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Sweden: Melodifestivalen Heat 3 peaked on TV lower than last week!

The third round of Melodifestivalen lost 100.000 viewers compared to the previous two, clocking in at 2.6 million. The second round grossed a bit more than 2.7 million viewers which was almost the same as the premiere of the Swedish national selection process, which was aired beginning of February from Malmö, Sweden. The show was still on top of the TV ratings in all three weeks, as measured by MMS, and it is expected to remain on top for the rest of the remaining three weeks.

The viewing figures for Melodifestivalen heats this year

  • Heat 1 – 2.771.000 viewers
  • Heat 2 – 2.754.000 viewers
  • Heat 3 – 2.638.000 viewers

Melodifestivalen finalists

  • Heroes Are Calling“ – Smash Into Pieces
  • Awful Liar“ – Lisa Ajax
  • Dragon“ – Liamoo
  • When I’m Gone“ – Maria Sur
  • Effortless“ – Jacqline
  • Give My Heart A Break” – Cazzi Opeia

Acts that remain in the competition

  • Forever Yours“ – Elisa Lindström 
  • Supernatural“ – Adam Woods 
  • The Silence After You“ – Dear Sara
  • Unga & fria“ – Fröken Snusk
  • I Won’t Shake (La La Gunilla)” – Gunilla Persson
  • För dig” – Klaudy

The show

Carina Berg is the host of all the shows of the tour this year! With the next show of the contest on Saturday February the 24th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Eskilstuna, then Karlstad follows and finally the final show in Stockholm on the 9th of March.


The dates of Melodifestivalen 2024

  • 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

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Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT
Source: MMS, TT Nyhetsbyrån

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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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Kim Cesarion: “We’ve been having talks the years before, but it felt right this time.” | Exclusive Interview

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

Andreas Papayiannakis and EurovisionFun was 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.

There we had the chance to meet several of the participants, among which was Kim Cesarion, who will participate on the 3rd Heat, on Saturday 17 February 2024, at Vida Arena, in VäxjöSweden.

Kim has already done his international breakthrough with the song “Undressed“, but why did he decide to participate at Melodifestivalen and why now? He responded:

“I would say why not? It is something that is very huge in Sweden and obviously all over Europe. We’ve been having talks the years before but it didn’t feel right for me at the time. But I follow my guts with a lot of things in my life and it felt right this time. So that is why now!”

Cesarion was one of the writers of his song titled “Take my breath away“. But what was the thinkling behind the song?

“Will you be back here? Then we will talk about it more *laughs*! I’m keeping the song and the performance a little bit closed so we will have more to talk about. It’s a song that I hope will connect with the fans of Eurovision and also with my supporters that I had since before. It’s kind of a blend of Melodifestivalen but also something that is Kim Cesarion, like the music I’ve been putting out over the last 10 years.”

We asked him what are his aspirations for his participation in 2024 and Kim admitted:

“Hopefully to be able to represent Sweden at Eurovision, that would be very amazing of course.”

An unexpected moment came, when Danny Saucedo suddenly crashed our interview, said he is his favourite and then they gave each other a heartwarming hug. Kim thinks that there isn’t any of his fellow contestants that he should keep an eye on and adds:

“Melodifestivalen is more about love, like a family, it is about having a good time, enjoying ourselves and make sure whoever is watching is enjoying too. I wouldn’t say I have someone particularly that I think I should keep an eye on but I will enjoy watching other performances and see what other songs I would have to compete against of course.”

Kim Cesarion is also Greek from his mum’s side. He explains then what his connection to Greece is, besides his love for Greek lamb, Greek and Cretan food:

“I’m Greek from my mother’s side, my mum is half Swedish half Greek and my father is from Guadeloupe. But on the Greek side we are from Creta and then a lot of people moved to Athens now. I was actually there last year I celebrated Christmas there. I was also the summer of the very same year. So I haven’t been there for a year now, but I am looking forward to the next time I am going back. Cause I need my Greek lamb. I need my Greek food. I need my Cretan food. So yeah I need to be back!”

Does Kim travel to Crete only or he has been to more places in Greece?

“I travel to both Crete and Athens, so hopefully my cousin will take me to more islands when I am there. He is in music too, in Athens, Greek artist, rap music, he has friends who have studios in the islands, so I hope I can make music in Greece too! I genuinely hope to meet the fans that I have in Greece already and hopefully I will be able to make many more new fans from Greece. And they will teach me some Greek too, because I don’t speak the language. So hopefully we will have that connection!”

Who is Kim Cesarion?

Kim Hugo Leonel Niko Cesarion is a 33-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter of Guadeloupean and Greek origin. Cesarion was born in Stockholm to a Guadeloupean father and a GreekCretan/Swedish mother. Cesarion is a classically trained musician. He studied at Lilla Akademien, a highly acclaimed music school in Stockholm, and plays several instruments including the violin, piano, double bass, and viola, as well as drums. He is signed with RCA, Sony Music and Columbia. It’s been a while since he last made music and he plans on coming back to the Swedish music industry by taking part in the contest. He made his big breakthrough in 2013 with the song “Undressed” which became a worldwide hit, with over 88 million streams on Spotify and success in the Nordic countries as well as Australia, New Zealand and the United States and we remember him with his duet with Molly HammarShow Me“.

You can watch our exclusive interview with Kim Cesarion in the video below:

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

The winner of Melodifestivalen 2023 and hence the Swedish representative at Eurovision 2023 was Loreen with her song “Tattoo“. Loreen went on to become the first female artist in history to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice.


Photo: Daniel Stridh

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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: 

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the most loved Eurovision national final! 

Source: Melfest Live / SVT

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