Sweden Melodifestivalen 2023 Theoz, Nordman, Kiana and Mariette
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Sweden: Theoz, Nordman, Kiana and Mariette to the Final of Melodifestivalen 2023

Tonight the Semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2023 took place in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Eight acts performed live and half of them qualified for next Saturday's Final: Theoz, Nordman, Kiana and Mariette

This year's Melodifestivalen continued tonight with the fifth show broadcast live from Hägglunds Arena in Örnsköldsvik.

The Semi-final (previously known as "Second Chance") had eight contestants competing for four spots in the final. The best four qualified for next Saturday's Final of Melodifestivalen 2023: Theoz, Nordman, Kiana and Mariette.

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Semi-final

The detailed voting and points from the Semi-final will be revealed after the Final of Melodifestivalen 2023.

The lineup for next Saturday's Final of Melodifestivalen 2023 is now complete:

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Final


Melodifestivalen 2023

  • 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)

All shows are presented by Farah Abadi and Jesper Rönndahl.

In each of the four heats, two songs qualified directly for the Final, and two songs progressed to the Semi-final. In the Semi-final, eight songs competed, and the top four songs qualified for the Final.

The heats and Semi-final were 100% public vote, while the Final will be decided by 50% public vote and 50% jury vote.

Voting system

In all four heats of Melodifestivalen 2023 there were two rounds of voting:

First round of voting:

Viewers could vote on all seven participants via app/telephone. The song that received most votes qualified directly for the Final of Melodifestivalen.

Second round of voting:

Viewers could vote on the remaining six participants via app/telephone. The votes from the first round were added. All the app votes were divided into seven voting groups determined by age, and in addition an eighth voting group consisting of votes from telephone. Each of the voting groups' votes were converted into points (12-10-8-5-3-1) for the remaining six artists.

The artist with most points qualified for the Final, while the artists with the 2nd and 3rd most points qualified for the Semi-final (previously known as "Second Chance") of Melodifestivalen.

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 2015: Måns Zelmerlöw - "Heroes"

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

Sweden 2015: Måns Zelmerlöw - "Heroes"

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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