Sweden: Listen to the songs of the first Melodifestivalen semi-final!

The most famous Eurovision national selection kicks off today with the first semi-final taking place live from Gothenburg!

SVT have just released the two-minute versions of the songs that will be competing at today’s show. The participants were initially seven, but two days ago, the Swedish broadcaster announced the disqualification of the song “Himmel för två” and, consequently, its performer Anna Book. The song was against the rules of the competition having already been among the Moldovan candidate songs for Eurovision 2014.

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Melodifestivalen 2016 will consist of 6 shows, fours semi-finals, a Second Chance show (March 5) and the Grand Final (March 12) held in Stockholm. Two acts from each semi-final will make it to the final, while the 3rd and 4th placed will compete in the Second Chance (Andra Chansen) from which four contenders will qualify for the Grand Final. All shows will be hosted by Gina Dirawi along with different co-hosts.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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