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Sweden: Krista Siegfrids eliminated again

For the second year in a row, Krista Siegfrids has been eliminated from the semifinals of Melodifestivalen. Siegfrids’ “Snurra min jord” finished in 7th and last place in the heat tonight.

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Sweden: Read our live blog of the third semifinal

The third semifinal of Melodifestivalen gets underway tonight in Växjö, as seven more songs try to make it to the final in Stockholm. Among the competitors is Krista Siegfrids, who previously represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013.

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Sweden: Mariette and Benjamin Ingrosso qualify for final

Mariette and Benjamin Ingrosso have qualified themselves for the final of Melodifestivalen after the second semi final this Saturday. Lisa Ajax and Dismissed still have a chance to reach that final as well, as they have qualified for Andra Chansen.

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Sweden: Read back our liveblog of the second semifinal

The Swedish city of Malmö is hosting the second semifinal in Melodifestivalen 2017. The city, which hosted the Eurovision song contest in 2013, welcomes back a two-time Melfest winner to the stage.

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Sweden: Ace Wilder to the final, Charlotte Perrelli eliminated

Ace Wilder and Nano are the first two qualifiers for the final of Melodifestivalen. The group De Vet Du and Boris René will return for Andra Chansen while former Eurovision winner Charlotte Perrelli was eliminated in the first semi final.

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Sweden: Read back our liveblog for the first semifinal

Sweden kicks off Melodifestivalen 2017 tonight with the first semifinal in Gothenburg. Tonight’s line-up includes a few familiar faces.

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Sweden: Christer Björkman will leave Melodifestivalen in 2021

Christer Björkman will end his work as a producer for Melodifestivalen, the biggest preselection show for the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. SVT writes that he will stop in four years and the year 2021 will be he last.

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Sweden: Loreen closing act in fourth show Melodifestivalen

Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed the running order for Melodifestivalen 2017. Loreen will close the fourth the semi final, Boris René will open the first show.

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Sweden: Loreen surprises with Melodifestivalen return alongside Charlotte Perelli

Two former Eurovision winners will participate in Melodifestivalen 2017. Besides the rumoured return of Charlotte Perelli (1999), also 2012 winner Loreen will try to represent Sweden for the second time in her career.

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Sweden: “Charlotte Perrelli to make Melodifestivalen comeback”

According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Eurovision 1999 winner Charlotte Perrelli will return to Melodifestivalen next year. Besides the artist that also represented Sweden in 2008, a couple of other new names have been leaked as well, including Jon Henrik Fjällgren.

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