With SVT planning next year’s contest, the broadcaster has also commenced the search for Sweden’s next Eurovision entry, as the submission period for Melodifestivalen 2024 are now open. If you are one of the people interested in submitting an entry, you haven’t got long as submissions are only open until 11:59CET on September 15.
Melodifestivalen 2024 is now underway
As we have previously provided 30 songs will be competing to fight for the right to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö. 15 of the competing entries will be selected by a jury, from the submissions received, whilst the remaining 15 entries, will be specially invited by SVT or selected by SVT from the submitted entries.
As per the rules published, SVT is set to reveal the artists, the title of their entry, as well as the composer and lyricists of the entry by November/December 2023.
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 their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win seven times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015 and 2023).
In 2023, Loreen returned to represent Sweden, who won the 2012 edition of the competition. She competed with the song “Tattoo”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final, and placed 1st with 583 points. Loreen won the jury vote, accruing 340 points from the jury, earning an additional 243 points from the televote. This now means Sweden matches Ireland for the record of most wins in Eurovision history.
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News Source: SVT
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