This Saturday, February 16, the third semi-final of “Melodifestivalen 2019” is set to take place at Tegera Arena in Leksand. Ahead of the rehearsals, the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, released one minute snippets of the competing entries.

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

  1. The Lovers of Valdaro“Somebody Wants”
  2. Dolly Style“Habibi”
  3. Martin Stenmarck“Låt skiten brinna”
  4. Lina Hedlund“Victorious”
  5. Omar Rudberg “Om om och om igen”
  6. Rebecka Karlsson“Who I Am”
  7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren “Norrsken”

Among the competing acts is Martin Stenmarck, who represented Sweden at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with his song “Las Vegas”. He finished 19th out of 24 competing songs in the final with 30 points. Other returning artists to the stage of “Melodifestivalen” are Jon Henrik Fjällgren (Melodifestivalen 2015 and 2017), Dolly Style (Melodifestivalen 2015 and 2016) and Lina Hedlund, who is best known for her participation as a member of Alcazar in 2009, 2010 and 2014. She also participated with her sister in 2002 and as a solo artist in Melodifestivalen in 2003. Omar Rudberg was a member of the boyband FO&O, that participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song “Gotta Thing About You”.

The third semi-final of “Melodifestivalen 2019” will take place on Saturday at 20:00 CET in the city of Leksand, 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.