Melodifestivalen Betting Odds And History

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Betting on Melodifestivalen is available from a limited number of betting exchanges and online bookmakers. The final takes place on in Stockholm with the winner chosen to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Melodifestivalen Betting Odds And History
Jake Ashton Senior News Editor

Jake is a Football and Entertainment betting expert, with a Man City season ticket and a deep knowledge of reality TV betting angles

Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Melodifestivalen the annual Swedish music competition has former Eurovision winner Loreen as the early favourite at odds of  9/4.
  • The Stockholm-born singer was victorious at Eurovision 2012 in Baku, her winning song Euphoria went on to be a worldwide hit. 
  • The six-week competition will run between February and March with the eventual winner going on to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2023. 


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Melodifestivalen Betting Odds

Winner Betting Odds
Loreen 9/4
Jon Henrik Fjallgren 11/2
Marcus & Martinus 13/2
Victoria Crone 10/1
Wiktoria 12/1
Mariette 12/1
Melania Wehbe 12/1
Loulou Lamotte 13/1
Tone Sekelius 16/1
Paul Rey 16/1
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Below are the most recent winners and how they subsequently performed at ESC, as you can see the Swedes regularly select a competitive Eurovision song. 

Melodifestivalen History

Melodifestivalen Song Artist Eurovision Finishing Position
2015 Heroes Mans Zelmerlow 1st
2016 If I Were Sorry Frans 5th
2017 I Can't Go On Robin Bengtsson 5th
2018 Dance You Off Benjamin Ingrosso 7th
2019 Too Late for Love John Lundvik 5th
2020 Move The Mamas Cancelled
2021 Voices Tusse 14th
2022 Hold Me Closer Cornelia Jakobs 4th
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Sweden In Eurovision

The Swedes are only just behind Ireland with Eurovision success with 6 wins compared to 7 for the Irish.  

YearsArtistSong
1974AbbaWaterloo
1984HerreysDiggi -Loo Diggi -Ley
1991CarolaFangad av en stormvind (Captured by a Love Storm)
1999Charlotte NilssonTake Me To Your Heaven
2012LoreenEuphoria
2015Mans ZemerlowHeroes


Placing A Melodifestivalen Bet

Not all betting sites will offer Melodifetsivalen odds but it seems that bet 365 is one firm that has already priced up the singing competition for 2023. 

Making a bet on who will be the winning the competition is as easy as picking a contender from the list of artists

  1. Find the bookmaker offering  Melodifetsivalen odds.  
  2. Choose the artist you want to bet on. 
  3. Decide how much you want to bet
  4. Check the odds and your stake to understand how much you may win if your prediction is correct
  5. Understand that if your prediction is wrong, you will lose your money.  

Best Betting Sites And App

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our Best Betting Sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK.

We have in-depth bookie reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the Free Bets Page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available. 

Alternatively, go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, selecting  Melodifestivalen.

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Melodifestivalen Last Year

Cornelia Jakobs singing Hold Me Closer topped the combined scoreboard and became the Swedish Eurovision entry in 2022.

The Melodifestivalen favourites were Anders Bagge with his sing-along power balled "Bigger Than The Universe" which featured a children's choir, and Cornelia Jakobs softer song "Hold Me Closer"

Melodifestivalen betting momentum was with the more modern song Hold Me Closer, rather than the more traditional Bigger than The Universe. 

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Article Contributor Information

This Melodifestivalen Betting article was constructed by our Senior News Editor and Entertainment Specialist Jake Ashton who reports daily for OLBG News on all Entertainment, Reality TV and Award show betting. Jake is often quoted in the national press for his opinion on entertainment betting and manages all of the Entertainment and TV Specials Blogs on OLBG.

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