We are past the half way mark of Melodifestivalen 2024 and in week 4 we have moved up to Eskilstuna where heat 4 will take place in Volvo CE Arena on Saturday. The six week Melfest tour of six Swedish cities will eventually decide, who will represent Sweden on home soil in Malmö in May.

The 30 second rehearsal videos 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 watch 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.

Melodifestivalen 2024 heat 4

  1. Albin Tingwall – “Done Getting Over You”
    Composers: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

  2. Lia Larsson – “30 km/h”
    Composers: Axel Schylström, Jimmy Jansson, Lia Larsson, My Söderholm, Thomas G:son

  3. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song”
    Composers: Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna “Dotter” Jansson

  4. SCARLET – “Circus X”
    Composers: Emil Behmer, Henric Pierroff, Ian-Paolo Lira, Jessica Rachel Chertock, Scarlet, Simon Boustedt, Staffan Amberlind, Thirsty

  5. Lasse Stefanz – “En sång om sommaren”
    Composers: Anders Wigelius, Anderz Wrethov, Robert Norberg

  6. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me”
    Composers: Kristoffer Fogelmark, John Martin, Michel Zitron

Format of Melodifestivalen 2024

30 acts participate in Melfest 2024 split into 5 heats of six acts each. The number 1 and 2 placed acts from each heat qualify directly to the grand final in Stockholm and the two lowest placed acts are finished in the competition. This make up for the first 10 acts qualifying for the grand final

Number 3 and 4 of each heat will have their fate decided in a Final Qualification held in connection with heat 5. The 10 songs in all will compete for 2 tickets to the grand final decided by the percentage of votes each entry got in their heat plus the amount of votes they get in the Final Qualification.

12 songs compete in the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen held in Friends Arena in Stockholm on 9 March.

Melodifestivalen is hosted by Carina Berg.

Who is your favourite in this heat? Are any of these acts the one you want to see go all the way to Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below. 

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HCH82
HCH82
1 month ago

Danny and Dotter will get beaten by Scarlet X tonight.

John
John
1 month ago

Dotter has never been the strongest vocalist so a song like this………yeah

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Sweden have got to choose Scarlet haven’t they? It seems like it is going to have some character.

André
André
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

Sadly, they will not win.. but I would love to see it! / a swede

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

Gonna vote for Scarlet. Simply because I love the effort of bringing something different to Melodifestivalen.. We’re THIRSTY for it.

Filip
Filip
1 month ago

Liamoo is going to win isn’t he? -_-

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Filip

hell no

Amar
Amar
1 month ago

Am I the only one that actually really loves the snippet of Dotter’s performance? I think there is a lot of potential here.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

I’m sorry Dotter sweetie but this ain’t it 🙁

Anna
Anna
1 month ago

This is the weakest semi of them all… all songs are bland, and no not saying that because it is Sweden but they really are not any memorable songs at all…
Albin looks like he is singing kareoke, Lia looks like she is on a childres show, Dotter connects with the camera but the song is bland, the spooky girls looks like the act following Lia on that childrens show and Danny a middle aged man trying to be 20, just looks weird.

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

Agree on everything instead of Dotter. Not because I am fan but the song is quality and I think we did not see the full potential with the song based on the snippets we got. At the moment I am also not wowed but I think there is something there

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  LeSerg

yes I was talking about this heat and not the whole competition, I think last heat was the strongest so far, aswell as heat number 2 which was also quite strong. But this one is the weak one even with the heavy hitters in it.

Dandi Dansa
Dandi Dansa
1 month ago

I’m honestly disappointed by Danny, this seems to have very little effort. I was hoping for something much better?

It all seems a bit meh, but qualifiers are somewhat clear, mainly because of their name:

In: Albin Tingwall, Lia Larsson, Dotter and Danny Saucedo

Out: Lasse Stefanz and Scarlet

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago

One SF to go but I haven’t liked any song so far. I get the vibe that Sweden will make it to the top 10 bc of juries, once again

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Well I like Liamoo, Maria Sur, Jacqueline, Smash Into Pieces and I am curious about Dotter. No need to be over critical tbh

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  LeSerg

Just relistened to the snippets and I have to agree, feels like there’s more to the song than the snippet shows in Dotter’s case.
Btw, I actually kinda like SIP, Jacqline and Lisa Ajax, but still I’m not particularly into any of the songs so far.

Angela
Angela
1 month ago

I won’t lie. Dotter really disappointed me. Just why?
She had a big chance…

It’s soon but I’m calling it, the dude with ‘Enemy’ song will win

Lullaby
Lullaby
1 month ago

Sweden does not want to win Eurovision second year in a row, that’s clear! Weakest Melfest in year

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Lullaby

They only need one song to be bombastic. M&M might surprise us

Jay junior
Jay junior
1 month ago

Is it just me or this is this years MF very, very weak?

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay junior

It’s maybe weaker than other year. But very weak? I mean ever other country would kill to have those options

art
art
1 month ago
Reply to  LeSerg

No, it would not. Yikes. The generic mess…

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago

None…. these were disappointing. Last week were better. Danny does not have a Eurovision winner song at all…

Jacob
Jacob
1 month ago

I would say Scarlet and Albin have the best songs, but in the end it’s about that live performance, so we’ll see if they can deliver.

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacob

Scarlet seems to have a great performance from the previews, I’m excited to see the whole thing. Albin meh

quaggaben
quaggaben
1 month ago

Dotter’s song would have been a killer drum and bass song. Total letdown of a production.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

“Circus X” sounds phenomenal. Only the second song I actually like from this dissapointing Melodifestivalen edition (the other song I’d like to win Melo 2024 is “Unga & Fria” but that’s definitely not happening). Apart from Scarlet, Frõken Snusk and maybe Jacqline’s “Effortless”, no other song has impressed me at all this year from Sweden. Maybe it’s just my rather picky taste.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Forget it, I also like Maria Sur’s a bit, forgot to mention her.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Haven’t listened yet, but the comments have lowered my expectations sadly. I think the pool of songwriters have stopped aiming for a win, they are happy to just send filler and collect the cheque. Most of them have already won anyway. Hence dilution of quality. Their heart is not in it.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think it didn’t help that Sweden happily and convincingly chose the worst song available in the Melodifestivalen final of 2021.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

The Debs recycling a song that came second to their own Eurovision winner in 2015. Awful song, good performer with charisma. Dangerous combination.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Its not like you to follow the negative mob on this site. What happened?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

I guess I have been a little underwhelmed this year, and have been pinning all my hopes on Danny. Disappointing to read it sucks. He is capable of more. Still, I haven’t actually heard it and am waiting until Sat, so I still have hope!

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It doesn’t suck but both “Amazing” and “In the club” were much better songs, with much better performances… He is definitely capable of more. So yes I’m disappointed too. Scarlet is actually the one I’m looking forward to the most this week now, their performance looks really cool from the previews

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

Danny’s song is the best in this bunch. Dotter is such a disappointment for me, she shouldn’t come back until she’s got a winning song..

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
1 month ago

Until now, nothing really grabbed me that much from the heats.
Even Dotter and Danny are rather underwhelming.
(Smash Into Pieces until now but that’s more because I like this genre even though Heroes are calling goes nowhere near Six Feet Under).

But lets see after full songs of the fourth and fifth heat.
What can Marcus & Martinus or Medina deliver?
But until now, it seems safe to say that Sweden likely won’t aim for another victory this year.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

Feels like 2017.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

Well, Sweden is hosting Eurovision this year so I wouldn’t be surprised if they picked something weaker than tattoo so that they don’t end up winning twice in a row and hosting again.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Yeah. But not only the songs. Rumours say that Danny was not able to do the stageshow he wanted because there was not enough money. The inflation get to us all. I see a pattern this year. Many performances seem like they have been done before. Almost no one brings something new to the stage.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Scarlet’s song is the only one that stands out to me this week based on these snippets.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

First thought, not another song about writing a song. Sometimes titles are off-putting

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Again, the songs that aren’t supposed to do really well suprising me the most here! Lia, Albin and scarlet’s songs all sound better than expecting, with lasse not being bad either! Meanwhile, Dotter’s song sounds overhyped and probably will be getting HUGE staging funding. I see Danny Saucedo’s song is written by one ‘John Martin’. Is this the one who used to be a big singer and Swedish House Mafia?

JCM
JCM
1 month ago

Where is the poll for the firs semifinal of the portuguese selection Festival da Canção….

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
1 month ago

I guess I’ll be finally watching this week. The songs are ok though at this point I want Gramps&Uncles to get into the final just to have something different.

CagardiB
CagardiB
1 month ago

It’s about time to start adding a none of the above in the voting poll options. WTF are these songs for MF? tbh I thought the greater heats were 1 and 3, the rest are just unfortunate.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

Dotter’s song is one of rare songs this year which feels personal. I hope she wins, would be great host country entry!

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It would very unfair for Dotter to go to ESC with the worst of her Mello songs. She deserves something better, so I’d rather have Sweden sending someone else this year.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

She co-writes her own songs, so I think she deserves what she enters with.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

What is going on with Melodifestivalen? I’m dissapointed with the lack of ideas. Dotter has a beautiful song but the performance seems to have too much inspiration from Loreen. What are they thinking?
Danny’s song feels old and done a hundred times. Both of the two big names this week seem like they’re not delivering.
Poor Marcus and Martinus.. I see the odds become more and more in their favour because nothing impresses. Talk about pressure on them now.
Maria Sur is still my nr.1.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

You mean the song? That kind of genre is popular, Loreen is not the only one to use it. Nor was she the first. You can do worse than Loreen.
As for Danny, it is not a bad song, winning the heat. But winning overall? Maybe..
It would not be the worst choice!

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Dotter resembles to much to Loreen. Laying on the piano and doing the same movements.. Not a good sign. Dotter is usually creative, but to do something like last years winner is a big no no. There is no winner in this heat imo at the moment.
I had high hopes.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Jacqline could be a winner. Yes, even Danny.
But Maria Sur did not win her heat, so to win it all would be hard

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

I hope with the help of the international juries or something. But we can’t really know if it was close between Liamoo and Maria Sur.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Just read the article about Dotter. It looks similar but maybe it works?
As for juries I think they go for the boys over the girls. Jacqline is again the only girl I see doing great and even win

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Jacqline could win. Yes, even Danny can win.
Maria Sur did not win her heat, so to win overall would be even more difficult

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Christer in 1992, Andra chansen song in 2013… maybe Malmö is cursed.

Europotato
Europotato
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

I like the jacqline song I think it’s ready to go. That and the balaclava lady.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Europotato

Jacqline needs more confidence on stage and really own the song. It’s a bit flat even if the song is good.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

I literally dont see ANY song from melfest this year able to crack the top10 in May. Hope they saved something for Heat5

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

You don’t see them in top 10 or you don’t think they should be in top 10? Never underestimate Sweden’s ability to get top 5 from the juries even if the entry is average.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dominic

If Too Late for love, I can’t go on and Dance you off could do it, any of those can, too.

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Dominic

Agree; juries always vote high for Sweden

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

Hype for this selection this year seems to be underground, at least among Eurofans… the songs so far have been very middle-of-the-road, it’s like Melfest’s songwriting camps are stuck half a decade ago while most other national finals have been improving.

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago

Am I the only one who is a bit disappointed with this year Melodifestivalen songs? Based on the new snippets; all songs look not so special :/

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas

Thats what they say on Wiwibloggs every year. No matter what Sweden give us, is most of all just negative comments

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

No, last year the songs were much better; I also liked Melfest 2022 songs

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas

They said so last year too. ” all bad songs, no ESC top 10 this year.
Thats why there are heats, to get rid of the bad entries . Last year was not strong heat wise but got a strong final
This years heat is already more promising than last year I think

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 month ago

Irrelevant here, but the snippet from Cyprus sounds like a banger!

snowflake
snowflake
1 month ago

i still want fröken snusk to win

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 month ago

Finally a fairly good semi.

Circus X – yes!
Danny’s song is an instant earworm. Won’t mind if it wins.

30KM/H will be my guilty pleasure this year.

Thom
Thom
1 month ago

This must be one of the most negative forums on the internet. Where do all these people come from?

Lolek
Lolek
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

And it’s usually just dry dog food and water. Give us better meals Simon!! 😉

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

At least you give us WiFi.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Oh boy, Dotter and Danny are gonna be overrated as hell if one of them represents Sweden. I like the melody of Dotter’s song, but the cliche lyrics are hard to stomach. Danny is just there and his points are gonna come from being Danny. Frankly, the snippets from Albin Tingwall and Scarlet are better than the Ds. Maybe they gave the one good song to the Norwegian twins? This ain’t it and they’re running out of heats.

Filip
Filip
1 month ago

Scarlets song is actually the one i like the most or at least find the most interesting in this Heat 🙂

Abdi
Abdi
1 month ago

Kind of liked Scarlett and Lia most

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago

Probably the strongest heat, but not because of overhyped artists. Scarlet and Lia should go through, Danny and Dotter should be left in the semis for this lazy effort.

Filip
Filip
1 month ago

I love Dotter but she is not going to win with that song. Danny will easily win this heat, tho his song isn’t anything special either (at least from the snippet).

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

Such a weak Mello. I don’t really care about any of these songs.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Well, Dotter and Danny were disappointing. So much hype for, literally, nothing. This Melo is getting worse and worse, the 5th SF better have something in stock because as now I would even leave Sweden out of the Grand Final in May.

Still Danny or Albin are the best options here.

Lolek
Lolek
1 month ago

Of all the snippets, I would say Danny’s was the most immediately appealing to me from the clip. I really enjoyed what I heard from Dotter’s, but it left me wanting to hear the rest of it. It does sound very promising, however.

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago

Well, this heat was thoroughly disappointing.

MrAdamD
MrAdamD
1 month ago

I’m not loving these songs gotta be honest. Maybe they improve somewhere else in the song as we have just 1 min but…yeah

Laurine
Laurine
1 month ago

This heat is so boring and basic and dated that I even feel passive aggressive.
There’s one entry that I really enjoy and support and that’s Dotter, of course.
The rest is forgettable.
There are only six songs left and so far it’s a really really weak Mello, I don’t see a top 10 at Eurovision with any of those released songs so far

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Scatlett should meet Bambie Thug and create wonders!
Overall a strong heat, obviously Danny and Dotter will go DTF. But Danny also sounds like he is doomed to always get second place

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

Damn there is not a single good song in this year’s Melfest. A bit tragic

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Norway outslaying Sweden this year, yup

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

If Keiino would have won in Norway, I could support your statement.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

only Dotter who i care for here