Eight countries will help decide who Sweden should send to the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
The final of Sweden’s Eurovision selection show Melodifestivalen takes place next week. Ahead of the show, broadcaster SVT has revealed the eight countries who are responsible for 50% of the final outcome.
The international jury members are:
The other 50% of the votes will come from the Swedish public, with the winner going on to represent Sweden at the contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round of Melodifestivalen will take place tomorrow, which will see a further four artists qualify for the final. In total, twelve artists will be vying for their chance to represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
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.