The 28 artists who will compete in next year’s Melodifestivalen will be revealed on Tuesday 26th November.
After a grand total of 2,545 songs were submitted to the Swedish broadcaster, the final line-up is set to be revealed next Tuesday at 12pm CET. Many artists have been rumoured as taking part, such as Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010), Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017), Ellen Benediktson, and Renaida, among others.
Melodifestivalen 2020 will start in Linköping on February 1st, and finish in Stockholm on March 7th. The dates are as follows:
- Semi-Final 1 (Linköping) – February 1st
- Semi-Final 2 (Gothenburg) – February 8th
- Semi-Final 3 (Luleå) – February 15th
- Semi-Final 4 (Malmö) – February 22nd
- Andra Chansen (Eskilstuna) – February 29th
- Final (Stockholm) – March 7th
Sweden finished 6th at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sweden was represented by John Lundvik with the song “Too Late For Love”, and came second in the jury voting with 241 points, but came 9th in the televote with 93 points.
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.