2004 national Swedish participants announced

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The Swedish broadcaster SVT has announced the participants for the four Melodifestivalen 2004 semifinals. SVT is still to give away a wildcard for each semifinal.

The following songs and artists were announced:

Karlstad, 21st February:
En gång för alla – Kim Kärnfalk och Nina Inhammar
It's in the stars – La Gaylia Frazier
Som stormen – Sara Löfgren
Still believe – Jocke Bergström
Love turns water into wine – Karl Martindahl
Tango tango – Petra Nielsen
Älvorna – Sarek

Göteborg (Gothenburg), 28th February:
Are you ready or not – Tobias Kagelind och La Roxx
Finally – Fredrik Kempe
Soy to Venus por esta noche – Baccara
Säg att du har ångrat dig – Anne-Lie Rydé
Vindarna vänder oss – Fame
Trendy Discoteque – Pay-TV
You are the sunshine of my life – Jennifer Escola

Umeå, 6th March:
Baby I can't stop – Gladys Pilar
Blow the spot – Bubbles
Bulletproof heart – Autolove
Efcharistå – Bosson
Här stannar jag kvar – Sandra Dahlberg
Innan mörkret faller – Emil Sigfridsson
Super Mega Nova – Itchycoo

Malmö, 13th March
Just like me – Anders Borgius
La Dolce Vita – Christer Lindarw och After Dark
Min kärlek – Shirley Clamp
Olé Olé – Andrés Esteche
Runaway – Pandora
You take me up (this song will be translated into Swedish) – Glenn & Lotta
Äntligen – Fre

Some familiar names are participating. Kim Kärnfalk and Nina Inhammar were the leadsingers of the group Friends for Sweden in 2001. Baccara participated for Luxembourg in the 1978 contest, although only one singer of that duo is part of this group. Fame (Magnus Bäcklund and Jessica Andersson) sang for Sweden in 2003, and Gladys del Pilar is one third of Afro-Dite, the Swedish Eurovision participants in 2002. Glenn is really Glenn Borgkvist, lead singer in Brandsta City Släckers, who made a huge success in the 2002 and 2003 Swedish final and were thus banned for 2004.

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