The race to Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool is on in Sweden, and the Melodifestivalen rumour mill is already churning.
On Monday 17 October, sources at Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet revealed the names of three artists reportedly vying for the Melodifestivalen 2023 trophy.
The reliable source claims Nordman, Wiktoria, and The Mamas’ Loulou Lamotte will compete for the Swedish Eurovision ticket.
Melodifestivalen lineup: Nordman, Wiktoria and Loulou Lamotte rumoured to compete
Aftonbladet has a good track record when it comes to Melodifestivalen predictions. In 2021, their sources correctly identified 27 out of 28 artists competing in Sweden’s Eurovision selection show.
Now, they’re listing three superstar names as contenders for the Mello 2023 crown.
The source reports Nordman are set to make their Mello comeback. The duo consisting of Håkan Hemlin, 53, and Mats Wester, 58, competed at the 2005 and 2008 competitions, making it to the final on both appearances.
The tea-spiller said: “Nordman is there. They have a great song that was written together with Jimmy Jansson”.
Wiktoria is also rumoured to make her Melodifestivalen return.
The 25-year-old Mello fan favourite competed at the Swedish national final in 2016, 2017 and 2019, advancing directly to the final on all three occasions. According to the source, she’ll be going for gold with her fourth attempt at taking the Swedish Eurovision crown.
The last name on the list is Loulou Lamotte.
Alongside The Mamas, Loulou helped bring John Lundvik Mello gold in 2019. The trio later went on to win the competition again in 2020 with their song “Move”.
Unfortunately, The Mamas never made it to Eurovision. Their participation was put on hold after Eurovision 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mamas competed once more in 2021 with their song “In The Middle”, placing third in the final.
According to the source, Loulou will compete with a self-penned track.
None of the above named artists are confirmed to be competing in this Melodifestivalen 2023. The competing artists are put under strict orders to keep their participation under wraps.
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