The rumours on who will be among the final 30 competing at Melodifestivalen 2024 continue to be reported on by local media. This time, former model and current reality television star Gunilla Persson is the latest name to be attached for next year’s competition.
Participation attracted attention
Aftonbladet is reporting that Fredrik Andersson wrote the song, who is known for being one of the songwriters for Sweden’s Eurovision 2016 entry “If I Were Sorry”. In the same report, the outelt reveals that designers have been contacted to prepare Gunilla’s outfit for the press conference.
Gunilla is well known for being being part of the Swedish reality TV show ‘Svenska Hollywoodfruar’ for eight seasons.
Who is currently rumored to participate at Melodifestivalen 2024?
As reported by Aftonbladet for the past few weeks, the five artists that could potentially be competing at next year’s competition are as follows:
- Smash Into Pieces
- Lasse Stefanz
- Samir & Viktor
- Cazzi Opeia
- Lisa Ajax
- Marcus & Martinus
- Clara Klingenström
- Adam Woods
- Kim Cesarion
- Maria Sur
- Gunilla Persson
What we know about Melodifestivalen 2024
At the time of writing, the dates of next year’s competition has been revealed, and are as follows:
- Heat 1 – February 3 – Malmö – Malmö Arena
- Heat 2 – February 10 – Gothenburg – Scandinavium
- Heat 3 – February 17 – Växjö – Vida Arena
- Heat 4 – February 24 – Eskilstuna – Stiga Sports Arena
- Heat 5 – March 2 – Karlstad – Löfbergs Arena
- Final – March 9 – Stockholm – Friends Arena
Tickets for Melodifestivalen 2024 will go on sale on November 6.
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 seven times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015 and 2023).
In 2023, Loreen returned to represent Sweden, who won the 2012 edition of the competition. She competed with the song “Tattoo”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final, and placed 1st with 583 points. Loreen won the jury vote, accruing 340 points from the jury, earning an additional 243 points from the televote. This now means Sweden matches Ireland for the record of most wins in Eurovision history.
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News Source: Aftonbladet
Photo Credit: BNN Correspondents