As we get closer to the big reveal of the acts competing in Melodifestivalen 2017, two more names have emerged as likely additions to the line-up. Aftonbladet reports that 2015 runner-up Jon Henrik Fjällgren is due to make a comeback, while comedy group De Vet Du are set to make their Melfest debut.

Jon Henrik Fjällgren

Reindeer herder and traditional joik singer Jon Henrik got his start in 2014 when he won Sweden’s Got Talent. He made his Melfest debut the following year with his emotional joik song “Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)”. The song was a Melfest success, and placed third with the international jury vote, second with the Swedish televote, making it the runner-up of Mello 2015. Aftonbladet‘s source told the paper, “Jon Henrik is ready and will compete next year.”

De Vet Du

Four-piece comedy group De Vet Du (“They know you”) are known for their humorous songs and YouTube videos. They have released two albums and have had several singles in the Swedish charts. Melfest boss Christer Björkman is said to have chosen the group, hoping they will follow in the footsteps of Samir & Viktor and appeal to teen viewers. Det Vet Du are also known for their shirtless DJ, who goes by the not inaccurate name of DJ Hunk.

Jon Henrik Fjällgren and De Vet Du will join Alice Svensson, Robin Bengtsson, Ace Wilder, Boris René, Wiktoria Johansson, Mariette Hansson, Axel Schylström, John Lundvik, The Fooo Conspiracy, Lisa Ajax, Elisa Lindström, Ida LaFontaine and Les Gordons for Melodifestivalen 2017. The national selection will have a total of 28 competitors.

It is expected that broadcaster SVT will announce the entries for Melodifestivalen 2017 at a press conference in late November.

What do you think about Jon Henrik’s return to Melfest? Can he bring joik to Kyiv? Share your thoughts below!

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Chicken Kyiv?
Chicken Kyiv?
3 years ago

First time I’ve seen him but can already tell you I’m a huge fan of DJ Hunk he looks almost perfect to me!

lily
lily
3 years ago

Oh God, I hope not!

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago

I’m so thrilled and pleased as punch that Jon Henrik is making his return to Melfest! 😀
He and his song were my fav of 2015! I really hope he can make it to the ESC this
time round! Lycka til, Jon Henrik! 😀

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 years ago

Jon is phenomenal, it’s time for something different to represent Sweden at the contest rather than the standard cookie-cutter pop song!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

Jon Henrik!
Potentially a Eurovision winner.

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
3 years ago

Jon Henrik is awesome. Hope he makes it to Melodifestivalen and then eventually to Eurovision.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

I’m waiting for the day Sweden sends something that’s not the same pop song we’ve already heard a thousand times. They’ve been recycling the same formula almost every year since 1999 and it got tired and uninspired soon. Caroline af Ugglas ALMOST did it in 2009, I hope Jon will next year, he’s so talented.

Héctor
Héctor
3 years ago

Love Jag ar fri! I would like to see him in Melfest and why not in ESC. This year I like many names: Mariette, Robin Bengtsson, Boris René, Mariette, Les Gordons and Jon Henrik, ofc!

pasi
pasi
3 years ago

I want Jon too! Hopefully he will return with something like daniels joik! OMG I would cry!

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
3 years ago

Jag är fri was marvellous, if he gets back with a similar song, I would like to see him in Eurovision

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
3 years ago

Yasss! I want Jon Henrik at esc 2017 😀