Sweden’s national selection method kicks-off tonight. The show will last 6 weeks – 4 Semifinals, 1 Second Chance (Andra Chansen) and the Final. At the four semi-finals, we will see 28 acts but only 12 will make it to the final (two from each semifinal and four from second chance).
Seven acts will try to win one of the two tickets for the Final. Those who will finish third and fourth they’ll have a Second Chance on 6th March.
- Kadiatou – One Touch
Kadiatou is one of the debutants in this year’s edition of Melodifestivalen. In Sweden she is known after reaching the final of the Swedish version of Idol in 2018.
- Lillasyster – Pretender
Lillasyster is a rock band that was formed in 2006. The band released its debut album in 2007, while their fourth album was released in January 2021. The band is participating for the first time in the national final.
- Jessica Andersson – Horizon
Jessica Andersson is familiar to Melodifestivalen’s audience. She has compete in the national final a total of seven times – two times as part of the duo Fame and five times solo. As part of the duo Fame, she won the national final in 2003 with the song “Give Me Your Love”. The entry placed 5th in Eurovision. Her latest Mello participation was in 2018, when she placed 11th in the final. She is an established artist in her country and tonight she is ready for her eighth time in Melfest.
- Paul Rey – The Missing Piece
Paul Rey was born on 23 May 1992, in Lund, Sweden. His birth name is Pauli Jokela to a Chilean mother and Finnish father. He started singing from a young age. In 2015, he signed a contract with an American music company and in 2017, he released his single “California Dreaming”, which features Snoop Dog and Arman Cekin. Last February, he debuted in Melodifestivalen with the song “Talking In My Sleep”, with which he reached the final and placed 6th. On January he released hos latest EP “Note To Her”.
- Arvingarna – Tänker Inte Alls Gå Hem
The band has participated five times in Melfest and actually won it one! In 1993, they won the show and finished 7th in Eurovision. Their most recent participation at the national final was in 2019 where they placed 7th.
- Nathalie Brydolf – Fingerprints
Nathalie Brydolf is debuting tonight in Mello. Like Kadiatou, Nathalie was also contestant at the Idol in 2018.
- Danny Saucedo – Dandi Danca
Danny Saucedo is returning to the Swedish national final. In 2009, he competed for the first time as part of the boy band E.M.D. The band reached the final and placed third. In 2011 and 2012, Danny competed as a solo artist and came 2nd on both occasions. In 2013, he was along with Gina Dirawi hosts of Melefest.
You can watch the semifinal live from SVT Play at 20:00 CET here.
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