Sweden 2015: Less songs submitted but SVT satisfied
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT announce they received 2,177 submissions for the 2015 Melodifestivalen, the show through which the country decides its entry, annually, for Eurovision Song Contest. 1,733 submitted for the selection by the expert jury of SVT while 444 will be given for public choice.
Christer Björkman, executive producer for the show, said that although low submissions he is happy that authors decided only to send their best songs and not more than one entries. He hopes for higher level of quality songs and wants to bring back the good old schlager.
More changes in the format to be announced soon while there is a rumour by Aftonbladet that the songs for the six shows will be reduced from 32 to 28. Also it was clear that 50% of the selected entries will be penned or co-penned by female artists.