Sweden: SVT Will Launch New Format For “Melodifestivalen 2024”

Swedish broadcaster SVT will make some changes in the format of the national selection “Melodifestivalen“, compared to recent years.

The beloved music competition, which is one of the most-watched national selections in and out of Sweden, runs for a long period of years.
Over the years, some format modifications have been made from time to time.

Format Changes For “Melodiestivalen 2024”

  • The new format will still feature 6 shows, but in a different composition: 5 heats and a grand final (instead of 4 hears, semi-final/second chance and a a grand final).
  • 6 artists will compete in each heat (instead of 7 artists per heat). This will also increase the number of songs from 28 to 30.
  • A total of 12 artists will qualify for the final (as previously):
    • 10 artists will qualify from the heat to the final (Top 2 form each of the 5 heats).
    • Additional 2 artists will get a wild card. The 10 artists who would end in the 3rd-4th place in the heats will have to chance to compete for additional 2 spots in the final.
    • The second chance round will be held during the 5th heat (which therefore will be longer).
    • The artists who will compete in the second chance round won’t perform live. A recap of their performances will be presented to the viewers.
  • So far, no changes were marked regarding the voting system,

Anders Wistbacka, project manager of “Melodifestivalen“, reacted:

SVT has made the changes to increase the viewer engagement. It’s no secret that we’ve lost audiences in the semi-finals. Now we hope to keep the excitement up through all the programs.

Loreen represented Sweden at Eurovision 2023 with the song “Tattoo”.
She won the contest with a total of 583 points.

Therefore, Sweden will host Eurovision 2024.
Currently, there are 4 cities in the race: Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, and Örnsköldsvik.

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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