They’re two of the best-placed Melodifestivalen acts of recent years. Now Swedish media is reporting that Wiktoria and Nano will both be making another attempt at Melodifestivalen 2019.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that Wiktoria and Nano each have a song lined up and are ready to take another shot at Mello glory.

Wiktoria

Wiktoria first competed at Melfest 2016 with the country-pop song “Save Me”, which placed fourth. She returned in 2017 with another country-pop number “As I Lay Me Down”. Despite being a fan favourite and placing second with the Swedish televote, the song was not a jury favourite and placed sixth overall.

Aftonbladet’s source says that Wiktoria will sing a ballad, and reckons “she’s been given a chance to show off her vocals properly”.

Nano

Nano made his Mello debut in 2017. His uplifting soul anthem “Hold On” won the Swedish televote and placed second in Melfest overall.

With their track records, both Wiktoria and Nano are considered serious contenders to win Melodifestivalen 2019.

Arvingarna

Aftonbladet also reports that dansband Arvingarna (The Heirs) are also making a return to Mello. As young men, the group won Melodifestivalen in 1993 with the upbeat Swedish-language song “Eloise”. It went on to place seventh at Eurovision 1993.

Arvingarna frontman Casper Janebrink recently won the Swedish celebrity singing contest Stjärnornas stjärna. Aftonbladet’s source claims this all but guaranteed his group a place on the Melfest 2019 roster.

The paper also reports that both Jon Henrik Fjällgren and John Lundvik are searching for songs. If they can find the right entry, they could be each added to the Mello 2019 lineup.

Joik singer Jon Henrik has competed in Melfest twice. In 2015 his song “Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)” placed second, while in 2017 “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)” placed third. Accomplished singer-songwriter John made his Melfest debut last yea, where “My Turn” placed third.

And sad news for fans of Jessica Andersson. The Eurovision 2003 singer won’t bring her party voice to Mello 2019. Aftonbladet report that she has been asked but said nej tack.

Melodifestivalen 2019 roll call

Wiktoria, Nano and Arvingarna will be joined at Melodifestivalen 2019 by Oscar Enestad and P4 Nästa wildcard winners The Lovers of Valdaro.

What do you think? Can Nano or Wiktoria give Sweden its seventh Eurovision win? Share your thoughts below!

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DanSvends
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DanSvends

Jesus ppl! These are just rumours of Aftonbladet (sweden’s number one gossip paper) I wouldnt go hype before SVT actually says something. I hardly believes in them as a source!

Polegend Godgarina
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Not very hyped about Wikipedia singing a ballad, even though I love her so far in her discography her uptempos are objectively far better. Jon Henrik has me excited though, he’s original and exactly what Sweden, a country with a lot to prove in terms of the quality of its Eurovision entries, needs. He’d be perfect.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I hope LIAMOO also comes back. One Last Breath was pretty good. Would like to hear him sing something more upbeat and mature though.

Juan Cena
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When y’all going to discuss the chances for Normandie to get an invite for MelFest?

Anna
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Anna

I have a feeling that these will appear as well:

Molly Sanden
ISA
Some old contestant from Swedish IDOL (maybe Amanda Wiberg, Hanna Ferm or Chris Klefford)
Omar (the one from FO&O)…will add some drama since his old band mate is competing as well

well there are many more but i think these are some people that might compete 2019…

Would love if some unexpected artists would join though, like
Sabina Ddumba
HOV1
Linnea Henriksson
Cherrie

Azuro
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Azuro

Wiktoria please. Even if it is a ballad, she was robbed in 2017.
3rd time lucky

Moana
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Moana

Well she is the Swedish voice of Moana/Vaina hopefully the kids that grew up with that movie are grown enough today to hear that it is her so she gets extra votes haha

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

It is a pity that Mariette will appear in 2020, because she, according to my opinion, is able to bring back the Eurovision to Sweden, she has great songs and vocals

Regina Phalange
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Regina Phalange

Okay, I’m glad for these, I like them. But I still want Linus Svenning 🙁

Denis
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Denis

Im not excited about any of the acts. I never understood the hype around Nano. It was a good song, not great.Why it was the voters favourite I don¨t know, didn’t deserve it.
Arvingarna and dansband hasn’t worked in MF since it’s reshape to a modern festival in 2011. But someone has to end up last, like Rolandz or Owe.
Jon Lundvik I could care less about, or his old fashioned songs. Same with Jon Henrik.

Juan Cena
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It’s still a good thing for Melfest to have some actual traditional Swedish songs in it, though.

Denis
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Denis

Dansband isn¨t exactly traditional. And no one listens to it, willingly!

Juan Cena
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I was thinking more of Jon Henrik, actually.

Dame Tu Conchita
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Dame Tu Conchita

Arvingarna will be the third well-loved senior act to be qualified to the grand final similar to Hasse Andersson and Owe Thornqvist.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Only like Jon Henrik Fjällgren out of the artists mentioned in this article. The others were all over-hyped considering the songs they put forward.

Jonas
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Jonas

I’m still waiting for Danny Saucedo to come back and finally win. After two consecutive 2nd places, I for sure thought he would triumph sooner or later. Maybe he’s lost interest.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I think some international juries gave him top marks over Loreen in 2012. I guess they really didn’t want Sweden to win Eurovision that year.

lolo
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lolo

I think the interantional jury gave him more points because before 2012 Danny was pretty successfull in Europe. Especially in central Europe, like in Poland where he’s still well known due to his activity 2005-2010

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Sure. It’s completely innocent.

Denis
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Denis

He has moved away from MF. You should never say never but I doubt he will be back. And why should he? He doesn¨t need it any more. He has a bigger career now than when he competed!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

It so should have been Wiktoria to represent Sweden in 2017. Give her a killer song and I won’t mind Sweden winning again.

Juan Cena
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“As I Lay Me Down” was 20x more of a country song than “Outlaw in ‘Em” was. Don’t @ me.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

What’s your point, exactly?

Rick
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Wiktoria for the win!

Esc1234
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Esc1234

I am already bored, watch the generic Swedish song coming

Fredrik
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Fredrik

And we swedes are already bored with you :). You cant say 28 songs are generic before HEARING them. I say generic 7 days a week if i have to choose that or have a horrible selection like San Marinos or Portugals. One have the worst selection ever and the other songs from the stone ages.

esc1234
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esc1234

well of course if i had to choose i would choose mello, but that doesnt mean that it isnt full of generic songs without anything to stand out (hello 2017). Sweden plays too safe imo, and thats like loosing the spirit of the contest. Jon henrik would be great for eurovision since he does something unusuall but i doubt that the international juries would place him high. Dare to do something different Sverige.

Sincerely,
A fan

Fredrik
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Fredrik

I understand your thoughts. I hope we can shake it up with a swedish ballad, a woman or a group 🙂

Juan Cena
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One word: Normandie

Malin
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Malin

I hope for Jon-Hendrik. My dream is a colab between him and Loreen. Imagine the magic.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

I betting that, if he does another duet, it will be with Maxida Märak.

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

love them all, good rooster so far

Alina
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Alina

Wiktoria in Mello? Y E S! She’s amazing and deserves to do well. It’s time for Sweden to send girl power to Eurovision, and Wiktoria would be a great choice!

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Big yes!
Nano was great and Wiktoria simply deserves a chance at Eurovision finally!

James
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James

I must remind myself that the letter “W” is a “V” in Sweden and other places.

Norwegian esc lover
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Norwegian esc lover

I am hyped! I’ve always liked Wiktoria, however I feel like there’s always been something of about her entry’s. This year I hope she brings something I will like. Nano was my 3 place in 2017, but I don’t know if he will do SO well this year. He doesn’t really have many songs that would do well at mello, only hold on…

Anna
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Anna

I don’t agree with you, Nanos latest song Love harder would have done really well if it was a Melodifestival song…unfortunately it is not 🙁

John
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John

Lets get Dotter, Ace Wilder, Lisa Ajax, Maragret and Oscar Zia back!!

Loin dici
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Loin dici

I want Ace Wilder back, but not with another rebel song, please.

Azerbaijan
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Azerbaijan

Nano has no star quality at all. His song from 2016 was nothing special.
He is NOT interesting

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

He was participating in 2017.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

That “nothing special” is the kind of song that did wonders for Cesár Sampson the very next year, 3rd at ESC 2018.