Eurovision National Finals 2013

Sweden 2013 : Melodifestivalen 2013 kicks off!!

Melodifestivalen 2013


(Photograph Courtesy of SVT)

Melodifestivalen 2013 rolls into town tonight and that town being Karlskrona. The Swedish National selection is one of the most followed across Europe and this year with them being the hosts of Eurovision 2013, there is even more interest!

The show tonight comes from the “Friends Arena” where rehearsals have been taking place this week to much media attention. 8 Acts will compete tonight in the first Semi Final where the top 2 will go directly to the final and the 3rd and 4th placed acts will go to the Second Chance Round. 

The 8 Acts Competing tonight are 

  1. David Lindgren – Skyline (Fernando Fuentes, Henrik Nordenback, Christian Fast)
  2. Cookies N Beans – Burning Flags (Fredrik Kempe)
  3. Jay-Jay Johanson – Paris (Jay-Jay Johanson)
  4. Mary N’diaye – Gosa (Johan Åsgärde, Mattias Frändå, Mary N’diaye)
  5. Eric Gadd – Vi kommer aldrig att förlora (Eric Gadd, Thomas Stenström, Jacob Olofsson)
  6. YOHIO – Heartbreak Hotel (Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson, Henrik Göranson, YOHIO)
  7. Anna Järvinen – Porslin (Björn Olsson, Martin Elisson)
  8. Michael Feiner & Caisa – We’re Still Kids (Caisa Ahlroth, Michael Feiner)



Yes you can listen to the 8 songs now, (2 mins and 30 seconds worth to be exact) at the following link



The show will start at 20:00 (CET) and will be broadcast on SVT 1, SVT HD and SVT World.

You can look at the show live on-line at the following links

or on the Melodifestivalen Official Website here

Your presenters for the show will be Gina Dirawi (Melodifestivalen presenter 2012 and Eurovision Commentator) and of course 3 time Melodifestivalen finalist Danny Saucedo

The interval act tonight will be none other that Swedish Singer/Song Writer and Eurovision Contestant Lena Philipsson with former Melodifestivalen presenter and comedian Kristian Luuk. The media are speculating that this will be a highly entertaining interval act – so stay tuned. 

Author/Website Founder and Editor In Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source – SVT



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