SVT revealed in a press conference today the 28 acts that will perform at Melodifestivalen 2017!
We’re gonna see new faces and familiar ones with a huge surprise as Loreen is back on the Melfest stage competing again!
Semi-final 1: Gothenburg
Adrijana – “Amare”
Adrijana is a 19-year-old rapper. She recently signed to Universal Music Sweden, and released the single “Kan NT med mig”.
Song by: Martin Tjärnberg, Adrijana Krasniqi
Boris René – “Her Kiss”
Boris (who made his Melfest debut in 2016 with “Put Your Love on Me” )
Song by: Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
Nano – “Hold On”
Newcomer R&B singer Nano Omar. In 2015 he released the autobiographical single “Perfect Melody”.
Song by: Nano Omar, Gino Yonan, Ayak, Carl Rydén, Christoffer Belaieff, Rikard de Bruin, David Francis Jackson
Charlotte Perrelli – “Mitt liv” (My life)
Charlotte – winner of Eurovision Song Contest in 1999 with “Take Me to Your Heaven”.
Song by: Charlotte Perrelli, Lars Hägglund
Dinah Nah – “One More Night”
Dinah made her Melfest debut in 2015 with “Make Me (La La La)”, but unfurtunately placed last in the grand final.
Song by: Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Dinah Nah, Dr Alban
De Vet Du – “Road Trip”
De Vet Du (“They know you”) known to Swedish public as a comedy band. One of their hits is “Fy fan va stek”.
Song by: Johan Gunterberg, Christopher Martland
Ace Wilder – “Wild Child”
Ace Wilder needs no introduction. Maybe 3rd time she’ll be lucky. This year she sang to us “Don’t Worry” placed third.
Song by: Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ace Wilder
Semi-final 2: Malmö
Mariette – “A Million Years”
Mariette placed fourth on Swedish Idol in 2009. She made her Melfest debut in 2015 with “Don’t Stop Believing”, which placed third overall.
Song by: Thomas G:son, Johanna Jansson, Peter Boström, Mariette Hansson, Jenny Hansson
Benjamin Ingrosso – “Good Loovin’”
Benjamin won Lilla Melodifestivalen in 2006 with “Hej, Sofia!”.
Song by: Benjamin Ingrosso, Louis Schoorl, Matt Pardon
Dismissed – “Hearts Align”
Dismissed is a rock band, making their Melodifestival debut. Their song has been co-written by Ola Salo, who represented Sweden at Eurovision 2007.
Song by: Ola Salo, Peter Kvint
Roger Pontare – “Himmel och hav” (Sky and sea)
Another Melfest legend, Roger Pontare represented Sweden at Eurovision in 1994 with “Stjärnorna” and in 2000 with “When Spirits Are Calling My Name”, which placed 13th and 7th.
Song by: Thomas G:son, Alexzandra Wickman
Lisa Ajax – “I Don’t Give A”
Lisa made her debut this year at Melfest with “My Heart Wants Me Dead” – placed seventh overall.
Song by: Ola Svensson, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad
Etzia – “Up”
Swedish dancehall artist Etzia was born in New York. Last year she released “Jah Will Provide”.
Song by: Johnny Sanchez, Hanif Sabzevari, Simon Gribbe, Erica Haylett
Allyawan – “Vart haru varit”
Swedish rapper Allyawan recently released the single “Goolooleh (Kulor)”.
Song by: Masse Salazar, Samuel Nazari
Semi-final 3: Växjö
Owe Thörnqvist – “Boogieman Blues”
Owe will be the oldest ever Melfest participant at 87 years old!
Song by: Owe Thörnqvist
Bella & Filippa – “Crucified”
Isabella Snihs and Filippa Frisell are a pop duo, known for their covers and original songs on YouTube.
Song by: Peter Hägerås, Mats Frisell, Jakob Stadell, Filippa Frisell, Isabella Snihs
The Fooo Conspiracy – “Gotta Thing”
Boyband the Fooo Conspiracy have won Best Swedish Act at the MTV EMAs for the past three years.
Song by: Robert ”Mutt” Lange, Tony Nilsson.
Jasmine Kara – “Gravity”
Jasmine is known for her appearances on Sweden television.Earlier this year she released the single “Celly”.
Song by: Anderz Wrethov, Jasmine Kara
Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On”
Another familiar face from Melfest 2016, Robin sang “Constellation Prize”, which placed fifth overall. Robin’s song has been written by 2013 Melfest winner Robin Stjernberg.
Song by: David Kreuger, Hamed ”K-One” Pirouzpanah, Robin Stjernberg
Anton Hagman – “Kiss You Goodbye”
18-year-old Anton is mostly known for his YouTube covers of popular songs.
Song by: Christian Fast, Tim Schou, Henrik Nordenback
Krista Siegfrids – “Snurra min jord” (Spin my world)
Krista represented Finland at Eurovision 2013 and made her Melfest debut in 2016 with “Faller”. She will also host Finland’s UMK 2017.
Song by: Krista Siegfrids, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Gabriel Alares
Semi-final 4: Skellefteå
Wiktoria – “As I Lay Me Down”
Wiktoria made her Melfest debut in 2016, where her song “Save Me” placed fourth in the grand final, launching Wiktoria’s pop career.
Song by: Justin Forrest, Jonas Wallin, Lauren Dyson
Les Gordons – “Bound to Fall”
Les Gordons won the Svensktoppen Nästa song competition wildcard entry to Melfest, after impressing the jury with their energetic number “Need to Feel”.
Song by: Jonatan Renström, Albert Björliden, Andreas Persson, Carl Ragnemyr, David Runebjörk, Jimmy Jansson
Sara Varga och Juha Mulari – “Du får inte ändra på mig” (You cannot change me)
Sara Varga tried at Melodifestivalen in 2011 with the song “Spring för livet”-placed ninth in the grand final.
Song by: Sara Varga, Lars Hägglund
Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia – “En värld full av strider” (A world full of battles)
Sweden’s Got Talent winner Jon Henrik previously competed at Melfest 2015, where his joik song “Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)” placed second.
Song by: Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider, Andreas Hedlund
Axel Schylström – “När ingen ser”
A popular contestant on Swedish Idol placing 4th last year
Song by: Behshad Ashnai, Axel Schylström, David Strääf
Alice Svensson – “Running with Lions”
Another Swedish Idol contestant, Alice was second in 2008.
Song by: Anderz Wrethov, Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Denniz Jamm, Alice Svensson
Loreen – “Statements”
The surprise of the day! Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen is back! Will she win it all again?
Song by: Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Loreen
Could this lineup give Sweden another chance for victory?
Author: Bogdan Stefan
Source: svt.se, Eurovision Jam