Sweden: These are the two direct finalists of the Fifth Heat of Melodifestivalen 2024!

Ninety minutes ago, the show for the Fifth Heat of Melodifestivalen 2024, started off on SVT and SVT Play. And we are here to share the results of the night with you!

The two numbers that qualify directly to the finals are Marcus & Martinus and Medina which we will get to see compete and perform their songs live, next Saturday on the 9th of March, when the finals will take place at Friends Arena.

But how things developed during the night?

The experts

New in Melodifestivalen this year is the participation of a couple of really knowledgeable music and Mello-experts – radio and TV profile Tina Mehrafzoon and Mello-oracle Ronny Larsson. During both the races and the final, they analyze the evening’s line-up and give their opinion on how they are doing.

The show

Carina Berg is the host of all the shows of the tour this year! With the next show of the contest on Saturday March the 9th, Melodifestivalen final show will take place  in Stockholm and Friends Arena.

After the intro of Johan Östling, Carina presents this show’s contestants!

The numbers

    • “Unforgettable” – Marcus & Martinus

    Two side walls for the twins, giving me vibes of the Loreen Smörgåsgrillen (toaster) but in vertical mode. In the beginning it is narrow, then they are moved further apart. Our favourite twins, Marcus and Martinus, are always super professionals and great vocally, however they kept their voice for tomorrow evening and didn’t even sing the high note of the “so good it hurts” part. Does this give me winner vibes? Hell yeah!

    Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis

    • “Controlla” – Chelsea Muco

    I am in the humid Karlstad at the moment, but this song gives me sunbed, cocktail, beach, swimming trunk vibes. I wanna dance to the beat. Palm trees and warm colours in the background, six completely new dancers one of which has a rather familiar surname (D’Mello). Chelsea is quite good for a debutant, good vocally, nice energy.

    Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis

    • “Back To My Roots” – Jay Smith

    Large prop with the title of the song twice, his band behind him faking playing on a live gig and then it’s Jay with his amazing voice. The song reminds me a bit of Nickelback, a bit of the 00s, but as people say here this is a very familiar sound to Swedish people and in combination with Jay‘s amazing voice, this might go somewhere. The crowd is clapping along.

    Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis

    • “Banne maj” – Elecktra

    She was at Drag Race Sverige and the people love her. She is fabulous, very much a Verka Serduchka style song, but not in the sense of giving me winning vibes. She just stands there, doing the bare minimum and then there are dancers that look how the best men on my wedding could look like.

    Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis

    • “Light” – Annika Wickihalder

    Her song and aura gives me Faith Kakembo vibes. She has an amazing voice but she seems like the stage swallows her. She has two big deformed mirror props that don’t seem to add up to the whole staging. Typical Melodifestivalen or Eurovision ballad.

    Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis

    • “Que Sera” – Medina

    Large speakers prop, bicycles, too many colours and too much going on, on stage, dancers are included. However they manage to make it somehow work. Their vocals are not the best in this run, but I am sure they will fix everything tomorrow. This is a football anthem, the crowd does move during their performance and they hum. Mission accomplished.

    Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis

The Intervals

When the fifth and final round of Melodifestivalen 2024 kicks off on Saturday, March 2, it will do so with a vengeance. It will be Värmland with an extra big V when Karlstad‘s son, actor and musician Johan Östling opens the broadcast with Sven-Ingvar‘s classic Torparrock. Carina is now at the arena and everything is ready to begin! It’s time to face the music!

Fredrik Kempe is also inducted into the Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame and since 2004 he has delivered 35 songs, including four winners: “Hero“, “La Voix“, “Popular” and “Undo“. The genre breadth of his song treasure is hard to beat.

From danceable pop via powerful ballads and rockabilly to opera, disco and dance bands. A song catalogue with Mello classics such as “Cara Mia“, “Manboy“, “Moving On” and “Bada Nakna” speaks for itself: Fredrik Kempe is one of Melodifestivalen‘s foremost hitmakers.

Actual Kristin Amparo performs “I See You” and Sanna Nielsen performs “Undo” and “Du och Jag mot Världen“, with Sanna Nielsen closing the interval.

The Direct Qualifiers

First voting round winner:Unforgettable” – Marcus & Martinus
Second voting round winner: Que Sera” – Medina


Second voting round 2nd place: Light” – Annika Wickihalder
Second voting round 3rd place: Back To My Roots” – Jay Smith

Second voting round results

Age-band 3-9 years old winner: Que Sera” – Medina

Age-band 10-15 years old winner: Que Sera” – Medina

Age-band 16-29 years old winner: Que Sera” – Medina

Age-band 30-44 years old winner: Que Sera” – Medina

Age-band 45-59 years old winner: Back To My Roots” – Jay Smith

Age-band 60-74 years old winner:Light” – Annika Wickihalder

Age-band 75+ years old winner: Light” – Annika Wickihalder

Televoting winner: Light” – Annika Wickihalder

Melodifestivalen Finalists

  • Heroes Are Calling“ – Smash Into Pieces
  • Awful Liar“ – Lisa Ajax
  • Dragon“ – Liamoo
  • When I’m Gone“ – Maria Sur
  • Effortless“ – Jacqline
  • Give My Heart A Break” – Cazzi Opeia
  • Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo
  • It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – Dotter
  • Unforgettable” – Marcus & Martinus
  • Que Sera” – Medina

We are still missing two finalists, which we will know in 30 minutes from now when the final qualifier extra show finishes.

Acts that remain in the competition

  • Forever Yours“ – Elisa Lindström 
  • Supernatural“ – Adam Woods 
  • The Silence After You“ – Dear Sara
  • Unga & fria“ – Fröken Snusk
  • I Won’t Shake (La La Gunilla)” – Gunilla Persson
  • För dig” – Klaudy
  • Done Getting Over You” – Albin Tingwall
  • Circus X” – SCARLET
  • Light” – Annika Wickihalder
  • Back To My Roots” – Jay Smith

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, Eskilstuna
  • Heat 5: Saturday 2 March 2024, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad
  • Final: Saturday 9 March 2024, Friends Arena, Stockholm – Solna

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2024 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2024!

Source: SVT
Photos: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

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