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Sweden: The lyrics of the songs competing at the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2023!

Melodifestivalen 2023 starts the forthcoming Saturday, February the 11th! The second heat of the national selection process of Sweden, will take place at The Saab Arena in Linköping.

A while ago, SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster released the lyrics of all seven competing songs, of the second heat.

You can read the lyrics of the second heat songs below:

  1. Wiktoria – All My Life (Where Have You Been) (Writers: erman Gardarfve, Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Wiktoria Johansson)
    So many times

    Looking for love

    Oh so naive I didn’t think I was enough

    Want you to know

    I’ve made mistakes

    I sure regret them but they led me on my way

    Now I’ve found you and it feels like I’m dreaming

    It almost feels too good to be true

    You’re everything I never knew that I needed

    And It was always meant to be you

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    I’ve been waiting on you

    I’ve been waiting on you

    The way we talk

    The way we laugh

    I’m so in love with you and I can’t hold it back

    And if you fall baby I fall

    I’ll be right there

    I’ll be there by your side

    Cause you got me and I got you

    And I would do anything that you’d like

    Now I’ve found you and it feels like I’m dreaming

    It almost feels too good to be true

    You’re everything I never knew that I needed

    And It was always meant to be you

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    I’ve been waiting on you

    Oh I’ve been waiting on you

    Where have you, where have you been

    (Ooh oh)

    Where have you, where have you been

    (Where have you been)

    Where have you, where have you been

    (Ooh oh)

    I’ve been waiting on you

    Oh I’ve been waiting on you

    Now I’ve found you and it feels like I’m dreaming

    It almost feels to good to be true

    You’re everything I never knew that I needed

    It was always meant to be you

    Oh where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Oh where have you been all my

    Been all my life

    Cause I’ve been waiting on you

    Oh I’ve been waiting on you

    (I’ve been waiting on you)

    Where have you, where have you been

    (Oh where have you been)

    Where have you, where have you been

    (All my life)

    Where have you, where have you been

    (All my life)

    I’ve been waiting on you

    Oh I’ve been waiting on you

    Where have you, where have you been


  2. Eden – Comfortable (Writers: Benjamin Rosenbohm, Eden Alm, Emil Adler Lei, Julie Aagaard)
    There is something in the room

    You can cut it with a knife

    It’s impossible to hide

    Couldn’t speak if I wanted to

    If I do I’m gonna cry

    And I know you won’t ask me why

    Then you drop down on the sofa in my shirt

    And no one talks about how much it hurts

    You say

    Hey baby are you okay

    And I lie a little

    Mmmmmm

    And then I’ll smile

    Why wouldn’t I be fine

    But I need a minute

    Mmmm

    We’re still here when we should’ve been letting go

    But we’re too comfortable

    There is something in the room

    If only these walls could speak maybe they’d stand up for me

    And I kinda wanna call my mom

    But if I do she’s gonna see and I’m not strong enough to leave

    Being with you is the loneliest thing

    Everything about me is wearing thin

    You say

    Hey baby are you okay

    And I lie a little

    Mmmmmm

    And then I’ll smile

    Why wouldn’t I be fine

    But I need a minute

    Mmmm

    We’re still here when we should’ve been letting go

    But we’re too comfortable

    Too comfortable


  3. Uje Brandelius – Grytan (Writers: Uje Brandelius)
    Vi har bjudit våra vänner hem till oss ikväll

    Jag har gjort en gryta med älg och kantarell

    Du kramar mig och säger: ”Gu va gott det här ska bli”

    Det här är första skälet till att det ska vara vi

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa-da

    Jag glömmer spisen på och grytan bränns och blir förstörd

    Jag säger: ”Den här jävla grytan är helt jävla körd”

    Du säger: ”Ta det lugnt, vi köper pizza, det blir bra”

    Det här är andra skälet till att det är du och jag

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa-da

    Vi bjuder på Calzone och vi pratar ditt och datt

    Du skämtar om vår gryta och får alla gästers skratt

    Vi spelar Friday I’m In Love tills grannen plingar på

    Det här är tredje skälet till att det ska va vi två

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa

    Paa pa paa pa pa pa-da

    När alla har gått hem

    Står vi en stund och diskar ur

    ”Du, det där med grytan

    Förlåt att jag blev sur”

    Du säger att du fattar

    Och att det är helt okej

    Det här är fjärde skälet

    till att jag vill va med dig

    Vi har gått och lagt oss och du pussar mig på kinden

    Du säger: ”Grytan kanske smakar bättre om vi fryser in den”

    Sen säger du gonatt och somnar med din hand i min

    Det här är alla skälen till att

    jag vill vara din

    Det här är alla skälen till att

    jag vill vara din

    Det här är alla skälen till att

    jag vill vara din


  4. Panetoz – On My Way (Writers: Anders Wigelius, Daniel Nzinga, Jimmy Jansson, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie, Robert Norberg)
    Jag vet inte vad du har gjort med mig ikväll

    baby girl aldrig känt såhär förut

    jag har alltid kunnat tänka klart förut

    nu måste alla mina känslor komma ut

    Tänker ta mig genom eld och vind och vatten

    för att dansa under himlen hela natten

    jag ska hålla dig dig nära tills vi blir kära

    låt det ske

    Känns som livet är för kort – för kort

    För att bara chilla kanten – kanten

    Och när du får chansen – chansen

    Kan du ta den och shake body

    och baby shake body och baby shake body sådär

    Alla bara shake body

    och baby shake body och baby shake body sådär, sådär, sådär

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Hon har ett sätt som får mig att vilja dansa

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Ja hon är den som får mig vilja dansa

    hela natten lång

    Jag spottar ut en vers vad tänker jag på då

    Har en gäri om my mind som älskar min grind

    Wiki wiki wild har en freaky mind

    Alltid är det vibe alltid by my side

    Det är dags kom tillbaka

    Stunderna isär känns så långa

    Svävar iväg men du fångar upp mig

    Baby magiskt

    Du kan din grej

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Hon har ett sätt som får mig att vilja dansa

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Ja hon är den som får mig vilja dansa

    hela natten lång

    Känns som livet är för kort – för kort

    För att bara chilla kanten – kanten

    Och när du får chansen – chansen

    Kan du ta den och shake body

    och baby shake body och baby shake body sådär

    Alla bara shake body

    och baby shake body och baby shake body sådär, sådär, sådär

    Du och jag

    Vi glider fram

    langar dansen som det vore ingenting

    Kuduro kizomba det är våran thing

    Sättet hur du rör dig som

    Vrid tillbaka tiden lite till och gör det om

    Så med stil och klass

    elegans

    Blicken du ger mig

    De stegen jag ger dig

    Från botten till toppen

    I takten med beaten

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Hon har ett sätt som får mig att vilja dansa

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Ja hon är den som får mig vilja dansa

    hela natten lång

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Hon har ett sätt som får mig att vilja dansa

    I’m on my way

    I’m on my way

    Ja hon är den som får mig vilja dansa

    hela natten lång

    Känns som livet är för kort – för kort

    För att bara chilla kanten – kanten

    Och när du får chansen – chansen

    Kan du ta den och shake body

    och baby shake body och baby shake body sådär

    Alla bara shake body

    och baby shake body och baby shake body sådär, sådär, sådär

  5. Tennessee Tears – Now I Know (Writers: Anderz Wrethov, Jonas Hermansson, Thomas Stengaard, Tilda Feuk)
    I was 9 years old

    When I pulled your hair and broke your china doll

    I had no clue

    What those stomach butterflies would have me do

    Years gone by

    Always wondering what I’m really looking for

    Now here I am

    Back knocking at your door

    Now I know

    We were kids and you were living down the road

    Playing hide and seek and fought with sticks and stones

    Feels like yesterday but was so long ago

    Now I know

    I didn’t see it then but now your colors show

    Was too young and dumb but guess we all can grow

    and this time around I’ll never let you go

    Now I know

    12 years old

    When I tried to kiss you heading home from school

    Oh I cried that day

    When you told me that you had to move away

    Years went by

    Hoping that someday I’d see your face

    And here I am

    Back at your place

    Now I know

    We were kids and you were living down the road

    Playing hide and seek and fought with sticks and stones

    Feels like yesterday but was so long ago

    Now I know

    I didn’t see it then but now your colors show

    Was too young and dumb but guess we all can grow

    and this time around I’ll never let you go

    Now I see in your eyes

    what’s missing in me

    The piece of the puzzle was always there in front of me

    Now I know

    (Now I know)

    Now I know

    (Now I know)

    Now you hold my heart

    And that feels like home

    My peace and my shelter it’s where I have always belonged

    Now I know

    (Now I know)

    Now I know

    (Now I know)

    We were kids and you were living down the road

    didn’t see it then but now your colors show

    and this time around I’ll never let you go


  6. Maria Sur – Never Give Up (Writers: Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker)
    I hear the voice I have inside

    Even though I’m caught inside a storm

    I know I deserve a better life

    Even though I really miss my home

    Baby I’m not gonna break

    I won’t fall under the weight

    Always gonna hold my ground

    When I’m standing in the rain

    No one’s gonna save me from the pain

    I will never, never give up

    When I’m crying out in chains

    I don’t have surrender in my veins

    I will never, never give up

    What you got is a fighter

    And I’ll walk through the fire

    I will never, never, never

    Give up

    I don’t wanna tame the beast inside

    Telling me take what’s truly mine

    Baby I’m not gonna break

    I won’t fall under the weight

    Always gonna hold my ground

    When I’m standing in the rain

    No one’s gonna save me from the pain

    I will never, never give up

    When I’m crying out in chains

    I don’t have surrender in my veins

    I will never, never give up

    What you got is a fighter

    And I’ll walk through the fire

    I will never, never, never

    Give up

    When I’m crying in the rain

    No one’s gonna heal me from the pain

    I will never, never give up

    When I’m standing in the rain

    No one’s gonna save me from the pain

    I will never, never give up

    Oh oh

    Oh

    I will never, never, never

    Give up


  7. THEOZ – Mer av dig (Writers: Axel Schylström, Jakob Redtzer, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son)
    Jag såg dig utanför

    Och kände får jag chansen ska jag ta den

    Det är nått i det du gör

    Din vibe och dina moves dom gör mig galen

    Baby låt oss gå

    Dit ingen annan går

    Jag kan va den som håller dig hela natten

    Jag vill ha mer av dig

    Tills natten har tagit slut

    Tills inget är som förut

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    De bara vi här och nu

    För ingen rör mig som du

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    Tills natten har tagit slut

    Tills inget är som förut

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    De bara vi här och nu

    För ingen rör mig som du

    Åh wo wo wo

    Vet inte var jag är

    Hela världen stannar när vi dansar

    Finns ingen annan här

    För vi har bara ögon för varandra

    Baby låt oss gå

    Dit ingen annan går

    Jag kan va den som håller dig hela natten

    För jag vill ha mer av dig

    Tills natten har tagit slut

    Tills inget är som förut

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    De bara vi här och nu

    För ingen rör mig som du

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    Wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    De bara vi här och nu

    För ingen rör mig som du

    Åh wo wo wo

    Baby låt oss gå

    Dit ingen annan går

    Jag kan va den som håller dig hela natten

    För jag vill ha mer av dig

    Tills natten har tagit slut

    Tills inget är som förut

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    De bara vi här och nu

    För ingen rör mig som du

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    Tills natten har tagit slut

    Tills inget är som förut

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig

    De bara vi här och nu

    För ingen rör mig som du

    Åh wo wo wo

    Mer av dig


Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi will present Melodifestivalen 2023. 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 February the 11th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Linköping, then Lidköping, Malmö, Örnsköldsvik follow and 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!

Source: SVT

Sweden: Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods and Tone Sekelius are the two direct finalists of the First Heat of Melodifestivalen 2023!

Ninety minutes ago, the second show for the First Heat of Melodifestivalen 2023, 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 Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods with the song “Where You Are (Sávežan)” and Tone Sekelius with the song “Rhythm Of My Show” and we will get to see them perform their songs live, on the 11th of March, when the finals will take place at Friends Arena.

But how things developed during the night?

The show

Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi will present Melodifestivalen 2023. All restrictions were lifted this year and the heats will follow 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 opening of the contest in Göteborg, Saturday February the 4th, Melodifestivalen will be held in Linköping, Lidköping, Malmö, Örnsköldsvik and then in Stockholm on the 11th of March.

Jesper and Farah are at the arena and everything is ready to begin! It’s time to face the music!

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Sweden: The betting odds, just a few moments before the Second Melodifestivalen 2023 Heat results!

Melodifestivalen 2023 Second Heat 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. Tone Sekelius – Rhythm of My Show 
  2. Loulou LaMotte – Inga sorger
  3. Rejhan – Haunted
  4. Elov & Beny – Raggen går
  5. Victor Crone – Diamonds
  6. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Länge leve livet
  7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – Where You Are (Sávežan) 

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 Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods and Tone Sekelius.

As for the two semi-final 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 Elov & Beny and Victor Crone.

Let’s see what is going to happen, we will get the chance to watch the actual heat 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, that will be competing on the 11th of March, hoping to represent Sweden in Liverpool, this year?

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2023 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2023!

Source: Eurovision World

Sweden: Heat 1 of Melodifestivalen 2023 tonight!

The curtain opens tonight for Melodifestivalen 2023, with the first heat of this year’s Swedish national selection. Four heats, one semi-final and the grand final will keep us company from today until March 11, when we will officially find out the representative of Sweden in Eurovision 2023.

In tonight’s first semifinal, seven entries claim the two tickets to the final, while two more entries will have the chance to compete in the semi-final on March 4th.

Participants

  1. Tone Sekelius – Rhythm Of My Show 
  2. Loulou LaMotte – Inga sorger
  3. Rejhan – Haunted
  4. Elov & Beny – Raggen går
  5. Victor Crone – Diamonds
  6. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Länge leve livet
  7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – Where You Are (Sávežan) 

Format

Two songs will directly qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2023, which will take place on the 11th of March. The songs that will place third and fourth will have to compete again, at the semi-final, held on the 4th of March. There will be four heats in total.

As we have already informed you, the voting system of Melodifestivalen has changed following the announced changes by EBU regarding the voting format in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool!

The broadcaster now scraps the group division at the fifth show, known as the semi-final and all eight contestants will now have to face each other. Points will be awarded from the viewing groups and the four entries with the highest points will advance to the final!

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • 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)

Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

The first heat of Melodifestivalen 2023 will start at 20:00 CET and will last one and a half hour. You can watch it through the SVT frequency by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2023 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2023!

Sweden: The general rehearsal of the First Melodifestivalen 2023 Heat! (Live)

The general rehearsal of the First Melodifestivalen 2023 Heat has just started. We are happy to be watching it live, at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, 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 4, at 20:00 CET, when you watch the actual show of the heat, on SVT and SVT Play.

The show

Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi will present Melodifestivalen 2023. The heats will follow 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 opening of the contest in Göteborg, Saturday February the 4th,Melodifestivalen will be held in Linköping, Lidköping, Malmö, Örnsköldsvik and then in Stockholm on the 11th of March.

Jesper and Farah are at the arena and everything is ready to begin! It’s time to face the music!

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Tone Sekelius: “After competing with ‘My Way’ people see me more as an artist rather than an influencer” | Exclusive interview!

Tone Sekelius debuted last year at Melodifestivalen 2022 by placing fifth , also earned a spot in the hearts of die-hard Melodifestivalen fans.

For a second year in a row she hopes to be selected to represent Sweden , with the song ” Rhythm of my Show ” which is one of the favorites to qualify to the final, out of all seven competing numbers of the Swedish national selection procedure.

Eurovisionfun is in Gothenburg and Tone spoke exclusively to Andreas Papagiannakis, just a few hours before competing in the first heat. She commented on her appearance this year, the impact that her participation last year has had on her life and about the Swedish representative of 2022, Cornelia Jakobs!

She started by commenting on her first rehearsal experience this year and jokes about the rehearsal being so early in the morning that she just woke up and had to immediately start singing:

“This year’s number has a lot of singing and dancing and I have to stay focused, because the moment I start overanalyzing what’s going on, that’s when I forget what I need to do next. I have to keep in mind that I know what to do, I know the choreography, I know my song and I just have to have fun on stage!”

When asked how much of an impact her participation at Melodifestivalen 2022 has had on her life, she commented:

“It was an unforgettable experience. Since then I have done much music and the people have already started to see me more as an artist rather than an influencer who just makes music! Last year I was afraid that people wouldn’t see me as an artist, but that didn’t happen and that makes me very happy!”

She also commented on her getting awarded as the LGBT person of the year at the QX Gaygala 2022 , stating:

“I am excited, I felt very honored! I have left my mark on the community and the things I do move the community forward. This was my goal from the very first moment I was on the internet, not just to exist, but to have an impact on others!”

About her song she co-wrote among others with Anderz Wrethov she said:

“This year I wanted to make an uptempo song with party vibes, with attitude but at the same time be still approachabe make people want to party with me. Textwise, it’s about confidence, loving yourself and dancing to the ‘rhythm of your show’!”

Regarding her staging, she told us that regarding the rehearsals there will be some minor changes and improvements until her televised appearance, this Saturday:

“Today at my first rehearsal, it was the first time I actually saw how my number would look like on TV. We figured out it’s maybe a bit too dark. So we’ll make some changes and improvements by adding more light to it. From the beginning we aimed to give viewers the feeling of clubbing, we are very close to what we initially had in mind with the creative team!”

She is very happy that Melodifestivalen is back on tour and that she will perform in Gothenburg :

“Last year I was supposed to be competing in Gothenburg, but as you said, all the shows had to take place in Stockholm. This year is a different experience, last year I was in my hometown, this year we are all together hanging out in a Mellobubble . I am very happy to sing for the people in Gothenburg, I have been told many good comments about them!”

Last year’s representative of Sweden Cornelia Jakobs is gonna appear as a guest in the first heat, Tone jokingly told us:

“There is no rivalry! (laughs) I love her as an artist, she’s an icon, I love her song and I’m glad she’s back. Her year was great, it was great that I got to see all of her performance backstage and then I saw it all happen on the Eurovision stage!”

Regarding this year’s contestants of the first heat, she commented:

“I haven’t listened to all of the songs. I got to see the performances of Loulou Lamotte and Rejhan which I liked a lot. But I still haven’t listened to them all and at Melodifestivalen, you know, you can’t predict who’s going to win, who’s going to qualify just by ones name!”

Watch our full exlcusive interview with Tone Sekelius below:

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Sweden: Watch clips from the rehearsals of the first Melodifestivalen 2023 heat!

As usual, a few hours before each Melodifestivalen heat, SVT published the rehearsal clips of all seven competing artists of the first heat of February the 4th, taking place in Gothenburg.

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:

  1. Tone Sekelius – Rhythm Of My Show 
  2. Loulou LaMotte – Inga sorger
  3. Rejhan – Haunted
  4. Elov & Beny – Raggen går
  5. Victor Crone – Diamonds
  6. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Länge leve livet
  7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – Where You Are (Sávežan) 
The lyrics of the songs are already published and you can have a look in more detail, in our corresponding article.

The process

Two songs will directly qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2023, which will take place on the 11th of March. The songs that will place third and fourth will have to compete again, at the fifth semi-final, held on the 4th of March. There will be four heats in total.

As we have already informed you, the voting system of Melodifestivalen has changed following the announced changes by EBU regarding the voting format in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool!

The broadcaster now scraps the group division at the fifth show, known as the semi-final and all eight contestants will now have to face each other. Points will be awarded from the viewing groups and the four entries with the highest points will advance to the final!

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • 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)

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

Which two of the above artists do you think will be the direct qualifiers to the finals, on the 12th of March?

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2023 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2023!

Source/Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

Sweden: Listen to the song snippets of the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2023!

As usual, a couple of days before each Melodifestivalen heat, SVT publishes snippets of all seven competing songs of the heat. A while ago, the song snippets of the first heat got released.
The competing songs of the first heat:
  1. Tone Sekelius – Rhythm Of My Show LISTEN HERE
  2. Loulou LaMotte – Inga sorger LISTEN HERE
  3. Rejhan – Haunted LISTEN HERE
  4. Elov & Beny – Raggen går LISTEN HERE
  5. Victor Crone – Diamonds LISTEN HERE
  6. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Länge leve livet LISTEN HERE
  7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – Where You Are (Sávežan) LISTEN HERE

The process

Two songs will directly qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2023, which will take place on the 11th of March. The songs that will place third and fourth will have to compete again, at the fifth semi-final, held on the 4th of March. There will be four heats in total.

As we have already informed you, the voting system of Melodifestivalen has changed following the announced changes by EBU regarding the voting format in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool!

The broadcaster now scraps the group division at the fifth show, known as the semi-final and all eight contestants will now have to face each other. Points will be awarded from the viewing groups and the four entries with the highest points will advance to the final!

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • 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)

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

Which two of the above artists do you think will be the direct qualifiers to the finals, on the 12th of March?

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2023 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2023!

Source/Photo: SVT

Sweden: The lyrics of the songs competing at the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2023!

Melodifestivalen 2023 starts the forthcoming Saturday, February the 4th! The first heat of the national selection process of Sweden, will take place at The Scandinavium in Gothenburg.

A while ago, SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster released the lyrics of all seven competing songs, of the first heat, but also the first photos from the rehearsals.


You can read the lyrics of the first heat songs below:

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Sweden: This is what the Melodifestivalen 2023 Stage looks like!

The design of this year’s Melodifestivalen stage has been completed and SVT unveiled a sketch/working image of how the final stage looks like, before it gets constructed at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg. It can now be seen in a post at the official Melodifestivalen Twitter account of SVT.

Instead of two stages like last year, there will instead be one well-sized stage. The record-breaking staircase to the front of the stage is recognisable, but is split in two and offers a pointed stage where the performers can be close to the audience. The record-breaking staircase to the front of the stage is recognisable, but is split in two and offers a pointed stage where the performers can be close to the audience.

As for this year’s Greenroom, it will be similar in appearance and placement, as the big party place on the parquet in the middle of the crowd, and almost as generously scaled during the tour as well as in the final.  

The construction of the stage will be livestreaming next week starting Monday 30 January 12:00 CET, at SVT Play with the show “Den stora scenriggningen“.

Changes in voting system

As we have already informed you, the voting system of Melodifestivalen has changed following the announced changes by EBU regarding the voting format in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool!

The broadcaster now scraps the group division at the fifth semi-final and all eight contestants will now have to face each other. Points will be awarded from the viewing groups and the four entries with the highest points will advance to the final!

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • 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)

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

Melodifestivalen 2022 was won by Cornelia Jacobs with the song “Hold Me Closer”, representing Sweden in Eurovision 2022 and coming 4th with 438 points.

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

Source: SVT
Scene Graphics: Viktor Brattström