๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 2,624 entries submitted for Melodifestivalen 2024

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 2,624 entries submitted for Melodifestivalen 2024

Nu Kรถr Vi, for the past few weeks, entries have been submitted in contention for Melodifestivalen 2024. Now that the submission period has finished, SVT has announced that they have received 2,624 entries for the upcoming edition of the competition.

Slight decrease from 2023

The number of submissions for Melodifestivalen 2024 is 2,624 compared to this year’s edition, where 2,824 entries were submitted. The producer for Melodifestivalen Karin Gunnarson commented on the number of submissions they received this year and how they cannot wait to start picking the competing entries.

Closing the submission for contestant entries is the starting point for the work on the songs that will design Melodifestivalen 2024. The gratifying news this year is that the number of competing entries in Melodifestivalen is more, we go from 28 to 30.

Intensive work on the selection process is now beginning. The goal is to develop a strong, wonderful and engaging starting field. It is extra fun that one of the entries will represent Sweden here at home in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmรถ.

Karin Gunnarson on the number of entries submitted for Melodifestivalen 2024

Now that the submissions have closed, the 30 entries that will be competing in next year’s competition will be revealed later in the autumn.

Sweden’s Eurovision Journey

In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song โ€œLilla stjรคrnaโ€ 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 โ€œTattooโ€, 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.

Are you excited for the return of Melodifestivalen in 2024? Who would you like to see represent Sweden at Eurovision in 2024? 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 2024!

News Source: SVT

Photo Credit: Alma Bengtsson/SVT

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