Tonight, the Swedish national broadcaster SVT will kick off the annual competition Melodifestivalen 2014 for selecting the Swedish entry with the first semi-final live from the Malmö Arena. The show will begin at 20:00 CET.
This is the first heat of the competition. Eight artists will perform one song each, and the swedish public will vote and decide which two songs will go direct to the final and which two will get another chance in the andra chansen round. Four songs will be eliminated.
How to watch
The show will be aired live on SVT1 as well as on SVT Europa via satellite at 20:00 CET. For the international viewers, a webstream will be made available on the Melodifestivalen.
Here is the list of tonight’s participants, by their running order:
- YOHIO – To the end
- Mahan Moin – Aleo
- Linus Svenning – Bröder
- Elisa Lindström – Casanova
- Alvaro Estrella – Bedroom
- Ellen Benediktson – Songbird
- Sylvester Schlegel – Bygdens son
- Helena Paparizou – Survivor