Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2014 line-up complete

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The Swedish national broadcaster, SVT, has revealed all 32 acts, song titles and songwriters for Melodifestivalen 2014, as well as the venues and dates for all six live shows.  Melodifestivalen has been Sweden’s means of selecting a song since 1958, and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Eurovision calendar.

The complete line-up, in alphabetical order, for the competition to select Sweden’s representative in Denmark is as follows, with the songwriters’ names in brackets.

Heat 1 – 1st February 2014, Malmö, Malmö Arena

  • Mahan Moin – Aleo (Mahan Moin, Anderz Wrethov)
  • Alvaro Estrella – Bedroom (Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Lauren Francis, Kristofer Östergren)
  • Linus Svenning – Bröder (Fredrik Kempe)
  • Sylvester Schlegel – Bygdens son (Sylvester Schlegel)
  • Elisa Lindström – Casanova (Ingela “Pling” Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Jimmy Jansson)
  • Ellen Benediktson – Songbird (Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)
  • Elena Paparizou – Survivor (Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn)
  • YOHIO – To the end (Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, YOHIO

Heat 2 – 8th February2014, Linköping, Cloetta Centre

  • Panetoz – Efter solsken (Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie)
  • Manda – Glow (Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason)
  • Pink Pistols – I am somebody (Joakim Törnqvist, Nestor Geli, Per Ivar Hed, Susie Päivärinta, Tord Bäckström)
  • J.E.M – Love trigger (Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar “J-Son” Santos)
  • Martin Stenmarck – När änglarna går hem (Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström)
  • Little Great Things – Set yourself free (Charlie Grönvall, Cristoffer Wernqvist, Felix Grönvall, Adam Dahlström)
  • The Refreshments – Hallelujah (Joakim Arnell)
  • Sanna Nielsen – Undo (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah)

Heat 3 – 15th February 2014, Gothenburg, Scandinavium

  • State of Drama – All we are (Göran Werner, Sanken Sandqvist, Emil Gullhamn, Sebastian Hallifax)
  • Dr. Alban & Jessica Folcker – Around the world (Dr. Alban, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm)
  • Shirley Clamp – Burning alive (Bobby Ljunggren, Marcos Ubeda, Sharon Vaughn, Henrik Wikström)
  • Ace Wilder – Busy doin’ nothin’ (Ace Wilder, Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb)
  • Outtrigger – Echo (Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Outtrigger)
  • CajsaStina Åkerström – En enkel sång (CajsaStina Åkerström)
  • EKO – Red (Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb, Anna Lidman, Hannes Lundberg, Michael Ottosson)
  • Oscar Zia – Yes we can (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah)

Heat 4 – 22nd February 2014, Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven Centre

  • Alcazar – Blame it on the disco (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamid “K-One” Pirouzpanah)
  • Ellinore Holmer – En himmelsk sång (Ellinore Holmer, Vanna Rosenberg, Åsa Schmalenbach, Josefina Sanner, Henrik Wikström, Amir Aly)
  • I.D.A – Fight me if you dare (Albin Nicklasson, Nicklas Laine, Louise Frick Sveen)
  • Josef Johansson – Hela natten (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Josef Johansson, Peo Thyrén)
  • Janet Leon – Hollow (Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jimmy Jansson, Louise Winter)
  • Anton Ewald – Natural (John Lundvik)
  • Ammotrack – Raise your hands (Jari Kujansuu, Thomas Johansson, Calle Kindbom, Mikael de Bruin)
  • Linda Bengtzing – Ta mig (Nicke Borg, Jojo Borg Larsson)

Second Chance Round – 1st March 2014, Linköping, Linköping Arena

Grand Final – 8th March 2014, Stockholm, Friends Arena

Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won the event 5 time: 1974 with ABBA, 1984 with Herreys, 1991 with Carola, 1999 with Charlotte Perelli and 2012 with Loreen.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Sweden and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

Which of the 32 competing candidates do you think will represent Sweden at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest?


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