Sweden: Marcus & Martinus win Melodifestivalen 2024 with “Unforgettable”

We have a winner! Marcus & Martinus have emerged victorious in Melodifestivalen and will be representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with their song “Unforgettable.”

After a five-week journey, the sixth and final week of Melodifestivalen 2024 arrived. The Grand Finale was broadcast live from Friends Arena in Stockholm and was hosted by Carina Berg.

Out of 30 songs and six spectacular shows, Marcus & Martinus emerged as the chosen representatives for Sweden at Eurovision 2024 with their track “Unforgettable.”

Marcus & Martinus were highly favored to win Melodifestivalen, a sentiment echoed by both the bookmakers and the voting public in our poll.

Melodifestivalen 2024.

  • 3 February: Heat 1
  • 10 February: Heat 2
  • 17 February: Heat 3
  • 24 February: Heat 4
  • 2 March: Heat 5 & Final qual
  • 9 March: Final

All the shows were hosted by Carina Berg.

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Marcus & Martinus.

The twin brothers from Norway, Marcus and Martinus Gunnarsen (22), clinched victory in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2012 with their song “To dråper vann.” They were just 10 years old at the time but soon gained fame in Norway following their win.

Since then, the duo has dropped numerous singles, embarked on sold-out European tours, and shared stages with artists like Jason Derulo.

In July 2015, Marcus & Martinus released “Elektrisk,” which stands as their biggest hit with over 416 million views on YouTube. They also scooped the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy Awards, Årets spellemann, in 2016.

The duo triumphed in the Swedish edition of Masked Singer 2022 before making the move to Stockholm to collaborate with Swedish producers.

Marcus & Martinus took part in the Melodifestivalen last year with their song “Air” and secured the second position. The Melodifestivalen format for 2024 was slightly different from previous years. It consisted of five heats, each with six entries. Two entries from each heat directly advanced to the Final, two remained in the competition, and two were eliminated. Following Heat 5, the third and fourth place finishers from all heats competed in a “Final qual” round. The heats and “Final qual” round were solely based on public voting, while the Final’s outcome was determined by a combination of 50% public vote and 50% international jury vote.

Sweden has actively participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1958, taking part 62 times and achieving significant success. Alongside Ireland, Sweden holds the record for the most wins in Eurovision. Some notable victories include ABBA with “Waterloo” in 1974, Herreys with “Diggi-loo Diggy-ley” in 1984, Carola with “Fångad Av En Stormvind” in 1991, Charlotte Nilsson with “Take Me To Your Heaven” in 1999, Loreen with “Euphoria” in 2012, Måns Zelmerlöw with “Heroes” in 2015, and Loreen again with “Tattoo” in 2023. Sweden faced last place finishes in 1963 and 1977 but has shown strong performance since the inception of the Semi-finals in 2004, qualifying for the Grand Final 18 out of 19 times, with the only exception being in 2010.

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