SVT has revealed more details regarding Inför ESC & Sveriges 12:a which will determine Sweden’s winner of Eurovision 2020.
SVT has this evening revealed more details regarding how the nation will determine its winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Inför ESC will see a panel of 12 discuss all of the songs vying for twenty-five places in the final of Sveriges 12:a, the panel is formed of:
- Baxter Renman, 9 years
- Tim Knapp-Johnson, 9 years
- Katrin Sundberg, actor
- Fredrik by Klercker, style expert
- Linda Bengtzing, artist
- Ace Wilder, artist
- Sven Hallberg, radio personality
- Daniel Hallberg, program manager
- Parisa Amiri, journalist
- Johanna Nordström, comedian
- Titti Schultz, radio program
Inför ESC will be broadcast on May 9 and is 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.
For Sveriges 12:a the winner will be determined by 50% app voting and 50% jury voting. Each will be able to award 1 to 7, 8, 10 and 12 points. The winner will be the act that receives the highest number of points. On the jury are:
- Charlotte Perrelli
- Eric Saade
- Frederik Kempe
- Lina Hedlund
Sveriges 12:a (Sweden’s 12 points) takes 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.
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.