Melodifestivalen: 28 first artists announced next week

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The announcement of the artists participating in the first and second Melodifestivalen semi finals to be held in Göteborg and Västerås will begin on Monday 10th December at 10.00 CET. The Linköping and Karlskrona participants will be announced on Tuesday 11th December at the same time during a second press conference at the SVT headquarters in Stockholm also at 10am CET.

Monday 10 Decemberfrom 10.00 to 11.30 CET will see the announcement of the artists participating in the first and second Melodifestivalen semi finals to be held in Göteborg and Västerås. The Linköping and Karlskrona participants will be announced on Tuesday 11 December at the same time during a second press conference at the SVT headquarters in Stockholm. The names of the much awaited wildcards will be announced in January.

The following songs will be competing for the chance to represent Sweden at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest:

1. I love Europe – Music: Torgny Söderberg, Magnus Johansson, Lyrics: Ingela "Pling" Forsman
2. Du behöver aldrig mer vara rädd– Music: and Lyrics: Lasse Lindh
3. Pame– Music: Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wicström , Lyrics: Fredrik Kempe
4. Jag saknar dig Ibland – Musik: Henrik Wixtröm and Bobby Ljunggren Lyrics: Henrik Wixtröm, Ingela "Pling" Forsman
5. Visst finns mirakel – Music: Amir Aly, Marcel Numhauser, Robin Abrahamsson, Bobby Ljunggren, Lyrics: Sussi Tapper
6. Lay Your Love On Me– Music and Lyrics: Alexander Bard, Anders Hansson, Bobby Ljungsten, Henrik Wikström
7. Under mitt tunna skinn– Music and Lyrics: Patrik Isaksson
8. Raz Borka!- Music and Lyrics: Nicole Juentes
9. Just A Minute -Music: Amir Aly, Henrik Wiksström, Magnus Rongendal, Henrik Rongnedal Lyrics: Magnus and Henrik Rongendal
10. If I Could– Music and Lyrics: Pontus Assarsson, Jörgen Rinsqvist, Lisa Troedsson-Lundin, Cajsa Troedsson-Lundin, Anna Törnqvist, Malin Törnqvist
11. Alla gamla ex– Music: Lars "Dille" Diedricson, Martin Hedström, Lyrics: Wille Crafoord
12. Love In Stereo– Music: and Lyrics: Tony Nilsson, Mirja Breitholtz
13. Den första svalan – Music: Fredrik Thomander, Fredrik Wicström Lyric: Ingela "Pling" Forsman
14. Leva Livet -Music: Anders Wrethov, Frida Muranius Lyrics: Anders Vretov, Frida Muranius, Sam Persson
15. Deja Vû– Music and Lyrics: Niclas Molinder, Joakim Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Niko Valsamidis, Fredrik Larsson, David Jassy
16. Hur svårt kan det va? -Music and Lyrics: Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson
17. Ingen mår så bra som Jag– Music and Lyrics: Sebastian Fronda, Tomas Thörnholm, Mikael Claus
18. That is where I'll go– Music and Lyrics: Christan Antblad
19. Empty Room -Music and Lyrics: Bobby Ljunggren, Aleena Gibson
20. Line Of Fire -Music and Lyrics: Jakob Samuelsson, Martin Eriksson
21. That's love – Music and Lyrics:: Michel Michailoff, Joakim Orramius, Patric Jonsson
22. Smiling in love– Music: Henrik Serbic Lyrics: Mattias Olsson, Magnus Lanner, Angelica aja Thelin
23. I lågornas sken– Music and Lyrics: Lina and Mårten Eriksson
24. When you need me– Music and Lyrics: Pontus Hagberg, Malin Eriksson, Jonas Sjöström
25. Kebabpizza Slivovitza – Music and lyrics: Vlatko Ancevski , Vlatko Gicarevski , Mats Nilsson, Stevan Tomulevski , Teddy Paunkoski , Otis Sandsjö
26. Lullaby -Music: Henrik Wikström Lyrics: Christian Lagerström
27. Hero– Music:Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren Lyrics: Fredrik Kempe
28. Never Fall In Love/ Izdadje– Music and Lyrics: Mickey Huskic

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.