SVT is set to broadcast Sveriges 12:a, to see which song the Swedish public would have chosen as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
SVT has announced that as part of its replacement Eurovision coverage it will be broadcasting Inför ESC and Sveriges 12:a. Show one on May 9 will see all forty-one songs presented to the Swedish public by David Sundin with Christer Björkman. The Swedish public will vote through the Melodifestivalen app to select the twenty-five songs it wants to see in the final.
Sveriges 12:a (Sweden’s 12 points) will then take place on May 14, with the twenty-five songs broadcast. The show will see The Mamas who were due to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2020 perform the song “Move”, while clips from Eurovision’s past will also be shown. The Swedish public will vote on the Melodifestivalen app and select its winner.
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light will be aired by SVT live from 20:00 CET on May 16. The show will pay tribute to the forty one acts who had been due to compete in Eurovision 2020 and feature past Eurovision participants. The show will also look at the people of Europe affected by the coronavirus and aid workers who are fighting this crisis.
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.