One of the biggest events in the Eurovision calendar returns. Tonight in Gothenburg, Melodifestivalen 2023 kicked off as seven acts competed for a spot in the grand final and a chance to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods won the heat, securing a spot in the final. Tone Sekelius placed runner-up, also going through to the final.
Eurovision 2019 star Victor Crone will sing again at the second chance semi-final round, as will fan favourites Elov & Beny. Rejhan, Eva & Ewa, and The Mamas star Loulou Lamotte were eliminated.
Melodifestivalen 2023 heat 1 results and qualifiers
Seven acts competed in Melodifestivalen 2023 heat 1.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Art North and Adam Woods won the first round of voting. They’re through direct to the Mello grand final.
Tone Sekelius won the second round of voting, going direct to final. Victor Crone and Elov & Beny secured a spot in the second chance semi-final.
?? Jon Henrik, Arc North feat. Adam Woods have won #Melodifestivalen heat 1 in Gothenburg! The rest of tonight's acts will go through another round of voting.— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) February 4, 2023
Voting round one
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods — “Where You Are (Sávežan)”
Voting round two
- Tone Sekelius — “Rhythm Of My Show” — 94 points (Finalist)
- Victor Crone — “Diamonds” — 80 points (Semi-finalist)
- Elov & Beny — “Raggen går” — 43 points (Semi-finalist)
- Rejhan — “Haunted” — 32 points (Eliminated)
- Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos — “Länge leve livet” — 32 points (Eliminated)
- Loulou Lamotte — “Inga sorger” — 31 points (Eliminated)
How do I watch Melodifestivalen 2023?
You can watch Melodifestivalen online via SVT Play. The next heat airs on Saturday 11 February at 20:00 CET (GMT + 1).
Did the right act win? Will Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods win the Mello grand final? Let us know in the comments below.