Sweden: Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen 2024 tonight!

Tonight marks the continuation of what may be the most anticipated national final of the year, Melodifestivalen 2024. The host of Eurovision 2024 aims for Sweden’s historic eighth victory on home soil in Malmo, and for this reason, SVT’s executives promise one of the strongest Melodifestivalen editions of all time, ensuring that the successor to Loreen achieves the best possible result for the Scandinavian country.

Format

This year’s Melodifestivalen introduces a new format, featuring five heats, each hosting six artists. From each heat, the top two contenders will directly advance to the grand final on March 9th.

However, artists ranking third and fourth in their respective semi-finals will participate in a voting after the fifth semi-final. This voting will determine the two remaining finalists who will “complete the puzzle” of the twelve artists competing in the grand final of Sweden’s national selection.

During the five semi-final rounds, the final results will be determined solely by the votes of Swedish viewers. This, of course, will change in the grand final on March 9th, where Sweden’s representative will be decided by a 50% vote from Swedish viewers and a 50% vote from an international jury, following the Eurovision Song Contest standards.

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2024

  • 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

Finalists

Six artists have secured their spots in the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2024 following the first three heats. These artists are:

Six artists will have another chance to qualify for the grand final of Sweden’s national selection. These artists are:

Fourth Heat

Six artists will compete in tonight’s fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2024, appearing in the following order:

  1. Albin Tingwall – “Done Getting Over You
  2. Lia Larsson – “30 km/h
  3. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song
  4. Scarlet – “Circus X
  5. Lasse Stefanz – “En sång om sommaren
  6. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me

The host of all six shows of this year’s Melodifestivalen will be Carina Berg.

The fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2024 will start at 20:00 CET and will last one and a half hour. You can watch it through the SVT website by clicking HERE.

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

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

Sweden: The general rehearsal of the Fourth Heat of Melodifestivalen 2024! (Live)

The general rehearsal of the 4th Heat of Melodifestivalen 2024 has just started. We are happy to be watching it live, at Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna, Sweden. We will be covering this rehearsal, describing in detail what is happening during the show, for you to follow the entire process.

This article is being updated in real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest information and images off this semi-final rehearsal, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow February 24, at 20:00 CET, when you watch the actual show of the heat, on SVT and SVT Play.

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 February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

It opens with Kent‘s song “Gravitation” performed by Oscar Gustafsson. It’s Björn Gustafsson‘s brother. Kent is from Eskilstuna, so it’s a nice tribute. Carina is now at the arena and everything is ready to begin! It’s time to face the music!

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

The numbers

  • “Done Getting Over You” – Albin Tingwall

Reminds me of Bengtsson‘s “Innocent Love” also if you mix Aha’s “Take on me“. Albin is massively improved compared to his past rehearsals. He is joined by two of the in-house dancers on stage and the LED screen shows his silhouette dancing in multiple colours. I like it but doesn’t sound special to me. At some point it sounds like two separate songs, but gets back on track. First key change of the week. Might do well, if Lia Larsson doesn’t hit the notes.

Photo:Stina Stjernkvist/SVT


  • “30 km/h” – Lia Larsson

She is much better to what I’ve seen up to now. First epadunk song I like, but still Lia seems to be just there on stage not doing much. Vocally not good, not bad. Fireworks bang hard in the small arena. Also on the LED screen we can see a human sketch that reminds me of Måns 2015 staging, just grown up. Nice staging, they’ve put a lot of work on that and it is obvious. This might remain in the competition, but I am somewhere in the middle.

Photo:Stina Stjernkvist/SVT


  • “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – Dotter

I insist that even though it is a nice song, it is not what I would expect to see this year from Dotter. She starts lying on a grand piano, her moves ring a bell, her being barefoot too. Loreen 2023. The clothes she was wearing as well. Now she is wearing a different top which is black, trying not to look so much like Loreen last year. Nice song (not as nice as “Bulletproof“) and nice vocals, even though she had to be on vocal rest for the entire day today, she is suffering from a massive cold. Overall a nice song, staging, appearance, definitely qualifying to the finals directly. I don’t see it winning though. Let’s see.

Photo:Stina Stjernkvist/SVT


  • “Circus X” – SCARLET

“Circus X” looks nothing like we are used to in Mello. The two girls hiding their identities like skulls, sing with perfect vocals in a scary staging on a dark, pop, fun, dance song. Four dancers dressed like unidentified creepy black creatures. This might be the surprise of the week. I could definitely see it as a theme song of a horror movie or series. This is the press favourite btw.

Photo:Stina Stjernkvist/SVT


  • “En sång om sommaren” – Lasse Stefanz

I will avoid commenting bad on this act. Christer Eriksson is the oldest entrant of this year’s Melodifestivalen, he is 71 years old. Dansbandmusik done the best way possible. I still don’t like it, but I have to admit that it looks good. Wild west theme here as well and I have to say I very much prefer it than the staging of Gunilla. Vocally they are great, they do what they can do best, but I don’t think they will qualify tomorrow.

Photo:Stina Stjernkvist/SVT


  • “Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo

Danny had to cut down on his staging but it still looks impressive. We have seen Danny dance, joined by dancers, sing in Swedish. This year he opted for being alone on stage and we will see how this goes. He holds back on his vocals. On stage there are arches and a large tilted arch prop with stairs right in the middle, which has led strips and lights on it, moves upright then moves back and drops. LED works on the floor, smoke, sun projections and in the second chorus the projections are a bit psychedelic. I still don’t understand what the staging is for, but I like the song and I try to enjoy it. He wrote it for his newborn child. DTF in my opinion even though I am a bit underwhelmed by the whole package. Let’s see.

Photo:Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

These were the six numbers of this week, a recap follows to show the voting numbers for the contestants of the heat.


The Intervals

After Danny steps off the stage, comedian Sofia Dalén comes into her character hockey coach Börje and interrupts Carina Berg.
Then it is Hall of Fame time. The sisters Mia, Ackie and Clara Kempff stepped as Chattanooga cockily into Swedish pop history in 1982. Dressed in cool blazers and a nice attitude, they sang their “Hallå hela pressen” to a fourth place in the Melodifestivalen and blew in a fresh pop wind in the festival. The song became a national scourge with its apt lyrics about a lost flirtation and that the trio belongs in the Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame is a given. They are not in the dress rehearsal, we will get to see them tomorrow night.
I don’t understand why Carina and Björn both speak partly in English. It is fun though.

The virtual Direct Qualifiers

First voting round virtual winner: “30 km/h” – Lia Larsson

Second voting round virtual winner: “Circus X” – SCARLET

Those who virtually remain at the contest

Second voting round virtual 2nd place:En sång om sommaren” – Lasse Stefanz
Second voting round virtual 3rd place: “Done Getting Over You” – Albin Tingwall

Second voting round results

Age-band 3-9 years old virtual winner: “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – Dotter

Age-band 10-15 years old virtual winner: “En sång om sommaren” – Lasse Stefanz

Age-band 16-29 years old virtual winner: “Circus X” – SCARLET

Age-band 30-44 years old virtual winner: “Circus X” – SCARLET

Age-band 45-59 years old virtual winner: “Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo

Age-band 60-74 years old virtual winner: “Circus X” – SCARLET

Age-band 75+ years old virtual winner: “Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo

Televoting virtual winner:“Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo


A prediction

What I think will happen:
Dotter and Danny will be the two finalists. Then SCARLET and Lia will stay in the competition.
What I want to happen:
Danny and SCARLET will be the two finalists. Then Dotter and Lia will stay in the competition.

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

Which two of today’s competing artists do you think will be the direct qualifiers to the finals, on the 9th of March?

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Source: SVT
Photos: Stina Stjernkvist / SVT

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Sweden: Watch clips from the rehearsals of the Melodifestivalen 2024 fourth heat!

As usual, a few hours before each Melodifestivalen heat, SVT published the rehearsal clips of all six competing artists of the fourth heat of February the 24th, taking place in Eskilstuna.

A while ago, the first 30 second rehearsal clips of the upcoming heat got published! You can watch the published clips, by clicking on the song title links below:

In the meantime, you can read through the lyrics of all six competing songs of this heat in our previous article.

Carina Berg is the host of all the shows of the tour this year! With the next show of the contest on Saturday February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

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

Which two of the above artists do you think will be the direct qualifiers to the finals?

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Betting Odds Reshuffled with Ukraine Leading the Pack!

With less than a month remaining until the official release of all entries for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, we are entering the most crucial month of the pre-Eurovision period, with national finals multiplying week by week.

For this reason, one of Eurovisionfun’s most beloved and talked-about columns returns, with betting analyses for Eurovision 2024 back in action.

While you prepare for the pivotal weeks ahead with the revelations of most entries ahead of May, bookmakers have already been hard at work, with the winner section of Eurovision 2024 already being offered by some companies. So, let’s take this opportunity and present to you what we know so far for the next contest.

Ukraine Emerges as the Top Favorite

As mentioned earlier, February is the month of most national finals, and understandably, this has caused reshuffles in the betting tables. Far ahead in the first position sits Ukraine. The Eastern European country, which has consistently topped the betting odds in recent weeks, is considered the major favorite by bookmakers to win in Malmo.

The triumph of Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil at Vidbir, where they “flattened” their competition, has skyrocketed the odds for Ukraine to win the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. At the moment, a Ukrainian victory returns up to 3.8 times the bet.

Italy has now risen to the second position. Angelina Mango’s victory with “La Noia” at the San Remo Festival has put the Mediterranean country in a particularly advantageous position, with bookmakers considering it the second most likely winner at the moment. Italy’s odds range from 7.5 to 10.

Croatia Takes the Third Spot

Croatia now sits in third place. The release of the video clip for Baby Lasagna’s entry, considered the major favorite to represent the Balkans in Malmo, has propelled Croatia to third place, just a breath away from second-placed Italy. Croatia’s victory is currently bet on odds ranging between 8 and 10.

In the fourth position is Sweden. The host country of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest is once again considered one of the big favorites of this year’s competition, with SVT executives and Swedish Eurofans eager for the historic eighth victory to take place on Swedish soil. A victory for Sweden is offered at odds between 11 and 15, showing a slight increase compared to our last analysis.

Rounding up the top five is Belgium. The recent release of “Before the Party’s Over” by Mustii seems to have thrilled betting companies, placing the Western European country within the Top 5 for the first time during this Eurovision season. Belgium’s victory is bet on odds between 10 and 15, just below the fourth position.

Top 10

In sixth place with clearly declining trends is the United Kingdom. Olly Alexander’sDizzy” teaser seems to have neither thrilled nor convinced bookmakers, who have now placed the United Kingdom outside the top five. It’s a significant drop, with the UK’s victory now returning up to 15 times the bet.

From there onwards, deviations from the group of leading six countries begin. Thus, in seventh place is Norway, whose victory now returns up to 21 times the bet. Similar odds are found for Iceland in seventh place, awaiting the second semifinal of the national selection, where Bashar Murad, of Palestinian descent, competes.

Lithuania follows in eighth place, which has returned to the top ten after Silvester Belt’s selection with “Luktelk“. Odds range between 17 and 21. France has returned to the top ten after a long time, with Slimane, whose potential victory triples the bet placed on it. Finally, Switzerland completes the Top 10, with odds ranging between 23 and 34.

Do you believe Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil can make history in Malmo and give Ukraine its fourth victory in its twenty-year presence at the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments!

Sweden: Listen to the song snippets of the fourth Heat of Melodifestivalen 2024!

As usual, a couple of days before each Melodifestivalen heat, SVT publishes snippets of all six competing songs of the heat. A while ago, the song snippets of the fourth heat got released.

The competing songs of the fourth heat:

In the meantime, you can read through the lyrics of all six competing songs of this heat in our previous article.

Carina Berg is the host of all the shows of the tour this year! With the next show of the contest on Saturday February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

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

Which two of the above artists do you think will be the direct qualifiers to the finals? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Eurovision 2024: Details on Eurovision Village, Euroclub and Eurovision Street!

Details of the Eurovision Village, the EuroClub, and for the first time Eurovision Street were revealed today by the Eurovision 2024 host city, Malmö.

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Malmö Arena (next to Hyllie train station), but alongside the telecasts there will be a whole host of activities across the city from 4 to 11 May.

Eurovision Village

The well-known Eurovision Village will be located in Folkets Park, while EuroClub will be hosted in Malmö Live Congress and Concert Hall. Everything is easily accessible by public transport, by bike or on foot, aiming to offer something for all fans, visitors and residents.

“We in Malmö hope to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to our city and we organize this collective celebration together. Now it’s time to show our creative and brave city,” says Karin Karlsson, CEO of City Host Event.

“We are really looking forward to Eurovision week in Malmö. All the events in the city perfectly complement the event in the arena,” says Ebba Adielsson, Executive Producer Eurovision Song Contest 2024 at SVT.

Full details will be revealed at the end of March on Malmö’s website and Eurovision.tv.

Eurovision Village

Sweden’s oldest “people’s park” and one of the busiest places in Malmö, will be transformed into the Eurovision village from 4 to 11 May.

There will be two stages, the big and the small stage, which will offer a varied program for all fans.

Eurovision Street

Friisgatan, a popular car-free street in Malmö that is full of restaurants and cafes, turns into Eurovision Street – the busy area between Triangeln station and the Eurovision village.

On your walk down the street you will have the opportunity to meet musical surprises and food from all over the city and the world.

Eurovision Street will not only be a path in the City of Malmö, but also a place to stop and live and socialize during the enjoyable days in the contest period. It is the first time that the Eurovision Road has been established.

Malmo Live – Euroclub

Malmö Live Congress and Concert Hall will be a full party club during the Eurovision Song Contest.

Malmö Live will also host the Turquoise carpet.

Malmö Live’s location, a stone’s throw from Malmö Central Station, offers a quick train ride to and from Malmö Arena and Eurovision Village.

The Swedish organizers are once again expected to surprise us all with everything they are preparing and give us an unforgettable competition for the seventh time.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Source: Eurovision.tv

 

Sweden: Danny Saucedo was forced to scale-down planned Melodifestivalen stage show?

On a previous article earlier today, you read my comments about this week’s songs, including Danny Saucedo‘s song, “Happy That You Found Me“.

Danny Saucedo should be alone on stage, singing on his own. According to SVT‘s excellent encyclopedia, carefully put-together facts by Mello-expert Gustav Dahlander, Mellopedia, his stage show will consist of an archway and a staircase, a projector and on the LED screens another staircase and two arches. Sun and cosmic patterns.

According to journalist and Mello-expert Tobbe Ek and Aftonbladet, there have been rumours that the original plans for Danny‘s staging were somewhat different. They were said to have been something out of the ordinary in terms of magnificence.

But apparently the cost was far too expensive. Gradually, it has been scaled down, got simplified. landed in a more reasonable budget in times of inflation and savings. But would this cost him less in terms of budget, but at the same time pose a risk to him winning this year’s Melodifestivalen? Could my comment that he could potentially place second again be true?

Someone with a good insight behind the scenes commented:

“If you know what he would have done if he could, it doesn’t feel so impressive anymore.”

Having those rumours in mind, there’s a risk that Danny will once again be a runner-up. There are acts that are strong contenders for the win, like Marcus & Martinus, Medina, Smash Into Pieces, Liamoo and Jacqline.

Maybe it is good that we don’t know what was initially planned. In case we did, it would feel like last year when we got to see Loreen‘s staging in Liverpool, which, due to technical constraints, was very underwhelming. This, however, didn’t cost Loreen her victory.

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

Source: Tobbe Ek/Schlagerbloggen/Aftonbladet

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Sweden: Insight into the Melodifestivalen 2024 4th heat songs! | SVT Pre-Listening Event

Melodifestivalen 2024 second show is on the forthcoming Saturday, February the 24th, which will take place at Stiga Sports Arena, in Eskilstuna.

The Pre-listening Process

This year, we are invited to the pre-listening event that SVT holds every Tuesday at 10am CET, before each of the five heats of Melodifestivalen 2024, or as it is called “Förhandslyssningen“. Approximately 50 people, carefully selected by SVT are invited to listen the entire songs of each heat in the pre-listening events. So, we had the chance to listen to the entire running order of this week’s heat twice.

But how do the songs of this heat sound like?

    • Done Getting Over You” – Albin Tingwall

    Reminds me of Bengtsson‘s “Innocent Love“. Although I like it and I find it really pleasant, it doesn’t sound special to me, it just doesn’t click. At some point it sounds like two separate songs, but gets back on track. First key change of the week.

    Photo: Janne Danielsson/SVT


    • 30 km/h” – Lia Larsson

    Epadunk as Lia has gotten us used to. It is catchy, I like it more than Fröken Snusk‘s or Samir and Viktor‘s entries. I would like to see how it’s gonna get staged. Shoutout to My Söderholm, who is one of the writers of the song and that’s her first ever Mello-contribution as a writer.

    Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/SVT


    • It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – Dotter

    Bullet’s on the ground“? Is that a reference to “Bulletproof“? It is certainly not “Bulletproof” vol 2. While I like how it sounds like, it is not what I would expect. Vocals on point, love the piano part but, for me, that’s pretty much it. Certainly not a winning song. Piano mid-tempo ballad. Will most likely be a DTF, just because she is Dotter.

    Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/SVT


    • Circus X” – SCARLET

    Dark, pop and dance is the theme of this song. Could definitely be a theme song of Wednesday, the Netflix series. I like the vibe and it sounds very exciting. Looking forward to seeing how it will be staged.

    Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/SVT


    • En sång om sommaren” – Lasse Stefanz

    In one word: “dansbandsmusik“. Swedish country/folk song for the summer. Certainly not my cup of tea. Could be fun to listen to or watch but if it was for me, this wouldn’t qualify. Strangely enough, Swedes like it a lot. Let’s see what happens.

    Photo: Anders Norrsell/SVT


    • Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo

Keyboard intro reminds me of Guetta‘s “When Love Takes Over“. It is sth between “Amazing” and “In the Club“. Dance pop but so Swedish House Mafia like and so 2025. Totally my style. Danny is back to win the whole thing, but I need to see the staging first. If he is alone on stage, he might need support on the visuals and camera shots.

Photo: Janne Danielsson/SVT


Our thoughts

  • Albin‘s song is a nice heat-opener, but will probably not qualify.
  • Lia sings “Bilen glider fram som en dalahäst“? Is this a “Rid mig som en dalahästFröken Snusk hit reference? So catchy, will most likely stay in the competition, it is the first epadunk song that I actually enjoyed listening to.
  • Dotter‘s song sounds more than 3 mins. I definitely like it, but I don’t see it as a contender for the win. She will probably go ‘direkt till final‘, but just because she is Dotter.
  • Additionally, I think SCARLET will be the suprise of the week, their song sounds quite like two separate songs as well, maybe? It all depends on the staging, whether Swedes will vote for it or not.
  • Sorry, I love Sweden too much but En sång om sommaren is definitely not a song for me.
  • Finally, “Happy That You Found Me”, could be the winner of this year’s Melodifestivalen. But I’m afraid he could again pull a 2011 and 2012, as in placing second. My favourite of the bunch this week, in any case. Give a listen to “Don’t you worry child“, make it a bit more 2024, there you have the song.

Tomorrow morning, you will get the chance to listen to a 30 second snippet of each of the six songs.

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 February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

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

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Sweden: The lyrics of the songs competing at the fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2024!

The upcoming heat of Melodifestivalen 2024 will take place next Saturday, February the 24th and will take place at Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna.

A while ago, SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster released the lyrics of all six competing songs, of this upcoming heat.

You can read the lyrics of the competing songs down below:

  • Done Getting Over You” – Albin Tingwall

For two hundred and one days you were mine

Back and forth yeah it’s been a hell of a ride

Looking back on how it all started

I should’ve known you were stone cold hearted

No matter how I try to win I lose

Won’t you take me home

No matter what you do

I run right back to you

Won’t you take me home

If you want my love

Just tell me what to do

I’m so done getting over

Yoooooou

I’m so done getting over

Yoooooou

I’m so done

For two hundred and one days you were mine

Take me back to the days we were doin’ just fine

Now I wonder how it all started

I should’ve known you were stone cold hearted

If you tell me it’s over, what’s the use

Won’t you take me home

No matter what you do

I run right back to you

Won’t you take me home

If you want my love

Just tell me what to do

I’m so done getting over

Yoooooou

I’m so done getting over

Yoooooou

I’m so done

(Take me home)

I’m so done being broken hearted

(Take me home)

(Take me home)

I’m so done being broken hearted

(Take me home)

Oh won’t you take me home

No matter what you do

I run right back to you (run back)

Won’t you take me home

(Take me home)

If you want my love

Just tell me what to do

I’m so done getting over

(Take me home)

Yoooooou

(Take me home)

I’m so done getting over

(Take me home)

Yoooooou

(Take me home)

I’m so done getting over you


  • 30 km/h” – Lia Larsson

Jeans och väst

Vi ska på fest

Bilen glider fram som en dalahäst

Vi pumpar bas

I våran fas

Rullar fram på gatorna med öppet tak

Chilla

Det finns ingen som får köra om

Chilla

Trots att kön är kilometer lång

Chilla

Veva ner, höj volymen och häng med

Dunk dunk dunka 30 KMH

Och vi strögar gatan utan nummerplåt

Dunk dunk dunka dunka dunka hårt

Hela hjärtat slår i 30 KMH

Dunk dunk dunka 30 KMH

Och vi strögar gatan utan nummerplåt

Dunk dunk dunka dunka dunka hårt

Hela hjärtat slår i 30 KMH

Varva upp

Tagga ner

Vi kör 30 kilometer, inte mer

Du får skjuts

Om du har lust

Bilen flyger fram som en partybuss

Chilla

Det finns ingen som får köra om

Chilla

Trots att kön är kilometer lång

Chilla

Veva ner, höj volymen och häng med

Dunk dunk dunka 30 KMH

Och vi strögar gatan utan nummerplåt

Dunk dunk dunka dunka dunka hårt

Hela hjärtat slår i 30 KMH

Dunk dunk dunka 30 KMH

Och vi strögar gatan utan nummerplåt

Dunk dunk dunka dunka dunka hårt

Hela hjärtat slår i 30 KMH

Chilla

Det finns ingen som får köra om

Chilla

Trots att kön är kilometer lång

Chilla

Veva ner, höj volymen och häng med

Dunk dunk dunka 30 KMH

Och vi strögar gatan utan nummerplåt

Dunk dunk dunka dunka dunka hårt

Hela hjärtat slår i 30 KMH

Hela hjärtat slår i 30 KMH


  • It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – Dotter

It’s not easy

to write a love song

When I can’t

leave the past behind

It’s not easy

to write you a love song

When all the words

are hard to find

Why won’t you

Throw your cigarette

Lay down in the bed

Tell me

How can we forget

About the things we’ve said

Let’s just

Put our minds to rest

Never slippin’ out of your hands

ooh

I’m falling into pieces

everytime you shoot me down

My heart is like an echo from the

bullets on the ground

I want you to

feel me every second

When I am

bleeding imperfections

It’s not easy

to write a love song

When we can’t

speak about it all

It’s not easy

to write us a love song

When all the hurting

has gone too far

Why can’t we

Dissipate our thoughts

Lay down heart to heart

Let’s just

cover us from all

the damage we have caused

We can

stay right where we are

Never let us fall

out of love

ooh

I’m falling into pieces

everytime you shoot me down

My heart is like an echo from the

bullets on the ground

I want you to

feel me every second

When I am

bleeding imperfections

 

Oh it’s not eas—

It’s not easy

to write you a love song

 

Oh it’s not eas—

It’s not easy

to write you a love song

It’s not easy

to write a love song

When I can’t

leave the past behind

I want you to

feel me every second

When I am

bleeding imperfections

 

Oh it’s not eas—

(It’s not easy)

It’s not easy

to write you a love song

(to write you a love song)

Oh it’s not eas—

(It’s not easy)

It’s not easy

to write you a love song


  • Circus X” – SCARLET

Better hide, it’s getting late

Something lurks beyond the gates

Once the clock strikes midnight

All the ghosts come out to play

Step right in, enjoy the show

More you see, the less you’ll know

All the clowns dance in delight

You’re act one on stage tonight

Red is dripping down the walls

Feel your skin begin to crawl

Sent a chill right down your neck

When you’re trapped in Circus —

Trapped in Circus X

Trapped in Circus X

Cuz the show has just begun

If you’re playing

You’re staying

So let’s all get trapped in Circus X

Act two is all fun and games

Think they’ll let you get away

Just before you think you’re safe

You’re lost in their mirror maze

Red is dripping down the walls

Feel your skin begin to crawl

Wish you never came at all

Cuz they’ll find you next when you’re trapped in Circus X

Trapped in Circus X

Cuz the show has just begun

If you’re playing

You’re staying

So let’s all get trapped in Circus X

La-la la-la-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la

La-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

La-la la-la-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la

La-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Circus (X)

(La-la la-la-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la)

Circus (X)

(La-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la)

Circus (X)

(La-la la-la-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la)

Circus

(La-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la)

(X)

Madame et monsieur

Le grand finale

The show has just begun

If you’re playing

You’re staying

So let’s all get trapped in Circus X


  • En sång om sommaren” – Lasse Stefanz

Minns du bryggan där vi satt

Långt in på lördag natt

Och nynnade en enkel melodi

Vattnet speglade intill

En vacker sommarbild

Som ett gammalt fotografi

Solen började att dala över våran gamla äng

Där vi satt och sjöng på vår refräng

Sjung den igen

Den där sången som vi skrålade en gång för längesen

Sjung den igen

En sång om sommaren

Jag kan aldrig glömma bort

Det finaste jag fått

Tiden som jag delade med dig

Varma vindar svepte fram

På åkern där vi sprang

Och någonstans så hördes melodin

Sjung den igen

Den där sången som vi skrålade en gång för längesen

Sjung den igen

En sång om sommaren

Solen började att dala över våran gamla äng

Där vi satt och sjöng på vår refräng

Sjung den igen

Den där sången som vi skrålade en gång för längesen

Sjung den igen

En sång om sommaren

Så ta och …

Sjung den igen

Den där sången som vi skrålade en gång för längesen

Sjung den igen

En sång om sommaren

En sång om sommaren


  • Happy That You Found Me” – Danny Saucedo

I used to think about how I get old

I used to worry about the things I owned

A picture of a picture

Doesn’t matter anymore

I never listen to that inner voice

I was too busy filling every void

That picture keeps on fading

And they can’t hurt you anymore

We’re heading for the sun

Our days have just begun

And now I’ll never let you go

I’m so happy that you found me

I’m so happy that you found me

Now heaven’s all around me

Just when I thought I was lost

I’m so happy that you found me

I was hiding in a dark place

Now heaven’s all around me

Now we’ll never be alone

I’m so happy that you found me

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

I was driving down a lonely road

With artificial miracles

I thought I could walk on water

But kept sinking like a stone

We’re heading for the sun

Our days have just begun

And now I’ll never let you go

I’m so happy that you found me

I’m so happy that you found me

Now heaven’s all around me

Just when I thought I was lost

I’m so happy that you found me

I was hiding in a dark place

Now heaven’s all around me

Now we’ll never be alone

I’m so happy that you found me

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh

Happy that you found me

Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

(Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh)

I’m so happy that you found me

(Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh)

I’m so happy that you found me


Carina Berg is the host of all the shows of the tour this year! With the next show of the contest on Saturday February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.

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 Sweden’s entry for Eurovision 2024!

Source: SVT

 

 

 

Sweden: Melodifestivalen Heat 3 peaked on TV lower than last week!

The third round of Melodifestivalen lost 100.000 viewers compared to the previous two, clocking in at 2.6 million. The second round grossed a bit more than 2.7 million viewers which was almost the same as the premiere of the Swedish national selection process, which was aired beginning of February from Malmö, Sweden. The show was still on top of the TV ratings in all three weeks, as measured by MMS, and it is expected to remain on top for the rest of the remaining three weeks.

The viewing figures for Melodifestivalen heats this year

  • Heat 1 – 2.771.000 viewers
  • Heat 2 – 2.754.000 viewers
  • Heat 3 – 2.638.000 viewers

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

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

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 February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.


The dates of Melodifestivalen 2024

  • 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 Sweden’s entry for Eurovision 2024!

Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT
Source: MMS, TT Nyhetsbyrån

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