Nu Kör Vi, the time has come. It’s the time we have all been waiting for. Today, SVT has announced the remaining 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. These are Paul Rey, Axel Schylström, Mariette, and Loreen.
Heat 3 – February 18 – Lidköping – Sparbanken Arena
|Marcus & Martinus||“Air”||Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Marcus Gunnarsen, Martinus Gunnarsen|
|Melanie Wehbe||“For The Show”||David Lindgren Zacharias, Herman Gardarfve, Melanie Wehbe|
|Ida-Lova||“Låt Hela Stan Se På”||Andreas ”Giri” Lindbergh, Ida-Lova Lind, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb|
|Paul Rey||“Royals”||Dino Medanhodzic, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, LIAMOO, Paul Rey|
|Nordman||“Släpp Alla Aorgerr”||Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son|
|Laurell||“Sober”||Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Stone Johansson, Laurell Barker, Thomas Stengaard|
|Casanovas||“Så Kommer Känslorna Tillbaka”||Henrik Sethsson, Mikael Karlsson|
Heat 4 – February 25 – Malmö – Malmö Arena
|Signe & Hjördis||“Edelweiss”||Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy Jansson, Myra Granberg|
|Axel Schylström||“Gorgeous”||Axel Schylström, Herman Gardarfve, Jonas Thander, Malin Halvardsson|
|Emil Henrohn||“Mera Mera Mera”||Emil Henrohn, Jakob Redtzer, Ji Nilsson, Marlene Strand|
|Mariette||“One Day”||Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son, Mariette|
|Smash Into Pieces||“Six Feet Under”||Andreas ”Giri” Lindbergh, Benjamin Jennebo, Chris Adam, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Per Bergquist|
|Loreen||“Tattoo”||Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Loreen, Moa ”Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son|
|Kiana||“Where Did You Go”||Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb|
Please note that the participants were revealed in Alphabetical Order, with the running order set to be revealed ahead of the shows.
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.
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News Source: SVT
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