Sweden has done the safe thing

Photo: SVT

The penultimate national final of the year, Melodifestivalen 2023, concluded in the massive Friends Arena in Solna. As usual, it was the climax of a six week Swedish selection for Swedish people that just happens to be attached to the Eurovision Song Contest – exactly as it should be in my opinion.

There was, though, only one question on everybody’s lips.  Would THEOZ win?  *checks notes* – sorry. I meant would LOREEN continue her seemingly unstoppable march towards the title.

Well after the jury and televote the results were:

Where You Are (Sávežan)Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods3358814
Rhythm of My ShowTone Sekelius1552012
One DayMariette3516518
AirMarcus & Martinus71671382
On My WayPanetoz22254710
Never Give UpMaria Sur1037479
Six Feet UnderSmash Into Pieces53591123
Where Did You GoKiana3739766
Släpp alla sorgerNordman8364411
Mer av digTheoz4236785
RoyalsPaul Rey561577

So to the surprise of literally no one, she’s fooled the Swedes and Europe again – Loreen gets to have another go at mumbling her way through a Eurovision with a song that really isn’t the second coming – thankfully her Breville sandwich toaster that weighs in at an astonishing 1.8 tonnes will not be going to Liverpool – but strap in and do what I did and pour yourself a triple brandy Europe, because the world and his wife will tell you repeatedly that Sweden have now won the Eurovision.

They haven’t – there are still 35 other contenders… and Spain.

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1 year ago

Fully agree

Bart Remmers
Bart Remmers
1 year ago

So. Any decent songs this year? Besides Spain? Nope.