Sweden's Melodifestivalen line-up is complete! 🇸🇪30 November 2021 at 23:00 CET
They’re all competing for the Melfest (or ‘Mello’ as it’s affectionately known) title, along with the chance to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
Last week, Eurovision.tv revealed the first 14 acts; familiar names included: John Lundvik, Linda Bengtzing, LIAMOO and Omar Rudberg.
The full line-up of 28 participants is now complete.
Malou hit the Melfest big time in 2018 as a 15-year-old debutant with I Do Me when she went straight to the final and racked up huge play numbers on Spotify and the radio. She returned to Mello with the song Ballerina, so this will mark her third appearance.
Songwriters: Alice Gernandt, Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
Best to Come
Lisa is one of music Sweden’s most established artists and songwriters, having sold over 200,000 albums and winning 2 Grammys in the process.
Nature has always been important to Lisa and she’s said to draw a lot of energy from the Västerbotten soil.
Songwriters: Lisa Miskovsky, David Lindgren Zacharias
Face in the Crowd
This metal-influenced punk rock band is famed for their shows which are said to leave no one without either sweaty clothes, a sore throat, a neck brace… or all three.
Songwriters: Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander, Moa Lenngren, Nora Lenngren, Sandra Bjurman, Jimmy Wahlsteen
By this point, Anna Bergendahl should probably be kept in The Royal Palace, Stockholm, given her status as a Swedish national treasure.
Thankfully, lucky fans will get to see her perform once more with the follow up to her enormously successful 2020 entry Kingdom Come.
Songwriters: Anna Bergendahl, Thomas G: son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm
In i dimman
MEDINA are one of the most successful and most loved hip hop duos of the noughties. This Mello appearance marks some of their first live shows together since splitting 5 years ago.
Songwriters: Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali
A fourth appearance for Robin at Melfest, hoping to reach the Eurovision Song Contest one more time after his success in Kyiv 2017 with I Can’t Go On.
You might notice a familiar recent Eurovision name in the writing team. 🇪🇪
Songwriters: David Lindgren Zacharias, Victor Sjöström, Victor Crone, Viktor Broberg, Sebastian Atas
Tenori consists of two highly respected tenors in the opera scenes: Alexander Grove and Kalle Leander. Together, they’re spicing up their classical repertoire with this unique Mello contribution.
Songwriters: Dan Sundquist, Kristian Lagerström, Marcos Ubeda, Bobby Ljunggren, Sarah Börjesson Wassberg
Let There Be Angels
Melfest legend Shirley Clamp will compete for the crown once again, having hosted the Second Chance round of the show last year.
Songwriters: Mats Tärnfors, Pelle Nylén, Shirley Clamp, Jakob Skarin
Lancelot’s songs are described as 'music from the heart’; exploring the high peaks and deep valleys of life.
Love, betrayal and self-examination are this artist’s lyrical hallmarks.
Songwriters: Lancelot Hedman, Niklas Carson Mattsson
Tone is one of Sweden’s biggest YouTubers! She shares stories of her everyday life at home in the capital with her 300,000 subscribers.
She wrote and performed One More In The Crowd, the official anthem of Stockholm Pride 2017.
Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Tone Sekelius
This artist, dancer and songwriter is a well-known face to many Mello fans. In addition to having previously been a background dancer for artists such as Danny Saucedo, Eric Saade and Måns Zelmerlöw, he has also competed twice himself.
Last year’s Baila Baila became one of the most commercially successful songs of the season!
Songwriters: Linnea Deb, Jimmy 'Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Alvaro Estrella
Synd om dig
Malin is far from a newcomer to the music scene. She has worked as a songwriter with both Swedish and international artists. Once she started writing for herself, she found her style sat comfortably between modern Swedish pop and alternative R&B.
Songwriters: Jonathan Lavotha, Oliver Heinänen, Malin Christin
Of his music, the 23 year old said: ‘In times like these, it is extra important to find new ways to share joy, sorrow or pain. Music has never been more important or played a greater societal benefit.’
Songwriters: Angelino Markenhorn, Julie Aagaard, Melanie Wehbe, Thomas Steengaard
Till Our Days Are Over
After the success of Pretender in 2021, where the rocking Gothenburgers went to the second chance, the ‘little sisters’ are hungry for revenge!
Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Ian-Paolo Lira, Martin Westerstrand
You can read all about the other 14 acts here.