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Sweden: Here are the Melodifestivalen 2017 participants

The line-up for Melodifestivalen 2017 is complete. Including Loreen and Charlotte Perrelli! See all the 28 artists and songs here

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A total of 2478 songs have been submitted for the next Melodifestivalen in Sweden. 28 acts have been selected by the Swedish national broadcaster SVT, to compete in Melodifestivalen 2017, and one of these will represent Sweden Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.


Melodifestivalen 2017 Line-up



Deltävling 1 Göteborg 4 February
  • Adrijana Amara – "Amare"
  • Boris René – "Her Kiss"
  • Nano – "Hold On"
  • Charlotte Perrelli – "Mitt Liv"
  • Dinah Nah – "One More Night"
  • De vet du – "Road Trip"
  • Ace Wilder – "Wild Child"

Deltävling 2 Malmö 11 February
  • Mariette Hansson – "A Million Years"
  • Benjamin Ingrosso – "Good Loving"
  • Dismissed – "Hearts Alined"
  • Roger Pontare – "Himmel Och Hav"
  • Lisa Ajax – "I Don't Give A"
  • Etzia – "Up"
  • Allyawan – "Vart Haru Varit"

Deltävling 3 Växjö 18 February
  • Owe Thörnqvist – "Boogieman Blues"
  • Bella & Filippa – "Crucified"
  • The Fooo Conspiracy – "Gotta Thing"
  • Jasmine Kara – "Gravity"
  • Robin Bengtsson – "I Can't Go On"
  • Anton Hagman – "Kiss You Goodbye"
  • Krista Siegfrids – "Snurra Min Jord"

Deltävling 4 Skellefteå 25 February
  • Wiktoria Johansson – "As I Lay Me Down"
  • Les Gordons – "Bound To Fall"
  • Sara Varga & Juha Mulari – "Du Får Inte Ändra På Mig"
  • Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia – "En Värld Full Av Strider"
  • Axel Schylström – "När Ingen Ser"
  • Alice Svensson – "Running With Lions"
  • Loreen – "Statements"

Second Chance Linköping 4 March
  • 3rd & 4th from each Deltävling

Final Stockholm 11 March
  • 1st & 2nd from each Deltävling
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th from Second Chance

Two former Eurovision Winners



Some of the big names in Melodifestivalen 2017 includes two former Eurovision winners: Charlotte Perrelli (Sweden 1999 and Sweden 2008) and Loreen (Sweden 2012). Two former Eurovision participants: Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013) and Roger Pontare (Sweden 2000).

Former Melodifestivalen names are also among the 2017 participants: Mariette, Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Lisa Ajax, Boris René, Dinah Nah, Ace Wilder, Robin Bengtsson, and Wikitoria.

Loreen is back



The winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2012Loreen – is back. Swedish Aftonbladet asked her about her expectations:

Wed. 30. Nov. 10:21
Loreen
It feels good, it feels really fun
Aftonbladet
When did you decide?
You know how I am, I have to consider things. I decided two days ago.
Will you be able to surpass "Euphoria"?
Oh, I don't think so.
The song is called "Statements" what is it you want to say?
What should I say, I say like this: I want to try to inspire and unite, the music is a good way to do it. It's very important for me to be able to get it out.

Melodifestivalen 2017



The format for Melodifestivalen 2017 is the same as last year:
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs directly to the final
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs to the "second chance"-show
In the "second chance" 4 songs will be selected for the final

28 songs will participate in Melodifestivalen 2017. The 14 songs are chosen by a panel created by SVT, and the other 14 contestants are special invited by SVT. In these 14 is included the winner of "Svensktoppen Nästa 2017": Les Gordons.

Three new hosts



Melodifestivalen 2017 will have three new hosts: Hasse Andersson, Clara Henry & David Lindgren.

Hasse Andersson participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with "Guld och gröna skogar" (4th in the final).
Clara Henry hosted the humor part of Melodifestivalen 2014 including backstage, and was the host of "Uppsnack" and "Eftersnack".
David Lindgren competed in Melodifestivalen 2012 with "Shout It Out" (4th), 2013 with "Skyline" (8th) and in 2016 with "We Are Your Tomorrow" (11th).

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest



Sweden 1999: Charlotte Nilsson - "Take Me To Your Heaven"
Since 1958 Sweden has participated 56 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 12 out of 13 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).





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