Melodifestivalen will return for semi-final 2 on Saturday night and as a taster SVT have given us an exclusive opportunity to listen to the 1.00 minute snippets from the participants rehearsals earlier today. Semi-final 2 will be held in Linköping at the Cloetta Centre.
Here is a list of the 8 participants from semi final 2. You can watch their 1.00 minute previews here.
1. JEM– Love Trigger -Composers- Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar Santos
2. The Refreshments–Hallelujah-Composer-Joakim Arnell
3. MANDA–Glow-Composers-Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason
4. PANETOZ – Efter solsken-Composers-Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie
5. Pink Pistols – I Am Somebody-Composers-Joakim Törnqvist, Nestor Geli, Frost Per Hed, Susie Päivärinta, Diztord
6. Sanna Nielsen – Undo-Composers-Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed ”K-One” Pirouzpanah
7. Little Great Things – Set Yourself Free-Composers-Charlie Grönvall, Cristoffer Wernqvist, Felix Grönvall, Adam Dahlström
8. Martin Stenmarck – När änglarna går hem-Composers-Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström
Seen as one of Eurovision’s most eagerly anticipated events, this current format of Melodifestivalen has been used to select Sweden’s Eurovision entry for the past few years. With semi-final 2 in a few days we at esctoday.com have compiled all the information you need to know in this article for you to get ready for Melodifestivalen 2014.
• Semi-final 1- Saturday 1 February 2014- Malmö, Malmö Arena
• Semi-final 2- Saturday 8 February 2014- Linköping, Cloetta Centre
• Semi-final 3- Saturday 15 February 2014- Gothenburg, Scandinavium
• Semi-final 4- Saturday 22 February 2014- Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven Centre
• Second Chance- Saturday 1 March 2014 Linköping- Linköping Arena
• Grand Final- Saturday 8 March 2014 Stockholm- Friends Arena
Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won the event 5 timeS: 1974 with ABBA, 1984 with Herreys, 1991 with Carola, 1999 with Charlotte Perelli and 2012 with Loreen.
Last year Robin Stjernberg made history as the first Andra Chansen finalist to represent Sweden on home soil in Malmö with the song You. He finished in 14th place.
The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 6, 8,and 10 May.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for more information on Sweden, Melodifestivalen and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.