Tonight Sweden continued its six-week-long search to select its Eurovision 2023 representative. Tonight’s Heat Two, the second of four heats, took place in Linköping. Two acts advanced directly to the final, while two more move to the semi-final.
Another four acts advance to the next round
Find out who moves forward in the competition and who does not advance:
|Age Group (10-15 Years)||Age Group|
|Age Group (30-44 Years)||Age Group|
|1. Wiktoria – “All My Life (Where Have You Been)”||8||8||8||5||5||5||5||3||5th|
|2. Eden – “Comfortable”||3||3||1||1||1||1||1||1||7th|
|3. Uje Brandelius – “Grytan”||1||1||3||3||3||3||3||5||6th|
|4. Panetoz – “On My Way”||10||12||12||10||12||10||10||8||Direkt Til Finalen – Most Points in second round|
|5. Tennessee Tears – “Now I Know”||5||5||5||8||10||12||12||12||Semi-Final|
|6. Maria Sur – “Never Give Up”||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Direkt Til Finalen – Winner of first round|
|7. Theoz – “Mer Av Dig”||12||10||10||12||8||8||8||10||Semi-Final|
The result of the Heats are 100% televote over 2 rounds. The winner of the first round goes direct to the final of Melodifestivalen. The remaining six acts took part in the second round of voting for another spot in the final or one of two places in the Semi-Final, the remaining 3 acts are now out of the competition.
Heat Two may now be over, but there is still lots of Melfest action to come over the next 4 Saturdays:
- Saturday 18th February – Heat Three from Lidköping
- Saturday 25th February – Heat Four from Malmö
- Saturday 4th March – Semi-Final from Örnsköldsvik
- Saturday 11th March – Final from Stockholm
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 their 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 did you think of tonight’s songs? Who are you excited about so far? Do you think any of tonight’s acts will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2023? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: SVT
Photo Credit: Alma Bengtsson/SVT, for Melodifestivalen 2023