Melodifestivalen 2011, 8 more artists announced

On monday morning Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the nine last artist to participate in Melodifestivalen 2011. However, according to SVT, one of these artists was disqualified just a few hours after todays press conference. This means that 31 of 32 competing artists are official.

It’s the song "Don’t stop" with the artist Anders Fernette that has been disqualified since the composers made the song available on Myspace. According to SVT:s rules no songs are allowed to be played or performed officially before the actual semi final of Melodifestivalen. Which song that will replace "Don’t stop" will be announced later.

This is the songs and artists announced today:

Song title: The King
Composers: Fredrik Kempe, Peter Kvint
Artist: The Playtones

Song title: Alive
Composers: Oscar Görres, Fredrik Kempe
Artist: Linda Pritchard

Song title: I Thought It Was Forever
Composers: Robin Abrahamsson, Alexander Bard, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström
Artist: Shirley’s Angels

Song title:  No One Else Could
Composers: Andreas Alfredsson Grube, Sebastian Karlsson
Artist: Sebastian

Song title: Spring för livet
Composers: Sara Varga och Fredrik Boström
Artist: Sara Varga

Song title: Popular
Composer: Fredrik Kempe
Artist: Eric Saade

Song title: XXX
Composer: RedOne
Artist: Love Generation

Song title: Don’t Stop
Composers: JC Chasez, Carl Falk, Kristian Lundin
Artist: Anders Fernette

Song title: Lucky You
Composers: Linda Sundblad, Johan Bobäck, Fredrik Thomander, Anders Wikström
Artist: Linda Sundblad

This means that the line-up for the last two semi-finals will look like this:

Linköping 19th of February
Sara Lumholdt
Shirley’s Angels
Linda Sundblad
Sebastian Karlsson
Eric Saade
Sara Varga
The Playtones
Simon Forsberg

Malmö 26th of February
Linda Pritchard
Julia Alvgard
Linda Bengtzing
Lasse Stefanz
Nicke Borg
Melody Club
Love Generation
Anders Fernette or substitute


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