Sweden: Who will compete in Melodifestivalen 2016?
Victor M. Escudero
Posted 30 November, 2015, 10:03
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.
"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)