Sweden: ESCDaily live from Stockholm for Melodifestivalen

Today the first rehearsals of the ten artists kicked off in Stockholm and Friends Arena for the Melodifestivalen 2014 final. ESCDaily was present and brought you the best of each artists rehearsal. 

Tomorrow two final dress rehearsals will take place in friends arena with the whole show will be performed on stage. Charlotte Perrelli, the winner of the Eurovision 1999 with the entry “Take Me to Your Heaven”, will be the opening act of the show this Saturday while Malena Ernman (ESC 2009 – “La voix”), Robin Stjernberg (ESC 2013 – “You”), Marie Bergman (member of group Family Four, ESC 1971 & 1972) and Charlotte will be the interval act of the show and pay a tribute to ABBA as it’s almost exactly 40 years after their victory in 1974 with the song “Waterloo”.

Below you can see photos from the rehearsals of the first day of the Melodifestivalen 2014 final (click to enlarge);

01. Anton Ewald – “Natural”

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02. Ellen Benediktson – “Songbird”

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03. Alcazar – “Blame It On The Disco”

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04. Oscar Zia – “Yes We Can”

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05. Linus Svenning – “Bröder”

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06. Helena Paparizou – Survivor”

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07. YOHIO – “To the End”

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08. Sanna Nielsen – “Undo”

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09.Panetoz – “Efter solsken”

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10. Ace Wilder – “Busy Doin’ Nothin’”

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With very special thanks to Kristian Zervas and Alexandros Chronopoulos reporting live from Stockholm!

Photos of Anton Ewald, Panetoz & Sanna Nielsen belong to SVT.

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