2018 MF contestants

It's nearly Christmas, so time for Swedish tellymakers SVT to reveal the acts who will compete to represent them at the Eurovision Contest of Song in 2018.

The rumour mill has been running apace, but a press conference today revealed details of the 28 songs and performers for the 2018 Melodifestivalen.

Chief Melfest Man Christer Björkman has promised a mix of styles, from humour (oh joy) to traditional schlager with everything inbetween. So that's helpful.

Tickets are now on sale.

First semi final - 3 February 2018 - Karlstad

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Second semi final - 10 February 2018 - Gothenberg

ShufflaSamir & Viktor
Allting som vi saIda Redig
Det finns en vägJonas Gardell
In my cabanaMargaret
Titta vi flyger Stiko Per Larsson
Songburning Mimi Werner
Last breath Liamoo

Third semi final - 17 February 2018 - Malmo

A bitter lullaby Martin Almgren
StarkBarbi Escobar
Cuba libreMoncho
Party voiceJessica Andersson
Min drömKalle Moraeus & Orsa Spelmän
Cry Dotter

Fourth semi final - 24 February 2018 - Örnsköldsvik

IcarusEmmi Christensson
Mitt paradisElias Abbas
Break that chainFelicia Olsson
Never learnOlivia
Every single dayFelix Sandman
For you Mariette

From each semi-final, the songs that earn first and second place qualify directly to the final, while the songs that place third and fourth proceed to the Second Chance round.

The bottom three songs in each semi-final will be eliminated from the competition.

An additional four entries qualify from the Second Chance round to the final, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12.

All 6 shows will be hosted by David Lindgren.