Well, well, well! With the highest voting and viewing figures in years, it appears Melodifestivalen truly is back. Last week saw Moopy's favourite moody banshee Loreen storm straight to the final with the, er, euphoric 'Euphoria'. A performance and song that is garnering major buzz across the internet, it would appear Loreen is finally getting the attention she deserves. Also heading up the bill in Stockholm is the 'screamo joy' that is 'Mystery' by Dead By April. Heading to Andra Chansen to battle it out for those coveted Final spots are; Thorsten Flink & Revolutionsorkestern with 'Jag reser mig igen' and banana and nose-picking lover Sean Banan with 'Sean Den Förste Banan'. We'll be hearing more from that lot in a couple of weeks time as the competition reaches it's climax. Now, this week we're heading to Göteborg with another 8 artists to do it aaaaall over again. Let's take a look at them, shall we? 1. Ulrik Munther - 'Soldiers' Text och Musik - Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, David Jackson, Ulrik Munther and Johan Åberg This seventeen year old has achieved an awful lot in a short space of time: after winning Lilla Melodifestivalen at the tender age of 15, he went on to claim the title at MGP Nordic, a competition that sees Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland compete in a mini-Eurovision-style competition. He's generated a fair bit of buzz online and has secured himself a wealth of rabid teenage fans who appear to follow him everywhere. He's had a No. 1 album in Sweden and a Top 40 single. This is his first time in the competition and he's hoping to go all the way to Baku. 2. Top Cats - 'Baby Doll' Text och Musik - Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson and Susie Päivärinta Written by the infamous Eriksson couple and one half of Lilli och Susie, this 'rockabilly' quintet participated in 'Talang' (Sweden's version of '...Got Talent') but failed to make it out of their respective SF. The group have already tried to enter Melodifestivalen before, back in 2011, with the rejected track 'Heartache'. Obviously Christer saw something in them this year, that was missing previously. The group will be hoping to follow in the success of last year's 'rockabilly' entry 'The King' by The Playtones. 3. Sonja Aldén - 'I din himmel' Text och Musik - Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren and Peter Boström Sonja is probably most famous for her 2007 entry 'För att du finns', which made its way to Andra Chansen and eventually made it to the Final. The song became a huge hit on Swedish radio and is still played regularly. She then went on to form a trio with Shirley Clamp and Sanna Nielsen and released two studio albums and toured them both across Sweden. During her time away from the competition, she's spent her time writing songs for various different artists across the globe. For this year's entry she's teamed up with two of Melodifestivalen's most prolific and successful writers and hopes her 'rousing ballad' will connect with the audience at home, saving her the indignity of facing Andra Chansen for the second time, or worse, heading straight out of the competition like she did with her 2006 entry, 'Etymon'. 4. Andreas Lundstedt - 'Aldrig aldrig' Text och Musik - Randy Goodrum, Niclas Lundin and Maria Marcus Like Sonja, this man is no stranger to Melodifestivalen. Alcazar member Andreas has participated in the competition 7 times, with 'Not A Sinner Nor A Saint', 'Alcastar', 'Stay The Night' and 'Headlines' as part of Alcazar and 'Driver dagg faller regn' in 1996, 'Jag saknar dig, jag saknar dig" in 1997 and 'Move' in 2007 as solo ventures. The last time he stepped onto the MF stage by himself, Andreas failed to qualify and was sent packing. This year, he's back in Göteborg where he last participated with Alcazar in 2010 and is hoping to top the 4th place they received. He's described the song as 'dancey with a sorrowful and meaningful lyric'. 5. Timoteij - 'Stormande hav' Text och Musik - Kristian Lagerström, Johan Fjellström, Stina Engelbrecht and Jens Engelbrecht Bodil, Cecilia, Elina and Johanna are BACK! The 4-piece girl group managed to snatch SF victory from Darin's hands back in 2010, with the ridiculously catchy 'Kom'. After winning over the Swedish public, the girls are back this year with the writers behind Sarek's biggest hits, MF2010 winner 'This Is My Life' and a number of other MF entries. Many believe 'Kom' would have gone down a STORM at Eurovision, so let's hope this year those 'stormy seas' won't stop them from advancing. 6. David Lindgren - 'Shout It Out' Text och Musik - Fernando Fuentes and Tony Nilsson David is an MF virgin, in fact, it appears he's a music virgin, too. This is literally his first single and first appearance as an artist. He was drafted in to this heat, after 'Porcelain' was disqualified earlier in the year. David has said the song is 'poppy but with dance elements'. With the success of Loreen, Jenny Silver and many others, perhaps David could be a big surprise and work his way to the top. With Nilsson and Fuentes at the helm, it's certainly going to be a catchy number. 7. Mimi Oh - 'Det går för långsamt' Text och Musik - Niclas Lundin and Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad 80's-imressionist Mimi Oh is also participating in Melodifestivalen for the firs time this year. In 2011, she released an EP of catchy, infectious 80's-style pop music in a similar vein to Lilli och Susie. She's hoping her song will work its way into the brains of the folks at home, and with Anton from Le Kid as a writer, it's sure to be an upbeat and bubbly number. 8. Thomas Di Leva - 'Ge aldrig upp' Text och Musik - Thomas Di Leva My, who knew the Childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had been dug up and learnt Swedish? The less said about this tit - the better. Right then, we'll be hearing song descriptions on Wednesday evening, with rehearsals taking place over Thursday and Friday (reports will be posted in this thread) and the finally, the full studio versions will be uploaded on Saturday afternoon. So, predictions?