Earlier today (27th of August 2021), Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the opening of the submission window for “Melodifestivalen 2022“:
As always, Sweden will select an artist and a song for Eurovision via the music festival “Melodifestivaen“.
The submission period will end on Friday, the 17th of Septermber 2021 at 11:59 a.m.
As in previous years, 28 songs will be included in the line-up for the national selection. They will probably be allocated to 4 different semi-finals (7 songs on each).
14 of the songs will be selected by jury. In addition, SVT opened a special path for singers, composers and songwriers that they will invite in advance. The other 14 songs will be selected among the songs that will be created by these invited artists.
SVT has triggered the fans 9 weeks ago with the following post, mentioning the starting date of song submissions:
Here are the main rules made by SVT:
- Songs will be submitted here: www.melodifestivalen.se
- Swedish citizens and / or persons registered in Sweden (latest as of 27 August 2021) have the right to participate in the competition as composers and lyricists
- Persons who are not Swedish citizens / registered in Sweden as of 27 August 2021 have the right to participate in the competition provided that the competition entry has at least one author who meets the previous requirements.
- SVT intends to give 10 of the competition’s 28 places with priority to contributions that are presented with mainly Swedish text. One and the same melody may be registered as separate competition entries if it has text in different languages
- SVT‘s intention is that at least 50% of selected competition entries should have only women composers / lyricists or have both female and male composers / lyricists.
- Names of selected competition entries as well as composers and lyricists will be announced by SVT during November-December 2021.
- Song duration will be in the range of 2:00 to 3:00 minutes.
- The language used for the submitted competition entry must also be used in the performance at Melodifestivalen 2022.
- Artists must reach the age of 16 by the day of the final in the ESC
Who will participate in “Melodifestivalen 2022“? In November – December, we will get a clearer image.