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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

Melodifestivalen 2023 artists announced

Today, the Swedish broadcast SVT finalised the full list of artists competing in this year's Melodifestivalen with the remainder to be announced tomorrow.

Melodifestivalen is the six-week show that will determine who will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

"It is happening", this were the words from the biggest news today, Loreen the Eurovision 2012 winner, is making a return to Melodifestivalen. She simply started her message with

Loreen previously returned in 2017 but failed to make the final. She will be hoping she can return to the Eurovision stage just over a decade since her triumph in Baku with 'Euphoria'.

She will compete in heat 4 with 'Tattoo'.

Also in the mix is former Eurovision artist Victor Crone. Victor competed for Estonia at Eurovision 2019 with 'Storm' finishing 20th on the night. He competed at Melfest in 2020 with 'Troubled Waters' placing 9th in the final.

The artists competing in heat 1 are:

  • Rejhan

  • Loulou Lamotte

  • Eva Rydberg and Ewa Roos

  • Tone Sekelius

  • Victor Crone

  • Elov & Beny

  • Jon Henrik Fjällgren & Arc North feat. Adam Woods

Many fans will be familiar with Jon Henrik Fjällgren who has competed at Melodifestivalen three times where he has finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Eva Rydberg and Ewa Roos are also cult favourites after their song 'Rena rama ding dong' made it out of the semi-finals in 2021.

The artists competing in heat 2 are:

  • Wiktoria

  • Eden

  • Uje Brandelius


  • Maria Sur

  • Tennessee Tears

  • Panetoz

Wiktoria has also competed at Melodifestivalen three times making the final each occasion with 4th place in 2016 her best result.

Maria Sur is from Ukraine and moved to Sweden this year following the war in her country.

The artists competing in heat 3 are:

  • Marcus & Martinus

  • Melanie Wehb

  • Ida-Lova

  • Paul Rey

  • Nordman

  • Laurell

  • Casanovas

Many will recognise Paul Rey who has competed at Melfest twice before in 2020 and 2021 with 'Talking in My Sleep' and 'The Missing Piece' making the final on both occasions.

Laurell is Laurell Barker who is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has written six Eurovision entries including 'She Got Me', 'El Diablo' and 'Bigger Than Us'.

The artists competing in heat 4 are:

  • Signe & Hjördis

  • Axel Schylström

  • Emil Henrohn

  • Mariette

  • Smash Into Pieces

  • Loreen

  • Kiana

Many will know Mariette who has competed at Melfest four times, making the final on every occasion.

Melodifestivalen will start on Saturday 4 February 2023 (Sunday 5 February Australian time) with the Grand Final to take place on Saturday 11 March 2023 (Sunday 12 March Australian time).

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