Sweden: Submissions for Melodifestivalen 2022 open on August 27
The Swedish national broadcaster, SVT, has announced that the submission window for Melodifestivalen 2022 will open on August 27, 2021.
The submission period for the next edition of Melodifestivalen in 2022 will kick off on August 27, 2021. Acts and composers interrested in competing in Melfest 2022 should send in their application by September 17, 2021. Acts that are Swedish citizens can apply or even foreign songwriters as long as one of the composers or lyricists of the entry is Swedish. SVT aims this year 50% of the contestants to be females.
For one more year Melodifestivalen will be the event determinign the Swedish representative in Eurovision. A total of 28 entries will compete in the next Swedish national selection, with 14 of them being selected by a jury and the 14 rest invited to compete in the competition.
Accroding to the regulations and rules published 10 songs written mainly in Swedish will be prioritized while the melody of the songs can be submitted in different languages. However, in case of a win SVT will be the one to select in which language the song will be performed in Eurovision.
The acts that will compete in Melodifestivalen 2022 will be unveiled after November 25.
Sweden in Eurovision
Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 58 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests (1964, 1970 and 1976). At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmö (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985).
Sweden is one of the most successful competing nations at the Eurovision Song Contest, with a total of six victories, just one win behind Ireland. The country has the most top five results of the 21st century, with thirteen. In total, Sweden has achieved 24 top five results in the contest. After finishing second with Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson in 1966, Sweden went on to achieve its six victories with ABBA (1974), Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson(1999), Loreen (2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015).
In 2019 John Lundvik represented the country with his song “Too Late For Love”,achieving another top 5 placing for Sweden as he finished 5th overall with 334 points. Last year The Mamas won the Melodifestivalen 2020 and earned the right to represent Sweden in Rotterdam with their entry "Move" . Unfortunately for them, the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and The Mamas never had the chance to perform in Rotterdam Ahoy
This year Tusse won Melodifestivalen 2021 with his song 'Voices' and went on representing the Nordic country in Rotterdam. After qualifying from the 1st semi final, he finished 14th in the Grand final with a total of 109 points in the overall score.
News Source: Melodifestivalen.se