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Sweden: Victor Crone returns, a Ukrainian and another debut in Melodifestivalen 2023!

Aftonbladet has announced three more Swedish star names, that according to sources will participate in Melodifestivalen 2023.

The new names

Maria Sur

17-year-old Maria Sur from Ukraine, is expected to participate in Melodifestivalen 2023. She participated in the country’s The Voice when the war started and she was forced to leave her homeland, moving to Sweden.

In Sweden, she continued both her secondary education studies and her dream for pursuing a music career. With Sarah Dawn Finer’s assistance, she made her stage debut at Swedish ground in April during the ”Hela Sverige skramlar för Ukraina” gala, securing a record contract. In June she published her debut single titled ““That’s the way”.

Ida-Lova Lind

Another young star that is also going to debut at Melodifestivalen, is 18-year-old Ida-Lova.

Ida-Lova debuted when she was 13 years old. In 2022, she published her debut single “Hallå världen kan du stanna?”.

Victor Crone

30-year-old Victor Crone is going to return to Melodifestivalen for the third time. In 2015 he managed to progress until the second chance along with Behrang Miri, singing the song Det rår vi inte för”.

In 2019, represented Estonia with the song “Storm” and finished in 20th place. The great success of his song in Sweden has secured him a solo participation in Melodifestivalen the next year, with the song “Troubled Waters” that managed to finish ninth in the contest’s final.

The artists that have confirmed their participation in Melodifestivalen 2023 so far

  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

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 was scheduled to happen from February 4th until March 11th, with the hosts  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: Two debutants and the return of Paul Rey!

Aftonbladet, a while ago revealed three more acts, that will be joining the line-up of Melodifestivalen 2023.

Elov & Beny

The duo formed back in 2008 and consists of two guys from Örebro called Mattias Elovsson and Oscar Kilenius. They have topped the Swedish charts and TikTok and at the same time their summer hit “Bubbel på balkongen” has more than 22 million streams on Spotify.

Tennessee Tears

Another debuting duo in Melodifestivalen is Tennessee Tears. This band that does country music consists of Jonas Hermansson and Tilda Feuk. They have recorded most of their music in Nashville, USA. Earlier this year they signed a contract for the record company of the artist Jill Johnson called Jimajomo. According to Aftonbladet, Jill acts as a mentor for the band.

Paul Rey

Paul Rey is very well known and returns to Melodifestivalen 2023 for a third time.. Back in 2020 he participated with the song “Talking in my sleep”, reaching the finals and placing sixth. The following year he made another attempt, with the song “The Missing Piece“, when he also reached the finals through Andra Chansen.

Artists that seem to be confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Nordman
  • Loulou Lamotte
  • Wiktoria Johansson
  • Marcus & Martinus
  • Emil Henrohn
  • Theoz
  • Elov & Beny
  • Tennessee Tears
  • Paul Rey

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Heat 1: Gothenburg – 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, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The list of participants will be published in November or December 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.

Source: Aftonbladet

Who do you wanna see taking part in Melodifestivalen 2023? Tell us in the comments!

Sweden: Theoz is back and TikTok star Emil Henrohn debuts at Melodifestivalen 2023!

Aftonbladet, a while ago dropped the names of two TikTok Swedish stars, that will be joining the line-up of Melodifestivalen 2023.

As it seems those two artists are Theoz, who does his highly anticipated comeback, after his success this year at the contest and Emil Henrohn, who does his debut at the contest.

Emil Henrohn

Emil did his break earlier this year, when one of his TikTok videos featuring a song he had written called “Jag är mamma“, became viral and gathered over four million views. Currently he is considered to be the most influencing Swedish person on TikTok for the year of 2022.

According to sources, Emil is confirmed to be competing in the contest next year and he feels thrilled that he finally gets the chance to be joining Mello, it is his dream come true.

Theoz

Theoz (Haraldsson) is a familiar face for those who follow Melodifestivalen, as he debuted at the contest this year with his song “Som du vill“. The song was written, among others, by Axel Schylström and Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt.

Theoz has almost two million followers on TikTok, which helped him place seventh, after making it through the finals from the fifth semi-final, what was formerly known as Second Chance.

Placing seventh is of course considered to be a success for such a young and debuting Melodifestivalen artist and it was expected for him to join the contest again, soon enough, as Aftonbladet sources say.

Artists that seem to be confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Nordman
  • Loulou Lamotte
  • Wiktoria Johansson
  • Marcus & Martinus
  • Emil Henrohn
  • Theoz

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Heat 1: Gothenburg – 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, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The list of participants will be published in November or December 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i777psA2gP4

Source: Aftonbladet
Photo: SVT/Annika Berglund

Who do you wanna see taking part in Melodifestivalen 2023? Tell us in the comments!

Sweden: The first names of Melodifestivalen 2023!

Aftonbladet revealed a couple of minutes ago the first three potential Melodifestivalen 2023 contestants!

Usually they manage to guess most of the artists that compete each year in the national selection procedure of Sweden for Eurovision Song Contest.

A few days after the announcement of the two hosts of the show Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi, the first contestant names for Melodifestivalen 2023 have started to emerge. These artists are adding to the potential lineup that will compete in the hopes of getting selected to represent Sweden next year, at the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Liverpool, UK. The following artists are more or less known to the fanbase, each of them having competed more than once at Melfest in the past.

Nordman

Nordman had split for a while but got reunited during the summer. They started their carrer back in 1994 and had numerous hits such as “Förlist“, “Vandraren” and “Be mig“.

They’ve competed twice in Melodifestivalen, once in 2005 with the song “Ödet var min väg” and once in 2008 with the song “I lågornas sken“. Both their participations gave them a “ticket” directly to the finals of each year. The sources said that they have a great song in hand that they co-wrote with Jimmy Jansson which they will compete with at Melodifestivalen 2023

Loulou Lamotte

Loulou is well known as a member of the group The Mamas. According to Aftonbladet, she will compete at Melodifestivalen 2023, not as a group but as a solo artist, with a song she wrote herself!

As a member of The Mamas, she did backing vocals for John Lundvik who represented Sweden back in 2019 with the song “Too Late For Love” and got selected to represent Sweden at the (cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak) Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Move“. The following year, in 2021, the group directly qualified to the finals of Melodifestivalen with the song “In the middle“.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EpSBDPlZn4

Wiktoria Johansson

The fan-favourite Wiktoria Johansson, made her debut at the Melodifestivalen in 2016 with the song “Save me” and then two more participations followed. One in 2017 with the song “As I lay me down” and another one in 2019 with the song “Not with me“. All three times she directly qualified to the finals of Melodifestivalen.

According to industry sources, some artists have already been announced of their participation at Melodifestivalen 2023, but not to all of them, lots of them are still waiting for a definite answer.

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The list of participants will be published in November or December and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi. The final list of artists will be announced in November or December as usual.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i777psA2gP4&feature=emb_title

Source: Aftonbladet

Who do you wanna see taking part in Melodifestivalen 2023? Tell us in the comments!