Sweden reveals more artists for Melodifestivalen

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The Swedish broadcaster SVT has today revealed the rest of the names taking part in the country's selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. There is only one more wildcard left before the line-up is complete.

Today's list includes new names and artist that has competed before. Pernilla Wahlgren has been in Melodifestivalen 1985 the first time with the song Piccadilly Circus. She came fourth. The second time she performed Tvillingsjälv in 1991, a song by her colleague Lena Philipsson. The song didn't make it all the way. In 2003 Pernilla made a comeback in a duet with Jan Johansen performing Let the spirit fly, which made it to a third place. In 2010 she is back with the song Jag vill om du vågar.

Another group that has been in the competion three times before is Alcazar. All their songs have reached the final. Those were Not a sinner nor a saint in 2003 (third place), Alcastar in 2005 (third place) and Stay the night in 2009 (fifth place). Their 2010 song is called Headlines.

Elin Lanto reached Second chance round in 2007 with the song Money, in 2010 she is back with the song Doctor Doctor. One of the debut artists in Melodifestivalen is Anna Bergendahl, known from Swedish Idol 2008.

The last wilcard will be announced by SVT later.

Heat 1, Örnsköldsvik 6 February 2010:

  • Jenny Silver – A place to stay
  • Jessica Andersson – I did it for loveSalem – Keep on walking
  • Ola – Unstoppable
  • Pain of Salvation – Road salt
  • Frispråkarn – Singel
  • Anders Ekborg – The saviour
  • Linda Pritchard – You're making me hot-hot-hot

Heat 2, Sandviken 13 February 2010:

  • Highlights & MiSt – Come and get me now
  • Andra Generationen & Dogge – Hippare Hoppare
  • Anna-Maria Espinosa – Innan alla ljusen brunnit ut
  • Hanna Lindblad – Manipulated
  • Kalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän – Underbart
  • Eric Saade – Manboy
  • Andreas Johnson – We can work it out
  • plus one more wild card

Heat 3, Göteborg 20 Febuary 2010:

  • Elin Lanto – Doctor Doctor
  • Erik Linder – Hur kan jag tro på kärleken?
  • Timotej – Kom
  • Johannes Bah Kuhnke – Tonight
  • Getty – Yeba
  • Alcazar – Headlines
  • Crucified Barbara – Heaven or hell
  • Darin Zanyar – Out of my life

Heat 4, Malmö, 27 February 2010:

  • Peter Jöback – Hollow
  • Neo – Human frontier
  • Nån disciplin – Idiot
  • Pernilla Wahlgren – Jag vill om du vågar
  • Py Bäckman – Magisk stjärna
  • Sibel – Stop
  • Anna Bergendahl – This is my life
  • Lovestoned – Thursdays

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