Tonight, the Swedish national broadcaster SVT will air the final show of the 2014 Swedish national selection Melodifestivalen 2014. The show will air at 20:00 CET.
Hosted by Nour El-Refai and Anders Jansson at the Friends Arena in Stochholm, the 10 finalists will perform their entries to both the public and jury who will then vote for their favourite act. Both the public and jury votes will then be combined and a winner will be selected.
How to watch
[alert-info]The show will be aired at 20:00 CET on the following channels.
The 10 finalists
Click on the song titles to listen to the participating entries. The participants are listed in order of the final draw.
- Anton Ewald – Natural
- Ellen Benediktson – Songbird
- Alcazar – Blame it on the disco
- Oscar Zia – Yes we can
- Linus Svenning – Bröder
- Helena Paparizou – Survivor
- YOHIO – To the end
- Sanna Nielsen – Undo
- Panetoz – Efter solsken
- Ace Wilder – Busy doin’ nothing’
Earlier this week, SVT announced that 4 former Eurovision participants would attend the final show of the Swedish national selection; Charlotte Perrelli (1999, 2008), Malena Ernman (2009), Robin Stjernberg (2013) and Marie Bergman (Family Four; 1971, 1972). You can read more about the guest performers here.
Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 with the song Lilla stjärna performed by the late Alice Babs. Alice ended in 4th place with a total of 10 points. Sweden have won the contest a total of 5 times; in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999 and more recently 2012. Sweden hosted the contest last year at the Malmö Arena where a total of 39 countries took part in the competition.
Last year, Robin Stjernberg won the Swedish selection with his song You, earning the right to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in his home country of Sweden. Automatically qualifying to the grand final, Robin ended in 14th place with a total of 62 points.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Sweden and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.