Ah, Melodifestivalen. Some win, others lose, and some pick themselves up by their bootstraps and try again. (Hey Mr. Saucedo). Here is our speculative short list of the Swedish artists that might make a comeback at next year’s Melodifestivalen.

1. Yohio

“Heartbreak Hotel” was the televoters’ favorite in 2013, and the group’s outfits made us wonder if we were in Sweden or Japan (I had to make sure I was speaking an Indo-European language after seeing their costumes). With such a strong showing in 2nd place, why wouldn’t they want to see if they could be big in Denmark?

2. Ulrik Munther

Although he may seem like a Swedish Paradise Oscar, he has potential. He placed 3rd twice, and has had moderate success on the Swedish charts. He is very boyish, and there is a market among teenage girls for that. It worked for Eric Saade, but maybe Ulrik could turn into Eurovision’s teen heartthrob. Who needs One Direction? We have Ulrik Munther!

3. Danny Saucedo

Despite his angry outburst after Melodifestivalen 2012, I’m rooting for him a little bit. Maybe it’s because he placed 2nd twice, or the fact that he seems to have a little more international appeal (or maybe it’s all those shirtless pics). He had moderate success in his Heart Beats days in the European charts, so he may be able to better appeal to different crowds. And he’s certainly been working the p.r. machine. Who hasn’t downloaded one of his songs for free on his official SoundCloud page?

4. Sean Banan

I appreciate Sean Banan’s fresh comedy at Melodifestivalen. Sometimes Eurovision needs a bit of comic relief from the voting blocs, political dramas, and the plagiarism allegations. Just as long as he does not wear a thong (seriously, those pictures are disturbing). Question is this: Will he hang on to Swedish or try to go into English (or Persian even)?

http://youtu.be/wgtcha9yLeA

5. Who Knows?

It could be someone new—we just do not know! We know that this list is male-dominated, so maybe it’s time for some girls to have a strong showing in Melodifestivalen. Maybe Carola or Charlotte Perrelli will make a comeback.

Who are you hoping will compete at Melodifestivalen 2014?

Francheska contributed this report from the United States. Follow her on Twitter at @FranRants. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by liking our Facebook page

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Alex
Alex
7 years ago

1) Jenny Berggren (from ACE OF BASE)
2) Alcazar
3) Jennifer Brown

RL
RL
7 years ago

That was not an Artist list. That was a male artist list !
Now it is time for you to do a female artist list as well…

Inge
Inge
7 years ago

Molly Sandén, Zara Larsson and David Lindgren. And please, not only compete, but win also.

cag?n
cag?n
7 years ago

My list
1-Anton Ewald
2-Darin
3-Danny Saucedo
4-Yohio
5-Eddie Razaz
6-Zara Larsson

cag?n
cag?n
7 years ago

My list
1-Anton Ewald
2-Zara Larsson
3-Darin
4-Yohio
5-Eddie Razaz
6-Danny Saucedo

PT
PT
7 years ago

Janet Leon

Zach
Zach
7 years ago

Charlotte Perrelli
Malena Ernman (My favorite underrated Swedish Entry)
Veronica Maggio
Eric Saade
Molly Sandén
Helena Paparizou
Lykke Li
Sofia Jannok

Kalomira-greece
Kalomira-greece
7 years ago

I would like to see YOHIO <3

hetalialover
hetalialover
7 years ago

1.Yohio
2.Icona Pop
3.Loreen
4.Avicii(i think he needs to collab with someone)
5.Danny Saucedo
6.Eric Saade
7.Robyn

William Lee Adams
Admin
7 years ago

@David That’s Sean Banan 🙂

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Timoteij! Although they probably won’t try again.

Sean Banan is awesome. Disagree on Ulrik Munther, though. He’s more like the Swedish Justin Bieber to me.

You’ve gotta think Yohio will be back. This time, he should sing mostly in Japanese.

David Thielen
7 years ago

What on earth is that picture at the top of???

Luke Borg
Luke Borg
7 years ago

The perfect 10 artists for Melodifestivalen for me:
Danny Saucedo
Sanna Nielson
Ulrik Munther
Charlotte Perrelli
Sean Banan
Sarah Dawn Finer
David Lindgren
Alcazar
Salem Al Fakir
Eric Saade

Now that would be a Melodi I wouldn’t miss for the world!!!!!!!

D
D
7 years ago

I would absolutely love Icona Pop, Robyn, or Zara Larsson to represent my country this year 😀

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

I’d love to see them send one of their big guns like Icona Pop, Robyn, Avicii or NoNoNo. Though given that all of these would probably be otherwise engaged I’d be happy with Agnes.

Fraser
Fraser
7 years ago

Great list, but also Anton Ewald, Darin, and Alcazar!

Marion
Marion
7 years ago

I’m so agree with you, Ulrik Munther look like Paradise Oskar !!!! :p

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

I want Malena Ernman back with a strong song (La Voix is one of my all time faves). How about Helena Paparizou?!

Nanda
7 years ago

I really hope to see Mans…. But we all know it’s not gonna happen.
So… Timoteji and Danny Saucedo for me…

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Alcazar or Sarah Dawn Finer

Mathew
Mathew
7 years ago

Linda Bengtzing, Sanna Nielsen, Carola, Sarah Dawn Finer, Timoteij

DanielLuis
DanielLuis
7 years ago

That list is horrible.

Tiggeh
Tiggeh
7 years ago

Oh and I missed out Nanne Gronvall there too

Tiggeh
Tiggeh
7 years ago

Gravitonas, BwO, Army Of Lovers (all Alexander Bard related)

Ace Of Base

Rednex

YOHIO (of course)

Alcazar

Roxette

After Dark

aCE
aCE
7 years ago

Sarah Dawn Finer!!!

george
george
7 years ago

YOHIO

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

Sanna nielsen! 🙂