It’s week 4 of Melodifestivalen 2023 in Sweden and Saturday evening will present us with the last seven songs of the competition in heat 4.

The 30 seconds rehearsal snippets are out for watching now, which means it’s time for one thing: To name your favourite.

Click on the artist’s song title below to see their snippet. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many artists as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to tick the box next to each act you want to support.

Then let us know who you voted for — and why — in the comments box below.

Melodifestivalen 2023 heat 4

  1. Kiana – “Where Did You Go”
    Songwriters:
    Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

  2. Signe & Hjördis – “Edelweiss”
    Songwriters:
    Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy Jansson, Myra Granberg

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

  4. Mariette – “One Day”
    Songwriters:
    Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G:son, Mariette

  5. Emil Henrohn – “Mera mera mera”
    Songwriters:
    Emil Henrohn, Jakob Redtzer, Ji Nilsson, Marlene Strand

  6. Axel Schylström – “Gorgeous”
    Songwriters:
    Axel Schylström, Herman Gardarfve, Jonas Thander, Malin Halvardsson

  7. Loreen – “Tattoo”
    Songwriters:
    Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Loreen, Moa ”Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son

Who should win Melodifestivalen 2023 Heat 4?

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Benjamin
Benjamin
1 year ago

I know Loreen’s song might be better than other Melfest entries but personally, I wasnt so impressed with the song “Tattoo” and singing between two LED ceilings didn’t impress me.

The song is not energetic or emotional for But I respect for any other opinion 🙂

Bandido
Bandido
1 year ago

When heard Euphoria for the first time, felt my limbs got sore, that was about to fell of the chair. Don’t feel that with ‘Tattoo’ and can’t helped to think it’s trying to be Euphoria 2? M&M song made me feel more powerful at this time.

Loukas
Loukas
1 year ago
Reply to  Bandido

I agree. I didn’t like “Tattoo” song; it is not a song that I want to listen again.

Maddie
Maddie
1 year ago

Smash into Pieces is my favourite song. I love rock. Loreen is good but not impressive.

Man
Man
1 year ago

We have a winner in ESC.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Man

I don’t think so and I am sure I am not the only one who finds Loreen’s song not impressive, a bit generic.

it is not correct to compare it with Euphoria because it was more energetic song. This song is a bit depressive and it is not a song that I should listen more.

Go_A Stan
Go_A Stan
1 year ago

I’m really happy with Edelweiss. It’s been a while since we’ve had good folk in Mello. Signe & Hjördis is such an iconic name.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago
Reply to  Go_A Stan

I don’t agree with the name Hjördis. I think of old ladies. It’s a super ugly name according to me

Nicholas
Nicholas
1 year ago

I also watched the snippet from rehearsal but to be honest, I wasnt impressed with the “Tattoo” song. The song is really generic; 5 or 6 songwriters came together and wrote this generic song??

lex
lex
1 year ago

i’ve been a fan of smash into pieces for awhile and would love to see them in eurovision, but loreen will win regardless, just because of how beloved she is.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago
Reply to  lex

Stupid comment. Loreen is not appreciated in Sweden. It will be complicated for her to win and if she does, then she will deserve.

Johannes
Johannes
1 year ago

Why? Was Loreen less known by the public? Or even the public wanted another entrant to win Melodifestivalen?

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Juries have half the power, though, assuming she gets to the final. Juries of Eurovision fans.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

Well she is apreciated by the Mello fans!

robind
robind
1 year ago

It’s Smash Into Pieces for me. It would be amazing to have them on Eurovision stage

Tony
Tony
1 year ago
Reply to  robind

Agree; their song is really good. People overhype Loreen’s entry because of the singer; not because of the song.

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago

It’s sad to see how devisive Loreen has become in the fando from reading comments the last few days. Euphoria was one of the greatest winning songs/ moments of modern eurovision, where we were so united by joy. And I’d like to think she shares the same values that many of our fandom do, especially of those who idealise tolerance and human rights. I don’t remember many of the represents Baku, speaking out like she did.

She is a eurovision icon wether you like her music or not.

Roger
Roger
1 year ago
Reply to  Kalla

You are right but That doesnt mean that every song sang by herself has to be liked or overhyped because it was sang by a previous ESC winner.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Kalla

That is Wiwi for you! It is not Loreen herself but the country she represent that is the problem!
But if you think it is recent you shold have been here in 2012. People would say only do well cause it is Sweden back then too..

Tom22
Tom22
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

So what is the (your) problem with the country? That we do well? Do you have the same problem with Ireland or the Netherlands? Don’t think so. Sweden is known to have great music writers for big artists. Just stop this negativity. It is getting so old.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom22

Eh think you read wrong. I am Swedish. I do not have any problems. All I said was people have an isssue with the country. Which unfortunately has been an issue on here since Wiwi started in 2010. People just are negative about anything Swedish

Tom22
Tom22
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

I sure did. Thanks for clarifying 🙂

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

I don’t think that people are just negative about anything from Sweden. Sweden’s song last year was really good and unique 🙂 But for this year, I find Loreen’s song a bit generic; not so impressed with the song. That’s all 🙂

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

Unfortunately Sweden is a punchbag on here. Saying you like something from Sweden is a no no. Even last year Cornelia got slagged The usual stuff about only doing well cause it¨s Sweden, typical generic stuff that would do no well had any other country sent it..

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Kalla

This has more to do with Sweden/Melfest thing than Loreen imo. Fandom sadly goes from this is best or the worst. Winner or NQ. Never in between for whatever reason.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

It’s my personal opinion ? but Sweden’s entry last year (“Hold Me Closer”) was 10 times better than Loreen’s song “Tattoo”. It was more unique, not generic and different from Sweden’s previous ESC entries.

I couldn’t get the hype around “Tattoo” song. It’s a nice song with interesting staging (for me a bit depressive) but It’s not a song that I want to listen again.

Cornelia Jakobs could bring something new from Sweden which can be inspiring but this year, we see generic songs from same composers and writers.

Bibs
Bibs
1 year ago

Melodifestivalen is very weak last two years. This year there is no good choice.

fever
fever
1 year ago

Wow, the stagings of these songs are INCREDIBLE!

fever
fever
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

My guess is:
Loreen direct win; Smash into Pieces direct to the final; Mariette will secure a second chance.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago

It is not just about this song but in general, why do they need so many people to ‘write’ a song? ‘Songwriters’ IS about just the lyrics or the music as well?

Tom22
Tom22
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Maybe it take more than one to create a masterpiece.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago

The song IS nice but for me the beginning IS the winner takes It all + Halo.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Exactly and that’s why it’s so good ?

Tomm
Tomm
1 year ago

Why they put 7 great songs in one Heat? Are they crazy? Karin girl needs to go … like all songs are better than Maria Sur, Victor Crone or Theoz …

The fight might be between Loreen/Jon Henrik/Norwegian Twins

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  Tomm

I’m happy about, I’ll watch it live tomorrow

Tomm
Tomm
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil

My point was that Heat 2 and 1 were Easy and SVT wants some artists in the final and some not. Heat should’ve been randomly chosen …

Tomm
Tomm
1 year ago
Reply to  Tomm

Heats*

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

From a Swedish perspective Loreen is seen as not easy to digest We liked Euphoria the song, not Loreen the artist. Loreen herself among the common people is not easy to digest and difficult to understand. That is why the twins could get more votes becasue they are easier.
I do think she will get to final but I would not be surprised if she gets the second place or even through semi final. It all depends on how “easy” we get her performance. The pictures from rehearsals I do not know how much they will help her.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

But I do like it and think she will qualify easily. I just like to overthink things:)

Tomm
Tomm
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

Twins have good song too 🙂

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

All my Swedish friends are uber excited for loreen! And not so keen on the twins winning as they are Norwegian.

Milla
Milla
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

And therfore I believe Marcus and Martinus is the biggest threat. But Air is awesome, so personally I don’t mind too much if they win. It would probobly lower our chances at Eurovision though. I’m pretty torn about Tattoo as a song.. The song is important.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

Question though would Swedes really let Norwegians represent?
But yes they are a threat. I do think it is between them and her Loreen has the disadvantage of being a former winner, the staging this year is not difficult to get Like the movie “Dune”.But then again it¨s Loreen, who is “svår”
But the odds really are to high in her favour to lose. So i do think she could. But I am less certain about that than I was about Cornelia winning last year..

Milla
Milla
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

I think it won’t be an issue if they are Norweigan. They are so likeable and charming imo and swedes are quite familiar with them . It’s going to be very interesting to see which song will have most success when they are released. And omg.. the international juries.. what will they vote for? But now I’m talking like Loreen is already in the final..

Josephine
Josephine
1 year ago

I love her!

Olivia
Olivia
1 year ago

Must say the short of Loreen made me very excited to see what’s next 🙂
Say what you want about her but from the little of what I saw I think it is innovative and the song sounds great!

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Olivia

The song is generic; might be better than other Melfest entries but didn’t impress me.

Moonstar
Moonstar
1 year ago

The verses in Loreen’s song remind me of “I’ll stand by you” by Roxette.

Vendela
Vendela
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

You need to go the doctor…

Tom22
Tom22
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

Are you high?

Edu
Edu
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

This is not a Roxette song.
?

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

The song is generic and I also thought that the song reminds another song. But no one cares about this if it was sent from Sweden

Moonstar
Moonstar
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

Did you guys listen to the 1 minute snippet? Can you actually read English? I write something and you interpret it differently… I don’t understand this strange behaviour!

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

Just ignore them. If it reminds you of something else, but not them, that’s fine.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Remember the hype surround Loreen and Statements back in 2017 and she didn’t even make the final? Just putting this little reminder out there before everyone gets too carried away.

Mello23
Mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

yeah…yawning about you comment. Her snippet got me really excited!

Moonstar
Moonstar
1 year ago
Reply to  Mello23

Maybe it’s because you’re in heat or Loreen’s new lips turn you on?!

mello23
mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Moonstar

Could be, or you not knowing anything about music 😉

Sam
Sam
1 year ago
Reply to  Mello23

Oh me too but so did Statements and look how that turned out…

Erik
Erik
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Remember: It was DUELS on that time. She would have qualified If it wasnt for that

Sam
Sam
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

still wasn’t direkt till final like everyone was predicting

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

This is a much easier staging though. She will make it through.
Even the prewiews back then said Statements was to difficult to make it

Fierce Queen
Fierce Queen
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

it was a different type of song though. A bit political and Swedish don’t like talk for politics

Sam
Sam
1 year ago
Reply to  Fierce Queen

Or maybe the Swedes don’t like a returning ESC winner?

Erik
Erik
1 year ago
Reply to  Fierce Queen

For “Statement” the press focused a lot about the usage of “the woman with the handbag” a very famous photo of a woman hitting a nazi with a handbag. The perspective was from the woman Danuta Danielsson, who did not want to be used politically. And had her life tragically turned after the photo, resulting in her early death. Her son did not like that Loreen used this in her choreography.
The song was not too much pop either.

I liked it, but the Swedish public were not as convinced.

Pulkin
Pulkin
1 year ago

Hypocrite eurofans jerking on dated generic song by cliche authors who copyied mika newton song

Fierce Queen
Fierce Queen
1 year ago
Reply to  Pulkin

are you ok hun?

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  Pulkin

Yes, as Fierce queen asked, are you really ok?

Honeybooboo
Honeybooboo
1 year ago

Tattoo is overrated simply because its Loreen. It’s reminding me too much of the melody to ABBA’s ‘The Winner Takes It All’.

mello23
mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Honeybooboo

I don’t hear that at all.
Abba has been in my life since I was 5 and I would catch that in a second. But no.
You can call it overrated. I think she/they did again.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago
Reply to  mello23

The beginning IS definitely The winner takes It all.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  mello23

I love Loreen and her songs, this one is so good but I do hear the winner takes it all, in a good way. ABBA has been in my life since I was in the tummy ?

Watermelon
Watermelon
1 year ago
Reply to  Honeybooboo

Yessss. It is the winner takes it all…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Loreen’s winning this heat and winning this selection. She’ll be in contention for the top five in May, too.
We can talk about it more but there’s not much of a genuine challenge anywhere across these four heats.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago

Tattoo is a winner. Period. Welcome back Loreen.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

Best SF by far… which is bad because some good acts might miss the final.

I think Six Feet Under and Loreen should go to the final. Mariette and Kiana to the semifinal.

It might be a silly thing but I’m glad to see Mariette and Loreen together. First time I listened to “Don’t Stop Believing” I was really impressed and I though she could win like Loreen. Both were also very misterious to me. So it’s kind of recomforting for my past self seeing both two coincide in the same heat 8 years after.

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
1 year ago

Breaking : Sweden is now the first place in Eurovision 2023 odds , followed by Ukraine’s TVORCHI and Norway’s Alessandra

RxLou
RxLou
1 year ago

They really lost their minds…

Mello23
Mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  RxLou

interested to know who is your favorite?

Roro31
Roro31
1 year ago

Finland thirh now ^^ !

Me Me
Me Me
1 year ago

OMG if people are going to vote for Ukraine again out of pity, just cancel Eurovision now.

Yush
Yush
1 year ago
Reply to  Me Me

I feel you. That’s the reason why Chanel didn’t win last year

Mello23
Mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Yush

Chanel great, but a few ahead of her.

Roger
Roger
1 year ago
Reply to  Me Me

If people are going to vote again for Sweden’s generic song due to its singer, just cancel Eurovision and change the format for “How-to-Overhype-Sweden’s entries” Song Contest.

Fierce Queen
Fierce Queen
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger

I think is a song contest. Which means is a the whole package. And Loreen is a unique vocalist. Are you saying that she is not a good performer?

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  Fierce Queen

Roger isn’t feeling well ?

Roger
Roger
1 year ago
Reply to  Fierce Queen

I have no words for vocals but the song is not impressive.

Man
Man
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger

Like Chanel last year

Fierce Queen
Fierce Queen
1 year ago
Reply to  Me Me

they will but their song is not near good as the last year. I liked TVochi previous Entry in National Final. Stefania has local elements and sound and it was a song about a mother. This one is forgetable

Har Hovhannisyan
Har Hovhannisyan
1 year ago

Finland now is in the third position then Norway

Moonstar
Moonstar
1 year ago

LOL

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

And we all know Ukraine isn’t in top two because of the song ?

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago

I didn’t get everyone’s hyped with Loreen (don’t get me wrong, I love her and I expected her to be the best contestant in this year’s Mello, which is showing she is) until I saw the staging and O M G!!!
I was expecting something dark, but it was bright (which is a hit for me). As for the song, the little available is okay (I cringed with the “you tattoo” part, though), but the staging and her voice elevate it.
Sorry if I haven’t made any sense lately, though, I’ve been through a lot this month 🙁

Lindsay
Lindsay
1 year ago

For how many years would the fans continue overhyping Sweden’s generic songs at Eurovision?

Tanya
Tanya
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindsay

Generic? The rest of the bunch is really “quality” ??

Tanya
Tanya
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindsay

I guess until the start producing bad ones.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago

For the first time in a veeeery long time Ukraine is not 1st in the odds. Thank you Loreen.

RxLou
RxLou
1 year ago

Y’all are really do be poo*in’ your pants just because it’s loreen. No matter that the song is generic dump

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago
Reply to  RxLou

I just thanked Loreen for passing ahead of Ukraine in the odds. I would have said the same thing for anyone else. Now calm down, drink a tea and go to sleep.

Annie78
Annie78
1 year ago

Well said 🙂

Tomm
Tomm
1 year ago

Wait – Maria Sur is coming :DDD hahaha

Milla
Milla
1 year ago

Omg.. as a swede I actually feel a bit worried right now.. The odds are insane and I feel Loreen isn’t a secure winner at all. The staging is amazing, no doubt. But still there is Marcus and Martinus and perhaps Maria Sur in the mix. In the end it’s a song contest. I can’t help that I still love Air. I really really can’t wait to hear the rest of Loreens song. Because I want to love the song as much as the staging.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

If it looks like Loreen isn’t gonna win, Karin will just pull the handbrake and make the app ‘crash’. No worries.

Milla
Milla
1 year ago

😀

Tanya
Tanya
1 year ago

Please not Karin…not anywhere near the same quality.

Tanya
Tanya
1 year ago

I hope not. Karins song is pretty generic, Marcus and Martinus or Loreen for the win!

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

I would not mind The twins though because they have a great song too..

Tomm
Tomm
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

All of them are great … Heats are not properly divided …

RxLou
RxLou
1 year ago

Sweden doing swedish things trying to save a mid songs with pompous staging as always.
Sorry not sorry, “Tattoo” is mid asf and everybody is hyped up only because it’s Loreen.. zero regrets in stating this…
I don’t understand the need of these former winners coming back like, y’all got your chances. Let it be by now.

Siminski
Siminski
1 year ago
Reply to  RxLou

The fact that you seem to come back to this article to state again and again that you don’t like it is telling hun

Tanya
Tanya
1 year ago
Reply to  RxLou

Yeah…like it has never been done before…always the Sweden haters. getting old.

Christian
Christian
1 year ago
Reply to  RxLou

I also find the song a bit overhyped; I both listened the snippet and watch the 1 min rehearsal video.

Lindsay
Lindsay
1 year ago

For those who dislikes the comments who doesnt like Loreen’s song, we don’t have to like every entry sent by Sweden and every song from Loreen, okay. It is unfair that a song is overhyped because of its singer as previous Eurovision winner and because of some Led staging effects.

Mello23
Mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindsay

True. But it is not her choice to be overhyped…Say what you want but she sure has an amazing voice, stage presence and a great song (from what I have heard). Let’s not bash it because it is Loreen, nor Sweden. This is getting old.

Tonks
Tonks
1 year ago

Why Loreen look like a man and Mariette like a creppy doll. Whats happening

Annie78
Annie78
1 year ago
Reply to  Tonks

You sound like a creepy doll.

Bibs
Bibs
1 year ago
Reply to  Annie78

Plastic surgery go wrong ?

James
James
1 year ago

The fact that at the time of my writing this Sweden is challenging Ukraine for the number 1 spot in the EurovisionWorld odds really speak a thousand words. I’ve seen the rehearsal images and they look OUTSTANDING. Also the snippet only shows us the first part of the song (I would bet) and doesn’t have a big drop in it. Marcus and Martinus also had a similar thing with their song and it ended up rivalling Loreen when the full song was performed (Air is pretty amazing too, the snippet didn’t do it justice). This will be a fierce battle… Read more »

Annie78
Annie78
1 year ago
Reply to  James

I agree, love them both. Can’t wait to see Loreens full performance. It sure will be exciting in the finals of Melodifestivalen

Ressay
Ressay
1 year ago

I dont understand the hype…

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Ressay

Completely agree. The song is generic; saw the pictures of the staging which is good but the song is not as good as fans overhyped.

aevgav
aevgav
1 year ago
Reply to  John

WHERE DID YOU SEE THE STAGING

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  aevgav

You can search in Internet; the Melfest staging.

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago

Alessandra for Norway has gone viral around Europe and was global number 1 virally for a week on Spotify. That’s insane.
Yet, already without hearing the song Loreen has become huge favourite and nailed on to win. Answer honestly people is that not purely based on a name and not a ding contest?

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

*song

Ingvild
Ingvild
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

If “Tattoo” was chosen another country to represent that country at Eurovision, I am sure that fans would not overhyped it.

Mello23
Mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Ingvild

What can you do. I am sure they would have told it was horrible the second it was compared to Euphoria. Tough one to follow so think about that.

Annie78
Annie78
1 year ago
Reply to  Ingvild

With an artist as Loreen. I am sure they would.

sam
sam
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

i would rather just enjoy the songs and wait until may rather than get so worked up about who a bunch of gamblers think will win when we’re still three months out. the odds are not always right and they are not set in stone

Erik2
Erik2
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

I think they consider that tiktok is mainly popular with young people. Eurovision is more popular in other age groups.

Annie78
Annie78
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

allesandra sounds old school and a copy of Klara Hammarström Run to the hills. Dated, not even in the same league.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

Why do the losers singers keep coming back they’ve already won the contest give someone else a chance I think the EU to change the rule you can only sing once in Eurovision if Sweden wants to win 2023 they would send someone fresh not from the past

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

Yeah, and let’s do the same for sport. A new soccer team every year. One Wimbledon title only. Also Oscars. Sorry, Meryl, you’ve had your turn. Book awards. Members of parliament. Spelling bees. Three-legged races.

Annie78
Annie78
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Haha, well said Jonas 🙂

Pat
Pat
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

Johnny Logan has entered the chat..

Mello23
Mello23
1 year ago
Reply to  Pat

I grew up watching him…not so many haters then for a 3 time winner (with Linda) 😉

Escfan
1 year ago

See now I feel bad about saying Loreen’s snippet was just alright (which i’ll still say sonically atm, I prefer others), but that staging… WOW. She’s coming for the win and who knows what’ll happen if she wins Melfest.

aevgav
aevgav
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

WHERE DID U SEE ITTT

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  aevgav

Ive seen some esc yt channels post pictures of the performance in their community tab but looking at the loreen # or esc # on twitter you’ll also see the photos of the rehearsal.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

Voters would vote for the song, not the staging. I don’t want to see another Swedish win and I want other countries to win this contest. Eurovision should not be the contest which every Swedish entry has to be overhyped.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Ofc the song is important but we really mustnt underestimate the importance of staging a performance well. Staging can make or break a performance and whilst people do tend to vote for songs, staging can help with memorability and making the song stand out even more so, so whilst yes the snippet wasn’t the most exciting to me, firstly, we havent heard the whole song, how it progresses and aditionally, wd have seen in the past songs become massively elevated by staging and how good staging helps get better results.

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

How can y’all judge the performance from 3 staging photos lmao. The concept is not even new.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie

Im judging it on a few factors: This years Melfest ,the general consensus is the competition isnt as competitive, theres not as many standouts. One thing that a lot of the performances lack is effective staging and whilst weve seen some competent staging, theres nothing that has completely stood out in that regard (perhapd people could make an arguement for Marcus and Martinus). Secondly, there are press members who have watched the rehearsals and whilst im aware that they wont always get things right, the verdict from the rehearsal was that it was very powerful, well put together visually and… Read more »

Jess
Jess
1 year ago

Simon Proctor has already inplied that he won’t vote for Loreen so everyone hope he’s not on the international jury.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Jess

I forget who he is, but yeah, ban him from the jury if he’s already made his mind up before he’s heard the song and seen the performance.

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Everyone including the bookies have already made their mind up that loreen has won already. So what’s fair there?

RxLou
RxLou
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

Bookies have been pretty crappy in predicting winners this year. So far the only one they got right was Estonia.
So. Im not really relying on them.

Jess
Jess
1 year ago

Loreen… so-so about the song snippet, and i don’t think she’s a guaranteed winner. Obviously JHF and M&M are the contenders, and i think people are wrongly counting out JHF now that he might finally win. Remember returning artists with spectacular, artsy stagings have failed before, like Ace Wilder with “Don’t Worry” and especially Eric Saade with “Every Moment”, and i got a feeling Loreen will end up below
those two in the final.

Milla
Milla
1 year ago
Reply to  Jess

Imo Every minute and Don’t worry are worse than Tattoo.

Ivan
Ivan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

Loreen’s song is overhyped; the song is nice but a bit generic.

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
1 year ago
Reply to  Jess

Ace got 3rd and Eric got 2nd with their performances
“Not winning” doesn’t equal “failing”
Most artists would kill for a top-3 finish
So, Loreen finishing 2nd or 3rd would still be a strong result

Roro31
Roro31
1 year ago

I love also Mariette, Smash Into Pieces & Kiana !
The sisters have a cute song also.

Roro31
Roro31
1 year ago

OMG Loreen very promising !!!! I’m so exciting saturday !

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

My hope. Sweden will equal Ireland’s record, Loreen will equal Johnny Logan’s, and Sweden 2024 will have ABBA reuniting for the interval act to mark the 50th anniversary of Waterloo.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

For purely selfish reasons (being I’m Irish and never got to see any of my countries wins in real time) I always am anxious over Sweden winning but tbh they’ve sent quality over the years so it would be deserved.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

I think Sweden would also have a two-in-row and a home win if wasn’t for a certain 2011 country. Oh well, maybe next year.

Frederick
Frederick
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sorry but got bored with seeing every year how Sweden’s entries are overrated by the juries and the public (except last year). Hope that Sweden’s entry will not be in top 5.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Frederick

That makes no sense, why would you judge this year’s song by other years? The best/favourite song should win, based on this year alone.

Frederick
Frederick
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

almost every year, juries overrate Sweden’s entries (except last year, Cornelia’s song was good). “Tattoo” might be better compared to other selected entries so far but I am sure that if “Tattoo” was chosen another country to represent at Eurovision, you probably would not have overhyped this song ?

Badis
Badis
1 year ago
Reply to  Frederick

Anyway the matter here is for Tatoo to get the recognition it deserves. That’s the only topic which interest us so far, not some fictional debat based on if’s. We know Sweden songs tend to be liked by juries but that doesn’t mean automatically that they all did not deserve it.

Would “Rude Boy” have the same success if Rihanna wouldn’t sing it ??

Saya
Saya
1 year ago

Me at after they saw Loreen staging and she jump high in odds.

And looking at that staging sooooo nice thooo she can 100% win with that staging.

Olle
Olle
1 year ago
Reply to  Saya

Where can I find pictures of the staging?

zsó
zsó
1 year ago
Reply to  Olle

On twitter she is everywhere! Just search on #Eurovision!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I hope Loreen’s stage performance won’t feel as “too much” and “try too hard”. and more important.. distracting you from the song because you’re more focus on what she’s doing or all the things happening. She doesn’t need it imo

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Euphoria performance never came across as too much or too pretencious back then. and the song and Loreen were the spotlightht as they were so good on their own. I hope it’ll feel similar.

Jess
Jess
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Loreen didn’t have any props, duh.

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1 year ago

Ok we have lost some of the eurofans, they have seen pictures of Loreen’s staging and they are in heaven lol but to be fair it looks promising and very innovative.
There’s even one wiwibloggs reporter in the Melfest today who saw Loreen’s rehearsals and he said that she was the Eurovision 2023 winner… wiwibloggs will become Loreen’s blog this year 😉 I feel it.

Frederick
Frederick
1 year ago

Wiwibloggs always overhypes Sweden’s entries; we all know that ?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Frederick

Not really true but this year I see them and since weeks, they prepare this, even in their vid reactions about others subtly… Loreen is kind of religion for wiwi and his team. Just waiting for the vid reaction about Loreen 😉

James
James
1 year ago

But I don’t find it unfair. A song shouldnt be overhyped because of its singer as previous ESC winner and because of the country. Eurovision is not a contest in which almost every year Sweden’s entries should be overhyped.

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1 year ago

And as the odds are a sort of religion too here, the ecstaticness more the big esc winner vibes in the vid reaction, I can’t wait!

Belle
Belle
1 year ago

Loreen’s staging is…OMFG AMAZING!!!!!!!

Olle
Olle
1 year ago
Reply to  Belle

Where can I find the staging?!?!

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Olle

SVT, Saturday, 20.00.

Olle
Olle
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

also avaliaable on the wiwi ig

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Your sarcasm never disappoints. Lmao

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago
Reply to  Belle

Where can we see photos of the staging?

Harm Stirnberg
Harm Stirnberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Pasadena

Thanks for the link.

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1 year ago

The odds for Sweden are on fire! I wonder why…lol 😉 If I remember well, if Loreen comes back in Eurovision she would be the 3rd esc winner to come back, Johnny Logan who managed to win twice, Diana International, and maybe Loreen, we will see, her snippet seems interesting though. Is her aim to win Eurovision twice too? 2012 all over again? Why not we will see if she could be a real 2023 worthy winner, I’m the first to be biased by the name Loreen cause we all know what she brought to Eurovision an iconic performance and… Read more »

Vladimir P
Vladimir P
1 year ago

Charlotte Perrelli, Jean-Clause Pascal, Izhar Cohen and Carola were also Eurovision winners that came back.

Jghtl
1 year ago
Reply to  Vladimir P

Rybak

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1 year ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Oh my mistake, I got only this 2 in my mind but true!

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1 year ago

these

Pasadena
Pasadena
1 year ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Lys Assia, Gigliola Cinquetti, Ann-Marie David, Elisabeth Andreasen, Niamh Kavanagh.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Pasadena

Both of Bobbysox came back, not just Elisabeth…

Pasadena
Pasadena
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh, I had totally forgotten about that one..

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Pasadena

Understandable.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Pasadena

Nice ty, I was totally out effectively.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Vladimir P

Yeah sorry I said a big mistake…but you’re absolutely right.

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1 year ago

Not I said but I did.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Vladimir P

Olsen Brothers, Dima Bilan, Loreen herself, all tried but failed.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Loreen herself never came back in Eurovision or maybe I don’t get your point…

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

They tried, but didn’t win in their country’s finals that year.

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Just seen Loreen’s rehearsal pics and those look great. Visually far far better than other competitors.

Thallo
Thallo
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

Insanely unique. Looks like a winner to me!

Andy
Andy
1 year ago
Reply to  Thallo

Yes and i was expecting a dark staging as usual , but this time it’s bright. Suddenly shone like a sun through all the weak songs and brightened my year

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago

I know we only got snippets at the moment, but I went from liking 0 entries in previous heats to 3 in this heat.

The 3 I like in this heat are One Day, Six Feet Under and Tattoo. With Tattoo being thr stand out.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Oh wait, totally forgot about Where You Are by Jon Henrik & co. I also like that one.

If Loreen doesn’t win, I can see Jon Henrik pulling off a Robin Bengtsson.