Sweden - As reported earlier, the announcement for the 16 first entries in Melodifestivalen 2013 took place today a 10:00 CET on a webshow and then revealed in a press conference. Last year’s David Lindgren and Sean Banan return along witha few others (among which the most famous has to be Pernilla Wahlgren) while there are many newcomers in the performing artists. Many returning names among the composers (Fredrik Kempe signs Cookies ‘n’ Beans‘ entry, Måns Zelmerlöw, Henrik Wikström or “Euphoria’ composer Thomas G:son). Find out the full list here!
So Melodifestivalen 2013 revealed its firs entries, the ones to participate the 2nd of February in Karlskrona and the 9th of February in Gothenburg, the first two semi-finals out of four of the selection method for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 of which Sweden is the host. So far, no running-order has been anounced, the line-up being in alphabetical order of title.
- Cookies ‘n’ Beans – Burning Flags (Fredrik Kempe)
- Marie N’Diaye – Gosa (Johan Åsgärde, Mattias Frändå & Mary N’diaye)
- YOHIO – Heartbreak Hotel (Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson, Henrik Göranson, YOHIO)
- Jay-Jay Johanson – Paris (Jay-Jay Johanson)
- Anna Järvinen – Porslin (Björn Olsson, Martin Elisson)
- David Lindgren – Skyline (Fernando Fuentes, Henrik Nordenback, Christian Fast)
- Eric Gadd – Vi Kommer Aldrig Att Förlora (Eric Gadd, Thomas Stenström, Jacob Olofsson)
- Michael Feiner & Caisa – We’re Still Kids (Michael Feiner, Caisa Ahlroth)
- Joacim Cans – Annelie (Joacim Cans)
- Anton Ewald – Begging (Fredrik Kempe, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad)
- Sean Banan – Copacabanana (Sean Banan, Ola Lindholm, Hans Blomberg, Joakim Larsson)
- Rikard Wolff - En Förlorad Sommar (Tomas Andersson Wij)
- Erik Segerstedt & Tone Damli – Hello Goodbye (Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Måns Zelmerlöw)
- Felicia Olsson – Make Me No 1 (Amir Aly, Henrik Wikström, Ingela Pling Forsman, Maria Haukaas Mittet)
- Pernilla Wahlgren, Hanna Hedlund & Jenny Silver - On Top Of The World (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son)
- Louise Hoffsten – Only The Dead Fish Follow The Stream (Louise Hoffsten, Sandra Bjurman, Stefan Örn)
You can find out more on SVT’s official Melodifestivalen site. Tell us what you think so far of the line-up! The last 16 will be announced in a week!