2017 national selections

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In this section you will find information relating to the respective selections of the 43 countries participating in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 62nd edition of the competition will take place in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, on 9th, 11th and 13th May.

Check out our calendar for all national selection dates and live streaming links.

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Sweden

With just over 50 hours until the live show, rehearsals for the final of Melodifestivalen 2017, Sweden's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, are in full swing at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. The winner will be decided again by a mixture of televoting (50%) and international juries (50%), and earlier today the countries that will be voting, along with their spokespersons, were revealed:

  • Armenia – Iveta Mukuchyan
  • Australia – Stephanie Werret
  • United Kingdom – Simon Proctor
  • France – Edoardo Grassi
  • Israel – Tali Eshkoli
  • Italy – Nicola Caligiore 
  • Malta – Gordon Bonello
  • Norway – Anette Lauenborg Waaler
  • Poland – Mateusz Grzesinski 
  • Czech Republic – Jan Bors
  • Ukraine – Victoria Romanova

Some of the original lyrics to the songs included swear words. The lyrics of these songs have been changed and are now eligible to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. Those are I Don't Give A performed by Lisa Ajax and I Can't Go On by Robin Bengtsson. The line-up of the final now looks like this:

  1. Ace Wilder - Wild Child
  2. Boris René - Her Kiss
  3. Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  4. Robin Bengtsson - I Can’t Go On 
  5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia - En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)
  6. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  7. Mariette - A Million Years
  8. FO&O - Gotta Thing About You
  9. Nano - Hold On
  10. Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down
  11. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin' 
  12. Owe Thörnqvist - Boogieman Blues

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson, with international hits such as Lush Life or I Would Like, will feature in the interval act and promises "a real show" as her performance.

The final of Melodifestivalen 2017 takes place on Saturday 11th March and you can watch it live from 20:00 CET through SVT Play. For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website.

Sweden

2012 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Loreen, lost her duel in the second chance to reach the final of Melodifestivalen in Sweden. The so-called Andra Chansen show was broadcast live from the Saab Arena in Linköping where the eight acts battled in four duels (winners in bold):

  • FO&O - Gotta Thing About You
  • De Vet Du - Road Trip
  • Axel Schylström - När ingen ser
  • Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  • Boris René - Her Kiss
  • Dismissed - Hearts Align
  • Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  • Loreen - Statements

The winners of each of the four duels join the final in Stockholm next week. The line-up of the final now looks like this:

  1. Ace Wilder - Wild Child
  2. Boris René - Her Kiss
  3. Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  4. Robin Bengtsson - I Can’t Go On 
  5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia - En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)
  6. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  7. Mariette - A Million Years
  8. FO&O - Gotta Thing About You
  9. Nano - Hold On
  10. Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down
  11. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin' 
  12. Owe Thörnqvist - Boogieman Blues

For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website.

Sweden

Tonight eight acts will have a second chance to reach the final of Melodifestivalen in Sweden. The so-called Andra Chansen show will be broadcast live from the Saab Arena in Linköping where the eight acts will battle in four duels:

  • FO&O - Gotta Thing
  • De Vet Du - Road Trip
  • Axel SchylströmNär ingen ser
  • Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  • Boris René - Her Kiss
  • Dismissed - Hearts Align
  • Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  • Loreen - Statements

The winner of each duel will join the final in Stockholm next week. The line-up in the second chance round includes Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen, who didn't go through to the final in last week's show.

For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website. To watch the show live at 20:00 CET go to SVT Play.

The presenters David, Clara and Hasse, with the Andra Chansen artists. (Photo: SVT)

Sweden

The fourth heat of the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2017, just finished in Skellefteå hosted by David Lindgren, Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson with the following results:

Straight to the final on March 11th:

  • Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down
  • Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia - En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)

Going to the second chance round on March 4th:

  • Axel Schylström - När ingen ser
  • Loreen - Statements

And the three that won't continue in the competition are:

  • Alice - Running with Lions (5th)
  • Les Gordons - Bound To Fall (6th)
  • Sara Varga & Juha Mulari - Du får inte ändra på mig (7th)

Andra chansen

The second chance round will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET next week, on Saturday 4th of March, with the following line-up (paired in duels):

  • FO&O - Gotta Thing
  • De Vet Du - Road Trip
  • Axel Schylström - När ingen ser
  • Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  • Boris René - Her Kiss
  • Dismissed - Hearts Align
  • Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  • Loreen - Statements

The line-up in the second chance round includes Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen, who didn't go through to the final in tonight's show.

For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website.

Sweden

The final seven acts are ready for the last heat of Melodifestivalen 2017 in Skellefteå:

  1. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia - En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)
  2. Alice - Running with Lions 
  3. Les Gordons - Bound To Fall 
  4. Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down 
  5. Axel Schylström - När ingen ser 
  6. Sara Varga & Juha Mulari - Du får inte ändra på mig
  7. Loreen - Statements

Loreen won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with Euphoria and Statements marks her comeback to the national competition to try and represent Sweden again.

You can listen to the songs or watch short clips of the rehearsals in Melodifestivalen's official website. The fourth show will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET today, Saturday 25th February, and you can watch it here through SVT Play.

Melodifestivalen 2017 participants in the fourth heat (Photo: SVT).

Sweden

The third heat of the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2017, just finished in Växjö hosted by David Lindgren, Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson. producing the following results:

Straight to the final on March 11th:

  • Robin Bengtsson - I Can’t Go On 
  • Owe Thörnqvist - Boogieman Blues

Going to the second chance round on March 4th:

  • Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  • FO&O - Gotta Thing

And the three that won't continue in the competition are:

  • Bella & Filippa - Crucified (5th)
  • Jasmine Kara - Gravity (6th)
  • Krista Siegfrids - Snurra min jord (7th)

For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website. The fourth heat will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET next week, on Saturday 25th February.

Sweden

Seven further acts are getting ready to compete in the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2017 in Växjö:

  1. Robin Bengtsson - I Can’t Go On
  2. Krista Siegfrids - Snurra min jord
  3. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  4. Jasmine Kara - Gravity
  5. Owe Thörnqvist - Boogieman Blues
  6. Bella & Filippa - Crucified
  7. FO&O - Gotta Thing 

You can listen to the songs or watch short clips of the rehearsals in Melodifestivalen's official website. The third show will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET today, Saturday 18th February, and you can watch it here through SVT Play.

Melodifestivalen 2017 participants in the third heat (Photo: SVT).

Sweden

The second heat of the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2017, just finished in Malmö hosted by David Lindgren, Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson. producing the following results:

Straight to the final on March 11th:

  • Mariette - A Million Years
  • Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin' 

Going to the second chance round on March 4th:

  • Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  • Dismissed - Hearts Align

And the three that won't continue in the competition are:

  • Roger Pontare - Himmel och hav (5th)
  • Etzia - Up (6th)
  • Allyawan - Vart haru varit (7th)

For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website. The next heat will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET next week, on Saturday 18th February.

Sweden

Seven acts are getting ready to compete in the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2017: 

  1. Mariette - A Million Years
  2. Roger Pontare - Himmel och hav
  3. Etzia - Up 
  4. Allyawan - Vart haru varit
  5. Dismissed - Hearts Align
  6. Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  7. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Lovin' 

You can listen to the songs or watch short clips of the rehearsals on Melodifestivalen's official website. The second show will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET today, Saturday 11th February, and you can watch it through SVT Play.

Melodifestivalen 2017 hosts: David Lindgren, Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson (Photo: SVT).

Sweden

The first heat of the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2017, just finished in Gothenburg hosted by David Lindgren, Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson. producing the following results:

Straight to the final on March 11th:

  • Nano - Hold On
  • Ace Wilder - Wild Child

Going to the second chance round on March 4th (click on the titles to watch them):

And the three that won't continue in the competition are (click on the titles to watch them):

For more information go to Melodifestivalen's official website. The next heat will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET next week, on Saturday 11th February.

And why do Swedes love so much their Eurovision Song Contest national selection? You can check it out here.

Sweden

Why do Swedes love Melodifestivalen?

Sweden

Seven acts are getting ready to compete in the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2017: 

  1. Boris René - Her Kiss
  2. Adrijana - Amare 
  3. Dinah Nah - One More Night
  4. De Vet Du - Road Trip
  5. Charlotte Perrelli - Mitt liv
  6. Ace Wilder - Wild Child
  7. Nano - Hold On

You can listen to the songs or watch short clips of the rehearsals on the official website. The first show will be broadcast live at 20:00 CET today, Saturday 4th February, and you can watch it through SVT Play.

And why do Swedes love so much their Eurovision Song Contest national selection? You can check it out here.

Sweden

Today Swedish broadcaster SVT revealed the running order for the upcoming national selection, Melodifestivalen.

Melodifestivalen 2017 comprises of six dates:

  • Semi-Final 1, 4th February: Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • Semi-Final 2, 11th February: Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • Semi-Final 3, 18th February: Växjö (Vida Arena)
  • Semi-Final 4, 25th February: Skellefteå (Kraft Arena)
  • Andra Chansen (Second Chance round), 4th March: Linköping (Saab Arena)
  • Final, 11th March: Stockholm (Friends Arena)

SEMI-FINAL 1 - GÖTEBORG 4th February

  1. Boris René - Her Kiss
  2. Adrijana - Amare 
  3. Dinah Nah - One More Night
  4. De Vet Du - Road Trip
  5. Charlotte Perrelli - Mitt liv
  6. Ace Wilder - Wild Child
  7. Nano - Hold On

SEMI-FINAL 2 - MALMÖ 11th February

  1. Mariette - A Million Years
  2. Roger Pontare - Himmel och hav
  3. Etzia - Up 
  4. Allyawan - Vart haru varit 
  5. Dismissed - Hearts Align
  6. Lisa Ajax - I Don’t Give A
  7. Benjamin Ingrosso - Good Loovin' 

SEMI-FINAL 3 - VÄXJÖ 18 February

  1. Robin Bengtsson - I Can’t Go On
  2. Krista Siegfrids - Snurra min jord 
  3. Anton Hagman - Kiss You Goodbye
  4. Jasmine Kara - Gravity
  5. Owe Thörnqvist - Boogieman Blues
  6. Bella & Filippa - Crucified
  7. The Fooo Conspiracy - Gotta Thing 

SEMI-FINAL 4 - SKELLEFTEÅ 25th February

  1. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia - En värld full av strider 
  2. Alice - Running with Lions 
  3. Les Gordons - Bound To Fall 
  4. Wiktoria - As I Lay Me Down 
  5. Axel Schylström - När ingen ser 
  6. Sara Varga & Juha Mulari - Du får inte ändra på mig
  7. Loreen - Statements
Sweden

Swedish broadcaster SVT has released the names of the artists participating in Melodifestivalen 2017. The list includes previous Eurovision Song Contest winners Charlotte Perrelli and Loreen. Check out the full list.

Sweden

Tomorrow, Wednesday 30th of November, the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, will release the song titles and the name of the artists participating in their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2017, at a press conference at 09:30 CET.

The press conference will be live streamed on SVT Play and Melodifestivalen's Facebook.

The competition will take place over six Saturday evening shows between the 4th of February and the 11th of March 2017 and 28 songs will participate to become Sweden's entry in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. All six shows will be hosted by Clara Henry, David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson.

The Melodifestivalen 2017 Tour comprises of six dates:

  • Semi-Final 1, 4th February: Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • Semi-Final 2, 11th February: Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • Semi-Final 3, 18th February: Växjö (Vida Arena)
  • Semi-Final 4, 25th February: Skellefteå (Kraft Arena)
  • Andra Chansen (Second Chance round), 4th March: Linköping (Saab Arena)
  • Final, 11th March: Stockholm (Friends Arena)

SVT has received 2,478 entries to be taken into consideration for Melodifestivalen 2017. It's an increase of 28 entries from those received the previous year.

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