Artists participating in Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2018 are revealed!
Photo by: Andres Putting
Posted 28 November 2017 at 10:09
Sweden's broadcaster SVT has revealed the names of the artists that will participate in Melodifestivalen 2018. Each act will battle for the ticket to Lisbon and the right to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.
"Fresh, modern, fun and entertaining!" was Contest Producer Christer Björkman's desription about the acts and songs that will participate in Melodifestivalen 2018.
"We have placed great emphasis on consolidating Melodifestivalen's position as the strongest platform for presenting new hits in a variety of popular musical genres. This means that we have amazing characters in the starting field, from Edward Blom and Rolandz, to Kamferdrops and Samir & Viktor," says Christer Björkman.
"I'm also extremely pleased that we have many debutants in Melodifestivalen 2018 both on the artist and the authors side. 52 out of 90 authors and 18 out of 28 artists have never competed in the contest. It is awesome that there is such a strong regeneration in music in Sweden," Björkman added. He also pointed out that 12 of the contributions are in Swedish.
Robin Bengtsson won the last edition of Melodifestivalen and represented Sweden in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing fifth in the Grand Final.
The participants in 2018
Semi-Final One - Karlstad - 3rd February
All The Feels performed by Renaida
Dance You Off performed by Benjamin Ingrosso
Livet på en pinne performed by Edward Blom
My Turn performed by John Lundvik
Osby Tennessee performed by Kikki Danielsson
Patrick Swayze performed by Sigrid Bernson
Solen lever kvar hos dig performed by Kamferdrops
Semi-Final Two - Gothenburg - 10th February
Allting som vi sa performed by Ida Redig
Det finns en väg performed by Jonas Gardell
In My Cabana performed by Margaret
Last Breath performend by Liamoo
Shuffla performed by Samir & Viktor
Songburning performed by Mimi Werner
Titta vi flyger performed by Stiko Per Larsson
Semi-Final Three - Malmö - 17th February
A Bitter Lullaby performed by Martin Almgren
Cry performed by Dotter
Cube Libre performed by Moncho
Everyday performed by Mendez
Min dröm performed by Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän
Party Voice performed by Jessica Andersson
Stark performed by Barbi Escobar
Semi-Final Four - Örnsköldsvik - 24th February
Break That Chain performed by Felicia Olsson
Every Single Day performed by Felix Sandman
For You performed by Mariette
Fuldans performed by Rolandz
Icarus performed by Emmi Christensson
Mitt paradis performed by Elias Abbas
Never Learn performed by Olivia
Melodifestivalen 2018 - Quick facts
A total of 90 songwriters will participate in Melodifestivalen 2018. 52 are debutants. 68 are men and 22 are women. Of the total 28 shortlisted entries, 19 have female contributors. In total 2772 entries were submitted to the contest.
23 artists are making their debut this year with 14 others returning. There are some familar names in the line up including Kikki Danielsson and Jessica Andersson who both won Melodifestivalen and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. Margaret finished second in the Polish national selection in 2016.