Melodifestivalen 2014 line-up complete in Sweden

Melodifestivalen 2014 line-up complete in Sweden
Nour El Refai & Anders Jansson, the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2014 (Photo: SVT)
Stockholm, Sweden -

Last Tuesday a press conference hosted by the Swedish Broadcaster, SVT, took place in Stockholm to introduce the artists that will take part in the first two semi-finals of their popular national selection Melodifestivalen in 2014 in Malmö and Linköping. Today the rest of the line-up was completed with the artists that will compete in Gothenburg and Örnsköldsvik.

"It's really great that we got here, now is the time to start working for real - with the creation of the show. This year we have two key words in front of us: celebration and hits", says Christer Björkman, executive producer of Melodifestivalen 2014.

Minutes ago the artists of the last two semi-finals have been announced along with the titles of their songs and the names of its composers and authors.

Third semi-final

The line-up, in alphabetical order of title, for the third semi-final which will take place on the 15th of February in Gothenburg looks like this:

  • State of Drama - All We Are (Göran Werner, Sanken Sandqvist, Emil Gullhamn, Sebastian Hallifax)
  • dr. alban & Jessica Folcker - Around The World (dr. alban, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm)
  • Shirley Clamp - Burning Alive (Bobby Ljunggren, Marcos Ubeda, Sharon Vaughn, Henrik Wikström)
  • Ace Wilder - Busy Doin’ Nothin’ (Ace Wilder, Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb)
  • Outtrigger - Echo (Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård Af Segerstad, Outtrigger)
  • CajsaStina Åkerström - En Enkel Sång (CajsaStina Åkerström)
  • EKO - Red (Linnéa Deb, Joy Deb, Anna Lidman, Hannes Lundberg, Michael Ottosson)
  • Oscar Zia - Yes We Can (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One” Pirouzpanah)

State of Drama reached the finals of Melodifestivalen 2013 with their song Falling. Both dr. alban and Jessica Folcker had international hits in the past and now join forces for this year's Swedish selection, Jessica also participated before. Shirley Clamp entered Melodifestivalen several times reaching 2nd place in 2004. EKO got a wildcard as the winners of Svensktoppen nästa back in August.

Fourth semi-final

The fourth semi-final which will take place on the 22nd of February in Örnsköldsvik looks like this:

  • Alcazar - Blame It On The Disco (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One” Pirouzpanah)
  • Ellinore Holmer - En Himmelsk Sång (Ellinore Holmer, Vanna Rosenberg, Åsa Schmalenbach, Josefina Sanner, Henrik Wikström, Amir Aly)
  • I.D.A - Fight Me If You Dare (Albin Nicklasson, Nicklas Laine, Louise Frick Sveen)
  • Josef Johansson - Hela Natten (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Josef Johansson, Peo Thyrén)
  • Janet Leon - Hollow (Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jimmy Jansson, Louise Winter)
  • Anton Ewald - Natural (John Lundvik)
  • Ammotrack - Raise Your Hands (Jari Kujansuu, Thomas Johansson, Calle Kindbom, Mikael de Bruin)
  • Linda Bengtzing - Ta Mig (Nicke Borg, Jojo Borg Larsson)

Alcazar has come close to winning Melodifestivalen in 2003 and 2005, and its male performer, Andreas Lundstedt, represented Switzerland as part of the group Six4one in 2006. Both Janet Leon and Anton Ewald participated this year while Linda Bengtzing made her debut in the competition in 2005 and came back in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Previously we announced who will be taking part in the first and second semi-finals. Below you can find a list of the acts for these shows:

First semi-final

Malmö, 1st of February 2014:

  • Mahan Moin - Aleo (Mahan Moin, Anderz Wrethov)
  • Alvaro Estrella - Bedroom (Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Lauren Francis, Kristofer Östergren)
  • Linus Svenning - Bröder (Fredrik Kempe)
  • Sylvester Schlegel - Bygdens Son (Sylvester Schlegel)
  • Elisa Lindström - Casanova (Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Jimmy Jansson)
  • Ellen Benediktson - Songbird (Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)
  • Helena Paparizou - Survivor (Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn)
  • YOHIO - To The End (Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, YOHIO)

Second semi-final

Linköping, 8th of February 2014:

  • Panetoz - Efter Solsken (Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie)
  • Manda - Glow (Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason)
  • Pink Pistols - I Am Somebody (Joakim Törnqvist, Nestor Geli, Per Ivar Hed, Susie Päivärinta, Tord Bäckström)
  • JEM - Love Trigger (Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar "J-Son" Santos)
  • Martin Stenmarck - När Änglarna Går Hem (Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström)
  • Little Great Things - Set Yourself Free (Charlie Grönvall, Cristoffer Wernqvist, Felix Grönvall, Adam Dahlström)
  • The Refreshments - Hallelujah (Joakim Arnell)
  • Sanna Nielsen - Undo (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah)

Final at the Friends Arena

Once again the massive Friends Arena in Solna just outside Stockholm will play host to the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2014. With space for 27,000 people it will be quite a spectacular show on the 8th of March. Before that there will be a Second Chance round, Andra Chansen, on the 1st March 2014 to be held in Lidköping.

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  • Posted on 7 March 2014 at 21:02
    Great line up this year! My favourites are Helena Paparizou, Alcazar and Ace Wilder. I really hope Ace wins though <3 Sweden never disappoints! ^^ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 December 2013 at 21:29
  • Posted on 9 December 2013 at 23:53
    Amazing linup this year! Impossible to predict when u have not heard the songs but class acts like YOHIO, Alcazar, Janet Leon, Helena Paparizou, JEM, Manda Nilsenius, Sanna Nielsen, State Of Drama, Oscar Zia, Anton Ewald! Personally i hope for State of Drama! Falling last year was a great song but to weak in the competition but with a better song they will be in the top 3! Just listen to their new song "Fighter" - it could easily be a hit if they were more famous -

    Looking forward to MF 2014!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 December 2013 at 11:54
    I can't wait! Helena Paparizou is the one to look out for. I am sure with her experience she will put on a great performance. Her voice is always amazing. The Goddess is back! Team HP all the way! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 December 2013 at 19:46
    I believe that it will be again great show. Just because of these amazing performers like Alcazar, Helena Paparizou and Dr.Alban feat. Jessica Folcker. Good luck for everyone and for Sweden on may. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2013 at 17:26
    Scottym98, after reaching the final for the last 2 years in a row and missing out on both occasions, I think it's the right decision for Ulrik Munther to take a break from Melodifestivalen. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2013 at 01:12
    Great to see Anton Ewald back and I think Oscar Zia is amazing. Looks like Ulrik has given up though, really sad at that :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 November 2013 at 20:34
    State of Drama! Hoping for a good song. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 November 2013 at 19:11
    Yesssss!! Shirley Clamp!!! So her song will be in Swedish? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 November 2013 at 18:17
    YES! JANET LEON!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 November 2013 at 18:11
    Awesome, I really like the lineup this year! Dr. Alban and Jessica Folcker, Shirley Clamp, Alcazar, Helena Paparizou, Manda, JEM, Anton Ewald, Oscar Zia and Janet Leon is all pretty good artists so I hope they will come up with good songs. But why Yohio again? His music fits better in Japan than here. And why Martin Stenmark? He have already won Melodifestivalen once and Las Vegas is the worst joke we ever sent to Eurovision. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 November 2013 at 16:33
    Dr. Alban? OMG, haven't heard about him anything since 1992. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 November 2013 at 12:21
    A strong line up. Lots of talent there - no wonder Sweden do well in more recent years. I am a fan of lots of these performers. Good luck to all. Good to see Alcazar again - and I look forward to YOHIO too. report to the moderator