Sweden: SVT Publishes “Melodifestivalen 2023” Regulations

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:

  1. Submission window will open on the 26th of August 2022 and will close on the 16th of September 2022.
  2. 28 entries will be shortlisted for the televised shows.
  3. 14 entries will be chosen from the submissions, while another 14 songs will come from artists who will get a special invitation from SVT.
  4. At least 10 of the 28 shortlisted songs will be performed in the Swedish language.
  5. At least 14 of the 28 shortlisted songs have to include women in the composers/lyricsists list.
  6. Song duration must be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 3 minutes.
  7. 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. 8 people will be allowed on each performance. This number will decrease to 6, in case the song is sent to Eurovision.
  9. The song’s message and lyrics must be aligned with the EBU’s regulations.
  10. 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).
  11. Submissions should be sent to www.melodifestivalen.se.
  12. 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

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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