Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2018 Participants Revealed!

It’s one of the most anticipated national finals of the Eurovision season, and fans of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen can now get even more excited with the news that’s come through only hours ago. We now know the 28 artists who will be competing in the four semi-finals to take place next year, with one of those acts to go on to represent Sweden at Eurovision in 2018.

Contest Producer Christer Björkman is excited about next year’s contest, stating that it will be ‘Fresh, modern, fun and entertaining.’ This year we’ll also be seeing a lot of new acts, which demonstrates Melodifestivalen as a platform for presenting fresh new talent. Incredibly, 52 of the 90 authors and 18 of the 18 acts have not participated in the contest before, with 12 acts also in Swedish. This will make it an interesting contest, as we don’t quite know what to expect from the newcomers!

Here’s the list of competitors in their semi-finals:

Semi-final One – Karlstad – 3rd February

  • All The Feels – Renaida

  • Dance You Off – Benjamin Ingrosso

  • Livet på en pinne – Edward Blom

  • My Turn – John Lundvik

  • Osby Tennessee – Kikki Danielsson

  • Patrick Swayze – Sigrid Bernson

  • Solen lever kvar hos dig – Kamferdrops


Semi-final Two – Gothenburg – 10th February

  • Allting som vi sa – Ida Redig

  • Det finns en väg – Jonas Gardell

  • In My Cabana – Margaret

  • Last Breath – Liamoo

  • Shuffla – Samir & Viktor

  • Songburning – Mimi Werner

  • Titta vi flyger – Stiko Per Larsson


Semi-final Three – Malmö – 17th February

  • A Bitter Lullaby – Martin Almgren

  • Cry – Dotter

  • Cube Libre – Moncho

  • Everyday – Mendez

  • Min dröm – Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän

  • Party Voice – Jessica Andersson

  • Stark – Barbi Escobar


Semi-final Four – Örnsköldsvik – 24th February

  • Break That Chain – Felicia Olsson

  • Every Single Day – Felix Sandman

  • For You – Mariette

  • Fuldans – Rolandz

  • Icarus – Emmi Christensson

  • Mitt paradis – Elias Abbas

  • Never Learn – Olivia

Some notable acts in this year’s line-up include Kikki Danielsson and Jessica Andersson who have both won Melodifestivalen in the past and gone on to represent Sweden at Eurovision. The line-up also includes former national finalists Benjamin Ingrosso, Samir & Viktor, Mimi Werner and even Polish national finalists Margaret is dipping into the Melodifestivalen pool!

Stay tuned for more news on Melodifestivalen 2018!