We’ve now seen the performances, all the songs are available and below we predict how each of the songs in Saturday’s semi final – or andra chansen as we prefer to call it – would fare in May in Liverpool at the Eurovision Song Contest itself.
Read on for reasons including our thoughts on acts including Theoz, Tennessee Tears, Mariette and Melanie Wehbe
Each act performing last in this season of Melodifestivalen has won their heat or progressed to Andra Chansen and we think 2012 Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen is likely to be in the euphoric former camp.
Read on for reasons including finalen and Andra Chansen predictions
WHERE?: Malmö Arena, Malmö WHERE DO I WATCH?: SVT Play
Last year Loreen’s 2012 Eurovision winner Euphoria lost its crown as the Contest’s best-loved song in the ESC250 and perhaps it’s fitting then that the queen returns to Melodifestivalen in 2023 with a new song.
Read on for reasons including Loreen, Mariette and Axel Schylström
HOW TO WATCH: Outside Sweden SVTPlay from Stockholm Friends Arena
Will it be Dotter (pictured above) for Rotterdam in Eurovision 2020? Sweden hasn’t selected a female soloist to represent it at Eurovision since Sanna Nielsen and Undo in 2014 and we think this is the year it will.
Read on for our predictions about how we think the 12 Melodifestivalen finalists would fare at Eurovision
Jörgen Elofsson has written songs for pop titans including Celine Dion, Agnetha Fältskog, Britney Spears and Geri Halliwell and this year his sole Melodifestivalen credit is for Faith Kakembo (pictured above).
Read on for reasons including Mariette, Mohombi and Anis Don Demina who also appear in this third heat
WHEN?: Saturday 11 March (7pm UK time) on SVT (link to watch below)
2017 sees the strongest final line-up we can remember, our favourite is currently the highest placed entry on Swedish iTunes and the introduction of the international juries into Saturday’s show should add a fascinating dynamic to proceedings.
Read on for our predictions for the 12 finalists and their heat performances