Sweden: Two returning acts and a debutant with Greek roots, clear for Melodifestivalen 2024!

Aftonbladet’s Torbjörn Ek did it again and revealed three more participating acts for Melodifestivalen 2024! 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.

Who doesn’t remember Medina, whose debut was an utter success? Or Maria Sur this year with the power-balad and the strong message? In addition, Kim Cesarion prepares his comeback in the industry, by participating in next year’s Melodifestivalen tour!

Who are Medina?

Medina is a Swedish hip hop duo formation with Arabic influences made up of Swedish artists of Tunisian descent, being Sami (born Sami Daniel Rekik), a former professional football player in Tunisia and Ali (born Ali Jammali). Sami is also of Finnish descent as his mother is Finnish.

Sami Rekik of the duo took part in Melodifestivalen 2021 in collaboration with WAHL with the song “90-talet“. Medina reunited to enter Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song “In i dimman” and finished in 3rd place.

Who is Maria Sur?

Maria Sur is a 19 year old Ukrainian singer who lives and works in Sweden. She is best known for participating in Melodifestivalen 2023 with her song “Never Give Up“. Sources of Aftonbladet claim that, she was surprised by her record label, when they informed her that she is in the contest next year again.

Who is Kim Cesarion?

Kim Hugo Leonel Niko Cesarion is a 33-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter of Guadeloupean and Greek origin. Cesarion was born in Stockholm to a Guadeloupean father and a Greek Cretan/Swedish mother. Cesarion is a classically trained musician. He studied at Lilla Akademien, a highly acclaimed music school in Stockholm, and plays several instruments including the violin, piano, double bass, and viola, as well as drums. He is signed with RCA, Sony Music and Columbia. It’s been a while since he last made music and he plans on coming back to the Swedish music industry by taking part in the contest. He made his big breakthrough in 2013 with the song “Undressed” which became a worldwide hit, with over 88 million streams on Spotify and success in the Nordic countries as well as Australia, New Zealand and the United States and we remember him with his duet with Molly HammarShow Me“.

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 3rd to March 9th, while SVT has received 2624 songs.

As you have read in one of our past articles, the final list of Melodifestivalen participants will be published on the 1st of December, at a press conference hosted by SVT at their headquarters in Stockholm.

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
  9. Marcus & Martinus
  10. Clara Klingenström
  11. Adam Woods
  12. Kim Cesarion
  13. Medina
  14. Maria Sur

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

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