With a blockbuster line-up revealed for next year’s Swedish selection show, Eurovoix understands plans are in place to allow fans to take part in the show from their own homes.
Speaking on a bonus episode of The Euro Trip podcast released to coincide with Melodifestivalen’s 2021 artist announcement, Aftonbladet journalist Tobbe Ek revealed he believes this year’s Swedish Idol could give us an idea of what we can expect from SVT’s live shows next spring.
“We look at this year’s Swedish idol… they’ve had a huge wall of a TV audience being able to participate through their mobile phones. That wall is actually created by SVT.”
“In my mind they’re using Idol as a dress rehearsal to see whether we [SVT] can pull this off, and can we use the same technique in Melfest.”
The idea of a virtual fan wall is nothing new, with many shows utlising this technology throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is yet to be seen if the rumoured fan wall would be exclusively made up of Swedish viewers, or if fans from across the continent could be featured.
In another part of this interview, Tobbe revealed that Aftonbladet believe this year’s competition will be held in Annexet, the smallest venue of the Globe City complex in Stockholm.
“All six shows will be broadcast from one place… according to our sources it will take place in Annexet [one of the venues in Stockholm’s Globe City]. It’s the smallest of the areas there.”
Earlier this week the 28 acts set to take part in next year’s Melodifestivalen were revealed by broadcaster SVT, they include the 1999 Eurovision winner Charlotte Perrelli, as well as former Swedish entries Arvingarna, Eric Saade, and 2020’s proposed entry The Mamas.
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