SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster announced today the kick off of the 2018 Melodifestivalen edition with no changes as show producer, Christer Björkman said. After all Sweden achieved another top five position in the Grand Final this year.

28 entries will participate in the 2018 edition of Melodifestivalen. Submissions are accepted as of September 1st and due on September 18th. There will be two submission forms: one for authors with established work in the music industry and one for totally newcomer composers.

14 entries will be selected from this procedure. 13 entries will be then selected by SVT expert panel mostly invited authors and singers plus the winner of Svensktoppen Nästa 2017 which will take place this August by Sveriges Radio 4.