Sweden: “Melodifestivalen 2024” Locations and Dates Revealed

On The 15th of September 2023, Swedish broadcaster SVT revealed that 2,624 songs were submitted for “Melodifestivalen 2024” – The national selection for Eurovision 2024

The professional jury will select 15 out of this batch of 2,624 songs.
An additional 15 songs will be chosen by SVT in the fall.

Earlier today, the locations and dates for “Melodifestivalen 2024” revealed.
As in previous editions (besides the Covid period) the music festival will travel between different cities and venues in Sweden:

“Melodifestivalen 2024” – Known Details

  1. The new format will still feature shows, but in a different composition: 5 heats and a grand final (instead of 4 heats, semi-final/second chance and a a grand final).
  2. The schedule for “Melodifestivalen 2024” will be:
    • Heat 1 – Saturday, 3rd of February 2024: Malmö Arena, Malmö (Eurovision 2024 venue)
    • Heat 2 – Saturday, 10th of February 2024: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
    • Heat 3 – Saturday, 17th of February 2024:  Vida Arena, Växjö
    • Heat 4 – Saturday, 24th of February 2024: Stiga Sports Arena, Eskilstuna
    • Heat 5 – Saturday, 2nd of March 2024: Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad
    • Final – Saturday, 9th of March 2024: Friends Arena, Stockholm
  3. A total of 30 songs will be shortlisted to participate in “Melodifestivalen 2024″.
  4. The songs will be chosen from the submissions, as well as artists who will get an invitation from SVT.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. So far, no changes were marked regarding the voting system.

Loreen represented Sweden at Eurovision 2023 with the song “Tattoo“.
She ended up as the winner of Eurovision 2023:

So far, the following countries have confirmed participation in Eurovision 2024: Sweden, Norway, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Israel, Moldova, Estonia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Serbia, Switzerland, the UK, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Ukraine, Portugal, San Marino, Belgium, Albania, Latvia, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia and probably North Macedonia

Who would you like to see representing Greece at Eurovision 2024?
Eurovision 2024 will be held in Malmö, Sweden.
The semi-finals will be held on the 7th and 9th of May 2024, and the grand final will be held on the 11h of May 2024.

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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