Melodifestivalen line-up complete

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The third and fourth Melodifestivalen semi finalists have been announced by Swedish broadcaster, SVT this morning. The shows, taking place at Linköping and Karlskrona complete the line-up of artists presenting the jury chosen songs. Only the four wildcards remain a mistery. Highlights from today's announcement include Eurovision Song Contest winner, Charlotte Perelli, Melodifestivalen 2006 runners-up, BWO and 2005 finalists Linda Bengtzing and Nordman.

The semi finalists for the first two weeks of the show are as follows:

23rd February 2008 – Semi Final 3 – Linköping

  1. Mikey HusicIzdadje
    Composer: Mickey Huskic
  2. AinbuskJag saknar dig ibland
    Composers: Henrik Wilkström and Bobby Ljunggren, Ingela "Pling" Forsman
  3. BWOLay Your Love On Me
    Composers: Alexander Bard, Anders Hansson, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wilkström
  4. CaracolaSmiling in love
    Composers: Henrik Serbic, Mattias Olsson, Magnus Lanner, Angelica aja Thelin
  5. Patrik IsakssonUnder mitt tunna skinn
    Composer: Patrik Isaksson
  6. Frida Upp o hoppa
    Composers: Anders Vretov, Frida Muranius, Sam Persson
  7. Thérèse AnderssonWhen You Need Me
    Composers: The semi finalists for the first two weeks of the show are as follows:

1st March 2008 – Semi Final 4 – Karlskrona

  1. Charlotte Perelli – Hero
    Composers: Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren
  2. Linda Bengtzing – Hur svårt kan det va?
    Composers: Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson
  3. NordmanI lågornas sken
    Composers: Lina and Mårten Eriksson
  4. CalaisaIf I Could
    Composers: Pontus Assarsson, Jörgen Rinsqvist, Lisa Troedsson-Lundin, Cajsa Troedsson,Lundin, Anna Törnqvist, Malin Törnqvist
  5. FrodaIngen mår så bra som jag
    Composers: Sebastian Fronda, Tomas Thörnholm, Mikael Claus
  6. Daniel MitsogiannisPame
    Composers: Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wilkström
  7. Sibel That Is Where I'll Go
    Composer: Christan Antblad

Highlights from the third semi final include the return of BWO, the 2006 competition runners-up with a new song. The band have gone on to release three hit albums since appearing in the Melodifestivalen semi finals in 2005. Frida, who became a massive phenomenom in Sweden after one of her songs was found on MySpace and became the big summer radio and club hit, enters the comepetition for the first time. Thérèse Andersson will return to the competition for a third time, this time as a solo artist. She has twice participated as one of trio girl group, Pay-TV. Patrik Isaksson is a popular singer in Sweden whilst Ainbusk are an accomplished vocal group.

Week four of the competition features the much anticipated return of two Schlager queens. After weeks of rumours about a possible return, Charlotte Pirelli, the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest winner will compete with a returning Linda Bengtzing, who is looking to reach her third Melodifestivalen final in as many attempts. Charlotte will perform Hero whilst Linda once again performs in Swedish with the song Hur svårt kan det va? (How hard can it be?). Nordman returns to the competition after reaching the 2005 final with the song I lågornas sken.

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The full line-up (excluding the wildcards):

9th February 2008 – Semi Final 1 – Gothenborg

  1. Face-84 Alla gamla x
  2. VelvetDeja vû
  3. Christer Sjögren – I Love Europe
  4. E-type & the Poodles Line Of Fire
  5. BrandurLullaby
  6. Michael MichailoffThat’s Love
  7. Suzzie TapperVisst finns mirakel

15th February 2008 – Semi Final 2 – Västerås

  1. Alexander Schöld – Den första svalan
  2. Lasse LindhDu behöver aldrig mer vara rädd
  3. Sanna NielsenEmpty Room
  4. RongedalJust A Minute
  5. Andra GenerationenKebabpizza Slivovitza
  6. OlaLove In Stereo
  7. The Nicole – Razborka

23rd February 2008 – Semi Final 3 – Linköping

  1. Mikey HusicIzdadje
  2. AinbuskJag saknar dig ibland
  3. BWOLay Your Love On Me
  4. CaracolaSmiling in love
  5. Patrik IsakssonUnder mitt tunna skinn
  6. Frida Upp o hoppa
  7. Thérèse AnderssonWhen You Need Me

1st March 2008 – Semi Final 4 – Karlskrona

  1. Charlotte Perelli – Hero
  2. Linda Bengtzing – Hur svårt kan det va?
  3. NordmanI lågornas sken
  4. CalaisaIf I Could
  5. FrodaIngen mår så bra som jag
  6. Daniel MitsogiannisPame
  7. Sibel That Is Where I'll Go