Nu kör vi! After five weeks of heats we have narrowed 30 songs down to 12 entries, that will compete in the Melodifestivalen 2024 grand final in Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday. The winner will travel a little further south in Sweden to compete on home soil at Eurovision in Malmö in May.

Five acts qualified as winners of their respective heats, five other acts came second and also won a direct qualification and the last two acts came through the final qualification round that took place after heat 5. You can see the entries in the running order further down.

Click on the artist’s song title below to watch their video. 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.

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Melodifestivalen 2024 grand final

  1. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone”
    Composers: Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Julie “Kill J” Aagaard, Maria Sur

  2. Jay Smith – “Back To My Roots”
    Composers: Jay Smith, Jonas Jurström, Jonathan Keyes, Maria Jane Smith, Victor Thell

  3. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar”
    Composers: David Lindgren Zacharias, Sebastian Atas, Victor Crone, Victor Sjöström

  4. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling”
    Composers: Andreas ”Giri” Lindbergh, Benjamin Jennebo, Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Per Bergquist

  5. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart A Break”
    Composers: Ellen Berg, Jimmy Jansson, Moa ”Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Thomas G:son

  6. Annika Wickihalder – “Light”
    Composers: Annika Wickihalder, Herman Gardarfve, Linnea Gawell, Patrik Jean

  7. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable”
    Composers: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Marcus Gunnarsen, Martinus Gunnarsen

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

  9. Medina – “Que Sera”
    Composers: Ali Jammali, Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik

  10. LIAMOO – “Dragon”
    Composers: Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Julie “Kill J” Aagaard, LIAMOO

  11. Jacqline – “Effortless”
    Composers: Dino Medanhodzic, Jacqline Mossberg Mounkassa, Jimmy Jansson, Moa ”Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Thomas G:son

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

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Who is your favourite in the Melfest final? Could Sweden get a new top result in Eurovision on home ground? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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William Lee Adams
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

And here is the link. Hope to see y’all tonight. Be sure to use the hashtag #MelfestWorld so we can shout out to you! https://www.svtplay.se/video/jQ72NXZ/melodifestivalen-the-final/melodifestivalen-2024-the-final

HCH82
HCH82
1 month ago

Still angry that Scarlet isnt in the final, they would have been the perfect one to send to ESC this year for us. But it is what it is. Tonight I wish for M&M to win and they probably will, I also like Liamoo.

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
1 month ago

Daughter shoul win

Morten
Morten
1 month ago

I was 100 p sure m n m would win, but suddenly im addicted to Jacqline, cant get the song out of my head 🙂

Retkoceri
Retkoceri
1 month ago

Marcus & Martinus

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Marcus and Martinus are Winner Alert, Sweden can win again!!

Sad Swede
Sad Swede
1 month ago

why are Marcus&Martinus so popular?? the song is super generic and their singing voices are extremely weak. The lyrics are cringe, the performance is cringe and they look like teenagers doing a show at their high school. I don’t get it. Is it because they are sweet? I don’t know and I’m a Swede. I haven’t heard of them outside of Melfest. They seem sweet and super friendly and down to earth. But this song and performance is absolutely not worth the hype. I don’t particularly care for any of the songs in this years MELFEST but for me ”Unforgettable”… Read more »

Retkoceri
Retkoceri
1 month ago
Reply to  Sad Swede

Benjamin Ingrosso still landed on 7th place
That’s far from flopping

Niko
Niko
1 month ago
Reply to  Retkoceri

For a swede that position is a flop. As a swede i totally agree with “Sad Swede”…

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  Niko

M&M are the only ones who can even reach that position this year. Everything else would do worse.

@midosweden
@midosweden
1 month ago
Reply to  Sad Swede

Totally agree. Was also thinking Benjamin song or even worse, boybands 20 years ago.

Truth
Truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Sad Swede

False, it’s the only competitive Melfest song this year. Their vocals are also great.

Knut Olav
Knut Olav
1 month ago

If it’s a year Sweden should try something else than a pop song it’s now when they’re hosts and doesn’t “need” to win. So I would’ve loved to see Smash Into Pieces win om Saturday. But with the success Sweden has had with their pop formula songs from other genres stands no chance. So it’ll be another pop song and then I have no strong feelings, Cazzy Opeia maybe, or Medina or Jay Smith. Apart from those they can choose whatever they want, also my fellow Norwegians M & M.

musimakeup
musimakeup
1 month ago

I’d say their best chance is maybe Maria Sur.. Personnaly I would vote for Smash into pieces, i like Medina because i’m French and it ‘s the kind of beat that works there. But nothing groundbreaking

musimakeup
musimakeup
1 month ago

One thing is for sure : There’s soooo many dance\techno songs in this years lineup that if they send Marcus and Martinus they’re gonna be everything BUT unforgettable LOL

LeSerg
LeSerg
1 month ago
Reply to  musimakeup

The only techno inspired song is We Will Rave. The rest are nothing that is techno like. I mean Maria Sur is in the same category and all the other favorites are ala dance numbers so there we are…

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

How many times do m&m sing unforgettable! Its like Michael Rice UK Bigger Bigger

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Twelve. Far off the amount of times that “euro-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa” or “we will rave” etc is mentioned

@midosweden
@midosweden
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

This year a lot of the songs had repeating words. Lack of creativity in Sweden.

Unforgettable- M&M
I don’t care, no, I don’t care

She is unforgettable
And it feels so good, it hurts
She is unforgettable
She’s unforgettable
She’s unforgettable
She’s unforgettable

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  @midosweden

That’s not more than usual. Danny still takes the record with his previous Mello-entry “In the club” where he sings the title 51 times… I still like it though, somehow

Evan
Evan
1 month ago

Circus X was def the most impression performance of Melodifestivalen ! This is the kind of artists some countries would dream to have as their representatives. Sweden made their biggest mistake last Saturday. Now I would choose Maria Sur. But « popularityfestivalen » will probably send Marcus & Martinus or Dotter.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Jay Smith (how is he dead last?) or Smash into Pieces. From the bunch of favs I’d go for Maria Sur or M&M.

Okokok ok
Okokok ok
1 month ago

Medina is the only good song, the rest are trash

Heurve
Heurve
1 month ago

All in all, my 2 favorites are Jacqline, though her song is really enjoyable but terribly predictible and “mello” as hell, and Medina which I find very original.

CagardiB
CagardiB
1 month ago

I’m rooting for Jacqline as I feel like she’s serving main girlie pop energy and the beat is sick, but I’m 99% sure M&M will win. Whoever designed the stage turned a mid song into an eyecandy.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago

Circus X was the only song that could fight for top 5 here. Sweden, like the last time when they hosted, will have a grand final filler song. And that is actually fine since they became boring with their jury bait songs.

Ferrari Fish
Ferrari Fish
1 month ago

Danny is the best! So underrated, but people somehow call it overrated.

Emkay
Emkay
1 month ago

I know there is probably no chance of this happening, but it would be awesome to see Sweden to pick Medina so they finally are not sending something in English. Plus, it’s always more fun when they host country sends a party song instead of a ballad.

CagardiB
CagardiB
1 month ago
Reply to  Emkay

No thanks, we’re not voting them

Heurve
Heurve
1 month ago
Reply to  Emkay

Dancez, chantez 😉

Claude
Claude
1 month ago

Marcus & Martinus are bringing QUALITY this year! I thought they couldn’t possibly deliver anything better than Air but I was wrong! Another top 10 finish for Sweden if they send M&M, although Dotter would be a lovely contrast too! Sweden know what they’re doing as usual lol

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Claude

Their staging is phenomenal. The song itself is ok but the staging and performance elevates it.

Goopapi
Goopapi
1 month ago

Dotter for the win

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

My top 3 of this year’s Melodifestivalen:

1. Fröken Snusk – “Unga & Fria” (9.5/10)
2. Scarlet – “Circus X” (9/10)
3. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone” (8/10)

My top two however, got eliminated due to recency bias and it hurts very bad. So, I’ll also throw Cazzi Opeia in there, with “Give My Heart A Break” (8/10), which is the only quality song left alongside Maria Sur’s.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

Doing the final qual at the same day with Heat 5 really was a dumb idea, since it also proved that most Swedish people have the attention span of a goldfish.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

OH, GOD…

alfie23
alfie23
1 month ago

None of the Swedish songs strike me as ESC winners. So, I don’t have an interest in who wins.

Josh
Josh
1 month ago

While I am prepared for a M&M victory, I don’t think they are Sweden’s best pick here. I think Dotter would bring a more sentimental and impactful package to Malmö. Her song screams for a more intimate stage, which ESC is giving us this year. Also, there really aren’t sad girl ballads in the mix, and the contest needs one.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Josh

I always root for Dotter, she is one of my favourite artists (outside Eurovision or Mello). I bet she has something more to show us in the final and perhaps she seals the trophy that way! Who knows…

Other than that, M&M are superb, so is Danny Saucedo (looove his song and staging).

Good luck Mello folk!

João
João
1 month ago

Dotter isn’t having any hype other than the one her stans do, will crash and burn quite hard when interest is faked by fanatic stans, expecially one..

João
João
1 month ago
Reply to  João

*especially

Eve
Eve
1 month ago

I think M&M are winning this but I personally prefer Medina or Danny Saucedo .

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

It’s Marcus and Martinus for me. It’s the only one that goes beyond tease and delivers a fully satisfying listening experience.
A lot of Sweden’s efforts have a habit of build-build-build……and then nothing happens.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

All twin fantasy, no depth of feeling. Discuss. 🙂
Actually if they win, then I’ll get to discuss this in the Wiwi Jury, so perhaps we should just wait for that. It could be spicy.

Davie
Davie
1 month ago

Please anyone but Marcus and Martinis. They feel like they were created by a computer programme and it’s all just Melfest by numbers.

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

Isn’t that what they were going for with this performance though, a computer programme vibe? I can assure you that outside of this performance they come across as the nicest guys ever.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

There are plenty of “she” pronouns in Unforgettable. No big deal, nobody bats an eyelid. A shame there is never any gay equivalent.

Question. Does the object of desire in this song actually exist in real life? I doubt it. Most pop songs are pure fiction. With this own mind, why can’t the song be about a “he”? I don’t care if M and M are hetero or not, the preferences of the performer should not be relevant. Like actors.

Sigh, maybe one day.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

With this IN mind

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

The song is so unoriginal it hurts. „He“ pronouns would make the song a bit more noticeable but only because of the gender, the lyrics would remain equally bad. And they shouldn’t sing about a „he“ if they don’t feel like it. Not that I think they had much to do with the songwriting. It’s a factory piece for sure. The preferences of the performer should absolutely be relevant, if we want authentic stuff. I think we have enough actors. I’d say Dotter is the only one not acting. She wrote the song with her man and it feels genuine.… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

No, they should not sing about a he if they don’t feel like it. I can’t think of any good reason why they wouldn’t, though. Damiano David just recorded Dolly Payton’s Jolene, it would have been ridiculous to change the lyrics to “please don’t take my girl” just because he happens to be hetero. Some of these young acts might even regret using the pronouns assigned to them, it might put them in a closet. Sam Smith once upon a time recorded Whitney’s How Will I Know, changing the pronouns from if HE really loves me, to if SHE really… Read more »

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Gay dudes singing about how hot a fictional woman is are one of the cringiest things in the music industry ever, this is true.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Was there any chemistry between Ell and Nikki?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Z E R O.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Sad.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

They were supposed to be running scared, so in that sense the lack of chemistry works (sorry).

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The former tenants of the Crystal Hall were certainly running scared in 2011, but that’s surely a different conversation.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I loved listening to Elton John’s “Daniel” as a kid. Daniel was a special “brother” in my childhood too. 🙂
My point is, there are ways of getting the feeling across without getting caught up in stereotypical social normalisation. I 100% agree with Ari on this one: The song “Unforgettable” would (sadly) sound the same if you swapped the pronouns. What’s missing here is the personal story in the songwriting, which is why Dotter has my favourite MelFest song this year.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yeah, I was hung up on how bad I find the song title. But I’m really starting to come around on Dotter. It’s probably the only genuine song in the whole line-up and the melody is really lovely. The way she sings it too. I hope she wins.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s stereotypical social normalisation that leads to hetero as the default, though, so I guess we do agree.

I think I perhaps would have even liked Running Scared if it had been performed by Mahmood and Blanco, for example.

I’m not actually arguing that Unforgettable would be BETTER with different pronouns, more just complaining that even the slightest risk is too dangerous for conveyor belt pop.

Ferrari Fish
Ferrari Fish
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Why would they sing about “he”? Maybe it could be about an unforgettable male friend yes, but singing gay songs is weird for a hetero. Let them sing she.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

My personal favourite song: Dotter
I’d also like to see a band for Sweden: Smash Into Pieces
If I want to party: Medina
If I want a fantasy: Marcus & Martinus
Surely it’s finally his moment: Danny Saucedo
He’s still hot: Liamoo
Could win with better staging: Annika
Still really talented and will win MelFest eventually: Lisa Ajax
Made for Eurovision: Maria Sur
This song is better than we expected: Jacqline
A nice surprise: Jay Smith
Pachelbel’s Canon song: Cazzi Opeia

Sasha
Sasha
1 month ago

Justice for Froken Snusk and Gunilla!!!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sasha

Justice has been served.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Barely! Thankfully.

Sasha
Sasha
1 month ago

Maria Sur, Danny or Jaqueline

vetrina
1 month ago

I’m team Dotter, but, I think “Unforgettable” will have a landslide win!

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

Those are my two favourites, but I think it’s unlikely that Dotter will win so M&M please

Esa
Esa
1 month ago

ESC sucks this year! Markus and Martinus will win esc easy! If you dont agree – you are jealous ??

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Would Unforgettable still be a winner with only one M? Having two doesn’t seem to serve much purpose in terms of the actual song.

If Danny had his twin brother Danzig performing I’m So Happy with him would that help?

Max
Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Danny and Eric Saade should sing that.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

Their 2011 kiss was iconic.

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

At least the stage would look a bit less empty

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago

Independent from the result, it seems to me that almost all Melfest songs especially Marcus&Martinus’ song was generic and average pop songs :/
I don’t think Sweden would be in top5 this year; as long as juries will not overrate it and seeing different countries in top5 would be better 🙂

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

My last say.. My feeling says that sending something slick, well-produced and that has a bit of a familiar sound to it, can come as relief to viewers among all of these weirdos. It really can backfire on them and they might steal votes from eachother. Never underestimate Sweden.

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

With that condescendence and pedantry I wish Sweden to be as far as possible from the top 10 in May

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Danny should win. The song has really grown on me, it’s actually not that bad. I’d almost pay cash money for it. I think, but hope not, that too many voters will fall for the subliminal messaging from staging. M & M somehow seem like a contender based on slick presentation. Danny’s is weak, I feel he was let down by budget constraints and lack of effort from the producers. Yet he has the better song. I’m So Happy offers the listener hope. A light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t give up, this could happen to you too.… Read more »

Lolek
Lolek
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I know it’s not a favourite of many melo fans but I personally really enjoy it. His live performance in Eskilstuna was awesome and I’d like to see Danny get to Eurovision, be it with this song or another one.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Lolek

He has two second places, M & M only have one. Danny deserves it more.

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m gonna say the same as everyone that were commenting on KEiiNOs return: Danny should not go to Eurovision with the worst one of his entries to this date.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

He should when he’s the best of the 30 acts. He’s not competing against himself.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s a song about his child, it aint that deep.
The staging was all his idea, like all artists. Thats on him. He said he don’t care about winning any more and it shows

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

It is that deep.

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago

No one

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

I call it now. The people commenting here are the most negative people against Sweden. Every year. So I take things with a pinch of salt. Go on to your novelty acts that hardly get a life after eurovision! Buuuh!

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

EUROVISION HAS BECOME A CIRCUS MORE THAN ABOUT MUSIC

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Many of the so called favourites could join a circus. Oh, it feels good to say that.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

🙂 That was good!

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

Bien bajado ese balón, we’d say in Mexico 🙂

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago

I wish those 12 songs could replace 12 songs that were already chosen for Eurovision. It’s not the best line-up, it’s annoying to see the same artists and composers every year, but all of those songs are much better than what some other countries choose.

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
1 month ago

Would love for Smash into Pieces to win.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  EuroTiggESC

Looooved them last year but this song in 2024 is another version of last year’s entry and to be honest, a bit weaker. So, it’s a no from me this year. But I would love to see them again in Mello.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

The two previous great Swedish results didn’t happen because of a strong Melfest but rather because among the generic and plastic songs, Sweden also had Cornelia and Loreen.
I wonder if this year we also have a similar case. I will listen to the songs on Saturday for the first time

John
John
1 month ago

Dotter?! Really? The stans are doing a lot of heavy lifting for her in this poll thats for sure! With that song she’ll get 6th.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

I think SVT would like to avoid Maria Sur to face Kaleen. If Kaleen turns out to be a good singer and makes the final, they’d cancel each other out. If Kaleen gives a strong performance, she’d probably beat Maria quite convincingly because her song is stronger. Similar but stronger. That’s what happens when everyone has the same composers. On the other hand, Sweden can still take credit for the Austrian song since it’s Swedish.

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago

They can send M&M for a repeat of Swedens result in 2018 I suppose. High jury, low televote. It just doesn’t seem like the kind of song the voting audience will gravitate towards one bit at Eurovision itself, especially with the amount of bops already selected. A power ballad would likely fare much better.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

That’s Dotter or Lisa Ajax then. I’d vote Dotter. If a weak Dance you off -like song gets chosen and they get close to winning the jury vote again, it would be extremely unfair this year with so many excellent entries deserving a top 10 result.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

Just because it happened in 2018 does not mean it will happen this year. That is not how it works..

Jak
Jak
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

M&M would definitely dominate televoting at least in Scandavian countries. That makes already 12×4.

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  Jak

Of course they’ll get all Nordic juries’12 points.
Televote wise, it’s possible they get 0 points from Finland. Loreen didn’t even get a point from the Finnish televote last year.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Again, just because that happened once does not mean it will happen again. ESC is not a constant. It’s just as possible they get 12 from Finland. Or 10. Or 7. People are not as petty as fans

Ella
Ella
1 month ago

Maria Sur is my favourite <3!

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

I wish DANNY SAUCEDO… I think it’s gonna be MARCUS & MARTINUS. Maria Sur is overrated, she won’t get any votes…

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

Danny is great! It’s his best ever entry in Mello, looooove the song and staging!

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

It is his worst entry…it is just hus 2012 entry all over again slightly rearranged.

Peter
Peter
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

I don’t think it’s his worst at all. At first listen I thought it was slightly worse than Amazing (which I thought was his best), but after a couple of listens, HTYFM has grown on me and it’s my favourite now. The staging was better on Amazing though, but HTYFM is better produced. Amazing was a great song but it had a weak sound, HTYFM sounds a lot better. Still a bit dated though of course, since it’s sounds a lot like SHM anno 2011-2012 (not surprising when you consider the songwriters), but I can’t help loving it anyway. I… Read more »

Rory
Rory
1 month ago

Maria Sur is my favourite by far

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
1 month ago

Who I think should win: Maria Sur
Who I think will win: Marcus & Martinus

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago
Reply to  Lauren MIA

I agree. It won’t come to any of us as a surprise if M&M wins.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Maria Sur, Marcus and Martinus, Smash Into Pieces, Danny or Medina in THAT order.