Sweden: One debutant and two more artists return at Melodifestivalen 2024!

Aftonbladet’s Torbjörn Ek and Stina Dahlgren just added up to the list of Melodifestivalen 2024 participants with new potential acts! We remind you that last year, Aftonbladet revealed 24 out of the 28 acts of Melodifestivalen 2023, even before SVT announced the line-up officially.

After Samir & Viktor, we have two more returns and a Drag Race Sweden artist that will come in next year’s version of Melodifestivalen! Fans are already familiar with Lisa Ajax, the four-times Melodifestivalen contestant and Cazzi Opeia, who debuted in 2022 with the song “I Can’t Get Enough” and co-wrote “Tattoo” that gave this year’s second victory to Loreen and seventh victory to Sweden! Drag Race Sverige star Elecktra is also added to the list.

Who is Elecktra?

In the SVT series “Drag Race Sweden“, based on Ru Paul’s cult American competition program, Elecktra broke through at the 1st season of the show and placed 4th. Now, according to sources, she has been given a place in Melodifestivalen 2024 and according to sources she is completely ready!

Who is Lisa Ajax?

It will be the former “Idol” winner’s fifth time in the competition, three times she has reached the final, either directly or via the second chance, in 2016 with “My heart wants me dead“, in 2017 with “I don’t give a” and in 2019 with “Torn“. In 2022, she finished last in her heat with ”Tror du att jag bryr mig”, a duet with Niello.

Who is Cazzi Opeia?

Cazzi Opeia (stage name of Moa Carlebecker) debuted in Melodifestivalen 2022, where she finished ninth in the final. Later that spring, she won the American Song Contest, as one of the songwriters for the entry “Wonderland“, performed by the artist AleXa.

In 2023, she returned to Melodifestivalen as one of the songwriters for Loreen‘s “Tattoo“, with which she won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Many artists are still waiting!

The new format of Melodifestivalen starting from 2024, with five sub-competitions and a total of 30 competing artists, is said to be the reason why this year there is a little delay in the announcements. Things are going a little slower this year after the reshuffle, there is probably a risk that some won’t be informed until just days before the press conference. According to sources, there is no deadline. This is how it always is. People feel stressed and wonder when the news will come. But there is no deadline, except for the day when all the names are presented. It’s just for everyone to wait.

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 3rd to March 9th, while SVT has received 2624 songs. The final list of Melodifestivalen participants will be published later this year, between end of November and beginning of December.

The list of artist that are reportedly participating at Melodifestivalen 2024 are:

  1. Lasse Stefanz
  2. Smash into pieces
  3. Dotter
  4. Liamoo
  5. Samir & Viktor
  6. Elecktra
  7. Cazzi Opeia
  8. Lisa Ajax

This is the schedule of the six shows of the Melodifestivalen 2024 tour:

  • Heat 1: Saturday 3 February 2024, Malmö Arena, Malmö
  • Heat 2: Saturday 10 February 2024, Scandinavium, Göteborg
  • Heat 3: Saturday 17 February 2024, Vida Arena, Växjö
  • Heat 4: Saturday 24 February 2024, Stiga Sports Arena, Eskiltuna
  • Heat 5: Saturday 2 March 2024, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad
  • Final: Saturday 9 March 2024, Friends Arena, Stockholm – Solna

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden in 7, 9 and 11th of May 2024, after the second win of Loreen in Liverpool, with her song Tattoo:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the most loved Eurovision national final!

Source: Aftonbladet
Photo: Oscar Appelgren

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