Not long after the conclusion of the Heats at this year’s Melodifestivalen, we now look into next week’s semi-final, and SVT has now revealed the running order for next week’s show, which will select the last four finalists of Melodifestivalen 2023.
Theoz to open the show, whilst Kiana is the last to perform
The running order for next week’s show is as follows:
|1||THEOZ||“Mer Av Dig”||Axel Schylström, Jakob Redtzer, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son|
|2||Mariette||“One Day”||Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son, Mariette|
|3||Victor Crone||“Diamonds”||David Lindgren Zacharias, Peter Kvint, Victor Crone|
|4||Tennessee Tears||“Now I Know”||Anderz Wrethov, Jonas Hermansson, Thomas Stengaard, Tilda Feuk|
|5||Elov & Beny||“Raggen Går”||Johan Werner, Kristian Wejshag, Mattias Elovsson, Oscar Kilenius, Tim Larsson|
|6||Melanie Wehbe||“For The Show”||David Lindgren Zacharias, Herman Gardarfve, Melanie Wehbe|
|7||Nordman||“Släpp Alla Sorger”||Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son|
|8||Kiana||“Where Did You Go”||Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb|
The remaining four finalists for Melodifestivalen will be selected by the viewers. The four acts with the highest points from the voting groups will advance to the the final on the 11th of March.
What’s Still To Come
With the heat four now complete that brings the first stage of Melodifestival 2023 to a close, and Sweden one step closer to to finding Cornelia’s successor. The remaining four finalist will be decided during next week’s semi final. The remaining shows are:
- Saturday 4th March – Semi-Final from Örnsköldsvik
- Saturday 11th March – Final from Stockholm
With the Heats concluding, all of the entries competing in this year’s Melodifestivalen have now been released, and you are able to listen to the songs right here:
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.
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News Source: SVT
Photo Credit: Alma Bengtsson/SVT for Melodifestivalen 2023