Via Aftonbladet: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/melodifestivalen2010/article7981242.ab
Some new acts and song titles were announced today...
Songwriters: Niclas Lundin, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
Artist: Sara Lumholdt
2. I'm In Love
Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Irini Michas, Peter Boström
Artist: Sanna Nielsen
3. In the Club
Songwriters: Figge Boström, Peter Boström, Danny Saucedo
4. My Heart Is Refusing Me
Songwriters: Moh Denebi, Björn Djupström, Loreen
5. Social Butterfly
Songwriters: Amir Aly, Henrik Wikström
Artist: Rasmus Viberg
6. The Hunter
Songwriters: Kristofer Östergren, Erik Stenemo, Jon Axelsson, Niklas Stenemo – Melody Club
Artist: Melody Club
7. Tid att andas
Songwriter: Fredrik Kempe
Artist: Simon Forsberg
8. Try Again
Songwriters: Niklas Pettersson, Linda Sonnvik
From that line-up I'm most excited about Danny and Melody Club.
Danny has appeared at MF as part of E.M.D. in the past but he has a great fanbase both in Sweden and internationally as a solo artist so it would make good sense for him to represent Sweden next year. But then again, when did the Melodifestivalen winner ever make international sense???? Anyway he's a great pop star but that title just reminds me of a lot of songs which have been hits in the last couple of years!
Melody Club meanwhile have also been popular over the years in Sweden and have a similar sound to The Ark (I think) and we know what happened to them....
Fans of the more traditional schlager (I'm not one of them, but I know a lot of you are) will be pleased to see Sanna Nielsen back this year. I thought she said a couple of years ago that she would never participate again in the competition? Oh well, as they say, "never say never again".
A couple of comebacks - Dilba with the appropriately titled "Try Again" whilst ex-A Teens Sara Lumholdt tries her luck at solo success.
I don't know anything about Simon Forsberg or Loreen or Rasmus Viberg, so their songs might be a pleasant surprise, who knows?