SWEDEN – On August 26th, Svensktoppen Nästa, a competition for established and amateur artists will take place with P4 stations to submit their finalists from the 25 districts. From 25 acts, 8 of them will proceed to the final upon jury deliberation, announced on early August. During the final in Kungsträdgården in Linköping there will be jury and listener’s voting. The winner of the event will not necessarily go to Melodifestivalen though. The act selected for Melodifestivalen will go to the Swedish national final with a different song as it has to comply with the EBU’s “1st of September” rule.