Melodifestivalen is without a doubt the biggest and most hyped national selection out there. Today, after months of speculation, SVT has finally revealed the 28 acts competing in the 2016 edition. We’ll see a number of comebacks, including Martin Stenmarck, who represented Sweden in Kyiv back in 2005, and Samir & Viktor, Isa, Molly Petterson-Hammar and Dolly Style — all of whom debuted in the contest last year. Ace Wilder, who lost to Sanna Nielsen by just two points in 2014, will also return. Molly Sandén, who has sung on the Melfest stage two times, will sing a song written by her boyfriend Danny Saucedo. It’s not all about the Swedes. Finland’s Krista Siegfrids will make her Melodifestivalen debut after representing her homeland in Eurovision 2013.

You can read more about all 28 artists and their songs by clicking here.

Now we want to know: who are you most excited for? Vote in our poll and let us know your opinion in the comments box below. You can vote for as many artists as you like, but you can only vote one time.

Melodifestivalen 2016 artists

Deltävling 1 – Gothenburg

Mimi Werner with “Ain’t No Good”

Samir & Viktor with “Bada Nakna”

Robin Bengtsson with “Constellation Price”

Ace Wilder with “Don’t Worry”

Anna Book with “Himmel för två”

Pernilla Andersson with “Mitt guld”

Albin & Mattias Andréasson with “Rik”

Deltävling 2 – Malmö

Victor och Natten with “100%”

Krista Siegfrids with “Faller”

Molly Pettersson Hammar with “Hunger”

Tommy Nilsson, Patrik Isaksson & Uno Svenningsson with “Håll mit hjärta hårt”

Isa with “I Will Wait”

Wiktoria with “Save Me”

David Lindgren with “We Are Your Tomorrow”

Deltävling 3 – Nörrköping

Oscar Zia with “Human”

SaRaHa with “Kizunguzungu”

After Dark with “Kom ut som en stjärna”

Lisa Ajax with “My Heart Wants Me Dead”

Boris René with “Put Your Love On Me”

SMILO with “Weight of the World”

Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra with “You Carved Your Name”

Deltävling 4 – Gävle

Martin Stenmarck with “Du tar mig tillbaks”

Panetoz with “Håll om mig hårt”

Frans with “If I Were Sorry”

Linda Bengtzing with “Killer Girl”

Dolly Style with “Rollercoaster”

Eclipse with “Runaways”

Molly Sandén with “Youniverse”

Which Melodifestivalen 2016 act you are most excited for?

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Anouska
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Anouska

I really want Molly Sandén to win, but would also be very happy if Ace or Krista took it out. Also looking forward to Lisa and Oscar.

Azaad
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Azaad

I was hoping for Zara Larsson, so i’m a tad disappointed to not find her here

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

My bad. Isa finished 7th THIS year.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

The next question to ask is, who will sing last in each of the semifinals? Given last year’s outcomes, I’m willing to bet that, once again, whoever gets the final spot each week will be guaranteed to go straight to the final; and I think it will depend on the odds (during the week when they decide the singing order) and the reputation of the contenders. For that, I expect the following the get the pimp spots: (1) Ace Wilder (came within 2 points of going to Copenhagen in 2014) (2) Isa (finished 7th last year) (3) Oscar Zia (finished… Read more »

Hej
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Hej

Song in Swedish 😀 It’s EUROvision, isn’t it?

Mei International
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Mei International

I may be alone here (as seen by survey results) but I am really excited to see David Lindgren back. I really enjoyed both of his entries in 2012 and 2013 and think he would make a great winner! Obviously some crowd favorites like Ace and Molly are great to see, but I think David will be great!

@EugeneESCUK
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G:son/Boström (“Euphoria”) only have ONE entry in Sweden and it’s with Dolly Style, so I can’t wait to hear that one!! The combination is interesting to say the least!!

Can they find another winner or will it be another dud like “Amanecer”??!!

Robyn Gallagher
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mawnck: We’re not asking who is the favourite to win, just who people are most excited about. If the reaction on social media was anything to go by, there’s been a lot of excitement since the names were announced. 🙂

D
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D

Ace and the Mollys of course.

Daniel
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Daniel

So sad that there is no Dinah Nah. 🙁
But since 2011, every odd year a male solo singer is sent, every even year is a solo female. And they have all had one titled songs…therefore I have really high hopes for Molly PH!

mawnck
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mawnck

It’s kind of absurd to ask this question before we hear the songs. Just sayin’.

George
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Krista Siegfrids you are DESPERATE!!!
Now, I really like the two Mollys but tbh I had enough of Sweden.I want some crappy song to win , so we don’t have another win for Sweden. I know , I know that’s very immature but srsly I’m bored seeing Sweden being at the top 3 for winning, in the odds.

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

I really think Molly (Sanden) will be my favourite in March. #YOUniverse Although I think Ace, Lisa Ajax and Isa will be great too.

Conor
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Conor

really looking forward to seeing molly sanden, ace wilder, dolly style and samir & viktor

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

Poor Mimi Werner laying at the bottom of the poll. She’s got a great country feel going on. 🙂

2015
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2015

Molly Sandén and Molly Pettersson Hammar have a big shot at winning Melodifestivalen 2016 (I prefer Molly Sandén with a song like Freak or Phoenix). Nice to see Dolly style, Oscar, Ace, Isa and Samir and Viktor, but i’m kinda suprised that Dinah nah isn’t participating amoung the contestants. So sad that Mariette didn’t returned :/

Go Molly’s!

davve
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davve

I can tell you already that it will be a race between Ace and Molly sanden.

I just have a feeling Molly will win it.

But prefer Ace Wilder

#Faller
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#Faller

I hope Krista’s song will be something like “Better on my own” or “On&Off”.
Then she could win the whole contest. I hope people will vote for her to come back!

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

most: molly pettersson hammar and the least after dark… also interested in what krista brings this time around!

Marcus (day one)
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Marcus (day one)

Krista!!!!!!

And I guess dolly style but the two new singers aren’t that great.

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

Seriously, what is the fasicination with Dolly Style? Their last song basically repeats itself and only changed around like 3 words.

Best of luck to them, but meh.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Only MPH. I’d rather not have to listen to Krista ‘singing’ ever again!

John
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John

DOLLY STYLE!!!!

#DingDongIndeed
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#DingDongIndeed

Why is Krista singing in swedish? Not a good thing..

:)
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:)

Krista Siegfrids!! <3

Charles
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Charles

Only Molly Sandén …. she is a skilled, talented and credible singer … but hopefully Saucedo wrote something worth her talent and not worth his “body” and his “look at me you love me you can’t resist me”. Otherwise … I expect some killer song from the other Molly. Ace Wilder? Ain’t got no time for that.
Thank GOD for once Kempe has injected some brains into his head by submitting only one song this time around. I thought his desperate attempt to always wanting to win this would never end.

EF0912
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EF0912

Looking forward to Ace, Lisa and Mollys the most. Krista should be interesting but the fact that she’s hosting UMK is quite interesting as she could represent Sweden this yr.

Doorioo
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Doorioo

Most: eclipse. Least: After dark