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Stalwarts make up Melodifestivalen shortlist

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One of these songs is likely to be Sweden's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest next year. The 28 entries set to compete in Melodifestivalen 2007 were unveiled at a ceremony at SVT headquarters in Stockholm on Tuesday afternoon. Critics who complain that it's always the same old names are unlikely to be assuaged by next year's shortlist.

Among the Melodifestivalen stalwarts competing in the 2007 competition will be Thomas G:son, who last year triumphed with the song Evighet/Invincible, sung by Carola. G:son has two songs in the running for next year's crown.

The list released by SVT only contained the names of the songs and their writers - according to Melodifestivalen and Eurovision traditions it's the songs that are competing, not the artists.

The names of the performers will be confirmed later, although a number of Melodifestivalen stalwarts are among the songwriters. These include Andreas Johnson, who came second last year with 'Sing for Me'. His entry this year, written together with Peter Kvint, is called 'A Little bit of Love'.

Andreas Lundstedt, formerly of pop band Alcazar is also among the entrants with 'Move', which he has written together with Johan Röhr.

One artist who can be guaranteed a cheer will be Nanne Grönvall, who has recently been battling breast cancer. She is expected to sing 'Jag måste kyssa dig' (I have to kiss you), which she wrote together with husband Peter Grönwall and Ingela 'Pling' Forsman.

A further four songs will enter the starting line-up before the first Melodifestivalen heats in Jönköping on 3rd February.

This year's entries

Song name: A Little Bit Of Love

Songwriters: Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint

Song name: Alla kan bli stjärnor

Songwriters: Michael Clauss, Thomas Thörnholm, Sebastian Fronda

Song name: Amanda

Songwriters: Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson

Song name: Anything But You

Songwriters: Aleena Gibson, Stefan Andersson

Song name: Clubbin

Songwriters: Armias Mamo, Dianne Wiston

Song name: Drop Dead

Songwriters: Stefan Woody, Marit Bie, Fredrik Boström, Felix Persson, Märta Grauers

Song name: För att du finns

Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Sonja Aldén

Song name: Första gången

Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Dan Sundqvist, Sonja Aldén

Song name: Hipopta vlemata

Songwriters: Dimitrios Stassos, Jason Gill, Sofia Berntsson

Song name: I mina drömmar

Songwriters: Rostam Mirlashari, Ulrika Bodén, Niklas Rosvall

Song name: I Remember Love

Songwriters: Peter Hallström, Sarah Dawn Finer

Song name: Jag måste kyssa dig

Songwriters: Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall, Ingela Pling Forsman

Song name: Jag tror på människan

Songwriters: Johan Stentorp, Lasse Andersson, Tommy Nilsson

Song name: Kom

Songwriters: Robert "Rob" Wåtz, Rasmus "Raz" Lindwall, Mårten Eriksson, Lina Eriksson

Song name: La musica

Songwriters: Johan Fjellström, Joakim Udd, Karl Eurén, Robert Rydholm

Song name: Live Forever

Songwriters: Thomas Thörnholm, Michael Clauss, Danne Attlerud

Song name: Money

Songwriter: Lasse Andersson

Song name: More Than A Girl

Songwriters: Ulf Lindström, Agnes Carlsson, Johan Ekhé

Song name: Move

Songwriters: Andreas Lundstedt, Johan Röhr

Song name: När ni tar saken i egna händer

Songwriters: Henrik Wikström, Kent Olsson

Song name: Rainbow Star

Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Fredrik Kempe, Regina Lund

Song name: Samba sambero

Songwriter: Thomas G:son

Song name: The Arrival

Songwriters: Michael Feiner, Eric Amarillo

Song name: Tror på dig

Songwriters: Heinz Liljedahl, Caroline af Ugglas, Mattias Torell

Song name: Trying To Recall

Songwriter: Marie Lindberg

Song name: Vi hade nåt

Songwriters: Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson

Song name: Vågar du, vågar jag

Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström

Song name: What's Your Name

Songwriters: Niklas Edberger, Henrik Wikström, Kent Olsson

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