Two weekends ago, the 2023 Melodifestivalen concluded with Loreen taking victory. In this special #AtoZ or should I say #AtoÖ, we are looking at the Melodifestivalen Host Cities, since the Contest has gone on tour in 2002. Today we continue our journey around Sweden.
Luleå has hosted Heats in 2003, at the Arcushallen and 2011 & 2020, at Coop Norrbotten Arena. In 2020, Mariette qualified with her entry “Shout It Out”, with the most votes – 1,215,521.
Malmö has hosted Heats in 2004, at the Malmömässan and 2009-2020 & 2023, at the Malmö Arena. In 2023, Loreen qualified with her entry “Tattoo”, with the most votes – 1,515,287.
Norrköping has hosted Heats in 2002 & 2016, as well as Second Chance in 2009, at the Himmelstalundshallen. In 2016, Lisa Ajax qualified with her entry “My Heart Wants Me Dead”, with the most votes – 948,878.
Nyköping has hosted the Second Chance round in 2007, 2012 & 2019 at the Rosvalla Eventcenter. Anna Bergendahl, Nano, Lisa Ajax and Arvingarna qualified for the Final, by winning their duels. Anna Bergendahl qualified with her entry “Ashes to Ashes”, with the most votes – 1,174,531.
Sandviken has hosted a Heat once in 2010, at the Göransson Arena. In 2010, Eric Saade qualified with his entry ”Manboy”, with the most votes – 58,005.
Skellefteå has hosted Heats in 2005, 2009, 2013 & 2017, at the Skellefteå Kraft Arena. In 2017, Wiktoria qualified with her entry “As I Lay Me Down”, with the most votes – 1,515,287.
Stockholm has hosted at least one round since Melodifestivalen has gone on tour in 2002. Stockholm has hosted every Final since 2002. In 2002, Afro-dite took victory with “Never Let It Go”, at Globen.
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Categories: #AtoÖ, #AtoZ, Eurovision 2021, Eurovision 2023, Melodifestivalen, Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden
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