SWEDEN – Despite been the most popular national selection inn Europe, Melodifestivalen 2018 suffered decline inn TV ratings something which SVT attributed to. the Winter Olympic Games. But this is not going to stoop the Swedes from their quest for another Eurovision trophy.
SVT kicks off 2019 edition of Melodifestivalen. calling for songs between August 31st and September 17th through their online platform at www.melodifestivalen.se. There will be of course four semi finals, a second chance show and the final, dates and host cities for which will be later on announced (as usual).
In total three will be 28 participants, 14 chosen by the public and 14 invited by the national broadcaster. The first Melodifestivalen 2019 participant will be known on August 25th through the radio competition of P4 Nästa.
Christer Bjorkman is calling for variety in styles, genres and languages.