The secret is out! The 28 participants in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2017 event have been revealed today in a special press conference.
Hosted by one third of the Melodifestivalen 2017 hosting trio, David Lindgren, the 28 participants in the 2017 edition of Melodifestivalen were each revealed this morning.
A long with the participating artists, the song titles of the bidding entries along with the composers were also revealed in today’s conference, however the songs will not make their premiere until the live shows are set to take place next February.
The entries are as follows (with composers listed in brackets):
04/02: Semi-final 1: Gothenburg
- Adrijana – Amare (Martin Tjärnberg, Adrijana Krasniqi)
- Boris René – Her kiss (Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)
- Nano – Hold on (Nano Omar, Gino Yonan, Ayak, Carl Rydén, Christoffer Belaieff, Rikard de Bruin, David Francis Jackson)
- Charlotte Perrelli – Mitt liv (Charlotte Perrelli, Lars Hägglund)
- Dinah Nah – One more night (Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Dinah Nah, dr alban)
- De Vet Du – Road trip (Johan Gunterberg, Christopher Martland)
- Ace Wilder – Wild child (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ace Wilder)
11/02: Semi-final 2: Malmö
- Mariette – A million years (Thomas G:son, Johanna Jansson, Peter Boström, Mariette Hansson, Jenny Hansson)
- Benjamin Ingrosso – Good loovin’ (Benjamin Ingrosso, Louis Schoorl, Matt Pardon)
- Dismissed – Hearts align (Ola Salo, Peter Kvint)
- Roger Pontare – Himmel och hav (Thomas G:son, Alexzandra Wickman)
- Lisa Ajax – I don’t give a (Ola Svensson, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad)
- Etzia – Up (Johnny Sanchez, Hanif Sabzevari, Simon Gribbe, Erica Haylett)
- Allyawan – Vart haru varit (Masse Salazar, Samuel Nazari)
18/02: Semi-final 3: Växjö
- Owe Thörnqvist – Boogieman blues (Owe Thörnqvist)
- Bella & Filippa – Crucified (Peter Hägerås, Mats Frisell, Jakob Stadell, Filippa Frisell, Isabella Snihs)
- The Fooo Conspiracy – Gotta thing (Robert ”Mutt” Lange, Tony Nilsson)
- Jasmine Kara – Gravity (Anderz Wrethov, Jasmine Kara)
- Robin Bengtsson – I can’t go on (David Kreuger, Hamed ”K-One” Pirouzpanah, Robin Stjernberg)
- Anton Hagman – Kiss you goodbye (Christian Fast, Tim Schou, Henrik Nordenback)
- Krista Siegfrids – Snurra min jord (Krista Siegfrids, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Gabriel Alares)
25/02: Semi-final 4: Skellefteå
- Wiktoria – As I lay me down (Justin Forrest, Jonas Wallin, Lauren Dyson)
- Les Gordons – Bound to fall (Jonatan Renström, Albert Björliden, Andreas Persson, Carl Ragnemyr, David Runebjörk, Jimmy Jansson)
- Sara Varga & Juha Mulari – Du får inte ändra på mig (Sara Varga, Lars Hägglund)
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia – En värld full av strider (Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider, Andreas Hedlund)
- Axel Schylström – När ingen ser (Behshad Ashnai, Axel Schylström, David Strääf)
- Alice Svensson – Running with lions (Anderz Wrethov, Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Denniz Jamm, Alice Svensson)
- Loreen – Statements (Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Loreen)
Familiar faces for 2017
The 2017 line-up is an exciting one, featuring not 1 but 2 grand Eurovision winners; Charlotte Perrelli (1999 winner) and Loreen (2012 winner), with the latter featuring the famous family of composers with the entry Statements.
Two more former Eurovision participants feature in the 2017 line-up; Roger Pontare (Sweden 1994 & 2000) and Krista Siegfrids (2013), before of whom have prior experience within the Melodifestivalen event having both competed in recent years.
2017 also features Melodifestivalen’s oldest ever bidding participant, Owe Thörnqvist, who at the grand age of 87 will be making his debut in the Swedish national selection.
A vast range of recent Melfest participants make their return to the 2017 edition, with familiar names including the likes of Ace Wilder, Wiktoria, Mariette, Robin Bengtsson, Lisa Ajax, Dinah Nah and Boris René.
ESCToday was live on the scene at this morning’s press conference. Check out our English coverage of today’s announcement below!
Who are you excited to see in Melodifestivalen 2017? Any surprises in this year’s line-up?