Melodifestivalen 2011: The full line up

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SVT today confirmed the full semi final line up for Melodifestivalen 2011, Sweden's national selection show for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. Hightlights include the return to the competition of 2010 finalists Eric Saade, and superstars Danny, Linda Bengtzing, Shirley Clamp, Sanna Nielsen and former Eurovision Song Contest winner, Elisabeth Andreassen. Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson will host the shows.

Also present in the final line-up are 2010 competitors Jenny Silver and Linda Proitchard. Babsan, one of Sweden's most popular drag artists will make a debut in the competition. The semi final of death one again seems to be the fourth in Malmo, where Melodiclub, Love Generation, Linda Bengtzing andLinda Pritchard will all be hoping to qualify directly for the final.

Semi Final 1 – Luleå, 5th February
Desperados – Pernilla Andersson
In the Club – Danny
Me And My Drum – Swingfly
Oh My God – Le Kid
On My Own – Jonas Matsson
Social Butterfly – Rasmus Viberg
Something In Your Eyes – Jenny Silver
Try Again – Dilba

Semi Final 2 – Göteborg, 12th February
Elektrisk – Anniela
Ge mig en spanjor – Babsan
I'm In Love – Sanna Nielsen
Like Suicide – Christian Walz
My Heart Is Refusing Me – Loreen
Oh My God! – The Moniker
7 Days And 7 Nights – Brolle
Vaken i en drom – Elisabeth Andreassen

Semi Final 3 – Linköping, 19th february
Enemy – Sara Lumholdt
I Thought It Was Forever – Shirley´s Angels (Shirley Clamp)
Lucky You – Linda Sundblad
No One Else Could – Sebastian Karlsson
Popular – Eric Saade
Spring för livet – Sara Varga
The King – The Playtones
Tid att andas – Simon Forsberg

Semi Final 4 – Malmö, 26th February
Alive – Linda Pritchard
Better Or Worse – Julia Alvgard
Don´t Stop – Anders Fernette
E de fel på mig – Linda Bengtzing
I Surrender – Lasse Stefanz
Leaving Home – Nicke Borg
The Hunter – Melody Club
Title not yet announced – Love Generation

The second chance round will take place on March 5th and the Melodifestivalen final takes place on March 12th 2011. Last year Anna Bergendahl finished 11th in the second Eurovision Song Contest semi final, meaning that Sweden did not appear in the grand final for the first time since the 1970s.

A full report on the competition will follow later today.

In addition to the full Swedish line-up being published today, neighbouring nation, Finland published their 15 semi final songs online. Read the full article and listen to the songshere.

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