2018 Breaking News Latest News Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018 - First act announced By Fernando Thomas Posted on August 27, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Yesterday in Sweden, the music contest P4 Nästa, organised by Sveriges Radio P4, was held and the winner, chosen by a professional jury, will directly participants in one of the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen. P4 Nästa takes place between new Swedish artists to give them the opportunity to show their music talent. For this competition, 8 acts took part which were the following:- Kumpaner (Vi är som) – Stiko Per Larsson That´s when we all come falling down – MIAH Drive – Chris L Svensson If this is love – Sisanda On and on – Frontback Skyskrapor – Maija HomHom Friday night club escape – Michi Since – Jo’ & Eliah And the winner was Stiko Per Larsson with his entry Kumpaner (Vi är som) . You can see his performance below. Stiko Per Larsson will need to participate in Melodifestivalen with another song since Kumpaner (Vi är som) was released before the 1st September rule. About Stiko Per Larsson Stiko Per Larsson was born November 20, 1978 in Leksand, Dalarna. He is also a songwriter. His music is acoustic rock with some elements of folk music. Stiko Per Larsson’s first album, Flyktsagor, was released April 23, 2008 and deals with his upbringing in Dalarna and Stockholm. This album reached the 41 place on the Swedish album list. In 2010, Stiko Per Larsson signed a contract with Warner Music which followed by his third album. Since then he released another 4 albums, with his latest har en grej på gång was released in 2015. Melodifestivalen 2018 – What do we know so far? Like 2017, 28 acts will compete in 4 semi-finals, where one of them will win the Grand Final which is expected to be held in March 2018. Typically, the artists will be announced in November. Song submissions will begin on Friday 1 September and will be open up until Monday 18 September at 17:59 CEST. Dates & hosting cities announcement is expected to occur in September. What do you think of Stiko Per Larsson ?