Sweden: Two returning acts and a surprising debutant added to the Melodifestivalen 2023 line up!

Moments ago, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet revealed three more acts that will take part in Melodifestivalen 2023, the popular show where its winner represents Sweden at Eurovision.

Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos

The duet of veterans Eva and Ewa participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 with the song Rena Rama Ding Dong and even though they did not qualified to the final, their performance was well received by the Swedish audience. They are reportedly returning to the competition with a song similar to their previous entry, which you can watch below:

Axel Schylström 

Returning to the competition after his previous attempt in 2017 with the song “ När Ingen Ser“, which reached the second chance round, Axel was informed this week that he will be part of Melodifestivalen 2023. Last year he was one of the writers of the song “Som du Vill” which was sang by Theoz.

Laurell Barker

Having co-written 10 Melodifestivalen entries, songwriter Laurell Barker will reportedly make her debut in Melodifestivalen 2023 as a lead singer. In 2019, she managed to become the first songwriter to have three songs at the Eurovision Grand Final, for Germany, UK and Switzerland. Below you can listen one of her own songs:

These are the artists that are so far confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2023, according to Aftonbladet:

  1. Nordman
  2. Loulou Lamotte
  3. Wiktoria Johansson
  4. Marcus & Martinus
  5. Emil Henrohn
  6. Theoz
  7. Melanie Wehbe
  8. “Smash into pieces”
  9. Panetoz
  10. Tennessee Tears
  11. Elov & Beny
  12. Paul Rey
  13. Maris Sur
  14. Ida-Lova
  15. Victor Crone
  16. Loreen
  17. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos
  18. Axel Schylström
  19. Laurell Barker

The schedule of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Heat 1: Gothenburg, February 4th 2023 (Scandinavium)
  • Heat 2: Linköping, Feburary 11th, 2023 (Saab Arena)
  • Heat 3: Lidköping, February 18th, 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)
  • Heat 4: Malmö, February 25th, 2023 (Malmö Arena)
  • Heat 5: Örnsköldsvik, March 4th, 2023 (Hägglunds Arena)
  • Grand Final: Stockholm, March 11th, 2023 (Friends Arena)

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to happen from February 4th until March 11th, hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The final list of participants will be revealed during November or December.

In Eurovision 2022, Sweden was represented by Melodifestivalen 2022 winner, Cornelia Jacobs, with the song Hold Me Closer and finished fourth with 438 points.

Source: Aftonbladet

Sweden: LIAMOO and John Lundvik are the two direct finalists of the Second Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Ninety minutes ago, the second show for the Second Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022, started off on SVT and SVT Play. And we are here to share the results of the night with you!

The two direct qualifiers are LIAMOO with the song “Bluffin” and John Lundvik with the song “Änglavakt” and we will get to see them perform their songs live, on the 12th of March, when the finals will take place at Friends Arena.

But how things developed during the night?

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Sweden: The betting odds, just a few moments before the Second Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final results!

Melodifestivalen 2022 Second Semi-Final show will begin in a few moments, with the new competition and voting format in place and will be aired on SVT and SVT Play. Seven contestants will have to compete against each other tonight, in order to secure one of the direct finalist places, or if not directly qualifying to the finals, claiming their ticket for the fifth semi-final, as their last chance in the hopes of competing at the finals.

Tonight’s contestants

  1. LIAMOO – “Bluffin
  2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – “Tror du att jag bryr mig
  3. Samira Manners – “I Want To Be Loved
  4. Alvaro Estella - “Suave
  5. Browsing Collection - “Face in the Crowd
  6. John Lundvik – “Änglavakt
  7. Tone Sekelius – “My Way

The odds

The betting odds depend on many factors and as these factors are subject to changes anytime, the odds can still fluctuate, even last minute. Currently there seem to be two clear direct finalists and these are LIAMOO and John Lundvik.

As for the two fifth semi-final’s qualifiers, we might have quite a close combat between some of the artists. Currently, in the third and fourth place of the betting odds we have Alvaro Estrella and Tone Sekelius, but they both still feel Samira Manners‘ breath on the fifth place.

Let’s see what is going to happen, we will get the chance to watch the actual Semi-Final live, on SVT and SVT Play and of course at EurovisionFun you will get the chance to be informed about the results, as soon as they are announced on TV!

Which two of today’s competing artists do you think will be the direct finalists, on the 12th of March?

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2022 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2022!

Source: Eurovision World