Loreen to compete – Here are the 28 participants of Melodifestivalen 2023

Today the Swedish Eurovision broadcaster SVT revealed the full line-up for Melodifestivalen 2023. Yesterday, the first 14 artists were announced that will compete in Heats 1 and 2.

The participants of the third and fourth Heat were announced this morning by this year’s Melodifestivalen hosts Farah Abadi and Jesper Rönndahl. 

Here are the final 14 artists of the third and fourth Heat, with their songs in alphabetical order:

Heat 3 – Lidköping, 18th February: Heat 4 – Malmö, 25th February:
Marcus & Martinus – “Air” Signe & Hjördis – “Edelweiss”
Melanie Wehbe – “For The Show” Axel Schylström – “Gorgeous”
Ida-Lova – “Låt Hela Stan Se På” Emil Henrohn – “Mera Mera Mera”
Paul Rey – “Royals” Mariette – “One Day”
Nordman – “Släpp Alla Sorger” Smash Into Pieces – “Six Feet Under”
Laurell – “Sober” Loreen – “Tattoo”
Casanovas – “Så Kommer Känslorna Tillbaka” Kiana – “Where Did You Go”

Some big names were dropped in today’s announcement. Norwegian pop duo Marcus & Martinus will make their Melfest début in Heat 3, while Paul Rey returns for a third time. Then in Heat 4, Mariette will try to qualify to the Melodifestivalen final for the 5th time, and Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen is back at Melfest for the first time since 2017!

As mentioned above, the participants in the first two Heats were made known yesterday. Here’s a recap in case you missed it!:

Heat 1 – Gothenburg, 4th February Heat 2 – Linköping, 11th February
Victor Crone – “Diamonds” Wiktoria – “All My Life (Where Have You Been)”
Rejhan – “Haunted” Eden – “Comfortable”
Loulou Lamotte – “Inga Sorger” Uje Brandelius – “Grytan”
Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – “Länge Leve Livet” THEOZ – “Mer Av Dig”
Elov & Benny – “Raggen Går” Maria Sur – “Never Give Up”
Tone Sekelius – “Rhythm Of My Show” Tennessee Tears – “Now I Know”
Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – “Where You Are” Panetoz – “On My Way”

After the four Heats, a Semi-Final will take place on March 4th in Örnsköldsvik, and the Grand Final will be held on 11th March in Friends Arena in Stockholm, when Sweden will find its Eurovision representative for Liverpool 2023 and the succesor of Cornelia Jakobs.

Which of these artists are you most excited to see at Melodifestivalen? Tell us in the comments and on our social media profiles! @escbubble

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