydberg|
|Elov & Beny||“Raggen Går”||Johan Werner, Kristian Wejshag, Mattias Elovsson, Oscar Kilenius, Tim Larsson|
|Tone Sekelius||“Rythm of My Show”||Anderz Wrethov, Dino Medanhodzic, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Tone Sekelius|
|Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods||“Where You Are (Sávečan)”||Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods|
Heat 2 – February 11 – Linköping – Saab Arena
|Wiktoria||“All My Life (Where Have You Been)”||Herman Gardarfve, Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Wiktoria Johansson|
|Eden||“Comfortable”||Benjamin Rosenbohm, Eden Alm, Emil Adler Lei, Julie Aagaard|
|Uje Brandelius||“Grytan”||Uje Brandelius|
|THEOZ||“Mer Av Dig”||Axel Schylström, Jakob Redtzer, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son|
|Maria Sur||“Never Give Up”||Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker|
|Tennessee Tears||“Now I Know”||Anderz Wrethov, Jonas Hermansson, Thomas Stengaard, Tilda Feuk|
|Panetoz||“On My Way”||Anders Wigelius, Daniel Nzinga, Jimmy Jansson, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie, Robert Norberg|
Please note that the participants were revealed in Alphabetical Order, with the running order set to be revealed ahead of the shows. The remaining 14 participants of Melodifestivalen 2023, will be revealed on November 30, where we will know the participants from Heat 3 & 4.
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
- Semi-Final – 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 artists revealed so far for the Swedish selection? Who else 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: SVT
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