Dotter Melodifestivalen 2021 Grand Final Rehearsal
Photo: Stina Stjernkvist / SVT

It’s a big year for Sweden — and not just because it’s hosting Eurovision 2024 in Malmo. It’s a big year because Swedish artists are going to be extra thirsty to fly the blue-and-yellow on home soil.

Starting at 11:00 CET, state broadcaster SVT will be revealing all 30 of this year’s acts, who will compete across five semi-finals for a spot in the grand final in Stockholm. They’ll be revealing artists by heat and in alphabetical order based on the song title.

You can watch the SVT Melodifestivalen livestream here.

Our Tobias is on-the-ground and his camera is locked and loaded. We’ll be serving piping hot tea across our Instagram throughout the morning and afternoon. But for now here’s the list of acts Aftonbladet thinks are in. Will their leaks prove largely true as they have in years past? Let’s see…

Melodifestivalen 2024: Full list of artists by heat

Heat 1: Malmö (3 February)

  • Lisa Ajax – Awful liar
  • Elisa Lindström – Forever yours
  • Samir & Viktor – Hela världen väntar
  • Smash Into Pieces – Heroes are calling
  • Melina Borglowe – Min melodi
  • Adam Woods – Supernatural

Heat 2: Gothenburg (10 February)

  • C-Joe – Aoma
  • Liamoo – Dragon
  • Engmans Kapell – Norrland
  • Fröken Snusk – Unga och fria
  • Maria Sur – When I’m Gone
  • Dear Sara (Sara Nutti) – The Silence After You

Heat 3: Växjö (17 February)

  • Clara Klingenström – Aldrig mer
  • Jacquline – Effortless
  • Klaudy – För dig
  • Cazzi Opeia – Give My Heart a Break
  • Gunilla Persson – I Won’t Shake (la la la)
  • Kim Cesarion – Take My Breath Away

Heat 4: Eskilstuna (24 February)

  • Lia Larsson – 30 km/h
  • SCARLET – Circus X
  • Albin Tingwall – Done Getting Over You
  • Lasse Stefanz – En sång om sommaren
  • Danny Saucedo – Happy That You Found Me
  • Dotter – It’s Not Easy to Write You a Love Song

Heat 5: Karlstad (2 March)

  • Jay Smith – Back to My Roots
  • Elecktra – Banne maj
  • Chelsea Muco – Controlla’
  • Annika Wickihalder – Light
  • Medina – Que sera
  • Marcus & Martinus – Unforgettable

 

Melodifestivalen 2024: Who are the artists?

Adam Woods

At Melodifestivalen 2023, Adam teamed up with Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Art North on the song “Where You Are (Sávežan)”. They won the first heat and went on to finish fourth in the final.

Annika Wickihalder

In 2021, she made it to the semi-finals of TV4’s talent show Idol.

Albin Tingwall

Albin Tingwall, 20, placed second on Idol’s 18th season. 

C-Joe

C-Joe — full name Charles Joe Koroma — is among the best known Sierra Leonean artists based in Sweden. He blends reggae dancehall, Afrobeats and R&B in his songs, which include “Friendzone,” “No Other Girl” and “Fire.” His song “Tomato,” which you can play below, is a love song about how far he’ll go for the one he loves. 

Cazzi Opeia

The 34-year-old brought the colour and the joy with her 2022 entry, “I Can’t Get Enough.” And she went even higher as co-writer of Loreen’s “Tattoo,” which won Eurovision in Liverpool. She’s apparently hungry for another win — and as the performer.

Chelsea Muco

Chelsea Muco, 26, won the talent competition Next Level and collaborated with acts including Jireel and Gee Dixon.

Clara Klingenström

Twenty-eight year old Clara Klingenström finished fifth at Melodifestivalen 2021 with the song “Behöver inte dig idag.” That was after qualifying from the Andra Chansen round.

Danny Saucedo

The 37-year-old star has always been a bridesmaid and never the bride. In 2011 he finished as runner-up to Eric Saade with the song “In the Club,” and a year later he finished second again with “Amazing” — this time behind eventual Eurovision winner Loreen.

In 2009 he finished third as part of the band EMD (with “Baby Goodbye”). In 2021 he placed seventh in the final with “Dandi dansa.”

Ahead of his reveal, Aftonbladet got some tea on his then potential return.

“The shows have gone very well, but the latest songs have not become hits in the same way as a few years ago,” their source says. Another informant makes clear that Danny has gone back and forth with the Mello decision, recognising how it could go wrong.

“He knows that he is gambling by performing in Mello, he has to have a really strong song and make sure to get a hit.”

Dear Sara

Sara Nutti, 27, participated on the short-lived X Factor back in 2012. 

Dotter

Dotter, real name Johanna Jansson, first competed in 2018 with “Cry”. She went out in her heat. In 2020 she came second with “Bulletproof” and in 2021 she finished fourth with “Little Tot“. Since then she has both become a mum and released music in Swedish. However, according to the source, the competing song will be in English. 

Elecktra

She finished fourth on Drag Race Sweden. And now Elecktra wants to snatch some crowns at Melfest. 

“Elektra is completely ready for Mello,” a well-informed source tells Aftonbladet. “The song is very Electric, exactly as you imagine it should sound.”

Elisa Lindström

Elisa Lindström has competed at Melodifestivalen twice before. But both times she crashed out in her heat (with “Casanova” in 2014 and “Den du är” in 2021). She’s currently playing a lead role in a musical called “De’ e’ det här vi kallar kärlek”.

Engmans Kapell

Engmans Kapell is a music group from Hälsingland. The band has been around for nearly 30 years and have toured extensively in small villages that don’t always get a lookin’.

Fröken Snusk

Fröken Snusk has a filthy mouth and likes to drop dirty lyrics. So many Swedes are puzzled how she’s landed in a family-friendly show. But the epadunk star has made a big name for herself in recent years with hits like “Ride me as a dala horse” and “Raggarbilar (Warra warra)”. So apparently her star power eclipsed any and all concerns.

She wears a pink balaclava — and plans to do so throughout Melodifestivalen. No one knows who she actually is!

“It will be interesting to see what song she does,” their source says. “SVT are usually sensitive and with her there is usually a lot of sex. At the same time, you want her to do what she is known for, not something half-baked, because the artists who compromise usually don’t succeed.”

“I don’t really know how SVT is going to solve that in a neat way,” another source says. “It will certainly not be uncomplicated.”

Gunilla Persson

Gunilla Persson is a 64-year-old former fashion model and TV personality. A few decades ago, she modelled lingerie for La Perla and appeared on the cover of the German edition of Harper’s Bazaar. In the 1980s, she had a small role on the wildly popular soap opera Dallas. Younger Swedes may know her mostly from the reality show Swedish Hollywood Wives and for participating in the celebrity version of The Biggest Loser. You’ll note that she is not known for singing.

According to Aftonbladet, Gunilla will compete with a song about her persona, “The Gunilla”, which has contributed to her cult status on Swedish Hollywood wives.

Her song has reportedly been written by Fredrik Andersson, who wrote Frans’ Eurovision 2016 song “If I Were Sorry”. 

Jacqline Moss

Jacqline Mossberg Mounkassa — who now goes by Jacqline Moss — placed second on Idol, back in 2021.

Jay Smith

Idol 2010 winner Jay Smith is said to be in the mix. The 42-year-old has stayed out of the limelight since his win, releasing several solo albums and playing with rock bands including Smash Into Pieces. Apparently he wants to leave rock behind him and has re-invented himself as a country music singer.

Kim Cesarion

Kim Cesarion rose to prominence back in 2013 with the song “Undressed.” It reached the charts in countries across the Nordics as well as Australia, New Zealand and the USA and now has more than 88 million streams on Spotify.

He’ll compete with a song written alongside Mathias Andreasson and Albin Johnsen. The latter broke through with “Din soldat” in 2014 and has competed at Melodifestivalen twice — in 2016 and 2020.

Klaudy 

William Schenberg, 24, comes from Tolered in Gothenburg. He’ll sing under the stage name Klaudy. He participated in SVT’s music show “Songland” and wrote a song alongside Cherrie.

Lasse Stefanz

Lasse Stefanz, with frontman Jönsson, 67, is a Swedish dansband formed in 1967. The group has competed once before in the Melodifestivalen, in 2011 with “En blick och nänting händer“, however they got knocked out in Andra chansen, second chance.

Liamoo

Liamoo, or Liam Cacatian Thomassen, 26, will also appear for the fourth time next year. Liamoo won Swedish “Idol” in 2016 and debuted in Melodifestiavlen in 2018 with “Last Breath,” which finished sixth. In 2019 he competed in a duet with Hanna Ferm and came third with “Hold You” and in 2022 he finished fourth with “Bluffin“. 

Lia Larsson

Lia Larsson, 22, is a TikTok star from Mora who recently had epa-dunk success with songs like “Banka banka” and “Fara ner på byn”. Her music has been streamed almost 30 million times,

Lisa Ajax

In 2022 Lisa finished last in her heat when singing alongside Niello. Well she’s done with that. Instead, she’s ready to hit it solo again — like she did in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Her debut entry “My Hearts Wants Me Dead” remains her best placing song (seventh in the final). She also performed it at our debut Wiwi Jam at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm. 

Maria Sur

Maria Sur captured the hearts of millions last year with her song “Never Give Up,” which captured her perseverance amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. Maria and her mother fled the country shortly after Russia’s invasion and headed to Sweden, where Maria continued to pursue her dreams of becoming a singer. 

Ahead of the competition last year, she told us: “I’m so happy that I have this chance to share with people my story and this song about my dreams, about fighting for my dreams, about struggles with all of this. This is gonna be a message for people. Move on, keep working, never give up and follow your dreams. If you will do this nothing is impossible.”

She ended up winning Heat 2 ahead of Panetoz and placed ninth in the final. 

Marcus & Martinus

Last year’s runners-up are ready to go one better. According to the newspaper, the beloved Norwegian duo are keen to participate…even though the contest conflicts with their massive arena tour this winter. That means the 21-year-old twins will have to request a specific heat that doesn’t conflict with their schedule, which will take them through Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Aftonbladet’s sources say that If SVT really wants to include an act, then they’ll make it happen. “But it’s also challenging fate a bit,” they say. “If you are not free to compete every week, there is a greater risk of ending up in a more difficult competition.”

“I usually discourage artists from trying to request specific weeks or cities during Mello, because SVT wants to do the best for each artist. If you are limited by which cities work, it becomes more difficult.”

Medina

Let’s start with Swedish hip-hop duo Medina, which consists of Sam Rekik, 43, and Ali Jammali, 41.

After splitting for a few years, they reunited for Melodifestivalen 2022. They sang “In i dimman” and qualified for the final from Heat 4. In the final they climbed all the way to third place, behind Cornelia Jakobs and Anders Bagge. On top of that they hit #2 on the Swedish charts.

Melina Borglowe

Melina Borglowe, 26, hails from Växjö. She shares the same small record company Ten, which previously had success in Melodifestivalen with artists such as Benjamin Ingrosso, Felix Sandman and Bishara.

Samir & Viktor

They’re the three-time Melodifestivalen veterans who aren’t afraid to rip off their shirts while singing about naked swimming. And now Samir & Viktor are poised to hit the Mello 2024 stage to see if they can improve on fourth place — their best-ever finish in Sweden’s national final.

You’ll recall that the group split more than three years ago. During their hiatus, Samir became a real estate broker and Viktor started a social media agency, while also pursuing a solo music career. But “serious income losses” during Sweden’s economic recession compelled them to reunite in June 2023 to release “Skål” (that’s “Cheers!”).

Scarlet

The female hard rock duo was formed in 2018. They toured Europe alongside Smash Into Pieces, who are, of course, said to be in the running at this year’s Melfest. 

The newspaper’s source says: “This is something that has never been heard or seen in Mello before, so it will attract attention.”

Smash Into Pieces

Smash into pieces, an experienced rock band formed in 2008, made their debut in Melodifestivalen 2023 with the song “Six Feet Under“. The rock band had huge success and ended up third. So far “Six Feet Under“ has received over 19 million streams on Spotify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

150 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Eryn
Eryn
2 months ago

Marcus and martinus have to win

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Eryn

Why? You havent even heard the song

Melissa
Melissa
2 months ago

Clara Klingenström for the win <3

Emkay
Emkay
2 months ago

Sweden is really coming to play for their hosting year. They brought out a lot of acts that got high places in past contests. I just hope they have the songs to match.

tonks
tonks
2 months ago

I rellay hope after while that is Danny Saucedos time, I follow his work since 2011

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago

This year’s lineup looks way way better than last year’s one!

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

This marks the first time probably ever that we don’t have a Schlager queen representing

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Elisa Lundström says hi
And Clara Klingenström is also on the schlager border

Niko
Niko
2 months ago

Woow. Watch that clip here above from Jaqueline. Must be the winner. What a perfect performamce. Get a Loreen-vibe with even more attitude.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

I am sure that Dotter will have the best song but somehow she never wins. Let’s wait and see (and listen). From the other acts, I would not say there is one I am particularly excited about. Good luck to all and let the Mello begin! It’s my favourite 2 month period of the year: winter, cosy at home, watching Mello.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Correction >> forgot Markus & Martinus, they did a fantastic job last year.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Never get why eurofans are so obsessed with Dotter. She is no more special than other pop acts. If she had the best songs she would have won. She had one good song, and another one that was a worse copy of the good song

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Your wording makes her sound like she’s the Cruz Azul from Mello

Andy
Andy
2 months ago

Judging by the lineup , this year’s Melfest is the competition of runner-ups , fan favourites ( plus added some fun acts ) , all of this feels like a whole second chance edition. 

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago

As Swedens Pop Princess Liza Ajax Once Said . . . I Dont Give A F! Hopefuly Dotter Flops , Didnt She Say She Wont Ewer Returning To Melodifest ??? She Is Desprite And Has No Career

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

She Had To Sabataje The Beautiful Emma Muskat From Malta With Her Terible Song Because She Has Nothing Beter To Do .

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

I Think Its Trajedy The Dotter Is Not Permently Banned From Melodifest For Being a Trator

Zhenia
Zhenia
2 months ago

Quite a lot of songs in Swedish by Melfest standards. I’m glad

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Zhenia

They Just Did This To Make Crying Fans Happy . Always Sweden Will Send Englisch Songs Because They Basicly Speak This More Than Swedish . They Just Want To Be A British So Bad For Some Reazon

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Ningún chile te embona, cállate alv

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

Together with the rumoured hosts this edition makes it look like the aim is to have fun. Less of prestige acts, more fun acts. And why not? I think in a year with hosting ESC, SVT can afford to loosen up the prestige.
It does look stacked as usual though. Looks exciting

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

What prestige, though?

Zanoni
Zanoni
2 months ago

https://twitter.com/dolphin_dane/status/1730672429221941742

This is a good thread on the Melfest songwriters and their histories and connections.

I’ve mentally made a note of the songs that come from less trodden paths (while keeping in mind that my favorite song last year was cowritten by the Debs).

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

It’s quite an interesting selection. Really looking forward to it! Heja Sverige.

Pineaple
Pineaple
2 months ago

Same old Wiwibloggs pushing Dotter from the start… I can’t wait for all the backlash when she loses to Marcus and Martinus or Danny Saucedo

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Danny Will Win Easly Because Dotter Is Known To Sweden As A Flop . Danny Is Hot

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

I wouldn’t be surprised if the winner turns out to be Jacqline, the girl got attitude and style

Yankee
Yankee
2 months ago

Crossing my fingers Dotter finally gets to participate in Eurovision.

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Yankee

Wont Happen , But The Ogays Will Selekt Her No Mater What

Filip
Filip
2 months ago

Jacqline is very talented, watch out for her!

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago

You can see the songs that’ll advance, just by looking the songwriters: Deltävling 1 -> Smash Into Pieces (Final) -> Samir & Viktor (Final) -> Adam Woods -> Lisa Ajax OUT: Elisa Lindström, Melina Borglowe Deltävling 2 -> LIAMOO (Final) -> Maria Sur (Final) -> Fröken Snusk -> C-Joe OUT: Engmans Kapell, Dear Sara Deltävling -> Jacqline Mossberg Mounkassa (Final) -> Cazzi Opeia (Final) -> Clara Klingeström -> Kim Cesarion OUT: Klaudy, Gunilla Persson Deltävling 4 -> Danny Saucedo (Final) -> Dotter (Final) -> Albin Tingwall -> Lia Larsson OUT: Scarlet, Lasse Stefanz Deltävling 5 -> Marcus & Martinus (Final)… Read more »

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeah

Out of 2 624 song submissions, these songwriters appear on several songs or have in previous years: 6 songs: Anderz Wrethov 6 songs: Jimmy Thörnfeldt 5 songs: Thomas G:son 3 songs: Jimmy Jansson 3 songs: Linnea Deb 3 songs: Joy Deb 2 songs: Moa Carlebecker 2 songs: Dino Medanhodzic 2 songs: Julie “Kill J” Aagaard 2 songs: David Lindgren Zacharias 1 song: Benjamin Rosenbohm 1 song: David Kreuger 1 song: Bobby Ljunggren 1 song: Palle Hammarlund 1 song: Elin Wrethov 1 song: Albin Johnsén 1 song: Mattias Andréasson SVT approves Nepotism and it happens every year, only makes you think… Read more »

noah
noah
2 months ago

froken snusk is gonna win the age groups under 25 by a massive stretch probaly calling it

XOOOOD
XOOOOD
2 months ago
Reply to  noah

not really, are you ignoring the big following of M&M.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  noah

But will those above it vote for it? Will the youngest groups vote for her?
That is why age groups are there, to make sure the winner has support among all ages. That is why she won’t win

Safra
Safra
2 months ago

This is flat out bad, like in 2013. Who remembers Jay-Jay Johnsson, Mary N’diaye, Michael Feiner, Joacim Cans, Rikard Wolff, Felicia Olsson, Elin Pettersson, Eddie Razaz, Lucia Piñera or anbody else – nobody!

One of the worst Idol, Talang, X Factor mishmatch group ever.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Safra

Weird example considering Jay-Jay Johanson’s song is one of the best songs in that period of Melodifestivalen and Gosa was a bit of a banger. 😉

Think outside your box
Think outside your box
2 months ago
Reply to  Safra

Rikard Wolff being one of Sweden’s mot beloved actors and singers before he tragically died, I’d say several.

Erik
Erik
2 months ago
Reply to  Safra

Youre probably not from Sweden, thats why you dont remember them. So dont come here and say that we dont remember them

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Just watched the Wiwi video with Danny. I’m so glad he’s in it to win it this time, not like 2021. Also glad it is not a slow song. This will be his first “proper” return since 2012. Actually a live audience this time, and tour. He and M&M can bond over coming second to Loreen.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

You don’t like slow songs?

Vinzi
Vinzi
2 months ago

Doesn’t look promising at all, past reality contestants and one hit wonders that have no career without participating here.

Thin Mint
Thin Mint
2 months ago
Reply to  Vinzi

…but isn’t that the collection of Melfest contestants every year? Looks just as promising as any other year, if not more.

XOOOOD
XOOOOD
2 months ago
Reply to  Vinzi

oh, we forgot to ask your majesty for your irrelevant opinion.

Azuro
Azuro
2 months ago

So we’ve got a 5th semi final now, is that instead of Andra Chansen or in addition to?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Azuro

Yes, that’s right. No more Andra chansen.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

But the 5th heat is prolonged so that all 3rd and 4th placers can compete again. And unlike previous years only two acts will make it.
Any bets that the heat 5 competers will qualify?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

That’s what I was thinking too

Zisk
Zisk
2 months ago

I’m so hyped for SCARLET but they’re in such a tough heat. And I don’t think Sweden will be as receptive en-masse to that kind of music over Dotter and Danny Saucedo. But maybe 3rd place? Please?

Noam600
Noam600
2 months ago

Danny or Dotter or M&M will be the winner 4 sure… I think that they keep the best for last so I think M&M will win…

Noam600
Noam600
2 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

***The winner of the Melo.. not the Eurovision…

Svensken
Svensken
2 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

Sweden can likely win again because they got the most submittions.

Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

I’m calling Jay Smith with back to my roots

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

Let’s go Marcus & Martinius, this is your year! OGAE says this is the one to beat

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

It would be hilarious if they won and the festival was held in Norway. LOL!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Because OGAE has heard the songs? Or they said that just because they were 2nd last year and won the OGAE second chance too?

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

Last year they said Tattoo was the best before anybody heard it

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

So ok they’ve already heard the songs then.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I doubt it.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Me too but how they can affirm something like that if not?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

They’re probably just going on what is the last song of the last semi-final. Like Loreen was last year. Also they have some momentum based on being last year’s runner-up. All of this could dissolve into nothing if the song is bad.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Actually OGAE members are part of the jurors that choose the songs. So theyvhave insight

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

I feel it will be Danny’s year, but I would prefer Clara or Medina personally, I’ve never been a fan of the last 2 Dotter’s songs but will see if this one with a very very long title will change my mind.
As we’re not ready to get the songs we can’t know.

3art
3art
2 months ago

Hope Sweden selects something out of the box and goes for Gunilla Person !

Una's sparkling points
Una's sparkling points
2 months ago

30 artister – 30 låt – inga låtskrivare. *Warum nicht??*

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

You can watch all 42 minutes of the “unveiling” on SVT Play. The acts are paraded out one by one, as song titles and songwriters are called out.

Una's sparkling points
Una's sparkling points
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Tack så jätte mycket.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The fashion! I can’t!

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Scarlet for the win? Very Jack Skellington.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

For a moment I thought Dotter had no underwear on.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Scarlet had great outfits!
It was prolly pretty clear who may have worn their own fashion. 🙁

Filip
Filip
2 months ago

Why is Gunilla Persson there?

Anna
Anna
2 months ago
Reply to  Filip

She will sue someone for trying to kill her,trust me haha

Sebastián
Sebastián
2 months ago

The same swedish chewsy thing of every year. Nothing new under the sun; mello artists look like guinea pig in a laboratory.

Serious question: why doesn’t Sweden send real artists? Those are artists just for Eurovision period.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebastián

And Loreen was what, not an artist?

Thomas
Thomas
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebastián

Answer to your question: Melodifestival is two things. A selection competition for Eurovision, as wel as national entertainment program and show.SVT aims to attract viewers from a wide range of groups, thus including different types of genres, styles, expressions and personalities among the performers.

Ibravic
Ibravic
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebastián

These Idol contestants are only ones willing to try, no real artist wants to even touch Melodifestivalen.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

As much as I love them, Danny and Dotter both have awful song titles. I remain confident however!

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Dotter’s song title could refer to her child. Danny’s is maybe about the Mello trophy.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Danny is sending me mixed signals. First he takes out a restraining order against me… then he writes this? Stop playing games, please.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

A hxck of a contradiction! This shouldn’t be!

Jasse
Jasse
2 months ago

Sidenote, this post crashed like 4 times on my phone. Maybe don’t put over 20 youtube clips in one long post, it’s so hard to scroll through all that + pop-up advertisement 🙁

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Oh no, is it *that* time of the year again?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Christmas? ‘Fraid so.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

No, that’s in February. It’s UMK. UMK is the Christmas of the festival season.

Una's sparkling points
Una's sparkling points
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Extra stuffing in the freezer and the pudding in the pantry to add to the Finnish UMK delicacies come February. Lecker!!

Mattias Sollerman
2 months ago

Statistics
Artists: 47
Melfest debutants: 22
Acts by debutants: 16/30
Songs in Swedish: 10?/30 (not entirely sure)

Songwriters: 96 (70 men, 26 women)
Melfest debutants: 40
Songs with at least one female writer: 21/30

More than 2 songwriting credits:
6: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov
5: Thomas G:son (74 melfest songs in total now)
3: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Jimmy Jansson

Wert
Wert
2 months ago

Idol 2.0

If this is “quality”, BBC should consider Honey G as a representative.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

fabulous line up, once again Sweden showing how it is done to all the other countries

Lia Larsson omg yassssss (Jattekul bop queen)
Jay Smith whew (i am in love with his Like a Prayer cover so deffo will root for him either)
Maria Sur our queen of ukraine! happy she’s back too

Lilli
Lilli
2 months ago

Marcus and Martinus got the last heat because they are not available the other dates. They are out on tour. However, they might have gotten it anyway because… After the live stream SVT did an interview with a woman from Sweden’s OGAE. SVT often hires members from that club to participate in their jury for Melodifestivalen. When asked if there’s any artists in the line-up that is standing out, the woman answered Danny and Marcus & Martinus. She said that she believed they could not only win this years Melodifestivalen, but also win Eurovision. A very weird, and bold, statement… Read more »

Cila
Cila
2 months ago
Reply to  Lilli

Correction; Marcus and Martinus are available for heat 3, 4 and 5. So they could have been put into any of those three heats, but they got the last one. Most likely they’ll perform last in their heat too, and you don’t get that spot in Mello if you don’t have a good song. (They are on tour during heat 1 & 2)

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Not a single Laura Barker song. What happened?!?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Perhaps she is on a sabbatical.

*Laurell

Steven
Steven
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

She slept over, woke up in total anger and disbelif haha

XOOOOD
XOOOOD
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

she’s most likely appearing in Swiss, Luxembourg selections.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

Really understated how great the lineup is this year – no former winners to hold them back, now it’s time for acts from last year Marcus and Martinus and Smash into Pieces to shine! Also, acts that nearly made the cut and are known for having good songs are also there. Diverse range since we already got rock with Smash into Pieces but now we’re getting new things like Froken and Scarlet, as well as Elektra. It will be diverse but also feature hitmakers from the past that we all know and love.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Cazzi Opeia is not only the reigning Melodifestivalen winner, but also the reigning Eurovision champion. #SongwritersExistToo

Una's sparkling points
Una's sparkling points
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Precis.

Jasmine
Jasmine
2 months ago

No one is talking about Fröken Snusk.
Understandably so, she’s only known in Sweden.

But does she have 67 million streams on her most know hit? – yes.

Should people consider her a threat? – probably.

She’s the only one I’d imagine ever being able to win with a swedish song.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Jasmine

Pretty sure juries will reliably do their „job“ an kill the chances of anything in Swedish being able to win.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Jasmine

No, because you forgot the age groups. You think anybody above the age of 20 will vote for her?
And if you listen to her lyrics you would know why no one sees her as a threat.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago
Reply to  Jasmine

Haven’t heard of her but she comes off as the Swedish Tokischa, so I really doubt she has any chances to win

Knut Olav
Knut Olav
2 months ago

Nothing about Engmans Kapell in the article? Listened to a couple of their songs today, and they sounds great!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

I know we don’t have any songs yet, so making predictions is pretty useless right now, but I have a feeling Jacqline Moss might win Melodifestivalen.

germanmelfest
germanmelfest
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

you know the songwriters of the song?

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  germanmelfest

If you mean personally, then no. If you mean by name, then yes. The songwriter list of Jaqline’s song Effortless is stacked.

Emory
Emory
2 months ago

Marcus and Martinus being the last one on the page scared me…been a fan of them and was excited for them to be at Melfest this year.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Emory

If they end up being the last song performed, then that could well signal a MASSIVE song that could convince many people they are the ones.

Emory
Emory
2 months ago

I totally agree – with them being runner-up I’m sure they’re going to coming this year with a show-stopping song imo.

Cila
Cila
2 months ago

Yep I’m pretty sure they’ll perform last. And you don’t get that spot unless the producers think your song is winning material, so it’s looking good for M&M.

vetrina
vetrina
2 months ago

Justice for Dotter!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  vetrina

It’s only justice if she has the best song. „Bulletproof“ should have won but since Eurovision didn’t happen that year, it wasn’t that much of an injustice. And the next one was less good than „Bulletproof“. Still should have won over that „Voices“ crap but let’s be honest, it wasn’t destined for greatness, either. And the 2024 one has a long song title, I feel like that’s going to be too intellectual for Sweden to choose. The simplest of titles are clearly preferred. One word titles especially. You, Undo, Heroes, Eurphoria, Tattoo, Voice, Move, Popular, Hero, Invincible…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Eric Saade should have gone in 2021!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Two word song title. He was more sophisticated than the Voices crap, proving just how bad Voices was. And the performance was good.

Una's sparkling points
Una's sparkling points
2 months ago

Clara Klingenström with “Behöver inte dig idag” would have made a great winner in 2021. A beautiful, heartfelt, meaningful, full of hope song performed by a very brave artist.
I shall root for Clara in 2024 because of the reasons above!!

Polegend Godnova
2 months ago

please sweden give us something original and exciting. i hope clara k has kept her standards high for this entry, my hopes were with her.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

A lot of fan favourites coming back to prove they’ve got more in them!

Sanne
Sanne
2 months ago

I’m really looking forward to Smash Into Pieces and M&M. If their songs are as good as last year’s one of them has to win

Boozyfloozy86
Boozyfloozy86
2 months ago

Not Danny again fgs lol. Hopes are on Clara Klingenström, Dotter and Cazzi Opeia providing they have great songs!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

There may very well be another case of Loreen in there just waiting to rain on his parade.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

Love Danny. He’ll have decent song for sure.

Erik
Erik
2 months ago

Im a little excited of Dannys song because John Martin (the singer of Dont You Worry Child) is one of the songwriters.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Really!? That suggests that it’s going to be a BIG arena/stadium style song. Could be a power ballad or power pop song!

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Time to place bets. How many of those 30 songs were written entirely without the Debs, G:sson, Jansson, Wrethov, Barker, Stengaard, Boström? Whoever’s left, if anyone is left, should get a prize just for that. LOL

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

I’d add Kempe but he’s been quite absent anyway, if I’m not mistaken.

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

If I’m counting corectly (I’m probably not): Debs: 3; G:son: 5; Jansson: 3; Wrethov: 6 and I’ll add Thörnfeldt: 6 songs each.
Songs with none of them: 16