Sweden: “Melodifestivalen 2023” Submission Window Closed With A Record Number of Submissions

Swedish broadcaster SVT has just closed the submission window for “Melodifestivalen 2023″

2,824 different songs were submitted via the open path.
This is the highest number of submissions in the last 10 years of the festival!

Karin Gunnarsson, “Melodifestivalen 2023” producer commented:

“Absolutely incredible! Wow. I’m so proud to get to work with the Melody Festival and that the interest in the competition is increasing”

A total of 28 songs will compete in “Melodifestivalen 2023”.
14 of them will be selected among the 2,824 mentioned submissions.
The remaining 14 songs will be selected by SVT from artists and writers who will receive a special invitation.

If you follow the Swedish website ticketsale.se, you will be able to get further information about the date and locations of the national selection:

  • Semi-Final 1 – 4th of February 2023, will be held in Gothenburg.
  • Semi-Final 2 – 11th of February 2023, will be held in Linköping.
  • Semi-Final 3 – 18th of February 2023, will be held in Lidköping.
  • Semi-Final 4 – 25th of February 2023, will be held in Malmö.
  • Semi-Final 5 – 4th of March 2023, will be held in Örnsköldsvik.
  • The Grand Final – 11th of March 2023, will be held in Stockholm.

In fact, these 6 mentioned cities were planned to be part of the “Melodifestivalen 2022” tour.
However, due to the rise of Covid in Sweden around January-February 2022, the allowed number of people in close places was limited. That’s why it has been decided to hold “Melodifestivalen 2022” in Avicii Arena and the Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Tickets for the different shows will be available for purchase on the 1st of November 2022.
Tickets for “Melodifestivalen 2022” (on the original arenes) that weren’t fulfilled will be available to use for the “Melodifestivalen 2023”.

Cornelia Jakobs represented Sweden at Eurovision 2022, with the song “Hold Me Closer“.
She finished in 4th place in the final:

Will we s ww any returning artists in the upcoming edition?

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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