Melodifestivalen 2023 will be the national final used by Swedish broadcaster SVT to select who will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
Melodifestivalen 2023 song titles: The leak
Prior to the official presentation of the songs and artists, and official image of the hosts was released on SVT official website as a cover image for the show. It is possible to see several names and song titles in the picture, noted down in stickers in a whiteboard, which would include a similar list of names to the ones published by Aftonbladet.
The leaked list goes as follows:
- Wiktoria – “All My Life”
- Eden – “Comfortable”
- Uje Brandelius – “Grytan”
- Theoz – “Mer Av Dig”
- Maria Sur – “Never Give Up”
- Tennessee Tears – “Now I Know”
- Panetoz – “On My Way”
When will the artists of Melodifestivalen 2023 be officially presented?
Who are the Aftonbladet ‘s names for Melodifestivalen 2023?
Find out more about the possible Melodifestivalen 2023 contestants
Elov & Beny
Smash Into Pieces
Marcus & Martinus
Loulou Lamotte (Malmö, 1981) is one of the members of The Mamas, the group that won Melodifestivalen 2020 with “Move” and should have represented Sweden that year in Rotterdam after it was cancelled. As a member of what was then a quartet, Loulou was John Lundvik ‘s backing vocalist at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. Now, the American-born singer-songwriter will attempt to repeat her solo win after a minor success with her debut single in Swedish this summer.
Finally, Wiktoria Johansson (Brämhult, 1996) is a fan favourite born and bred at Melodifestivalen itself, unknown in Sweden until her debut at Melodifestivalen in 2016 with “Save Me”, a hit with which she came fourth, trying to repeat her luck the following year with “As I Lay Me Down” and achieving sixth place. Switching to a heartfelt ballad and making her third straight final, the Brämhult girl came sixth again with “Not With Me”. Now, she could try to enter the Swedish music party once again.
According to Aftonbladet, the newspaper that is revealing all these Melodifestivalen names, the contacts and decisions about which artists will take part in the Swedish contest are not yet finalised, so the participants themselves may not even know they are contestants yet.
When will Melodifestivalen 2023 take place?
After the cancellation of the Melodifestivalen 2022 tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was announced that the tour stops would be maintained in 2023. The first round will be in Gothenburg and the last one in Malmö. These are the dates of the Melodifestivalen 2023 tour:
- Round 1: Gothenburg (Saturday 4 February 2023)
- Round 2: Linköping (Saturday 11 February 2023)
- Play-off3: Lidköping (Saturday 18 February 2023)
- Play-off4: Malmö (Saturday 25 February 2023)
- Semi-final: Örnsköldsvik (Saturday 4 March 2023)
- Final: Stockholm (Saturday 11 March 2023)
MELODIFESTIVALEN, EUROPE’S BEST-KNOWN PRE-SELECTION SHOW
Melodifestivalen has been held every year since 1959, except for the 1964, 1970 and 1976 editions. Since the year 2000, it has been the most popular television programme in Sweden; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet.