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Sweden: Marcus & Martinus win Melodifestivalen 2024 with "Unforgettable"

Vi har ett resultat! Marcus & Martinus will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with the song "Unforgettable" after winning Melodifestivalen

After five weeks of shows, it was time for the sixth and final week of Melodifestivalen 2024. The Final was aired live from Friends Arena in Stockholm, and was hosted by Carina Berg.

From 30 songs and six shows, all was concluded tonight when the Swedish public and eight international juries agreed to send Marcus & Martinus to Eurovision 2024 with the song "Unforgettable."

Marcus & Martinus were big favorites to win Melodifestivalen, among both the bookmakers and all of you who voted in our poll.

Sweden 2024: Marcus & Martinus – "Unforgettable"

"Unforgettable" was written by Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Marcus Gunnarsen, and Martinus Gunnarsen.

Melodifestivalen 2024 – Final

Marcus & Martinus

The Norwegian twin brothers Marcus and Martinus Gunnarsen (22) won Norway's Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2012 with the song "To dråper vann." They were only 10 back then, but they quickly became well-known in Norway after their victory.

Since then, the twins have released multiple singles, have been on sold out tours in Europe, and have been touring with musicians like Jason Derulo.

In July 2015, Marcus & Martinus released the song "Elektrisk," which today is their biggest hit with over 416 million views on YouTube. In 2016, they won the Norwegian version of the Grammy Awards, Årets spellemann in 2016.

They won Swedish Masked Singer 2022 and then relocated to Stockholm to begin working with Swedish producers and composers.

Marcus & Martinus competed in last year's Melodifestivalen with the song "Air," finishing second.

Melodifestivalen 2024

  • 3 February: Heat 1
  • 10 February: Heat 2
  • 17 February: Heat 3
  • 24 February: Heat 4
  • 2 March: Heat 5 & Final qual
  • 9 March: Final

All shows were presented by Carina Berg.

The format for Melodifestivalen 2024 had been modified a bit compared to previous years:

There were five heats with six entries in each. Two entries from each heat went straight to the Final, two remained in the competition, and two were eliminated.

Right after Heat 5, all the third and fourth place finishers from the five heats competed in a "Final qual" round.

The heats and "Final qual" were 100% public vote, while the Final was decided by 50% public vote and 50% international jury vote.

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Since 1958, Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 62 times, and with great success. Together with Ireland, they hold the record of most victories in Eurovision:

Sweden 2023: Loreen - "Tattoo"
Sweden 2023: Loreen - "Tattoo"

They came in last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden has managed to qualify for the Grand Final 18 out of 19 times (only failing to qualify in 2010)!

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