This Saturday, February 23, the fourth semi-final of “Melodifestivalen 2019” is set to take place at Sparbanken Arena in Lidköping. Ahead of the rehearsals, Swedish broadcaster SVT released one minute snippets of the competing entries.

Below you can listen to the snippets of the 7 competing songs:

  1. Pagan Fury“Stormbringer”
  2. Anton Hagman“Känner dig”
  3. Lisa Ajax“Torn”
  4. Arvingarna“I Do”
  5. Bishara“On My Own”
  6. Ann-Louise Hansson“Kärleken finns kvar”
  7. John Lundvik“Too Late For Love”

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Among the competing acts are former “Melodifestivalen” participants Anton Hagman (2017), Lisa Ajax (2016 and 2017), John Lundvik (2018) and Ann-Louise Hanson, who has entered the Swedish competition 13 times so far. Arvingarna will try to represent Sweden for the second time at the Eurovision Song Contest as they represented Sweden back in 1993 with their song “Eloise”, finishing in the 7th position. The Swedish dansband competed in the Swedish “Melodifestivalen” in 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

The fourth semi-final of “Melodifestivalen 2019” will take place on Saturday at 20:00 CET in the city of Lidköping, and will be hosted by Marika Carlsson, Eric Saade, Kodjo Akolor and Sara Dawn Finer. Two of the 7 competing entries will qualify directly for the final of Melodifestivalen that will take place in the Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 9.

“Melodifestivalen 2019” consists of 4 semi-final rounds, a “second chance semi-final” and the grand final. A total of 28 acts take part in this year’s edition, with 7 acts to compete in each of the first four semi-final rounds. The first two acts of each semi-final qualify directly to the grand final while the third and fourth places go to the “second chance” semi-final.

SOURCE: SVT