2016 Melodifestivalen Contenders Announced


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Sweden are set to defend their Eurovision crown in 2016, having announced today the 28 acts that will compete in their national selection heats in February and March next year. Melodifestivalen is probably the most competitive of all the Eurovision national selection processes with 4 qualifying semi finals and a second chance show to determine which acts will battle it out in the Melodifestivalen Final in March.

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                           Krista Siegfrids returns to Eurovision, hoping to be Sweden’s entry for 2016

There are a few familiar faces among the competitors including some of the acts who participated last year; Dolly Style, Samir and Viktor and Isa, as well as other past competitors: Ace Wilder, Molly Pettersson Hammar and Molly Sanden. The biggest surprise was that Finland’s 2013 entry Krista Siegfrids will compete with her song ‘Faller’.

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                                               Dolly Style return to Melfest for a second year in a row

Gina Dirawi will host all stages of the competition and will be joined by a special guest judge at each of the live shows including Petra Mede (Gothenburg, Semi 1), Charlotte Perrelli (Malmo, Semi 2), Henrik Schyffert (Norrköping, Semi 3), Sarah Dawn Finer (Gävle, Semi 4), Peter Jöback and Ola Salo (Halmstad, Second Chance) and William Spetz (Stockholm, Final).

For the full list of competitors see below:

Semi-final 1 Gothenburg

Qualified direct:

Robin Bengtsson- Constellation Price

Ace Wilder- Don’t Worry

Second Chance:

Samir & Viktor- Bada Nakna

Albin & Mattias Andréasson- Rik


Pernilla Andersson- Mitt guld

Mimi Werner- Ain’t No Good

Anna Book- Himmel för två DISQUALIFIED


Semi-final 2 Malmö

  1. David Lindgren- We Are Your Tomorrow
  2. Victor och Natten- 100%
  3. Molly Pettersson Hammar- Hunger
  4. Krista Siegfrids- Faller
  5. Isa- I Will Wait
  6. Tommy Nilsson, Patrik Isaksson & Uno Svenningsson- Håll mit hjärta hårt
  7. Wiktoria- Save Me

Semi-final 3 Norrköping

  1. SaRaHa- Kizunguzungu
  2. Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra- You Carved Your Name
  3. SMILO- Weight of the World
  4. After Dark- Kom ut som en stjärna
  5. Lisa Ajax- My Heart Wants Me Dead
  6. Boris René- Put Your Love On Me
  7. Oscar Zia- Human

Semi-final 4 Gävle

  1. Eclipse- Runaways
  2. Dolly Style- Rollercoaster
  3. Martin Stenmarck- Du tar mig tillbaks
  4. Linda Bengtzing- Killer Girl
  5. Frans- If I Were Sorry
  6. Panetoz- Håll om mig hårt
  7. Molly Sandén- YOUniverse


All of the acts will debut their songs in full on the night of their semi final performance. But which of the acts are you most excited for? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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