The rumours on who will be among the final 30 competing at Melodifestivalen 2024 continue to be reported on by local media. This time, Jay Smith, Albin Tingwall, Jacqline Moss, Dear Sara, Chelsea Muco and Scarlet are the latest names to be attached for next year’s competition.
Starting off this round-up is Jay Smith won “Idol” in 2010 and his song is rumoured to be co-written by Maria Smith of Smith and Thell, who has worked on several past Melodifestivalen hits such as Human by Oscar Zia.
The next artist in this round-up is Albin Tingwall, who placed 2nd in the 18th season of Idol Sverige. Since taking part in Idol Sverige, Albin has released three new singles, “Something About You“, “Phone Call” and “See You Again (It’s Christmas)“, which was just recently released.
Another Idol Sverige alumni on the list is Jacqline Mossberg Mounkassa, who has shortened their name to Jacqline Mossberg, ahead of their participation in Melodifestivalen 2024. Jacqline finished 2nd Idol Sverige in 2021. Since their participation, they have released two singles “Question My Love” as well as a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas“
Another reality TV competition is Dear Sara (Sara Nutti), who participated in the only season of Sweden’s ‘X Factor’. Since taking part in the competition, Sara has released numerous singles and EP in 2021 titled “I’m Not That Sad 🙂“
Rounding up the alumni of competition shows in this round-up is Chelsea Muco won the talent competition “Next Level“, and has worked with Jireel and Gee Dixon, as well as appearing in Sweden’s P3 Guld-Galan. Since 2020, Chelsea has released five singles, with the latest being “Focus (Freestyle)”.
The last artist in this round-up is Scarlet. They are a hard rock group who are known for their distinctive skull makeup. Scarlet has already released numerous singles since 2018 as well as an album “Obey The Queen” in 2020. Recently the duo toured Europe as a support act for the already rumoured Melodifestivalen returnees, Smash Into Pieces.
Who is currently rumoured to participate at Melodifestivalen 2024?
As reported by Aftonbladet for the past few weeks, the 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
- Fröken Snusk
- Jay Smith
- Albin Tingwall
- Jacqline Moss
- Dear Sara
- Chelsea Muco
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
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 (L-R): Lasse Allard, Rasmus Walldén, Anna Tärnhuvud, Dear Sara, Chelsea Muco, Scarlet