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  • Writer's pictureEmma Garrie

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2023 semi-final results

This morning saw the Semi-Final of Sweden’s Eurovision national selection show ‘Melodifestivalen’ take place at Hägglunds Arena, Örnsköldsvik.

The eight acts that finished in third and fourth place from the four heats all competed again for a second chance to make it through to next week's Grand Final.

Nordman, Theoz, Kiana and Mariette were the four lucky acts to receive the most votes and will now take part in the Grand Final along with the top two place-getters from each of the four heats.

Victor Crone, Tennessee Tears, Elov & Beny and Mariette were all eliminated from the competition.

Results wrap up


Theoz - 'Mer av dig'

Mariette - 'One Day'

Nordman - 'Släpp alla sorger'

Kiana - 'Where Did You Go'


Victor Crone - 'Diamonds'

Tennessee Tears - 'Now I Know'

Elov & Beny - 'Raggen går'

Melanie Wehbe - 'For the Show'

Changes were again made to the format of the semi-final this year, with all of the songs competing against each other in a single semi-final, with the top four songs advancing to the final, similar to the preceding heats.

Viewers were presented with the preliminary top four songs (in a random order) midway through the voting window, and were then provided with new votes to use until voting closed.

The twelve acts that will compete in next week's Grand Final are now confirmed. They are -

  • Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods - 'Where You Are (Sávežan)

  • Tone Sekelius - 'Rhythm of My Show'

  • Maria Sur - 'Never Give Up'

  • Panetoz - 'On My Way'

  • Marcus & Martinus - 'Air'

  • Paul Rey - 'Royals'

  • Loreen - 'Tattoo'

  • Smash Into Pieces - 'Six Feet Under'

  • Theoz - 'Mer av dig'

  • Mariette - 'One Day'

  • Nordman - 'Släpp alla sorger'

  • Kiana - 'Where Did You Go'

You can watch all performances on the Swedish broadcaster's SVT Play

The Grand Final of Melodifestivalen takes place next Saturday 11th March.

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