SVT has confirmed that Sweden will take part in Eurovision 2023.
As always, the selection process will be “Melodifestivalen“.
The main regulations for “Melodifestivalen 2023” are:
- Submission window will open on the 26th of August 2022 and will close on the 16th of September 2022.
- 28 entries will be shortlisted for the televised shows.
- 14 entries will be chosen from the submissions, while another 14 songs will come from artists who will get a special invitation from SVT.
- At least 10 of the 28 shortlisted songs will be performed in the Swedish language.
- At least 14 of the 28 shortlisted songs have to include women in the composers/lyricsists list.
- Song duration must be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 3 minutes.
- Swedish citizens/residents are welcome to submit entries. Non Swedish citizens/residents may also take part, as long as at least one of the lyricists or composers is Swedish.
- 8 people will be allowed on each performance. This number will decrease to 6, in case the song is sent to Eurovision.
- The song’s message and lyrics must be aligned with the EBU’s regulations.
- One and the same melody may be entered as a separate entry if it has 2 different lyrics versions (for example one in Swedish and one in English).
- Submissions should be sent to www.melodifestivalen.se.
- The details of the 28 chosen songs (however not the songs themselves) will be published in November 2022 – December 2022.
- Who is on your wishlist for “Melodifestivalen 2023“?
- Will we see any returning artists?
- Will one of the former Eurovision participants try his/her luck again?
Cornelia Jakobs represented Sweden at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Hold Me Closer“.
She ended up in 4th place in the final