Sweden: The first names of Melodifestivalen 2023!

Aftonbladet revealed a couple of minutes ago the first three potential Melodifestivalen 2023 contestants!

Usually they manage to guess most of the artists that compete each year in the national selection procedure of Sweden for Eurovision Song Contest.

A few days after the announcement of the two hosts of the show Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi, the first contestant names for Melodifestivalen 2023 have started to emerge. These artists are adding to the potential lineup that will compete in the hopes of getting selected to represent Sweden next year, at the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Liverpool, UK. The following artists are more or less known to the fanbase, each of them having competed more than once at Melfest in the past.


Nordman had split for a while but got reunited during the summer. They started their carrer back in 1994 and had numerous hits such as “Förlist“, “Vandraren” and “Be mig“.

They’ve competed twice in Melodifestivalen, once in 2005 with the song “Ödet var min väg” and once in 2008 with the song “I lågornas sken“. Both their participations gave them a “ticket” directly to the finals of each year. The sources said that they have a great song in hand that they co-wrote with Jimmy Jansson which they will compete with at Melodifestivalen 2023

Loulou Lamotte

Loulou is well known as a member of the group The Mamas. According to Aftonbladet, she will compete at Melodifestivalen 2023, not as a group but as a solo artist, with a song she wrote herself!

As a member of The Mamas, she did backing vocals for John Lundvik who represented Sweden back in 2019 with the song “Too Late For Love” and got selected to represent Sweden at the (cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak) Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Move“. The following year, in 2021, the group directly qualified to the finals of Melodifestivalen with the song “In the middle“.


Wiktoria Johansson

The fan-favourite Wiktoria Johansson, made her debut at the Melodifestivalen in 2016 with the song “Save me” and then two more participations followed. One in 2017 with the song “As I lay me down” and another one in 2019 with the song “Not with me“. All three times she directly qualified to the finals of Melodifestivalen.

According to industry sources, some artists have already been announced of their participation at Melodifestivalen 2023, but not to all of them, lots of them are still waiting for a definite answer.

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The list of participants will be published in November or December and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi. The final list of artists will be announced in November or December as usual.

Melodifestivalen 2022 was won by Cornelia Jacobs with the song “Hold Me Closer”, representing Sweden in Eurovision 2022 and coming 4th with 438 points.


Source: Aftonbladet

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