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Tonight: Melodifestivalen’s 2024 Grand Final takes place in Sweden

The final of Melodifestivalen 2024 will take place tonight live from Stockholm’s Friends Arena. Twelve acts have reached the final of the popular show after five weeks of competing rounds.

Carina Berg will, for the last time this year, be our host of tonight’s final.

The line-up:

1.       When I’m Gone – Maria Sur

2.       Back To My Roots – Jay Smith

3.       Awful Liar – Lisa Ajax

4.       Heroes Are Calling – Smash Into Pieces

5.       Give My Heart A Break – Cazzi Opeia

6.       Light – Annika Wickihalder

7.       Unforgettable – Marcus & Martinus

8.       It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song – Dotter

9.       Que Sera – Medina

10.   Dragon – LIAMOO

11.   Effortless – Jacqline

12.   Happy That You Found Me – Danny Saucedo

As in previous years, the winner will be decided by a 50/50 combination of televoting/app voting and the vote of an international jury panel made up of members from the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Serbia
  • Germany

The Voting Process

It is possible to vote for all 12 entries in two different rounds. In each round, viewers can vote up to 5 times per entry, either via the Melodifestivalen app or the Mello United app. It is also possible to call and vote up to 5 times per phone number and voting round.

The first round of voting ends just before the presentation of the jury groups’ votes. When the jury groups’ votes have been reported in the broadcast, the viewers have the opportunity to react to the outcome and then voting round two starts. If all the votes from the first round haven’t been used, they will not be saved in the app. All votes cast from the first round are counted in the second round.

Eight international jury groups award 58 points each, based on the 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale. Viewers also award 58 points based on the 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale. These points are based on how the eight different viewer groups have voted in total during the evening.

The entry with the most points in total wins Melodifestivalen 2024 and gets to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. If two entries get the same final result, the highest number of points from the viewing groups determines the winner. If two entries receive the same final result and also the same number of points from the viewing groups, the entry that has received the most votes in total from the viewing groups wins.

The Show

The show begins with a video showing the 12 acts singing their own version of Loreen‘s “Tattoo”. Loreen appears on stage with the Sångfågel (Melodifestivalen’s trophy). Carina Berg awards Loreen a spot in the Hall of Fame for “Tattoo”. Apart from Loreen and the song, the entire songwriters’ team will be awarded with the Hall of Fame spot. That is, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Loreen, Moa Carlebecker/Cazzi Opeia, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son.

Alma Bengtsson/SVT

The show continues with the 12 acts, a quick recap and then an interval act that SVT decided to keep it a secret during Friday’s dress rehearsal.

After that it’s time for the juries to give out the points. Another recap of the songs, and the second voting round begins. Carina Berg and Björn Gustafsson are doing the second interval act and we finally reach to the televoting results that will decide the winner of Melodifestivalen 2024.

Melodifestivalen 2023 – Live English Commentary

*Text taken from mellomedia

Alma Bengtsson/SVT

This year’s “Grand Final” is offered to an English-speaking audience via a special broadcast on SVT Play – to the delight of English-speaking viewers in Sweden and, of course, Mello fans worldwide. Experienced Bella Qvist comments for the fourth time, and will this year be accompanied by music journalist William Lee Adams, one of the most recognized faces within the world of Eurovision.

Melodifestivalen’s project manager Anders Wistbacka says:

 –  Melodifestivalen is very popular all over Europe and other parts of the world and it feels fantastic to be able to offer this broadcast to all our fans abroad. Bella has done it brilliantly for a few years and now she also gets help from one of the absolute most popular ESC personalities to comment on the broadcast on location in Sweden. Welcome to the bubble William!

About William and Bella

William Lee Adams first attended Melodifestivalen in 2011 and he promptly fell in love with Jenny Silver and Linda Bengtzing. He’s still recovering from Love Generation’s elimination in Andra Chansen. Since then, William regularly appears on primetime selection shows across Europe as a jury member and spokesperson, while also running the Wiwibloggs website and YouTube channel. In 2020 Will Ferrell gave him a cameo in the movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.”

An American journalist who has lived in London for several years, William has written about Eurovision for publications like Time Magazine, the New York Times and VICE. His book “Wild Dances: My Queer and Curious Journey to Eurovision” was published last year.

This isn’t William’s first time doing commentary for Swedish television. During Eurovision 2016 he offered an international perspective for SVT’s three-part series “Studio Eurovision”.

 –   I’ve attended Melodifestivalen ten times, but there’s still so much about Swedish music that I don’t understand — from dansband to epadunk. I’m excited to pick Bella’s brain and to get a Swedish perspective on the most Swedish of shows. I’m so grateful that she invited me along, William Lee Adams says, and adds:

 –  The energy inside Friends Arena is rivalled only by the Olympics or the World Cup. I can’t wait to pull out my pink boa and glittery hat and to dance with my fellow Mello fans. It’s honestly the happiest place on Earth.

Bella Qvist returns as Melodifestivalen’s English speaking commentator for the fourth year running.

She has been hooked on Melodifestivalen ever since Charlotte Nilsson took her to Eurovision heaven in 1999, and she has been flying high on the wings of Eurolove ever since.  Bella, who is based in Stockholm, has spent 18 years living in the UK and Germany and has a long record of reporting on Eurovision for various British media outlets before making her debut as SVT’s commentator and Eurovision expert in 2021. 

For the past three years she has run the commentary together with UK journalist Olivia Le Poidivin. Sadly, Olivia was unable to join us this year, but Bella is proud and incredibly excited to welcome William Lee Adams to the commentator booth.

Bella Qvist says:

 –  I am beyond excited to return to the commentator booth in Friends Arena. There is no feeling quite like sitting there watching the Melfest final surrounded by thousands of screaming fans, watching as messages pour in from people in 30+ countries watching along with us. I have to pinch myself every time. And the fact that I this year get to introduce the world’s leading Eurovision expert William Lee Adams to the booth, and the Melfest fans, feels incredible.

 –  The love for Melodifestivalen from the international community is fantastic and it’s nothing but a privilege to get to convey the message of Melfest to everyone who doesn’t (yet) speak Swedish.

You can watch the show live at 20:00 CET via our Multi-window live feed or at

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