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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: This is the Melodifestivalen 2024 running order of all heats!

A few moments ago, SVT published the running order of all five heats in this years Melodifestivalen tour!

Karin Gunnarsson, producer of the competition, comments:

“Finally, it’s time for all-Sweden’s festival to go out to entertain, engage and find our representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May. There will be glitter, glamour, strong choruses and artistry beyond the ordinary for six wonderful weeks when 30 competing artists compete for Songbird. On the trip, the audience gets to meet both established faces such as Danny, Cazzi Opeia and Marcus & Martinus as well as exciting newcomers to the Mello scene such as Fröken Snusk, Annika Wickihalder and Klaudy.”

 

“The line-up is star-studded, full of character and hungry for revenge. Opening in Malmö is Adam Woods, who had his public breakthrough last year when he performed together with Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Arc North. Now he stands solo on stage and opens this year’s edition of Mello. Medina makes a comeback and with start number 30 they finish the last of the year’s five races.”

Below you can see the running order.

Heat 1, Saturday 3 February 2024, Malmö Arena, Malmö

  1. Supernatural” – Adam Woods
  2. Hela världen väntar” – Samir & Viktor
  3. Min melodi” – Melina Borglowe
  4. Forever Yours” – Elisa Lindström
  5. Awful Liar” – Lisa Ajax
  6. Heroes Are Calling” – Smash Into Pieces

Heat 2, Saturday 10 February 2024, Scandinavium, Göteborg

  1. When I’m Gone” – Maria Sur
  2. Norrland” – Engmans Kapell
  3. The Silence After You” – Dear Sara
  4. Auma” – C-joe
  5. Dragon” – Liamoo
  6. Unga och fria” – Fröken Snusk

Heat 3, Saturday 17 February 2024, Vida Arena, Växjö

  1. Effortless” – Jacqline
  2. Aldrig mer” – Clara Klingenström
  3. Take My Breath Away” – Kim Cesarion
  4. För dig” – Klaudy
  5. I Won’t Shake (La La Gunilla)” – Gunilla Persson
  6. Give My Heart A Break” – Cazzi Opeia

Heat 4, Saturday 24 February 2024, Stiga Sports Arena, Eskiltuna

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

Heat 5, Saturday 2 March 2024, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad

  1. Unforgettable” – Marcus & Martinus
  2. Controlla” – Chelsea Muco
  3. Back To My Roots” – Jay Smith
  4. Banne maj” – Elecktra
  5. Light” – Annika Wickihalder
  6. Que sera” – Medina

Melodifestivalen 2024 is scheduled to take place between February 3rd to March 9th.

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

What is your favourite participant of Melodifestivalen 2024? Let us know in the comments section below!

The 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.


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Sweden: These are the Melodifestivalen 2024 participants and the heat allocation! (Live)

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

Andreas Papayiannakis and EurovisionFun are at SVT/TV-huset, in Oxenstiernsgatan 34, Stockholm, accredited to cover the artist reveal event that the Swedish national broadcaster had been preparing for media over the last few months. You can read the acts that will participate at next year’s Melodifestivalen, the moment they are being announced, live from Stockholm, Sweden. All you need to do is refresh the webpage and the rest is on us!

Below there is the heat allocation, the acts and the songs that they will participate with, in February and March 2024 at Melodifestivalen 2024:

Heat 1, Saturday 3 February 2024, Malmö Arena, Malmö

  1. Awful Liar” – Lisa Ajax
  2. Forever Yours” – Elisa Lindström
  3. Hela världen väntar” – Samir & Viktor
  4. Heroes Are Calling” – Smash Into Pieces
  5. Min melodi” – Melina Borglowe
  6. Supernatural” – Adam Woods

Heat 2, Saturday 10 February 2024, Scandinavium, Göteborg

  1. Auma” – C-joe
  2. Dragon” – Liamoo
  3. Norrland” – Engmans Kapell
  4. “The Silence After You” – Dear Sara
  5. Unga och fria” – Fröken Snusk
  6. When I’m Gone” – Maria Sur

Heat 3, Saturday 17 February 2024, Vida Arena, Växjö

  1. Aldrig mer” – Clara Klingenström
  2. Effortless” – Jacqline
  3. För dig” – Klaudy
  4. Give My Heart A Break” – Cazzi Opeia
  5. I Won’t Shake” – Gunilla Persson
  6. Take My Breath Away” – Kim Cesarion

Heat 4, Saturday 24 February 2024, Stiga Sports Arena, Eskiltuna

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

Heat 5, Saturday 2 March 2024, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad

  1. Back To My Roots” – Jay Smith
  2. Banne maj” – Elecktra
  3. Controlla” – Chelsea Muco
  4. Light” – Annika Wickihalder
  5. Que sera” – Medina
  6. Unforgettable” – Marcus & Martinus

For the first time since Melodifestivalen 2009, a previous winner is not returning to the competition!

The 30 participants and the songs that they will perform at Melodifestivalen 2024 were presented by the competition producer Karin Gunnarsson and Melodifestivalen‘s project manager Anders Wistbacka.

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

What is your favourite participant of Melodifestivalen 2024? Let us know in the comments section below!

The 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.


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Sweden: The Melodifestivalen 2024 tour is approaching! | Tickets for all shows to be released on the 6th of November!

Earlier today via their official instagram account, SVT announced that the sale of tickets for all the 6 shows of Melodifestivalen 2024 will start in November the 6th:

 

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After Melodifestivalen 2023 broke audience records and Sweden also claimed the win in the Eurovision Song Contest in May, there is no doubt that expectations are high for the 2024 edition of the Melodifestivalen tour. The tickets go on sale Monday, November 6 at 10:00 a.m. GMT via LiveNation.se. The interest to experience the Swedish national final festival live is expected to be great!

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2024 is scheduled to take place between February 3rd to March 9th, while SVT has received 2624 songsThe final list of Melodifestivalen participants will be published later this year, between end of November and beginning of December. 

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: 

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Source: Melfest Live / SVT

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Sweden: These are the dates for the six shows of Melodifestivalen 2024!

Five days ago, was the last day of application for Melodifestivalen 2024. Through the contest’s social media accounts, confirmed that a total of 2624 songs were submitted, a tad less than the number of submissions SVT received last year!

Today SVT announced the dates of all six shows of next year’s Melodifestivalen tour!

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

  • Heat 1: Saturday 3 February 2023, Malmö Arena, Malmö
  • Heat 2: Saturday 10 February 2023, Scandinavium, Göteborg
  • Heat 3: Saturday 17 February 2023, Vida Arena, Växjö
  • Heat 4: Saturday 24 February 2023, Stiga Sports Arena, Eskiltuna
  • Heat 5: Saturday 2 March 2023, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad
  • Final: Saturday 9 March 2023, 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:  

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Source: Melodifestivalen/SVT  

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Eurovision 2024: Örsnköldsvik is confirmed to join the race, hoping to host Eurovision 2024!

The submissions deadline for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest host city ended last night at 23:59. Today it got public that Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö have officially submitted their bids to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.

As we had previously reported, Örnsköldsvik had expressed interest in hosting the contest, following a successful contest in Liverpool, UK, this year. SVT now confirms that the municipality of Örnsköldsvik, or Övik as the Swedish people call it (too hard to pronounce), has applied to host Eurovision 2024.

The municipality also pointed out that in this year’s Melodifestivalen, 11 out of 28 entries had music makers with connection to Örnsköldsvik. The municipality makes it clear that they want to create a sustainable and climate-neutral Eurovision Song Contest.


How probable is it for Örnsköldsvik to host the contest?

Örnsköldsvik has never hosted the Eurovision Song Contest before. Övik is a small city up north in Sweden, in Västernorrland with a little less than 33.000 inhabitants.

Örnsköldsvik had hosted this year’s Melodifestivalen Semifinalen at Hägglunds Arena, where the arena looked a bit tiny compared to other shows of the tour. The municipality in order to tackle any accommodation issues and to be able to welcome all the event visitors, said that cruise ships in the harbor will be used as additional accommodation.

This came as a response to several reports back in the beginning of March, of rip-off prices to a rather limited and not decent enough selection of hotel rooms when the Semi-Final show of Melodifestivalen took place there, making us think that the chances of Örnsköldsvik hosting the contest are a bit tad.

Cities confirmed to have submitted their bid to host next year

Possible city announcement date

In the two latest Swedish-hosted contests, back in 2013 with the announcement of Malmö and 2015 with the announcement of Stockholm, both took place on July 8. If SVT follows the same pattern, that means that within a month we will know which city will host next year’s contest, possibly on Friday 7th of July, 2023.

Sweden will host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest after Loreen’s iconic second win with the song Tattoo:

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Source: SVT

Eurovision 2024: Malmö officially submitted their bid to host Eurovision 2024!

The submissions deadline for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest host city ended last night at 23:59. Up until then, it was clear that two cities had submitted their bid to host Eurovision Song Contest 2024, after Loreen won for a second time at this year’s contest held in Liverpool, Stockholm and Göteborg.

As we had previously reported, it was not yet clear if Malmö had submitted their bid to host next year. Not clear until now. It is confirmed that the city of Malmö has submitted their application to Swedish broadcaster SVT.

Already in the days after Loreen‘s win in the Eurovision Song Contest final, a month ago in Liverpool, voices within the city of Malmö hoped that the next final could be held in Malmö. At the same time, elected mayor of Malmö Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh warned that the financial situation could get in the way of a potential application.

Malmö city recreational director, Johan Hermansson commented:

Malmö can host the Eurovision song contest in 2024. Malmö arena is one of Europe‘s most distinguished event arenas.”


How possible is it for Malmö to host the contest?

Malmö had hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice already, once back in 1992 and a second time in 2013 after the first victory of Loreen in 2012 with the iconic Swedish entry “Euphoria“.

However, in our discussions with SVT, next year the broadcaster mentioned that they aim to set the hosting standards to a new high, which makes us believe that Malmö is highly unlikely to be selected, as the contest back in 2013 was considered to be a bit underwelming.

Cities confirmed to have submitted their bid to host next year

Possible city announcement date

In the two latest Swedish-hosted contests, back in 2013 with the announcement of Malmö and 2015 with the announcement of Stockholm, both took place on July 8. If SVT follows the same pattern, that means that within a month we will know which city will host next year’s contest, possibly on Friday 7th of July, 2023.

Sweden will host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest after Loreen’s iconic second win with the song Tattoo:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Sweden!

Source: Sydsvenskan

Eurovision 2024: Bid submission window for Eurovision Song Contest 2024 host cities ends tonight!

The deadline for Swedish cities, that are interested in hosting next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to submit their bids to SVT ends tonight at 23:59. Quite a few cities have reportedly expressed their interest in hosting Eurovision Song Contest 2024, while two of them have formally announced that they are officially bidding on hosting the contest next year.

Stockholm

As already reported, Stockholm has officially submitted their bid to host the contest that Loreen brought back home with her second victory one month ago. Stockholm currently faces a few issues, mostly regarding the hosting venue of the contest. Two most probable venues, Friends Arena and Tele2 Arena are booked in May for the football matches of AIK and Hammarby Fotboll respectively. The municipality of Stockholm, which has been in early talks with all the relevant parts, is confident that all the venue issues and also some discussions with regards to funding of the contest will be resolved.

Gothenburg

Following the submission of Stockholm, Gothenburg wouldn’t miss out on submitting their own bid to host the contest next year. Gothenburg has only hosted the contest back in 1985 and it seem like they are quite eager to host next year’s contest. However, Scandinavium, which could be the venue to host the contest in case Gothenburg gets selected as the host city of 2024, has some accessibility issues that might not allow the city to be selected. For the same reasons Gothenburg bid had gotten rejected by EBU in the recent past.


Malmö

Malmö has also expressed a strong interest in hosting the contest. However it is not officially confirmed yet, so it still remains to be seen whether they have submitted their bid or not. Malmö had hosted it back in 1992 and also in 2013 after the first victory of Loreen in 2012 with the iconic Swedish entry “Euphoria“.

However, in our discussions with SVT, next year the broadcaster mentioned that they aim to set the hosting standards to a new high, which makes us believe that Malmö is highly unlikely to be selected, as the contest back in 2013 was considered to be a bit underwelming.

More cities interested in hosting the 2024 contest:

Sandviken did not proceed with the submission of their bid!

Despite their warm interest in hosting the contest, Sandviken with their proposal to investigate the possibilities of organizing the Eurovision Song Contest, in Göransson Arena, did not proceed with thesubmission of the bid eventually.

In the two latest Swedish-hosted contests, back in 2013 with the announcement of Malmö and 2015 with the announcement of Stockholm, both took place on July 8. If SVT follows the same pattern, that means that within a month we will know which city will host next year’s contest, possibly on Friday 7th of July, 2023.

Sweden will host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest after Loreen’s iconic second win with the song Tattoo:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Sweden!