Sweden Melodifestivalen 2023: Loulou, Victor Crone, Loreen
Loulou LaMotte, Victor Crone, Loreen

Sweden: The artists for Melodifestivalen 2023 revealed

All the 28 artists for Melodifestivalen 2023 have been announced along with their song titles

All the 28 artists competing in Melodifestivalen 2023 have been announced by the Swedish broadcaster SVT.

A total of 28 acts will compete in Melodifestivalen 2023, and one of these will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Heat 1

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Heat 2

Running order

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Heat 3

Running order

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Heat 4

Running order

14 former Mello artists

Half of the 28 participants in Melodifestivalen 2023 have competed in the contest in the past. Two of them are former Eurovision representatives:

Axel Schylström
Melodifestivalen 2017: När ingen ser
Eva Rydberg
Melodifestival 1977: Charlie Chaplin
Melodifestivalen 2021: Rena rama ding dong (with Ewa Roos)
Ewa Roos
Melodifestivalen 2021: Rena rama ding dong (with Eva Rydberg)
Jon Henrik Fjällgren
Melodifestivalen 2015: Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)
Melodifestivalen 2017: En värld full av strider (with Aninia)
Melodifestivalen 2019: Norrsken (Goeksegh)
Melodifestivalen 2011: My Heart Is Refusing Me
Eurovision 2012: Euphoria
Melodifestivalen 2017: Statements
Loulou LaMotte
Melodifestivalen 2013: Jalla Dansa Sawa (with Behrang Miri & Oscar Zia)
(Eurovision 2020): Move (as part of The Mamas)
Melodifestivalen 2021: In The Middle (as part of The Mamas)
Melodifestivalen 2015: Don't Stop Believing
Melodifestivalen 2017: A Million Years
Melodifestivalen 2018: For You
Melodifestivalen 2020: Shout It Out
Melodifestivalen 2005: Ödet var min väg
Melodifestivalen 2008: I lågornas sken
Melodifestivalen 2014: Efter solsken
Melodifestivalen 2016: Håll om mig hårt
Paul Rey
Melodifestivalen 2020: Talking in My Sleep
Melodifestivalen 2021: The Missing Piece
Melodifestivalen 2022: Som du vill
Tone Sekelius
Melodifestivalen 2022: My Way
Victor Crone
Melodifestivalen 2015: Det rår vi inte för (with Behrang Miri)
Eurovision 2019: Storm
Melodifestivalen 2020: Troubled Waters
Melodifestivalen 2016: Save Me
Melodifestivalen 2017: As I Lay Me Down
Melodifestivalen 2019: Not with Me

Contest Producer Karin Gunnarsson from SVT has the responsibility of selecting all the acts for Melodifestivalen 2023:

– Being able to present a lineup that includes both the Eurovision winner Loreen and the EPA phenomenon Elov & Beny feels fantastically fun. Here, well-known artists who have made an impression on the program in the past come together with artists who may be debutants in Melodifestivalen but who have achieved great success even outside Sweden's borders.

– In the competition, of course, there are also a bunch of exciting newcomers with strong voices and expressions that will both surprise and impress. In Melodifestivalen, anything can happen! says Karin Gunnarsson.

Melodifestivalen 2023

Sweden Melodifestivalen 2023 hosts: Jesper Rönndahl & Farah Abadi
Melodifestivalen 2023 hosts: Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi (Photo: Janne Danielsson/SVT)
  • 4 February: Deltävling 1 (Göteborg)
  • 11 February: Deltävling 2 (Linköping)
  • 18 February: Deltävling 3 (Lidköping)
  • 25 February: Deltävling 4 (Malmö)
  • 4 March: Semi-final (Örnsköldsvik)
  • 11 March: Final (Stockholm)
Sweden Melodifestivalen 2023 hosts: Jesper Rönndahl & Farah Abadi
Melodifestivalen 2023 hosts: Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi (Photo: Janne Danielsson/SVT)

Melodifestivalen 2023 will follow almost the same format as 2022. 7 songs will compete in each of the four heats; 2 will qualify directly for the final and another 2 will qualify for the semi-final. At the semi-final, 8 songs will compete, and the best 4 songs will qualify for the final.

The hosts of all shows will be Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1974: ABBA - "Waterloo"

Since 1958, Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 61 times, and with great success. They have won the contest 6 times:

Sweden 1974: ABBA - "Waterloo"

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 17 out of 18 times (only failing to qualify in 2010)!

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