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Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:30

Sweden: SVT Receives 2628 Submissions for MF 2014

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Melodifestivalen, a national competition which sees to the selection of Sweden's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest has already closed it's submission deadline with songwriters putting forward a total of 2628 entries. The staggering amount of submissions include 561 tracks which have been submitted to a public selection process known as allmänhetens tävling where one (1) entry will get through to the semi-finals and 2067 who will be fighting it out for the fifteen (15) available slots. SVT, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest has just hosted this years' edition of the international event in a successful manner and are now looking forward to continue achieving positive results.

The rest of the field which encompasses round about sixteen (16) entries will be specially invited by SVT in an aim to make the competition more of a spectacle. Nevertheless, they have already given a wildcard to the group Eko who won a regional competition earlier this year. Christer Björkman, producer of Melodifestivalen has gone on record stating that they 'hoped for less songs' but 'at the same time it's nice to see the interest'. The amount which is seemingly huge is 'manageable' and a panel of expert judges will be called upon during the next month in order to sift through the songs. At this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden were represented by Robin Stjernberg and his entry You which did well with the jury but terrible with the tele-voting hence finishing in a mid-table position of fourteenth (14th) with a total of sixty-two (62) points. Stay tuned to for more of the latest news.

Source: SVT

Last modified on Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:32