Sweden: Marcus & Martinus dethrone Danny Saucedo!

Αlmost a week has passed from the press conference that SVT organized, in order to announce the contestants of Melodifestivalen 2024 and a few days later the first betting odds started to spring up.

It seems like the betting scene has changed a lot over the last few days and now Marcus & Martinus are in the lead, literally dethroning Danny Saucedo. It is too early to jump into conclusions, but for now winning Melodifestivalen 2024 is apparently a game for two

The odds

Currently, in the first place of the betting odds are the Norwegian twins Marcus & Martinus Gunnarsen who took part in Melodifestivalen 2023 and placed second after Loreen won for the second time with the song “Tattoo. Their song is called “Unforgettable and it is written by Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, the successful writer duo Joy and Linnea Deb and the artists themselves.

Second to Marcus and Martinus is Danny Saucedo, who apparently has the right song for an impactful comeback at Melodifestivalen 2024. This will be his fifth participation in Melodifestivalen.

His song Happy That You Found Me” was written by Kristoffer Fogelmark, John Martin and Michel Zitron. The latter was involved in the production of two global music hits, Don’t you worry child and Save the world” of Swedish House Mafia and has also collaborated with artists like Avicii and Alesso. 

We still got long way to go till we know the actual winner of Melodifestivalen 2024, but if the current betting odds come true, then the history will repeat itself and we will experience a 2011 and 2012 deja vu, when Danny Saucedo placed second to Eric Saade and Loreen respectively! Till then, hold on tight! There are still almost two months to go!

The betting odds depend on many factors and as these factors are subject to changes anytime, the odds can still fluctuate, even last minute.

Let’s see what is going to happen, when we will get the chance to watch the actual shows live, on SVT and SVT Play. Of course at EurovisionFun will be there accredited and you will get the chance to be informed about the results as soon as they are announced on TV!

Melodifestivalen 2024 is scheduled to take place between February 3rd to March 9th, and next year’s 30 competing songs were selected by SVT among 2624 songs.

The schedule for 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 winner of Melodifestivalen 2023 and hence the Swedish representative at Eurovision 2023 was Loreen with her song “Tattoo“. Loreen went on to become the first female artist in history to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice.

Source: Eurovision World

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