DELTÄVLING 1 – GÖTEBORG

Diamonds
Victor Crone
Låtskrivare: David Lindgren Zacharias, Peter Kvint, Victor Crone

Haunted
Rejhan

Albin Johnsén, Mattias Andréasson, Pontus Söderman, Tilde RONIA Wrigsell

Inga sorger
Loulou LaMotte

Låtskrivare: Jonas Thander, Loulou LaMotte

Länge leve livet
Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos
Låtskrivare: Emil Vaker, Henric Pierroff, Kalle Rydberg

Raggen går
Elov & Beny

Låtskrivare: Johan Werner, Kristian Wejshag, Mattias Elovsson, Oscar Kilenius, Tim Larsson

Rhythm Of My Show
Tone Sekelius
Låtskrivare: Anderz Wrethov, Dino Medanhodzic, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Tone Sekelius

Where You Are (Sávežan)
Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods
Låtskrivare: Arc North, Calle Hellberg, Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Joy Deb, Oliver Belvelin, Richard Lästh, Tobias Lundgren, William Segerdahl




DELTÄVLING 2 – LINKÖPING

All My Life (Where Have You Been)
Wiktoria

Låtskrivare: Herman Gardarfve, Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Wiktoria Johansson

Comfortable
Eden
Låtskrivare: Benjamin Rosenbohm, Eden Alm, Emil Adler Lei, Julie Aagaard

Grytan
Uje Brandelius

Låtskrivare: Uje Brandelius

Mer av dig
THEOZ
Låtskrivare: Axel Schylström, Jakob Redtzer, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son

Never Give Up
Maria Sur
Låtskrivare: Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker

Now I Know
Tennessee Tears
Låtskrivare: Anderz Wrethov, Jonas Hermansson, Thomas Stengaard, Tilda Feuk

On My Way
Panetoz
Låtskrivare: Anders Wigelius, Daniel Nzinga, Jimmy Jansson, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie, Robert Norberg



DELTÄVLING 3 – LIDKÖPING

Air
Marcus & Martinus
Låtskrivare: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Marcus Gunnarsen, Martinus Gunnarsen

For The Show
Melanie Wehbe
Låtskrivare: David Lindgren Zacharias, Herman Gardarfve, Melanie Wehbe

Låt hela stan se på
Ida-Lova
Låtskrivare: Andreas ”Giri” Lindbergh, Ida-Lova Lind, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

Royals
Paul Rey
Låtskrivare: Dino Medanhodzic, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, LIAMOO, Paul Rey

Släpp alla sorger
Nordman
Låtskrivare: Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son

Sober
Laurell
Låtskrivare: Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Stone Johansson, Laurell Barker, Thomas Stengaard

Så kommer känslorna tillbaka
Casanovas
Låtskrivare: Henrik Sethsson, Mikael Karlsson

 

DELTÄVLING 4 – MALMÖ

Edelweiss
Signe & Hjördis
Låtskrivare: Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy Jansson, Myra Granberg

Gorgeous
Axel Schylström
Låtskrivare: Axel Schylström, Herman Gardarfve, Jonas Thander, Malin Halvardsson

Mera mera mera
Emil Henrohn
Låtskrivare: Emil Henrohn, Jakob Redtzer, Ji Nilsson, Marlene Strand

One Day
Mariette
Låtskrivare: Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son, Mariette

Six Feet Under
Smash Into Pieces
Låtskrivare: Andreas ”Giri” Lindbergh, Benjamin Jennebo, Chris Adam, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy
Deb, Linnea Deb, Per Bergquist

Tattoo
Loreen
Låtskrivare: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Loreen, Moa ”Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Peter
Boström, Thomas G:son

Where Did You Go
Kiana
Låtskrivare: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

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V.H.
V.H.
4 days ago

I feel like non Swedes are more excited about Loreen than actually us Swedes haha. I’m very qurious yes but there are other people I’m more excited about this year like Wiktoria, M&M, Tone Sekelius, Maria Sur, Kiana etc.

lex
lex
1 month ago

I adore Smash into Pieces and hope they do well

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago

D’oh! I had to take a second look at the lineup. Victor Crone (2019 for Estonia) and Jon Henrik in the first heat; Wiktoria and Panetoz in the 2nd heat; and Mariette in the final heat with Loreen…

…That is a minefield for Loreen to cross if she wants to go to Liverpool. The 3rd heat is undoubtedly the easiest.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago

I’m late for the party here, and I honestly I didn’t expect Loreen to try again.

They should have put her on the second weekend, and I hope she stuck with the alternative sound she’s been pumping out ever since “Statements”. Quite frankly, I hope it is reminiscent of “’71 Charger”!

Top-3 at MF if she mesmerizes without overthinking the stage setup, like she did with “Statements”. If she mesmerizes and wins, she could be the overwhelming favorite on the spot, depending on who Ukraine and the U.K. send.

Björn
Björn
1 month ago

Eurovision is loosing audience in Sweden and our Melodifestival is still in the top, Eurovision is started to be boring it nerver ends what is it now 5 hours or something like that, so you so called Eurovisionproffesors please go on soon you Will brake the 10 hour limit??

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Björn

Well, these past years ESC has done almost as well as MF. Especially this year with Cornelia.

Matthew
Matthew
1 month ago

Sweden could send a carrot I will still do well at Eurovision

Björn
Björn
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

Not next year it Will be à kilo of tomatoes ,jealous ???

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

Same with Serbia and Ukraine 😉

Man
Man
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

No, thats Ukraina

ESC Fan
ESC Fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

2010 comes in mind when Sweden was punished severely and missed the finals.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

Tusse won MF in 2021 (jury and public vote) but ended up 14th at Eurovision. That would probably be considered a poor showing for Sweden.

V.H.
V.H.
4 days ago
Reply to  Matthew

We have not always done well. In 2010 we didn’t even got to the final. In Melodifestivalen we have an international jury and for the most part, the song that wins got the most votes from the jury. I think that is one of the reason it goes well for the jury in Eurovision as well. Btw, most Swedes don’t even like having the jury in Melodifestivalen.

laampa
laampa
1 month ago

It’s SO AMAZING that Marcus and Martinus are going to take part in a Eurovision national selection!! I hope they will win it or reach at least 3rd place!!

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  laampa

Will Swedes really let Norwegians represent them though?

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Nu shor vi

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

I know we havent heard the songs yet BUT: I am most excited about some of the new ones??? I mean we all already know that Wiktoria, Mariette etc probably won’t win. Loreen will surely win because of Euphoria

Smash Into Pieces has some really good songs, especially The Rain and Sleepwalking, and the last time so far hard rock went to the finale was 2013 so i hope their song is good. The same applies to Signe & Hjördis, Laurell Barker, Eden, Marcus & Martinus, Tennessee Tears, Kiana and Rejhan.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

I do not think Loreen will win. Because she already did once. Knowing Sweden it will be someone who has not won before. We are not to fund of returnees

Th16
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

Loreen has taken part again in Melodifestivalen since 2012. She didn’t win , so it doesn’t mean she will win this year.

Pat Pastor
Pat Pastor
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

Don´t be so sure about Loreen. Her odds Melfest 2017 (in December, that is) were actually better than in 2023. And look how that turned out.

Pat Pastor
Pat Pastor
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Pastor

To clarify, I have nothing against Loreen. I´m just saying that a 14% chance of winning isn´t really a guarantee of victory.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Pastor

Why even bother about odds this early? It means nothing. Though sources say her song is THAT good..

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 month ago

No matter the final score, I have a feeling Tattoo will be on my playlist. Loreen can do no wrong.

Matthew
Matthew
1 month ago

Why is she back again she’s already won Eurovision why don’t these artists stop coming back I am sick of them they’ve already done it once why don’t they just leave it go and let new artists do it

Yeah
Yeah
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

A lot of artists, winner or not, want to try again because of multiple reasons. To ease your anger, remember that past Melodifestivalen winners rarely win again.

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

melfest provides a huge streaming and publicity boost to artists that compete so not everyone competes because they want to go to eurovision. of course anyone participating would go if they won, but if not then they’ve made new fans and shared new music that people otherwise may have not listened to

Me Me
Me Me
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

Because she had nothing going on in her careeer since she won last time. Gotta stay relevant somehow.

Björn
Björn
1 month ago
Reply to  Matthew

Why are you coming back? Sweet lord i’ts only music,calm down

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

I’m officially team Eva&Ewa

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 month ago

Besides Loreen, M&M and the guys that took part last year or recently, I couldn’t mind this year’s participants unlike the songwriters, who appeared so often their names looked like repetition writing exercises

Me Me
Me Me
1 month ago

Same old crap every year. Same songwriters involved in multiple entries so expect the same tone as in previous years.

Anderz Wrethow (5 songs) Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt (5 songs), Jimmy Jansson (5 songs), Thomas G:son (four songs).

What happened to involvinh new scongwriters this year? Tired of hearing Anderz Wrethov and Jimmy “Joker” in every song every year (last year they were involved in four songs; this year five!). Enough already.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

I feel like with “Hold Me Closer” winning last year, and the team behind that, the Swedish public made it clear that they were ready for something different and more authentic.
Of course, the show producers ignore this and go with more of the same because, you know, Sweden.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Or becasue a majority of songwriters do not want to take part? Even today most writers want nothing to do with the festival, they see it as to compromising to their creativity. So you have to choose from what you have.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

One of the writers on Hold Me Closer is the daughter of Bobby Ljunggren, the man who has written 55 Melodifestivalen songs. Maybe she will be like her father.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Industriavfallfestivalen? I’m joking, I still love the contest even with its flaws.

Me Me
Me Me
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

Worst part is that contestants themselves aren;t allowed to compete at Melodifestivalen after 2 consecutive years, but these songwriters have been on for several years now, non-stop.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

That is not an official rule, nor was it ever a rule. Which is why Klara Hammarström took part three years in a row.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

Theres is NO rule about that and it have never even exists. Have you forgot that Klara Hammarström competed 3 years in a row?

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

Well actually it maybe was not rule but Bjorkman never invited 1 artist more than 2x in a row – when Karin Gunnarson came -idk her name – She did not mind – Thats why Alvaro and Klara been in Melo 3x in a row 🙂

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago

Last time when Loreen/Axel/Mariette/Wiltoria and JHFjallgreen meet in 2017 for Melodifestivalen – Eurovision was in Ukraine same like in 2023 (supposed to be) .. and we know what happened .. Nobody of them won in 2017 and Loreen flopped – i am excited to see what will happen this year, but i am hoping for JHF to winnare

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago

I am bit tired of Mariette/ Wiktoria and Loreen actually. Especially with first 2 ladies – they need to invite Sanna (u know for a luck)

Hopefully new face will win! And Hopefully not a girl from Ukraine (the best song should win and not best story) …

I was expecting maybe Junie, Sabina Ddumba, Lancelot, Victor Leksell, Myriam Bryant, or maybe Clara Klingerstrom

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomas

Man, while Victor Leksell and Miriam Bryant were on my wishlist and the others you mentioned would be worthy participants, you gotta accept that unfortunately all of them were too mainstream and too much of a stretch for Mello 🙁

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Benito Camelo

Your opinion – at least we would have a song in Swedish!

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomas

I feel like Sanna wouldn’t come back unless she had a song that could win ESC itself

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago

I think Mariette/Wiktoria/Tone/Paul Rey will open semis and Loreen/Theoz/Jon Henrik and Marcus/Martinus will close them Mariette always open or close semi ? 2 opened and 2 closed Loreen always closed semi too – maybe this time she could open Spot Number 2 is for newcomers usually – Ida Lova, Reyhan, Emil or Eden would be my choice Last 10 years: Spot 1 – 27Q/13DNQ Spot 2 – 7Q/33DNQ Spot 3 and Spot 4 are exactly 50/50 – 20songs Q and 20 DNQ Spot 5 – 23Q and 16 DNQ Spot 6 – 24Q and 16 DNQ Spot 7 – 34Q… Read more »

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

DELTAVLING 4 is clearly the one I’m most excited for. Really glad John Henrik, Mariette and Loreen are back. Smash Into Pieces sound promising too. And I’m really interested in what Laurell is bringing in her first attemp on stage.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Hadn’t heard much about Mariette possibly competing. I believe she’s never failed to make the final so she’ll be putting that record on the line again!
Mostly, it’s the same old, same old when it comes to the songwriting. Some of the names make my heart sink at this point but good to see the likes of Liamoo, Patrik Jean and Cazzi Opeia getting involved on that side of things.

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

So happy that Jon Henrik is back. I can’t watch his initial audition on Idols without having a lump in my throat. Pure class.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Just wanted to add to what happens during the summer. The major music labels search for the big artists and arranges bootcamps where they write music together with songwriters. Yes, the labels prefer using established songwriters that also wants to participate in the competition. When Björkman was new he revolutionised the selection process. Writers from one label was matched with an artist from another label. He made sure “never let it go” was changed into a disco track and not given to one of the established female singers. Instead he gave it to a group. This all changed now when… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Loreen did not win with Statements. One of the best songs in melfest history, a literal masterpiece. Y’all are expecting too much, no matter what she sends, Swedes seem to not like it. And it’s a shame.

Åsa S
Åsa S
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

Something that a lot of people have forgotten, or perhaps wasn’t aware of if they didn’t read Swedish newspapers at the time, that there was a lot of controversy about “Statement” in the Swedish media. Not so much about the song, but mainly the performance. One of the “characters” that was portrayed was the “The Woman with the Handbag” (Read the Wikipedia article if you want more historical context). This woman killed herself, so her children really begged Loreen not to use the part with their mom in the performance. It was a lot about this in the Swedish media… Read more »

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

I am tired of these talks … Loreen is not all Sweden – She is Iconic but Statement was too much i guess … Sweden has many talented artists and Sweden dont need to win or be in Top 10 every single year, then Its boring …

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

Problem is everybody think Loreen is the only artist we have these days and that we treat her like some godess or that we should. But she is not. She is not even a big star. Household name yes. But big?
Statements was good as a song but the performance was to much and she tried to hard. That is the common sensus here about Statements

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

I really wonder how come she didn’t become so loved in Sweden
She did bring you guys one of the greatest victories with Euphoria and so I would expect her career to explode
What happened throughout the years with her?

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

It is not that she is not liked or loved, she is just not relevant to most Swedes. Like I said she is known and most people would know about her but she is not some diva or the biggest pop star around. She won ESC yes, but that does not mean we owe her anything. What happened is that she decided herself what kind of career she wants. Here she is known as “Loreen”, the eccentric reclusive artist who pops up every six months or so with a new project and then disappears again. And it’s not only songs.… Read more »

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

That’s actually pretty sad in my opinion
Maybe it’s just me, but I have a lot of respect and love to the ESC winners, a bit like Hunger Games victors xD

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

It’s not sad, she just has integrity enough not to chase celebrity.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Did you know that Euphoria was one of the most played songs in the WORLD in 2012??? So what do you mean with ”no big star”???

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

Euphoria was 10 years ago. It is not exactly relevant now. She was big then. Not now..

FatherTed
FatherTed
1 month ago

I would love to be there and be one of those artists, so envious. I couldn’t last a day with those amazing artists though.

Melissa j
Melissa j
2 months ago

So hype for Axel, Mariette and JON HENRIK!!! Quite an unexpected lineup this year

microfibertowel
microfibertowel
2 months ago

so I guess Loreen may win it. 4th heat, Swedish team, bonus being Loreen herself.

Aron
Aron
1 month ago

I think Loreen will flop. She has become too artsy for Mello, swedes don’t like that. Well they like it to a mild degree but not when it becomes too much.

DonutLover
DonutLover
1 month ago
Reply to  Aron

Well most people thought that way about PZE that majority won’t get what Konstrakta is offering. Maybe this time, people will appriciate Loreen’s artistic vision but let’s wait for the song

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  DonutLover

I’m also gonna wait till songs are out to make my judgement on melfest. Funny how people kept saying how melfest is bad year after year but right now they’re all hyped about it. We’ll see if the hype remains high once the songs are out.

Filip
Filip
2 months ago

Cazzi Opeia have written Loreens song?! Intresting

Åsa S
Åsa S
1 month ago
Reply to  Filip

Yes, another interesting fact, is that Cazzi Opeia was also one of the songwriters who wrote the song “Wonderland” that won American Song Contest 2022. On 2nd place came “Feel the Love”, that was co-written by Jimmy Jansson, who is also one of the songwriters of Loreen’s song Tattoo.

Åsa S
Åsa S
2 months ago

So, which heat has produced the most winners? 2022: 1st, 6th song “Hold Me Closer” Cornelia Jakobs 2021: 4th, 7th song” “Voices” Tusse 2020: 1st, 1st song “Move” The Mamas 2019: 4st, 7th song “Too Late For Love” John Lundvik 2018: 1st, 7th song “Dance You Off” Benjamin Ingrosso 2017: 3rd, 1st song “I Can’t Go On” Robin Bengtsson 2016: 4th, 5th song “If I Were Sorry” Frans 2015: 4th, 7th song “Heroes” Måns Zelmerlöw 2014: 2nd, 6th song “Undo” Sanna Nielsen 2013: 4th, 3rd song “You” Robin Stjernberg 2012: 1st, 7th song “Euphoria” Loreen 2011: 3rd, 8th song “Popuar”… Read more »

Åsa S
Åsa S
2 months ago
Reply to  Åsa S

*”Popular”
Wish there was an edit button so one could correct mistakes.

Max
Max
2 months ago
Reply to  Åsa S

Tusse came from the 3rd heat – Hanna Ferm closed the 4th

Åsa S
Åsa S
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

Thanks for the correction about Tusse in 2021, Max. (Hanna Ferm closed in 2020, Eric Saade closed in 2021). 2022: 1st, 6th song “Hold Me Closer” Cornelia Jakobs 2021: 3rd, 7th song” “Voices” Tusse 2020: 1st, 1st song “Move” The Mamas 2019: 4st, 7th song “Too Late For Love” John Lundvik 2018: 1st, 7th song “Dance You Off” Benjamin Ingrosso 2017: 3rd, 1st song “I Can’t Go On” Robin Bengtsson 2016: 4th, 5th song “If I Were Sorry” Frans 2015: 4th, 7th song “Heroes” Måns Zelmerlöw 2014: 2nd, 6th song “Undo” Sanna Nielsen 2013: 4th, 3rd song “You” Robin Stjernberg… Read more »

Mariah
Mariah
2 months ago

It’s so great to see Loreen back at Melo. The queen is back.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I didn’t think Loreen would be the last song of the last heat, because they did that in 2017… but close enough.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh wait, alphabetical, right.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Alphabetical by song. Took me forever to figure that out

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

She’s definitely in the last heat, though, so she still could be last. Carola and Charlotte got last on their first return as Eurovision winners, like Loreen in 2017, but not on their second.

vamoss
vamoss
2 months ago

Out of the 2824 songs received, i refuse to believe that 6 out of the 28 chosen entries are written by the same guy. Do other song writers exist? Because here we clearly have a case of the same people over and over again but the fandom is silent, in other cases they are the first to trashtalk songwriters and directors

Melissa j
Melissa j
2 months ago
Reply to  vamoss

You weren’t there for the years where it was common for whole semi finals to have songs written by Thomas G:Son.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  vamoss

Yes. It looks strange. But remember it’s not 2824 unique composers. Also the producers chooses half of the field. They can pick an artist and put in a song that was never in the selection process.

Some of these composers just sends a lot of songs to competitions (in Sweden, elsewhere ).

Also they’ve already tried reducing the most common songwriters, but then the new composers makes less good music and what happens is you just find new composers that will top the list of most used composers

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 month ago
Reply to  vamoss

Sometimes I think all songs are made by the same guys from the in-crowd and when it comes to announce the progress of the process they just throw out a random number

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Wow. Semi 4 has 3 songs from Jimmy Joker and 3 songs from jimmy janson. Out of 7 songs! Has Sweden’s pool of songwriters gotten so small that 85% of 1 semi features the same 2 people?! And then the Swedish fans wonder why some euro fans have become dubious about Melfest and feel so many of their entries are expected or sounds generic. It’s like a factory. What happened to Frederik Kemp—-did he just stopped submitting songs? I’m surprised Anders Bagge didn’t submit a song as a songwriter. Is Clara Klingestrom also done with Melfest? She was a breath… Read more »

Åsa S
Åsa S
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Clara Klingenström’s song was co-written by Bobby Ljunggren who was written 55 Melodifestivalen entries, and David Lindgren Zacharias who has written 8 Melodifestivalen entries (2 this year)

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

Have you never thought that Sweden has a lot of songwriters OUTSIDE of Melfest? I am Swedish and we have A LOT of songwriters but everyone dont have to compete in Melfest If they dont want to. And Clara have said that she will compete again when she find a good song

Safiya
Safiya
2 months ago

Deban is furious

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

Why would you think that? Was there an artist he wanted that didn’t show up in the lineup?

Åsa S
Åsa S
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

He didn’t want Loreen. (Video: “Loreen at Melodifestivalen 2023? (REACTION)” “

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Åsa S

I didn’t watch that video so I didn’t know

PuppetOnAString
2 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

Is that anything new? They past time when I watched Wiwibloggs videos he was always very negative for no reason lol

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago

Bc of the age i guess … He doesnt like Swedish song but looove Georgia 2017, Greece 2017, Montenegro 2017, or Cyprus 2013 – I am sorry but Its sad to love those songs over Swedish songs (from Melo) or from ESC

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago

From songwriters as well as producers to even singers too, this lineup feels like a half empty bag of chips where you’ll find broken ones and crumbs from the bottom with just few good ones being left to eat.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeah

And Estonia will follow on the second of December.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Yeah

Is that a fat joke?

Question Mark
Question Mark
2 months ago

Where is Darin???

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Question Mark

I don’t know who that is, but likely didn’t make the cut or applied. It happens.

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

He is huge for Melo anymore … He been there in 2010

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 months ago

And the most basic and generic one is going to win.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Have you forgot Cornelia???

romaric
romaric
2 months ago

Loreen (OMGGG i’m so happy for her comeback !), Wictoria, John Henrik Fjallgren, Theoz, Mariette, Tennessee Tears, Smash Into Pieces (i love rock, metal, rock punk, pop rock) or also Victor Crone it’s crazy guys !!

This is a big competition I think; Melodifestivalen 2023, let’s go !!!!

XOOOD
XOOOD
2 months ago

call me trash pop consumer but Jimmy Joker’s entries are to die for! I rather listen to something upbeat than a lousy boring ballad.

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago

I would like to remind everyone that this isn’t the running order, the songs are just in alpabetical order for each Deltävling.

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago

Deltävling 1 qualifiers: Victor Crone – Diamonds Rejhan – Haunted Tone Sekelius – Rhythm of My Show Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – Where You Are (Sávezan) One act being possibly knocked out by Eva & Ewa Deltävling 2 qualifiers: Wiktoria – All My Life (Where Have You Been) Maria Sur – Never Give Up Tennessee Tears – Now I Know Panetoz – On My Way One (most likely Maria) being knocked out by THEOZ or Eden Deltävling 3 qualifiers: Marcus & Martinus – Air Melanie Wehbe – For the Show Paul Rey – Royals Laurell –… Read more »

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Yeah

I think 1 heat is really tuff – maybe Elov and Beny could surprise too

Heat 2 – Theoz will not be knocked out! He has got a support – The fight for 4 spot will be between Ukrainian girl and Duo

I think Heat 3 – Agree with Paul and twins but i feel like there are 2 options – 1, Nordman and Casanovas to fill top 4 or they will cancel each other and Laurel/Melanie could go through – interesting heat as well

Heat 4 – i think actually twins and Axel will make it futher …

Yeah
Yeah
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomas

As usual none of these Deltävlings are though, since the producers make it sure there’s not too many good songs at once. Some artists like THEOZ got advance this year because the voting crashed, so he might be out. Maria has her backstory that might gain votes also. Nordman and Casanovas are fighting for the same voting groups top votes, and if they’re both fighting for the spots 3rd and 4th, they might cancel each other out to even lower and not qualify. In Deltävling 4 there seems to be pretty clear people going forward in my view, but we’ll… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

The fact that only a handful of songwriters seem to be behind this year’s entries is problematic for a number of reasons. Nevertheless we can’t know anything for sure until we hear the songs. Loreen being back is really promising and alongside Jon Henrik, they have the two songs I am looking forward to listening the most!

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Victor Crone, Wiktoria, Jon Henrik, Paul Rey, Axel Schylstrom, Eva & Ewa, and Loreen are all artists whose previous songs I have ranked very high, with most of their entries still being on my yearly NF playlists (Victor and Loreen also with their ESC songs). So, needless to say, I am very hyped for this year’s MF. Perhaps it’s even the most hype I had for it in years. However, I do agree that most of the entries having 4-7 of the same authors is problematic for reasons of diversity and monopolyzation of the selection. While I do think that… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Victor Crone’s songs have always ranked high on my tops as they are really pleasant and upbeat. However they are unfortunately a bit mainstream and that’s a problem I come across really often in Melfest (hence it’s probably one of the NFs that I follow the least out of the strong ones). However, the fact tht Cornelia won last year with a song that successfully combines mainstream and alternative elements gives me hope that Sweden can see that they have to also go a bit off the beaten path to engage viewers. They are the best when it comes to… Read more »

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Some of my favorite ESC entries are mainstream, including Victor’s (my 4th from 2019). I can, under the right circumstances, totally fall in love with a mainstream song. I mean, even Eurovision winners are within mainstream. It’s neither good or bad on its own. The bad aspect, for me, is when the number of mainstream songs per selection outnumbers other genres and styles. That’s when people feel the fatigue, and even the better entries can get lost. Melfest indeed does that a lot. I hope that Cornelia’s much deserving win helps mid-tempo and low-tempo songs be incorporated more. With a… Read more »

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin
  • Some*** Eurovision winners. That’s what I wanted to write. I really want the edit button back. 🙁
Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

A moron was using it to get around the moderation system, so it had to go. Sad.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

PS. Also, this aspect: When mainstream songs are good, they can, for me, be as good as indie or genre counterparts. However, when mainstream songs are bad, they tend to be bad in a way that’s tedious and feels like they could be taken out of the line-up with nothing lost. At least when genre songs are bad, they most often can still feel somewhat creative.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes I feel the exact same way! That’s why some mediocre (but not bad) mainstream songs may feel worse than a bad song of an alternative genre. And some songs that are mainstream can also be ranked high because they are good at what they do. But I do crave diversity at ESC. Anyways, really looking forward to listening to this year’s Melfest’s songs!

James
James
2 months ago

Seems like Jimmy Joker’s been busy all year writing and submitting entries he wrote/co-wrote.

There is truly no rest for the wicked.

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago

6 songs – Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt 5 songs – Anderz Wrethov 5 songs – Jimmy Jansson 5 songs – Joy Deb 4 songs – Linnea Deb 4 songs – Thomas G:son 2 songs – Andreas ”Giri” Lindbergh 2 songs – Axel Schylström 2 songs – David Lindgren Zacharias 2 songs – Dino Medanhodzic 2 songs – Laurell Barker 2 songs – Melanie Wehbe 2 songs – Peter Boström 2 songs – Thomas Stengaard 1 song – Albin Johnsén 1 song – Andreas Stone Johansson 1 song – Jon Henrik Fjällgren 1 song – Julie Aagaard 1 song – Mattias Andréasson… Read more »

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeah

Having one or two songs isn’t an issue, but these top 6 names with 4 songs or over are giving us an overload for a single selection. No matter how talented they are, this is too much!

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

One to two songs for a year doesn’t seem much, but when it happens almost every year it shows how small the circle really is.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeah

I see that re-appearing each year shows the limited pool range. I have to be the devil’s advocate here and say that not every established songwriter or performer has the same burning desire to be featured at ESC at all, so I fully understand the re-entering of ones who do. And most of them are talented enough to cross the bar of entrance. Even if for some of them, taking a year off might be beneficial. But being your own competition x6 is where the line should definitely be drawn by the broadcaster. 😉

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I do understand a lot of artists, songwriters & producers don’t want their name associated with Eurovision, but we’re here talking about a country with 10+ million people that receives around 2,5k entries every year, and somehow out of 28 competing entries we seem to have people who’ve been part around 1/4 to entries competing.

I’m not saying the songs are bad, I do enjoy mainstream music, but when opportunities are handed to a small group of people it all kinda starts to eat the variety and diversity away.

It’s Jimmy’s song against Jimmy’s song type of situation.

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

INFO: Melodifestivalen entries received each year (28 acts competing):

2015 -> 2,177 entries
2016 -> 2,450 entries
2017 -> 2,478 entries
2018 -> 2,771 entries
2019 -> 2,295 entries
2020 -> 2,545 entries
2021 -> 2,747 entries
2022 -> 2,530 entries
2023 -> 2,824 entries

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Both you and Yeah do make a point. Perhaps a set of fresh eyes in the selection jury is needed, even if most of the repeated artists are good in what they do. Having more newcomers might do well too.

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I mainly wonder that if the 2,8k entries were listened anonymously, and then SVT invited half of the acts, how some people get in with multiple songs each year. A public broadcaster which gets reasonable amount of tax payers money should be known for being honest to the public.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeah

But not every songwriter wants to take part in Melodifestivalen. A majority of songwriters here do not want anything to do with it, they believe it compromise their artistry. SVT wants nothing more than to have new blood but they can not get it so they have to choose from what they got. Like for ages now they have wanted writers like Laleh, Agnes, Salem Al Fakir and they have pursued them but there was no interest so they simply gave up on them

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

no, that is a secret. But Melodifestivalen is still seen as something undesirable among major songwriters here.It is to common for most of them and they want to stay creative. Back in the days, around 2010-2011 SVT was keen on wanting Robyn there after her “Dancing on My Own” sucees but she simply laughed it of. And that is the major issue to this day.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

I would not call it mediocrity. There are talented performers in there. And it is probably the biggest selection show since it is like ESC. But it is not only a selection show. The final is yes but it is more than a selection show.

Yeah
Yeah
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

SVT still hasn’t done more to make sure other songwriters, producers or singers would be willing to take part. And with so many songs having the usual writers they make this more inclusive to a small group of people.

Everything is going well now, but what if these people who are in such a big role in many songs decide not to participate anymore? Then there’s a big problem to deal with.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Yeah

Well they can’t exactly force anybody to take part , can they?
And they are trying to acknowledge others. They have a songwriting camp aimed at mostly new talent who wants to take part in Mello. But it looks like it is not going to well with it. Surprisingly since that is how Cornelia won..

Yeah
Yeah
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

All SVT can do is to ask what would make other songwriters and producers interested in taking part and of course it’s up to labels to search for new talent too.

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

Let the “ hyping Mariette and Loreen only to make it to andra chansen and come 10th in the grand final” season begin!!!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Shade lol

Jack
Jack
2 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Their past participations speak themselves, no need to shade them facts are facts

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

I never disagreed with that

Catriona
Catriona
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

Mariette has gone DTF with every single entry.

Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Catriona

Same Wiktoria and JHF

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Catriona

And she never went even close to win lol

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Catriona

Yes and ”Shout It Out” (her worst song so far) was only qualified because of her name. Her singing voice was not good then.

raw
raw
2 months ago

Let’s listen to Loreen’s song first, she’s not coming to perform “Euphoria” again 🙂

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  raw

I think I’m in the minority that prefer Statements much more haha

jot
jot
2 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Don’t remind me of that. I’m getting furious again when I have to think about this masterpiece getting robbed 😀

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  raw

That’s what the public expected the last time. When she came with a VERY different sound with “Statements”, they were not ready.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

Very stacked as usual. and very interesting mix..
Looks like the new boss Karin Gunnarsson wants to mix mainstream with unknown acts and continue like last year. I am all for it, it made MF more exciting to watch..
That said I am not sold on Mariette. Again. 6th time with the exactly same song. Unfortunately women in MF seem to be cursed and only be MF artists, with no career outside it. I can only hope Cornelia will manage to move on from MF,,

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

I agree, literally all of the songs has been written by the same people – and apparently Sweden received close to 3000 songs…Unbelieveable.

Euros
Euros
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It helps to have good connections to broadcaster and producers team. Cannot believe they always choose the same songwriters and composers by luck.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago

Axel and Mariette are back as well! I’m very excited about those two and excited about Loreen : )

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

I don’t know what to feel about this. I’m glad icon Loreen is back but we did her so dirty last time. Let’s hope she’s not eliminated by a child again lol. Marcus and Martinus have been here for a while so I’m not shocked they are here. Mariette I’m not so happy about. Her songs get worse and worse every year so my expectations are below hell at this point. I love Paul Rey and think he might make it to DTF this time. LIAMOO as a song writer is gonna be interesting. Less songs in Swedish but hopefully… Read more »

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Only Loreen and Rejhan interest me based of the artist and song title.

Matthew
Matthew
2 months ago

I am sick of these people keep coming back the Ebu should bring a new ruling you’re only allowed to sing once at Eurovision why do they give other chance but we all the history of returning it’s not good I put my money on it she will fail

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

Don’t worry lol. If I know my people right Loreen won’t win

Leo
Leo
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

I often have mixed feelings about this – which has occurred every year since2005. There can be some gems from nations with small pools (Bulgaria, Moldova, San Marino) and from artists with a large reach (Russia’s chief asset with Dima and Sergei) but also some less good or some judged against their superior work if they return too soon from nations with larger talent pools (Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Norway)

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

Early years of the ESC had seen Corry Brokken, Lys Assia and Domenico Modugno returning for a second and third time. Who gets to perform in the contest is up to the broadcasters taking part and the EBU is usually hands off with that.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

If you want to ban performers from returning, you should also ban songwriters. Also instruments, if Lithuania used a saxophone one year, they can never use it again. Same with strings, piano.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

What a stupid comment. I don’t know if this is calling Sweden out specifically or all countries in Eurovision, But like I said in Comments before, Lots of countries have reoccurring artists in their national finals, not just Sweden yet they always get the heat for it. Do I hear people complaining about Estonia reusing artists (Which is understandable considering they have a small population), or Italy bringing back certain names year after year? If you are referring to artists that return to Eurovision, some of our winners won on their second or third attempt.

Colono
Colono
2 months ago

I love tattoos and I love Loreen! My absolute winner no matter what the song, what the other countries will send.. lol

Jokes a side, I still believe that if she would compete in 2017 she would win again. Statements was a one piece of art work.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago
Reply to  Colono

We will never know. I liked Statements but I think public would have felt lost with this song. Plus I don’t think she would have beaten Salvador Sobral. Something really special happened with him back in May 2017 and all Europe felt it. He wasn’t my winner though.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

A heart attack or something, right?