🇸🇪 2,824 entries submitted for Melodifestivalen 2023

🇸🇪 2,824 entries submitted for Melodifestivalen 2023

Nu Kör Vi, for the past few weeks, entries have been submitted in contention for Melodifestivalen 2023. Now that the submission period has finished, SVT has announced that they have received 2,824 entries for the upcoming edition of the competition.

The highest number of submission in 10 years

The number of submissions for Melodifestivalen 2022 has 2,824, compared to this year’s edition, where 2,530 entries were submitted. The producer for Melodifestivalen Karin Gunnarson mentioned how engaging the competition is and how they cannot wait to start picking the competing entries.

Incredible!  Wow.  I am so proud to be able to work with Melodifestivalen and that interest in the competition is increasing.  Participating in Melodifestivalen really has impact.  Many of the competing entries have become big hits.  I think that is very exciting for artists and authors

Now the work begins with listening, sifting and preparing the next step in the selection process to produce a wonderful, hit and entertaining starting field.  We are really eager to get hold of all contributions.

Karin Gunnarson on the number of entries submitted for Melodifestivalen 2023

Now that the submissions have closed, the 28 entries that will be competing in next year’s competition will be revealed later in the autumn. 14 of the entries will be selected by a jury, whilst the remaining 14 entries will be selected by SVT.

What we know about Melodifestivalen 2023

At the moment of writing, the host(s) of Melodifestivalen 2023 is yet to be confirmed. However, the shows will take place as follows:

  • Heat 1 – February 4 –  Gothenburg – Scandinavium
  • Heat 2 – February 11 – Linköping – Saab Arena
  • Heat 3 – February 18 – Lidköping – Sparbanken Arena
  • Heat 4 – February 25 – Malmö – Malmö Arena
  • Second Chance – March 4 – Örnsköldsvik – Hägglunds Arena
  • Final – March 11 – Stockholm – Friends Arena

Tickets for the Melodifestivalen 2023 shows will be released on November 1, 2022

Sweden’s Eurovision Journey

In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since its debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).

In 2022, Sweden was represented by Cornelia Jakobs, who won the 61st edition of the competition and competed with the song “Hold Me Closer”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 4th with 438 points from the jury and televoters.

Are you excited that Sweden will be competing in next year’s Eurovision? Who would you like to see compete at Melodifestivalen and represent Sweden in 2023? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: SVT

Photo Source: EBU/ Sarah Louise Bennett

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