Sweden: Eurovisionfun Reacts To “Melodifestivalen 2023 Finalists Recap”

After 5 Semi-finals, this year Melodifestivalen comes to an end this Saturday with 12 finalists but one winner, who will represent the country in Liverpool this May!

The Eurovisionfun team couldn’t help but see and comment on the 12 participants  from Sweden for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy  Apostolis,  Aps and Thanos in a reaction/review video with detailed commentary for this year’s Melodifestivalen 2023 entries!

Also, on our Youtube channel you can enjoy exclusive interviews with some of the finalists from Melodifestivalen 2023:

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The finalists:

  1. Where You Are (Sávežan)” – Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods
  2. Rhythm Of My Show” – Tone Sekelius
  3. One Day” – Mariette
  4. Air” – Marcus & Martinus
  5. On My Way” – Panetoz
  6. Never Give Up” – Maria Sur
  7. Six Feet Under” – Smash Into Pieces
  8. Where Did You Go” – Kiana
  9. Släpp alla sorger” – Nordman
  10. Tattoo” – Loreen
  11. Mer av dig” – THEOZ
  12. Royals” – Paul Rey

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Sweden: Higher Melodifestivalen 2023 aggregate ratings, compared to last year!

Approximately 2.700.000 viewers have watched the 4th Melodifestivalen heat, giving SVT a share of 74.5%. Compared to the 4th heat of last year, this year the heat had been watched by 55.000 less viewers viewers, making it the least watched 4th heat after the one in 1994. Inspite of the fact that the viewers were decreased in this heat, the aggregate viewing ratings were increased compared to last year by 1.3 points.

The viewing figures for Melodifestivalen heats this year

  • Heat 1 – 78.5% / 2.795.000
  • Heat 2 – 75.2% / 2.731.000
  • Heat 3 – 72.5% / 2.493.000
  • Heat 4 – 74.5% / 2.704.000

The Direct Qualifiers

First voting round winner: Loreen – Tattoo
Second voting round winner: Smash Into Pieces – Six Feet Under


Second voting round 2nd place: Kiana – Where Did You Go
Second voting round 3rd place: Mariette – One Day

The heats are following the touring concept again, after SVT had pulled back last year due to health restrictions in Sweden, with the finals being held at Friends Arena!

With the next show of the contest on Saturday March the 4th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Örnsköldsvik, then finally the final show in Stockholm on the 11th of March.

The detailed schedule of Melodifestivalen 2023 is described below:

  • Heat 1: Göteborg – Saturday 4 February 2023 (Scandinavium)
  • Heat 2: Linköping – Saturday 11 February 2023 (Saab Arena)
  • Heat 3: Lidköping – Saturday 18 February 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)
  • Heat 4: Malmö – Saturday 25 February 2023 (Malmö Arena)
  • Semi-Final: Örnsköldsvik – Saturday 4 March 2023 (Hägglunds Arena)
  • Final: Stockholm – Satuday 11 March 2023 (Friends Arena)

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Sweden’s entry for Eurovision 2023!

Photo: Andreas Papayiannakis
Source: MMS