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Sweden: Who will compete in Melodifestivalen 2016?

30 November 2015 at 11:03 CET
Krista Siegfrids, Tommy Nilsson, Martin Stenmarck and Molly Sandén are some of the acts taking part in Melodifestivalen 2016 Facebook/EBU
Melodifestivalen is one of the favourite national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest and back in May it produced the latest Eurovision Song Contest winner, Måns Zelmerlöw's Heroes. Today the 28 contestants who will compete to represent Sweden on home soil have been introduced in a press conference.

Interest in the Eurovision Song Contest is always through the roof in Sweden and next year will be no exception when they host the competition in Stockholm. The acts competing in their popular national selection have been presented today by Swedish broadcaster, SVT.

Gallery: Melodifestivalen 2016 Press conference

"It's great that there is such a diverse bunch of authors behind next year's songs. Among the artists, we have dear comebacks but also many newcomers with strong songs and possible breakthroughs. And there are really strong final candidates in all four semi-finals", says Christer Björkman, executive producer of Melodifestivalen 2016.

In the following slide you can check the 28 acts participating in this year's 4 semi-finals (7 acts per semi-final):

Semi-final 1 Gothenburg

Saturday 6th of February. Hosted by Gina Dirawi & Petra Mede. (please note, songs are in alphabetical order, not running order):

  • Mimi Werner - Ain’t No Good

    (Mimi Werner, Göran Werner, Marcus Svedin, Jason Saenz)
  • Samir & Viktor - Bada nakna

    (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Anderz Wrethov)
  • Robin Bengtsson - Constellation Price

    (Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Mark Hole, Martin Eriksson)
  • Ace Wilder - Don’t Worry

    (joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Ace Wilder)
  • Anna Book - Himmel för två

    (Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson, Larry Forsberg, Camilla Läckberg)
  • Pernilla Andersson - Mitt guld

    (Pernilla Andersson, Fredrik Rönnqvist)
  • Albin & Mattias Andréasson - Rik

    (Albin Johnsén, Mattias Andréasson)

Semi-final 2: Malmö

Saturday 13th of February. Hosted by Gina Dirawi & Charlotte Perrelli. (please note, songs are in alphabetical order, not running order):

  • Victor och Natten - 100%

    (Dag Lundberg, Melker, Jesper Lundh)
  • Krista Siegfrids - Faller

    (Krista Siegfrids, Gabriel Alares, Magnus Wallin, Gustaf Svenungsson)
  • Molly Pettersson Hammar - Hunger

    (Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Molly Pettersson Hammar)
  • Patrik Isaksson, Tommy Nilsson & Uno Svenningsson - Håll mitt hjärta hårt

    (Patrik Isaksson, Tommy Nilsson, Uno Svenningsson)
  • Isa - I Will Wait

    (Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Nikki Flores)
  • Wiktoria - Save Me

    (Jens Siverstedt, Lauren Dyson, Jonas Wallin)
  • David Lindgren - We are Your Tomorrow

    (Anderz Wrethov, Sharon Vaughn, Gustav Efraimsson)

Semi-final 3: Norrköping

Saturday 20th of February. Hosted by Gina Dirawi & Henrik Schyffert. (please note, songs are in alphabetical order, not running order):

  • Oscar Zia - Human

    (Oscar Zia, Victor Thell, Maria Smith)
  • SaRaha - Kizunguzungu

    (Anderz Wrethov, Sara ”SaRaha” Larsson, Arash Labaf)
  • After Dark - Kom ut som en stjärna

    (Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson, Larry Forsberg, Lina Eriksson, Kent Olsson, Calle Kindbom)
  • Lisa Ajax - My Heart Wants Me Dead

    (Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad)
  • Boris René - Put Your Love on Me

    (Boris René, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson)
  • SMAILO - Weight of the World

    (Arvid Ångström, Dennis Babic, Oscar Berglund Juhola, Anton Göransson, Robin Danielsson)
  • Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra - You Carved Your Name

    (Jocke Åhlund, Andreas Kleerup)

Semi-final 4: Gävle

Saturday 27th of February. Hosted by Gina Dirawi & Sarah Dawn Finer. (please note, songs are in alphabetical order, not running order):

  • Martin Stenmarck - Du tar mig tillbaks

    (David Stenmarck)
  • Panetoz - Håll om mig hårt

    (Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jakke Erixson, Pa Modou Badjie, Njol Badjie, Nebeyu Baheru)
  • Frans - If I Were Sorry

    (Oscar Fogelström, Michael Saxell, Fredrik Andersson, Frans Jeppsson Wall)
  • Linda Bengtzing - Killer Girl

    (Mattias Kallenberger, Andreas Berlin, Linda Bengtzing, Dag Öhrlund)
  • Dolly Style - Rollercoaster

    (Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Alexandra Salomonsson)
  • Eclipse - Runaways

    (Erik Mårtensson)
  • Molly Sandén - Youniverse

    (Molly Sandén, Danny Saucedo, John Alexis)

The Melodifestivalen 2016 Tour comprises six shows. After the four semi-finals there will be:

  • Andra Chansen: a second chance round to be held in Halmstad on the 5th of March. Hosted by Gina Dirawi, Peter Jöback & Ola Salo.
  • The Final: which will take place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday the 12th of March. Hosted by Gina Dirawi & William Spetz.