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 conclude our journey around Sweden.
Sundsvall has hosted Heats in 2002 & 2003, as well as Second Chance in 2011, at the Nordichallen. In 2011, Sara Varga and The Moniker qualified for the Final, by winning their duels. The Moniker qualified with their entry “Oh My God!”, with the most votes – 68,478.
Umeå has hosted a Heat once in 2004, at the Winpos Arena. In 2004, Sandra Dahlberg qualified with her entry ”Här stannar jag kvar”, with the most votes – 134,717.
Västerås has hosted a Heat once in 2008, at the ABB Arena. In 2008, Sanna Nielsen qualified with her entry ”Empty Room”, with the most votes – 228,746.
Växjö has hosted Heats in 2002 & 2005, at the Tipshallen and 2012 & 2017, at the Vida Arena. In 2017, Robin Bengtsson qualified with his entry “I Can’t Go On”, with the most votes – 1,031,479.
Örebro has hosted a Heat once in 2015, as well as Second Chance in 2010, at the Conventum Arena. In 2015, Måns Zelmerlöw qualified with his entry “Heroes”, with the most votes – 771,423.
Örnsköldsvik has hosted Heats in 2007, 2010, 2014 & 2018, as well as the Semi Final in 2023, at the Hägglunds Arena. In 2023, Theoz, Mariette, Nordman and Kiana qualified for the Final. Nordman qualified with their entry “Släpp alla sorger”, with the most points – 75.
Östersund has hosted a Heat once in 2015, at the Östersund Arena. In 2015, Jon Henrik Fjällgren qualified with his entry “Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)”, with the most votes – 666,317.
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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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