First four entries for Sweden announced

First four entries for Sweden announced
Anna Bergendahl was the only female singer who played the guitar on stage. Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)
Stockholm, Sweden -

First entries for the Swedish national selection for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest have been announced. Three of the chosen artists are new to the scene of Europe's favourite TV-show, one is a veteran.

Lasse Stefanz will compete with En Blick Och Något Händer, Pernilla Andersson is set to take part with the song Desperados, Linda Bengtzing sings E De Fel På Mig and Swingfly with the song called Me And My Drum.

Lasse Stefanz has been around since 1967, but has not been involved in the Eurovision Song Contest before. So hasn't Pernilla Andersson nor Swingfly, but for Linda Bengtzing it's the fourth time she's involved with Europe's favourite TV-show.

Bengtzing's song has been co-written by Thomas G:son, who also co-wrote the Swedish entry for this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Danish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010 - In A Moment Like This.

"These four artists showcases the musical range that Melodifestivalen seeks and has always striven. From someone who perhaps never even thought about being in the competition to someone who really loves the competition format and wants to continue to fight for a place in the Eurovision Song Contest," said Christer Björkman, competition producer of Melodifestivalen 2011.

The Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen, is the biggest music event in Scandinavia and one of the most popular national selections for Europe's favourite TV-show.

In 2010, Anna Bergendahl represented Sweden with the song This Is My Life but finished 11th in the second Semi-Final,thus just missking out from the Grand Final.

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  • Posted on 22 October 2010 at 20:09
    She deserved to be in the final last year!!! She has a beautiful voice, she's not fake, and nobody spent millions on her. Just pure talent... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 October 2010 at 14:45
    i hope they done well this year ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 October 2010 at 06:50
    I would like to see Timoteij represent Sweden this year. Love their new CD! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 October 2010 at 18:56
    Ard don't had said that the eurovision will take in Düsseldorf or Berlin.. we must wait report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 October 2010 at 09:42
    sweden were robbed this year. should have at least reached the final, for sure. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 October 2010 at 18:33
    Wow, the official Eurovision website is slow. It was announced yesterday that Eurovison would be held in Düsseldorf but yet no mention of it on the site even today. Not a big deal I guess. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 October 2010 at 08:55
    Me and my drum... I wonder where they got that name from -_- report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 October 2010 at 19:00
    how long will you continue to mention sweden would've placed 11th in its semi? it is wrong, anna managed to get 9th.
    nonetheless, good luck sweden! I like linda bengtzing and pernilla anderrson. report to the moderator