This article lists the artists that have participated in Melodifestivalen five times or more, and their victories where applicable.
The person with the most Melodifestivalen entries is songwriter Thomas G:son, who has entered 61 songs between 1999 and 2020. Behind G:son is Bobby Ljunggren with 50 entries, and further back are Ingela "Pling" Forsman (39 songs),
Henrik Wikström (34 songs) and Fredrik Kempe with 33 entries.
Bobby Ljunggren and Lasse Holm have the most Melodifestivalen wins, with five each.Åke Gerhard and Fredrik Kempe have a total of four victories. Carola Häggkvist, Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Marie Bergman and Thomas G:son have had three wins each. The person with the most appearances without victory is Ann-Louise Hanson who entered unsuccessfully thirteen times between 1963 and 2020.
Normal text shows singers, and italics show songwriters. From ESC.info.se [ permanent dead link ]
|No. of appearances||Name||No. of victories|
|61||Thomas G:son||3 (2001, 2006, 2012)|
|50||Bobby Ljunggren||5 (1995, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)|
|39||Ingela "Pling" Forsman||3 (1985, 1995, 1998)|
|34||Henrik Wikström||1 (2006)|
|33||Fredrik Kempe||4 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014)|
|20||Peter Boström||1 (2012)|
|19||Tim Larsson||1 (2005)|
|19||Tobias Lundgren||1 (2005)|
|18||Johan Fransson||1 (2005)|
|18||Lasse Holm||5 (1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1993)|
|16||Anton Hård af Segerstad||1 (2015)|
|15||Linnea Deb||2 (2013, 2015)|
|14||Joy Deb||2 (2013, 2015)|
|14||Peter Himmelstrand||2 (1968, 1978)|
|13||Anderz Wrethov||1 (2019)|
|13||Calle Kindbom||1 (2003)|
|13||Marcos Ubeda||1 (2002)|
|13||Torgny Söderberg||1 (1984)|
|13||Östen Warnerbring||2 (1960, 1967)|
|12||Alexander Bard||1 (1989)|
|12||Lars "Dille" Diedricson||1 (1999)|
|12||Niklas Edberger||1 (2005)|
|12||Britt Lindeborg||2 (1969, 1984)|
|12||Monica Forsberg||2 (1982, 1983)|
|11||Åke Gerhard||4 (1958, 1959, 1960, 1962)|
|10||David Kreuger||1 (2014, 2017)|
|10||Kikki Danielsson||2 (1982, 1985)|
|10||Nanne Grönvall||1 (1996)|
|10||Stephan Berg||2 (1991, 1997)|
|9||Bobbie Ericsson||2 (1961, 1963)|
|9||Peter Grönvall||1 (1996)|
|8||Marie Bergman||3 (1971, 1972, 1994)|
|8||Ola Håkansson||1 (1989)|
|8||Berndt Öst||2 (1971, 1972)|
|8||Svante Thuresson||1 (1966)|
|8||Tomas Ledin||1 (1980)|
|8||Tommy Körberg||2 (1969, 1988)|
|7||Jessica Andersson||1 (2003)|
|7||Hamed Pirouzpanah||1 (2014, 2017)|
|7||Sanna Nielsen||1 (2014)|
|7||Fredrik "Figge" Boström||0|
|7||Mikael Wendt||2 (1987, 1990)|
|7||Pierre Isacsson||2 (1971, 1972)|
|6||Henrik Sethsson||1 (2001)|
|6||Elisabeth Andreassen||1 (1982)|
|6||Tim Norell||1 (1989)|
|6||Py Bäckman||1 (1988)|
|6||Agnetha Munther||2 (1971, 1982)|
|6||Christer Lundh||1 (1987)|
|6||Family Four||2 (1971, 1972)|
|6||Håkan Almqvist||2 (1995, 1998)|
|6||Ingvar Wixell||1 (1965)|
|6||Kenneth Gärdestad||1 (1979)|
|6||Lasse Berghagen||1 (1975)|
|6||Lena Philipsson||1 (2004)|
|5||Carola Häggkvist||3 (1983, 1991, 2006)|
|5||Bengt-Arne Wallin||1 (1966)|
|5||Benny Andersson||1 (1974)|
|5||Gert Lengstrand||2 (1993, 1999)|
|5||Göran Fristorp||1 (1973)|
|5||Inger Berggren||1 (1962)|
|5||Jan Johansen||1 (1995)|
|5||Marcus Österdahl||1 (1967)|
|5||Patrice Hellberg||1 (1967)|
|5||Siw Malmkvist||2 (1959, 1961)|
|5||Ted Gärdestad||1 (1979)|
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