Photo: Stina Stjernkvist / SVT

Five weeks of heats are behind us and tonight, twelve acts battled it out in the final. Sweden have chosen their artist for Eurovision 2024 with the final of Melodifestivalen 2024 taking place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday 9 March.

Twelve acts took to the stage for the right to represent Sweden on home soil. The lineup included last year’s runners-up Marcus & Martinus, 2020 runner-up Dotter and 2011 and 2012 runner-up Danny Saucedo.

In the end, it was Marcus & Martinus who went one better in 2024, prevailing with their song “Unforgettable”. They won both the jury and public votes comfortably, running away with the trophy.

The final was broadcast on SVT, with English commentary provided by Bella Qvist and our very own William Lee Adams.

Melodifestivalen 2024 final running order

  1. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone”
  2. Jay Smith – “Back to My Roots”
  3. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar”
  4. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling”
  5. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart a Break”
  6. Annika Wickihalder – “Light”
  7. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable”
  8. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song”
  9. Medina – “Que Sera”
  10. Liamoo – “Dragon”
  11. Jacqline – “Effortless”
  12. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me”

Format of Melodifestivalen Grand Final

The result of Melodifestivalen was decided by 50% international jury vote and 50% public vote. Juries from these 8 countries gave their results Eurovision style:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • Serbia

After the jury vote, the public had another recap and 10 more minutes to vote. When voting finished, the public vote was read out with each song receiving their collective number of points from all 8 age groups.

Melodifestivalen 2024 results

Jury results

  1. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable” – 85 points
  2. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart a Break” – 46 points
  3. Medina – “Que Sera” – 43 points
  4. Jacqline – “Effortless” – 40 points
  5. Annika Wickihalder – “Light” – 38 points
  6. Liamoo – “Dragon” – 38 points
  7. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone” – 37 points
  8. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me” – 34 points
  9. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling” – 31 points
  10. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar” – 26 points
  11. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – 26 points
  12. Jay Smith – “Back to My Roots” – 20 points

Public vote

  1. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable” – 92 points
  2. Medina – “Que Sera” – 61 points
  3. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling” – 59 points
  4. Liamoo – “Dragon” – 45 points
  5. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart a Break” – 41 points
  6. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me” – 40 points
  7. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone” – 35 points
  8. Jay Smith – “Back to My Roots” – 26 points
  9. Annika Wickihalder – “Light” – 25 points
  10. Jacqline – “Effortless” – 21 points
  11. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar” – 11 points
  12. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – 8 points

Melodifestivalen 2024 overall results

  1. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable” – 177 points
  2. Medina – “Que Sera” – 104 points
  3. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling” – 90 points
  4. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart a Break” – 87 points
  5. Liamoo – “Dragon” – 83 points
  6. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me” – 74 points
  7. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone” – 72 points
  8. Annika Wickihalder – “Light” – 63 points
  9. Jacqline – “Effortless” – 61 points
  10. Jay Smith – “Back to My Roots” – 46 points
  11. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar” – 37 points
  12. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – 34 points

What do you think about the results? Did the right song win? How will Marcus & Martinus do at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below.

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Boris
Boris
1 month ago

Sweden is just incapable of dropping its policy of sleazy, mediocre and forgettable pop. Or maybe iit is just their calculation. Anyway, it’s pathetic.

Musiclover
1 month ago

Its the same every year. “Sweden its do boring, its a copy, its a bad song” . Have anybody here the other song in ESC this year. Ukraine the same song as always, Italy another bakad, as many time before. Midocal, screening, and spooky ladys. Its a terrible year.
Sweden 10/10

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Musiclover

A ballad Italy in 2024? You are probably deaf. Or just biased. Italy has brought ballads, urban (soldi), group rock (Zitti e Buoni), jazz (2011), female rock (Emma), uptempo song (Gabbani) etc. etc. Always in Italian, or few times with only some sentences in english, only. Sweden always bring the same cheesy pop sung in english with props to compensate the lacking quality. Come on, be serious. We are not stupids like you.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Musiclover

Anyway, FYI, La Noia is not a ballad but a south italian rhythm (taranta) with influences from the colombian dance named cumbia. Is that a ballad? You are quite funny.

Heikki
Heikki
1 month ago

It is a mid-to-low “okay” pop song that does not hurt anyone. For me, it fits the category of those songs that are usually side-performances during concert intervals, mostly enriched with visuals, dancing choreographies, and electronic-pop vibes.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

I feel like Swedes vote purely based on the betting odds.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago

That’s why I believe the betting odds are the poison of the quality in music. Some people, especially in the selections for Eurovision, don’t vote for the better song in terms of quality, but for the one with the higher chances of winning Eurovision. I believe it should be better each country organizes the selection like Sanremo. And then, the winner may want to go to Eurovision. This will bring much more variety to Eurovision. Same reason the betting odds should be prohibited for eurovision, too.

Niya
Niya
1 month ago

(Besides the quite massive point that Melodifestivalen is a stand-alone contest where the main reason people watch it actually isn’t related to Eurovision so viewers don’t vote according to what they believe would do well in the ESC but rather what they personally like)
It’s quite the opposite, no?
People don’t vote based on betting odds, it’s that the betting odds are based on voting patterns, general popularity and probability.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

Sweden will be Sweden… If it ain’t broken don’t fix, right? That does not mean I have to like it, and I don’t. When does Sweden will stop bringing the IKEA stuff and deliver the great Swedish design? Except for Cronelia, this is all we get year in year out…

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

The title is very fitting. It describes the song very well.

Erik2
Erik2
1 month ago

This comment section is nothing more than a big trollfest! One have to wonder what went wrong with mankind.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
1 month ago

Quite ironic because i already forgot it. Joke aside this years entries in melfest were better compared to some of the previous years. Still don t get cazzi opeia though lol i know it s typical eurovision there has to be entries like that… but it s really bad no ?

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

I dont particularly like this song and I dont think I Will listen to It anymore in my Life but there IS a good/very good thing about this song and Swedish songs at Esc in general: they never are the “song with a message” type. You might hate/dislike the song and no one IS going to Tell you: “this IS because you dont get the message”

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Probably they think that a message will cause discussions and could risk to polarize the audience. So they stick to useless dance/pop songs. They don’t hurt anybody’s feelings and continue to get the support of the most swedish culturally influenced juries.

Music produced with a photocopier.

Sandro
Sandro
1 month ago

It’s not my kind of song or music . I imagine myself dancing to it back in the my teenager years . Sweden put on a great show though . I give it that as general rule of thumb .

kaos esc
kaos esc
1 month ago

Elden song hurricane its out now,!! its a power ballad

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  kaos esc

aka the predictable sob story winning song of the year, easy winner same as emma muscat i am what i am

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  kaos esc

Polina gagarina 2.0

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
1 month ago
Reply to  kaos esc

Oh yes – it is a ballad, but so lacking in power that even that polar bear song from San Marino seems like a tearjerker in comparison. I guess they can try to push it with some memorable staging, but looking at other songs it that semi, this will most likely get lost and forgotten by the public and the only people voting for it will be people who want to vote because it’s Israel.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  kaos esc

The song is decent, but when it comes to ballads, its not a patch on Israels finest moment, “Hasheket Shenish’ar”.
This one is definitely an attempt at looking soft, non-threatening and victimlike. Eden Golan is sent to do a Polina Gagarina to try and turn around the countries perceptions. Its about as conscious-less and blatant as Russias attempt at a redemption. Lol.

finnished
finnished
1 month ago

Objectively the staging is good but is it really that creative? They just brought a giant complex of walls with epileptic lighting. Well at least it’s easier to take one’s attention away from the mediocrity of a song.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  finnished

Song is mediocre, dancing is almost non existant, their vocals are obviously not powerful, and staging is literraly just walls with led and light and TV onscreen “Poland 23 like” effects done a bit better then Blanka did. Overall, around 15th to 20th in the final and totaly unnoticed of performed by any country other then Sweden – Done by Sweden and easy top 10

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  finnished

Swedes love gigantic things… Might be a complex or might be that in them everything is gigantic… Once I met a Swede and he was on the gigantic side inside.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Hope you used enough lube, babes!!??

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Pain IS part of Life.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  finnished

It is quite the same as in 2018. But I remember Sweden using led strips in the performance another time. Don’t remember the singer or song.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago

Plastic music, as everything else coming from Sweden. Like Ikea’s food, full of terrible oils like canola, rapeseed and palm, very bad for your health. I believe every country should stop thinking to Eurovision when they select a song. Do I feel the soul of Sweden in this song? No. Not at all. It only reminds me the english or american boy bands of the nineties. For me this song is not even in the top 10. But, as always, this will get a lot of votes for the swedish friendly juries, such as other Nordics, Denmark, Iceland, UK, Ireland… Read more »

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Look into Ikea furniture: The wood often isn’t real wood but only compressed cappboards inside. That’s why most of their “furniture” is superlight. It’s not sustainable and fake.
Most people don’t know that they don’t buy wood but mostly cappboard material.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

You should watch the Arte’s documentary on IKEA, to see what’s behind their furnitures. Good thing is that Swedish are perceived as the most climate friendly. But IKEA destroys woods in Romania and Poland.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Well I’m quite happy with my IKEA wardrobe. Dead easy to build too.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

I’ve had my Vackraste shelves since 1995. They’re still immaculate.

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

I’m not going to defend IKEA here (in the first place because it’s a forum dedicated to Eurovision) but it’s a bit easy to attack a country based on a world-famous brand that comes from there. Let’s do the same with Ferrero that comes from Italy. We could discuss for hours about the terrible things they did and still do! And you know what? That doesn’t stop me from eating nutella and having IKEA furniture at home.

In other words, stick to the song here.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

But unfortunaly it’s true for most of the things that they export. Many countries have both sides but I can’t think about one swedish plastic/ mass production product that isn’t using this technique. It’s basically like the little european China. Apart from that I actually always liked Scandinavia, even though I’ve only been to Denmark and Norway. I actually also voted for Loreen because there was a lot of emotion in “Tattoo”. But this year it’s just that typicall mechanical “we impress by sounds and visualls without any soul” I also find it probelamtic that swdish and danish songwriterin seem… Read more »

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

Just like in 2015. Heroes was a standard pop song, but with the visual they improved it so much to be able to defeat the televote winners. It seems like Sweden has this idea in mind: “Eurovision is our thing”. When Måneskin won, SVT said to RAI “You are not able to do it, we can help you”. F**k o**. Can we bring the different european cultures in Eurovision or it must always be a swedish cut & paste? They have always the tendence to patronize things. And I repeat, the concept is also due to the fact the Executive… Read more »

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Yes right. It’s a very good documentary. Greenwashing and doing lots of crimes.

Boris
Boris
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

What does IKEA have to do with Eurovision Song Contest?
We get that you hate the songs Sweden sends to Eurovision but that is Eurovision and not business or infrastructure of a country, but taking it a step further attacking everything that has roots in Sweden is just pure Sweden hate, not cool

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Boris

No, you are wrong. I liked Cornelia Jacobs. That song had much better quality. I liked Euphoria. I didn’t like Tattoo (a copycat sung with a out of tune voice). I also would like Sweden dares more to bring a song in swedish, sometimes. I am curious to know, in the 21st century, how a song in swedish sounds. This duo reminds me of Jedward. Additionally the song is just a revival of a nineties boyband. Wow. And someone here complains Italy brings always ballads.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

I know, but still they advertise they are a green and sustainable company (watch on their website) but if you watch the ARTE documentary, you notice they are destroying (without too much advertisement) large swaths of forests in Poland and Romania, without even respecting the diameter of the trees to preserve the oldest ones. And when journalists ask them about that, they don’t answer or threatens the journalists. Ikea furniture must have real wood, somewhere. A piece of furniture cannot stand if manufactured only based on recycled wood/paper cappboards.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Ferrero, Nutella, Poltronesofa…..you’re funny

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago

As Italian I don’t eat Ferrero because it’s full of palm oil. But I don’t even eat Ikea food wich is even worse. For your info I only purchase foods with extra virgin olive oil. Or I cook them myself.

Aron
Aron
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Well a Swede just won an Academy award (Oscar) for best Score so I guess plastic music goes home somewhere at least

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Aron

Well, so why they don’t bring better music? I didn’t complain when they were bringing a successful class act like ABBA.

Malin
Malin
1 month ago
Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Malin

Loved them

Malin
Malin
1 month ago

If this song was represented by Norway we wouldn’t see such comments just because it’s Sweden. Come on, if we in Sweden like what people call genetic radiofriendly pop! Should we then send something else just because other parts of Europe have an other taste? A lot of countries want to do good soo they look at Käärijä .But Sweden are accused for doing everything to win! Why don’t we send songs on Swedish that are fun then? We send songs that we like, not what Europe like.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Malin

You do you honey, there is no way to satisfy everyone, if you like the song that should be all that matters

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Malin

Well, I’m sure Swedish people love songs in Swedish and that there are Swedish songs on radios in Sweden, so radiofriendly songs in Swedish exist. It’s just that Sweden has found a formula that works for them in Eurovision, polished pop numbers in english, obviously easier to export than ethnic songs in native language for example, it has worked very well for them and it’ll keep working for sure, but in some ways they choose the way of the facility because they know it will work in Eurovision, that’s why people are rude towards Sweden because they keep replicating this… Read more »

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

Average music hidden behind great staging.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Totally! Props instead of horiginality.

Kostas
Kostas
1 month ago

Que sera was so much fun. Resemblance mentioned below to Mea Culpa by Faithless is quite accurate in my view. And we are not talking about an unknown group. In any case there was a very good staging but I did not connect. I used to go to Melodi and a few year back the level was quite high that any song would have done well in ESC. In recent years, the quality of the songs cannot compare to the gems they used to compete. Bad vocals are covered by strong prerecorded backing vocals, unfortunately. It is a shame. Melody… Read more »

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago

Congrats to Sweden and Marcus & Martinus.

Its a polished slik production for sure.
The backdrop in the beat is mental.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

Despite not being a fan of Sweden at Eurovision (might be what people call a hater but not a bad hater, just a hater) my sincere opinion about the song is: First time I heard (and I say Heard because it was playing on the background) I thought what is this? It sounds good. When I looked for the song and I listened to It, I thought It was cringe-y (oh oh oh she IS unforgettable? Wtf? High School Musical?) but well the lighting, the dancers save the day. But It sounds too 90s, (boring Back Street Boys 90s). I… Read more »

John
John
1 month ago

Everyone comparing this to Benjamin Ingrosso must have the hearing capabilites of many white cats, because the songs are extremly different. The stagings are simillar but sonically? People just want something to hate. Had any other country sent this most of this chat would cream their knickers.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Different songs definitely, but the best part of this song is staging. Which is the same as Benjamin’s. The song itself is, well… forgetable.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Both have a retro vibe, vintage quality, Benjamin’s song 80s and this one 90s (the boring side of 90s).

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  John

General audience will not remember Ingrosso. Only petty fans still salivating over the idea of another low score remember it
But most viewers can’t even remember last years songs, yet alone songs from 2018. They will vote based on what they see then and there.

Rhys
Rhys
1 month ago

Staging instantly reminded me of Benjamin Ingrosso which of course got very little love from the televote that year, and I feel that the same fate may be facing this.

The song itself is pretty bland so needs the staging to elevate it, polished to within an inch of its life. Personally would have backed Medina as I felt they were genuinely enjoying themselves and a feel good song wouldn’t have gone amiss in Malmo.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago

Im not Swedish, but even i can see that people are literally mad that Sweden always send quality, and they almost always get rewarded for it. Their entries pretty much always sound different from one year to the next. Sweden are successful at Eurovision. They’re successful in music full stop. They have a rich history of musical success dating back at least 50 years and have smashed the charts in countries right across the globe. They know what they’re doing which is why people hate on them year after year. Don’t hate on them because they’re successful. Look at what… Read more »

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Your sentence that Sweden always sends quality is questionable. Sweden always sends songs that are manufactured for Eurovision. When there is no quality in the song or in the singer, they make up with staging and props. And this happens quite always.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

Dotter Dotter Dotter.. All I see is Dotter. You want a song and artist that completely failed with both the juries and the public?? Would that have been the best choice for Sweden? Really? We had no eurovision winner this year, but M&M was the best choice when the juries and public were so united. It would be a different case if the juries wanted something completely different. Because that’s why the international juries are there, to pick what they consider is the best for eurovision. I’m glad we are not Finland.. So good luck to the lovely twins. They… Read more »

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Without the expensive light effects and the polished full soundeffect, the song itself would be rather dull and forgettable !!!
Seems like Sweden is stressig more than ever the euroVISION part of eurovision and not so much the original grand prix de la chanson (song).
It’s a good way of delivering something valuable to the contests as hosts, without having to win again.

Frederick
Frederick
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

Agree; the song is really average and bland

Cila
Cila
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

Well the song is number 1 on Spotify in Sweden

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

I have a theory about what Sweden sends to Eurovision: It goes in cycles. It might be Easy to predict more or less what they are going to choose. Last year we had Loreen and 10 years before Loreen both times with a similar kind of song, the year before Kornelia whatever with the song Hold me Closer and 10 years or so before another woman singing Undo which IS kinda the same style and drama and woman alone ballad, less than 10 years ago Sweden sent that Guy Benjamín D’Ambrossio (or whatever) singing this high schooler type of song… Read more »

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Euphoria was followed by If I Were Sorry so this year we should’ve got a slow intimate song according to this theory. Instead we got a 90’s disco trash, so I guess it doesn’t work this way 🙂

Kjelle
Kjelle
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Euphoria was followed by Robin Stjernberg – You. Måns Zelmerlöw was followed by Frans.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

We are talking about Swedes here not Germans, their cycles are not so cyclic. 🙂

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Euphoria (2012) was most definitely not followed by If I Were Sorry (2016) – it was followed by a song called “You”

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

You know what would be really neat, if they drew #1 for the Grand Final. Just like Sweden did 40 years ago, with another set of brothers.

Vladimir P
Vladimir P
1 month ago

I really don’t understand the deep hatred so many people here have for Sweden every year. Marcus & Martinus have a good entry and I hope they do well in Eurovision. Greetings from Serbia

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

Everyone here is always so negative when it comes to Sweden. It’s a solid entry, with amazing slick staging and vocals.. yet all I see is complains once again. Yes Sweden repetitvely brings the same slick pop every year but they kill it everytime (except for Tusse tbh)

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  EProduc

Well Sweden is more hated than Israels government and Russia and Belarus together on here

Melina
Melina
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

You are probably right ? But it’s ok , we don’t care that much. We will keep coming with songs that Swedes like , not just to please everyone else. Maybe sometime we will decide to step out of the box and try something else. But if we do then it will have to be with something we really believe in and not just to take a chance. We take this competition too serious for that and will not risk to end up in the bottom places. We tried that once with Malena Ernman , didn’t end up well?

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

And as always, the Swedes stole the main ingredients from others. Listen for yourself (starts at 0:48): https://youtu.be/9fTFqymxmM4?si=llcRzZY4vojH17vR

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Not people stretching the word ‘stole’ when there is just a passing resemblance that makes you think of another song!

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

To me, that’s far from a passing resemblance. It’s a direct rip-off, just as with ‘Tattoo’ and both Pont Aeri and Mika Newton. And to make matters worse, it concerns the main element of Marcus’ & Martinus’ song.

anesalach
anesalach
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

I was hoping for that comment, finally someone’s pointing out this swedish-copy-mechanism-routine ??

Pekka
Pekka
1 month ago

The music and outfits are phenomenal as is the staging. But the lyrics … So cheesy.

TJCat
TJCat
1 month ago

I kind of like it. But it suffers from that “not quite getting there” syndrome lots of current pop songs have.
The chorus is like a pre chorus promising something fantastic is on its way……then it doesn’t

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
1 month ago

The song is forgettable

André
André
1 month ago

Whats the deal with you guys saying “they are not swedes”? Since you hate us whatever we send, you should be glad there are no swedes competing then.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  André

Other countries send singers with origins different to the country they’re representing and its never an issue. The fandom are just wanting to hate on Sweden. They were gritting their teeth awaiting Melodifestivalen’s winning song for ages! Lol. Personally I think the song is okay. I don’t care for it either way so don’t care if it qualifies or if it doesn’t, but even I can tell the quality of this polished piece of trance influenced pop. That production is slick, the staging is superb and ready to go. And it’s better than a lot of the garbage that everyone… Read more »

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

“Unforgettable” is a banger. Another top 5 for Sweden.

Sierri
1 month ago

On what I’ve seen on YT, this song looks very underrated, this is fired up for a run away win in my opinion.

XAN
XAN
1 month ago

What for a hollow plastic song…and it bothers me that the juries will probably rank this higher than contemporary and artistic entries like like Greece or Serbia

Stevia
Stevia
1 month ago
Reply to  XAN

Exactly, so pity! But I guess Serbia is pretty safe with the juries this year, even very Strong with the public, I don’t see them out of the top 10. However, I can see those “jurors” ranking Greece with mid to low places, so the fact that the televote will probably be 5th to 10th if choreographed lit, it will be out of the top 10 thanks to the juries.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  XAN

“Hollow plastic song” yet you mention Greece in the same sentence LOL.
That is seriously just a cacophony of noise, which has been regurgitated over a 10 year old regaeton beat. Nothing contemporary or artistic about it.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

Dont Swedish people have a language they feel proud of, or a traditional music with traditional elements that, maybe, they wanna show to the world.
Can Swedish get crazy one year and send a folk song in Swedish with two Girls dressed in Swedish traditional customes (if any) playing violin or a weird looking instrument that looks like It

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

they are proud of their english language

M&M are here to win, sweden winning back to back YUP YUP in this weak pathetic line up

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

They want to be over the top woke, so anything that can slightly exclude any type of community or show any sign of national identity (of native Swedes ofc) is a no-no in Sweden… So, just be bland, generic and beige and no one will be offended or mad… Cringe society.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

They want to be over the top w.oke, so anything that can slightly exclude any type of community or show any sign of national identity (of native Swedes ofc) is a no-no in Sweden… So, just be bland, generic and beige and no one will be offended or mad…

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

It’s nice that you give examples of other types of songs we could send. Myself I’ve discussed how things could be different. Some of the changes in Sweden came because we believed we couldn’t qualify for the finals. But for example the year after the finals we wouldn’t need an international jury to select a song for us. Also remember the major music labels in Sweden are heavily involved trying to get their songs and artists selected. So the selection process makes little room for alternative kinds of songs. When Loreen sent a different kind of song in 2017, she… Read more »

Ynq
Ynq
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Why would Sweden send folk music when it’s really unpopular there? If you look at the Swedish charts it’s pop, hiphop and epadunk (fröken snusk).

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Ynq

Ok so bring to Esc epadunk whatever that IS… Something a bit different please

Ynq
Ynq
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

We had two epadunk songs this year, none of them qualified to the final. Fröken Snusk was robbed though, should have qualified instead of Jay.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

The songs a bit forgettable.

Nicomro
Nicomro
1 month ago

Hère we go again with sweden bashing that was only prevented last year because it was the Queen loreen. Song is excellent, it is current as it is heavily The Weeknd inspired. Staging is awesome. The 1st drop is mental. Def top 10 if not top 5. Why the f people do Care about M&M being norwegian when Céline Dion the Canadian won for Switzerland, spaniards Megara are representing san Marino this year, Victor Crone represented Estonia while being swedish, Silia Kapsis is of australian nationality, Eleini Fourreira is greek(albanian). Etc etc We know NF and ESC are SONGS contests,… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicomro

Silia is cypriot though? i don’t criticize her obviously

San Marino has other rules tbh

Stephan Paschalides
Stephan Paschalides
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

She’s Australian, but has a Cypriot mother and Greek father. She didn’t grow up in Cyprus, so having a Cypriot background is not the same. We have so many amazingly talented people in Cyprus, and CyBC consistently goes out of their way to select unknown singers from the Cypriot diaspora, or artists famous in Greece. It’s shameful and also dumb, since most of these entries (besides Eleni) don’t result in anything great. Have the guts and pride to send Cypriot artists and help grow the music scene on the island!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicomro

They always send the same kind of songs. They never surprise. It IS always the current, mainstream sound that reminds of someone else.

Ynq
Ynq
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

The pop sound that only sounds like everything else because so many of the big pop hits are written by Swedes.

Don’t get me wrong, the Debs aren’t Max Martin. But still, pop is a very Swedish genre.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicomro

I have never watched this Melodifestivalen thing but are all the stagings for all the performances (the 2000 Heats and waves or whatever) so “elaborated”? Or do you end Up always choosing by mere chance the song that has the biggest structures, the most lights, effects, flashes, fires and smokes?

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

this song sounds straight out of moldova’s nf… it’s just a pity sweden won’t take a risk even when there’s nothing to risk at all

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago

You only need to take a risk if your country sends trash every year or has the same formulaic sound year after year.
Sweden always send quality and only know how to send polished pieces of music and performance.
What constitutes a ‘risk’ to you? Sending something unpolished and not put together? It’ll be interesting to hear.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

A Risk for Sweden IS something that does not sound mainstream… A big Risk a song not in English… A huge, large unfathomable Risk for Sweden a song with no staging at all, just a
static Guy/girl with a piano, violín, flute, drum or ukelele.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Anna Bergendahl in 2010 is the reason Sweden dont risk anything

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

hopefully next years MF will have lowest entry submissions of all time, i mean which swedish artist wants to make a fool of themselves, if in this show u allow foreign acts to win

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

??? good choice being anonymous with these bs comments!!! ???

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

i don’t recognize M&M as a eurovision artist for sweden, end of

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Swedish people obviously dont have a problem with it. They voted for it! You are the one crying! Time for a diaper change for you!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

and i will vote for it in May!

The Weeknd flavours yeah baby!!!!!!!

suck on that other countries who use native language entries lol

Sweden continue to slay in english, Karin Gunnarsson the absolute living legend, more of an icon than Christer

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Who cares? They ARE Sweden’s entrants, whether you throw a tantrum or not.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You are not Swedish, yet you are very opinioated about a Swedish show:)
Don’t you ever take a break? Step outside for a moment and listen to the birds. It aint even that big of a deal

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

They are signed by a Swedish label and they’ve already had a hit here like ten years ago. Swedes and Norwegians are like brothers and sisters. I don’t think your concerns are legit. Swedish major labels make sure they send in songs and that their artists are picked so that they get good results in the competition and from there get a good income in the long run. I believe everyone are happy. No swede says a Norwegian robbed them. It’s the third act in history with a non Swedish citizen. It’s the first act when all performers are non… Read more »

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I never realised there was a rule in place to stop non native performers, performing for a country that isn’t of their origin?
Oh wait….you made all that up in your head because you need an angle to hate on Sweden!
Youre honestly clutching at this point and making yourself look a fool.
Many many countries have sent artists (and won) who were from a different country to the country theyre representing. Its never been a problem, but you’re just trying to create a problem to justify your reason to hate. It’s pretty laughable 🙂

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Ngl, I think that they don’t get any submissions (it’s obvious they have their own Mello oriented in-crowd) and that the numbers SVT give year after year are just random numbers to save face

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

So, out of a few thousand songs sent in to MF every year, we get to see 20+ songs from the same composers, and they are back year, after year, after year? I guess Sweden is a country with no composers, terrible producers, and no music scene, so they must choose the same people, even 75% the same singers because there are no singers in Sweden, right? Such a political organization, 100% unfair, and someone should investigate and punish those in charge!

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Thousands, yes. But many from the same composers who make a living from the competition. The major labels holding their artists and sending their songs to compete. That is what Björkman wanted when he changed the completion 20 years ago. Nothing to investigate

Ynq
Ynq
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

And SVT absolutely need to do something to increase diversity in Melfesf. Nowadays it feels like it’s almost impossible for “regular”, popular artists to do what the Ark did and participate (and win) melodifestivalen. It’s bad for the competition and it’s bad for the Swedish music scene to have melfest dominating the spring with the same songwriters and artists and then all of the “real” stuff gets released in the autumn. M&M have a career outside melfest but they aren’t on the level that the Ark were when they won Melfest. We should see people like Miriam Bryant, Seinabo Sey… Read more »

Yuarith
Yuarith
1 month ago
Reply to  Ynq

Even the likes of Bolaget, Adaam or C Gambino would be welcome imo

Gruffydd Wyn Evans
Gruffydd Wyn Evans
1 month ago

Just watch Sweden get a handy random draw between 9-13 or 18-25 in the final.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Karin sinking to whole new depths of lows with this foreign act winner rigged choice of MF

humiliating the swedish music scene even further UGH

hope these twin gimmick will get their well deserved karma, in a 0 televote score, unfortunately juries will rank them very high

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Karma for what? Did they murder someone??

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Your xenophobia knows no bounds…..

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

If they Norwegian, why not enter MGP?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Azuro

because they are irrelevant has beens LMAO

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Azuro

Because in Norway MGP is not as huge Melodifestivalen is in Sweden viewership wise, and also they do not allow such advance staging as Mello do. Therefore it is better for an artist to go to Melodifestivalen to get more exposure and bigger fan base…in average each semi is watched by around 2-2,5 million Swedes each week and the final usually around 3-3,5 million, in a country where 10 million lives… Also to add that these numbers are only TV viewers so not counting people watching online. That is why they rather go and compete in Sweden than Norway.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Azuro

There have been many Swedes enter MGP, many Fins enter Melodifestivalen, and so on. There’s no rule or regulation against it. They share a similar sound across their countries musically so it makes sense.
Much like Cyprus and Greece do.

You dont have to represent the country you were born in. Many many artists represent countries that weren’t of their origin. No biggie.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Yes the only RULES Melodifestivalen have is that at least ONE of the writers are Swedish citizens and that the song is not extending the 3 minute mark, that is it more or less so the artists can come anywhere in the world and still be able to compete.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago

Now usually I love Sweden in Eurovision but this is my most disliked Swedish entry since Las Vegas or Oh it hurts, which is like 20 years ago now. The irony of the song title is as iconic as “That sounds good to me”. Sterile, Mediocre and Forgettable.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Scotty

because it also isn’t a swedish entry, i don’t recognize this as a sweden entry, my bathroom break, since we already have the superior Norway this year in Gate

or can i submit a entry to MF next year too, as a dutchman?

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Give yourself a break. People can compete for any country they want. And they have been for a long time.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Why are you so affected?! I’m howling how much its affecting you! It’s just geography man….give yourself a break otherwise you’ll bust a bloodvessell !