Sweden 2016 Melodifestivalen Finalists

Sweden Melodifestivalen: Can they sing without music?

How does it sound when you turn off the choir and music in the background of this year's finalists in Melodifestivalen? Listen to the songs "Microphone Only" and judge for yourself

How does Frans' "If I Were Sorry" or Samir & Viktor's "Bada Nakna" sound without music and choir in the background?

Listen to the songs "Microphone only" and judge for yourself:

Panetoz – "Håll om mig hårt"
Lisa Ajax – "My Heart Wants Me Dead"
David Lindgren – "We are Your Tomorrow"
SaRaha – "Kizunguzungu"
Oscar Zia – "Human"
Ace Wilder – "Don't Worry"
Robin Bengtsson – "Constellation Price"
Molly Sandén – "Youniverse"
Boris René – "Put Your Love on Me"
Frans – "If I Were Sorry"
Wiktoria – "Save Me"
Samir & Viktor – "Bada Nakna"

Melodifestivalen 2016

Sweden Melodifestivalen
  • 6 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 1, Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 13 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2, Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • 20 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 3, Norrköping (Himmelstalundshallen)
  • 27 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 4, Gävle (Gavlerinken Arena)
  • 5 March: Melodifestivalen Second Chance, Halmstad (Halmstad Arena)
  • 12 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm (Friends Arena)
Sweden Melodifestivalen 2016 hosts
The hosts of Melodifestivalen 2016 (Photo: SVT)

All the shows are hosted by Gina Dirawi accompanied by various guest hosts.
The format for Melodifestivalen 2016 is the same as last year:
Each of the 4 heats qualified 2 songs directly to the final
Each of the 4 heats qualified 2 songs to the "second chance"-show
In the "second chance" 4 songs were selected for the final

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 55 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 11 out of 12 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

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