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Melodifestivalen - Sweden

Created by Iulia Bac on 21 May 2022 | Last edited by Iulia Bac on 06 Jul 2022
Melodifestivalen - Sweden

Melodifestivalen is an annual song competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television (SVT) and Sveriges Radio (SR). It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1959. In the early 2000s, the competition was the most popular television programme in Sweden; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet. In 2012, the heats averaged 3.3 million viewers, and over an estimated four million people in Sweden watched the final, almost half of the Swedish population

See also: Eurovision Nationals - Those Who did not represent their country

Sweden was in their second Eurovision Song Contest represented by Brita Borg with the song "Augustin". The winning song was elected in the Swedish national final: Melodifestivalen 1959. Eight semi-finals were held on the radio. During the semi-finals, Sveriges Radio decided that the winning song would represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959. The singer for Cannes had already been selected.

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2. Melodifestivalen 1960 Collection

Sweden chose its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 1960 by the national final, Melodifestivalen 1960. The winning song, "Alla andra får varann" was performed once by Östen Warnerbring and once by Ingrid Berggren. However Sveriges Radio decided that Siw Malmkvist would represent Sweden, as she had been denied that the previous year.

Missing Songs:
Lill-Babs - "En kyss"
Lars Lönndahl - "Res med mig"

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3. Melodifestivalen 2007 Collection

Melodifestivalen 2007 was the selection for the 47th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 46th time that this system of picking a song has been used. Five heats took place to select the ten songs for the final, in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Gävle and a Second Chance round in Nyköping. The final was broadcast on SVT1, SVT Europa, YLE FST5 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The pre-contest favourites were The Ark, with The Worrying Kind and they won, scoring the highest marks with both juries and televoters. The Ark also received the highest number of televotes a song had ever achieved in Melodifestivalen at the time, beating Carola's record from Melodifestivalen 2006. The record was later broken by Loreen at Melodifestivalen 2012.

Missing song lyrics:
Sheida - "I mina drömmar" Heat 3 (6th) =
Addis Black Widow - "Clubbin'" Heat 1 (8th) =

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4. Melodifestivalen 2016 Collection

Melodifestivalen 2016 was the 56th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which selected Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The competition was organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and took place over the six-week period between 6 February and 12 March 2016.

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5. Melodifestivalen 2017 Collection

All songs from Swedish Melodifestivalen 2017

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6. Melodifestivalen 2018 Collection

All entries in Melodifestivalen 2018, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

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All entries in the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

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8. Melodifestivalen 2020 Collection

All entries in Melodifestivalen 2020, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

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9. Melodifestivalen 2021 Collection

All Songs of melodifestivalen 2021

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10. Melodifestivalen 2022 Collection

A list of this year's entries for Melodifestivalen. Lots of songs are missing because they are not on the website yet. I hope I can add them later.

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