Song titles 'Melodifestivalen' revealed

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Bringing back 3,326 songs to 28… probably a hard job! Moments ago, Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the 28 song titles selected for Melodifestivalen 2006, the Swedish selection for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.

The following songs have been selected for the semifinals of Melodifestivalen 2006. The names mentioned are the names of the writers and composers. The selected artists will traditionally be made public later.

Aiayeh (the music of the samba) – Simone Moreno, Anders von Hofsten, Andreas Unge, Andreas Kleerup
Don't try to stop me – Henrik Hansson, Anders Hallbäck
En droppe regn – Ingela “Pling” Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström
Etymon – Bobby Ljunggren, Pling Forsman, Henrik Wikström
Faller du så faller jag – Patrik Isaksson
Ge mig en kaka till kaffet – Thomas G:son
Golden star – Mikael Anderfjärd, Andreas Nordqvist, Danne Attlerud
Idag och imorgon – Thomas G:son, Calle Kindbom
Innan natten är över – Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson
Invincible – Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Henrik Wikström
Jag ljuger så bra – Lars Dille Diedricson, Martin Hedström, Pling Forsman
Jag tar det jag vill ha – Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Niklas Edberger, Tim Larsson, Sandra Dahlberg
Kalla nätter – Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson
Kameleont – Jan Schaffer, Lars Åberg
Kuddkrig – Kristofer Stange, Adam Chiapponi, Stefan Wesström
La chica dela copa – Patrik Magnusson, Johan Ramström, Pablo Cepeda
Like fire tonight – Mats Söderlund, Anderz Wrethov
Mi amor – Magnus Rongedal, Henrik Rongedal, Lotta Ahlin, Tommy Lydell
Mi amore – Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Pelle Ankarberg
Night of passion – Robert Olausson, Maiti Alfonzetti, Sonja Aldén, Johan Lyander
Oh yeah – Daniel Bäckström, Funky Dan Larsson, Eddie Brown, Jens Duwsjö, Martin Carboo
Silverland – Thomas G:son, Marcos Ubeda
So good – Stephen Simmonds
The name of love – Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson
This woman – Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Anna Sahlene
Under your spell – Pontus Hagberg, Malin Eriksson, Jonas Sjöström
When love's comin' back again – Thomas G:son, Pontus Assarsson
Älskar du livet – Calle Kindbom, Dan Fernström

Four contributions come from Bobby Ljunggren, four from Henrik Wikström, three from Pling Forsman, even six from Melodifestivalen die-hard Thomas G:son. One name particulary pops out for the international reader; Anna Sahlene, who is the Estonian representative of 2002 and former Melodifestivalen participant! The sexy singer got selected for the Swedish semifinals with This woman. Former particpant Sandra Dahlberg have one contribution in co-operation with Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Niklas Edberger, Tim Larsson, the names behind this year's winning song Las Vegas.

Among the composers we can also recognise a lot of other well-known artists in the Swedish music scene. Those names are very likely to appear on stage themselves in Melodifestivalen next year and will also be making a debut in this competition. Quite surprising names to appear in this competition are among others; Patrik Isaksson and Stephen Simmonds.

Everyone in Sweden of course recognise the very famous names – Lasse Åberg and Janne Schaffer who are behind the song Kamelonten. This most likely means that no less than the enormous popular children�s group Electric Banana Band will participate next year. The title also suggests a very typical Electric Banana Band kind of a song.

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