This morning, via a live press conference on the SVT Melodifestivalen website beginning at 09:30 CET, SVT will be announcing their 28 participants. This article will be updated regularly during the press conference, so keep refreshing!

Rumours have been spreading like wildfire but now, the time has come to put it all to bed. This morning we will know the identity of the home representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Yes, there will be 28 names revealed however, one of those will be the artist to stand on the stage in Stockholm and represent their nation on home soil.

There are four semifinals of seven acts at Melodifestivalen 2016. These are not the running orders, they will be confirmed later.

Semifinal 1 – 6 February 2016 – Göteborg
01 – “Ain’t No Good” – Mimi Werner
02 – “Bada nakna” – Samir & Viktor (finalists 2015)
03 – “Constellation Price” – Robin Bengtsson
04 – “Don’t Worry” – Ace Wilder (2014 runner-up)
05 – “Himmel för två” – Anna Book (finalist 2007)
06 – “Mitt guld” – Pernilla Andersson
07 – “Rik” – Albin & Mattias Andréasson

Semifinal 2 – 13 February 2016 – Malmö
01 – “100%” – Victor och Natten
02 – “Faller” – Krista Siegfrieds (Finland 2013)
03 – “Hunger” – Molly Pettersson Hammar
04 – “Håll mitt hjärta” – Patrik Isaksson, Tommy Nilsson, Uno Sveninningsson
05 – “I Will Wait” – ISA (finalist 2015)
06 – “Save Me” – Wiktoria
07 – “We Are Your Tomorrow” – David Lindgren (finalist 2012, 2013)

Semifinal 3 – 20 February 2016 – Norrköping
01 – “Human” – Oscar Zia (finalist 2014)
02 – “Kizunguzunga” – SaRaha
03 – “Kom ut som en stjärna” – After Dark (finalist 2004)
04 – “My Heart Wants Me Dead” – Lisa Ajax (Idols winner 2014)
05 – “Put Your Love on Me” – Boris René
06 – “Weight of the World” – SMILO (Svensktoppen nästa winners)
07 – “You Carved Your Name” – Swingfly feat. Helena Gutarra (finalist 2011)

Semifinal 4 – 27 February 2016 – Gävle
01 – “Du tar mig tillbaks” – Martin Stenmarck (winner 2005)
02 – “Håll om mig hårt” – Panetoz (finalist 2014)
03 – “If I Were Sorry” – Frans
04 – “Killer Girl” – Linda Bengtzing (finalist 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011)
05 – “Rollercoaster” – Dolly Style
06 – “Runaways” – Eclipse
07 – “Youniverse” – Molly Sandén (finalist 2011, 2012)

Editor in Chief: I am a huge pop music fan and I love Rihanna, Years & Years, Sia, Zara Larsson and Sam Smith. However, more importantly, I love Eurovision. Melodifestivalen is my favourite National Final and always has been. As of September 2016, I am proud to be the EIC of escXtra.com!

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