The Swedish national selection for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is about to commence later tonight with Heat 1 coming to you live from Gothenburg at the Scandinavium, the home of the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest.
About The Show
The top two entries from each of the four heats will be selected to automatically move on to the grand final on the 14th March 2015 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. The entries placed 3rd and 4th from each heat will progress onto Andra Chansen where 4 entries will win the last coveted places in the final line up of 12. The unofficial motto this year at Melodifestivalen seems to be quality over quantity.
Tonight on Heat 1 of Melodifestivalen 2015 we see the first of the 7 contestants compete for 2 prestigious places in the grand final and get a step closer to the golden ticket to Vienna and of course the honour of representing Sweden at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
Here are the 7 participants competing tonight in Heat 1 of Melodifestivalen 2015 which of course includes two former Melodifestivalen winners, Jessica Andersson as part of Fame in 2003 and Eric Saade in 2011.
- Molly Pettersson Hammar – I’ll be fine
- Daniel Gildenlöw – Pappa (Dad)
- Rickard Söderberg & Elize Ryd – One by one
- Dolly Style – Hello hi
- Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone – Det rår vi inte för (We don’t control it)
- Jessica Andersson – Can’t hurt me now
- Eric Saade – Sting
You can watch clips of all the 7 participants on svt.se/melodifestivalen.
How to Watch[alert-info]The show kicks off at 20:00 CET and can be viewed on the following channels:
- SVT webcast
- 07/02: Semi-final 1 – Gothenburg
- 14/02: Semi-final 2 – Malmo
- 21/02: Semi-final 3 – Ostersund
- 28/02: Semi-final 4 – Orebro
- 07/03: Andra chansen – Helsingborg
- 14/03: Final – Stockholm
The story so far
Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest on 5 occasions. The first time was with the legendary Abba back in 74. Past winners have included Herreys, Carola, Charlotte (Nillson) Perrelli and more recently Loreen. They achieved a very respectable 3rd place last year with Sanna Nielsen and her entry Undo.