Europe’s premiere Eurovision selection show launches on 4/2 at 7pm English time with the return of 1999 winner Charlotte Perrelli, who also won Melodifestivalen in 2008, MF favourites Ace Wilder, Dinah Nah and Boris Rene. 2012 Eurovision winner Loreen also competes in heat 4 25/2. Prime-time Saturday nights in February sorted. Picture via YouTube from the Take Me To Your Heaven performance in 1999’s Eurovision.
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Welcome to our review of Melodifestivalen heat 1 and our own exclusive Mello afterparty curated especially for you, dear reader. Skinnydipping optional. Did your favourite/s get through? Let us know in the comments below.
Read on for our thoughts on Saturday night’s Gothenburg show, the results and some best of Melodifestivalen clips