Stockholm 2016


Krista Siegfrids takes part in Melodifestivalen 2016 ’ ‘

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Swedish broadcaster SVT has announced this morning the 28 names and songs who will participate in ‘ Melodifestivalen 2016.0 ‘ traditionally the biggest and most popular Eurovision heat of the season.

In a special broadcast from a tv studio that was broadcast online, presented Christer Björkman, the big boss of Melodifestivalen 1992 that in itself represented his country at the Eurovision song contest, the names of the 28 candidates.

It is the 15th time that the Swedish preliminary round is held in the current concept, with four preliminary rounds, a second chance round and a final. Therefore, each for round presented by another, former presenter or host. Constant value is Gina Dirawi. They talk like only all for rounds to each other, and did that before all in 2012 and 2013.

As always takes a zipper known participated. The duo Samir & Viktor took part last year, and also with Groupie Molly Pettersson Hammar, Isa and the girls of Dolly Style do for a second consecutive time. Ace Wilder was narrowly second in Melodifestivalen 2014 with the song Busy doin ‘ Nothin’. Singer Anna Book takes part, for the fourth time after previous participation in 1986, 1987 and 2007. Pernilla Andersson did in 2011 all along with the song, which they then Desperadoswas killed in the second chance round. Also David Lindgren, Oskar Zia Panetoz , Swingfly and already have experience in Melodifestivalen. Veteran Linda Bengtzing is for the sixth time of the party, and especially looked forward to the submission of Molly Sandén, which participates for the third time and the very last start has been included by the producers.

There are also old-Eurovision candidates. Martin Stenmarck represented Sweden in 2005 in Kiev with the song Las Vegas. Tommy Nilsson sang in 1989 And Day and was there when fourth in the Eurovision song contest in Lausanne. The most notable name is that of Krista Siegfrids. Not only she represented Finland Sweden but not in 2013, but in addition, they recently announced to the Finnish Eurovision heat Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu to present next year. How they will combine two tasks, will have to prove.

The 28 candidates, per preliminary round and on alphabetical for round according to the songs:

1st preliminary round: 6 February 2016
Presenters: Gina Dirawi & Petra Fellow
Mimi Werner-Ain’t No Good
Samir & Viktor – Bada nakna
Robin Bengtsson – Constellation Price
ACE Wilder – Don’t Worry
Anna Book – Himmel för two
Pernilla Andersson – Mitt guld
Albin & Mattias Andrésson – Rik

2nd preliminary round: Malmö, 13 February 2016
Presenters: Gina Dirawi & Charlotte Perrelli (1999 & 2008)
Viktor och Natten – 100%
Krista Siegfrids – Faller
Molly Pettersson Hammar – Hunger
UNO Sveningsson, Patrik Isaksson & Tommy Nilsson – Hall mitt hjärta heart
Isa – I Will Wait
Viktoria – Save Me
David Lindgren – We Are Your Tomorrow

3rd preliminary round: Norrköping, 20 February 2016
Presenters: Gina Dirawi & Henrik Schyffert
Oscar Zia – Human
S – Kizunguzungu
After Dark – come ut som and stjärna
Lisa Ajax – My Heart Wants Me Dead
Boris René – Put Your Love on Me
JOSIE – Weight of the World
Swingfly ft. Helena Gutarra – You Carved Your Name

4th qualifying round: Gävle, 27 February 2016
Presenters: Gina Dirawi & Sarah Dawn Finer
Martin Stenmarck – Du tar mig tillbaks
Håll mig hårt Panetoz – to
French – If I Were Sorry
Linda Bengtzing – Killer Girl
Dolly Style – Rollercoaster
Eclipse – Runaways
Molly Sandén – Youniverse

The second chance round takes place on Saturday 5 March in Halmstad and is presented by Gina Dirawi, Peter Jöback and Ola Salo. On 12 March, the final by from the Stockholm Friends Arena. Gina Dirawi then presents with William Spetz.