Swedish broadcaster SVT has released the schedule for Melodifestivalen 2019. With that, the dates and host cities for the biggest Eurovision preselection show in the season are known.
The Lovers of Valdaro are the first confirmed act for Melodifestivalen 2019. The group was chosen out of the participating acts in the talent show P4 Nästa.
Swedish broadcaster SVT has released the set of rules for Melodifestivalen 2019. The biggest preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest will have the same format as in 2018, when Benjamin Ingrosso won the contest out of 28 artists.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 looked like it was going to be just another good year for Sweden. And of course, their 7th place is a good result once again. But they only had the jury vote to thank this year.
Backing vocalists are more and more often hidden on the Eurovision stage. Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso too decided to have his five backings not shown on screen. Still he acnowledges: “They are an important part of my team”.
Melodifestivalen 2018 has not delivered the goods, in the way Sweden has done so in previous years. The only way for Sweden to get their preselection back on track, is if they would get a bad result at the Eurovision Song Contest in the upcoming years.
After a spectacular show with fireworks, Melodifestivalen has reached its conclusion. Benjamin Ingrosso has won tonight’s final and will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
Tonight is the big night in Sweden. Within the next few hours, we will know who will represent the country on the stage in Lisbon. Among the competitors are some well-known names from previous years
Will it be Mariette or Benjamin Ingrosso for Sweden in 2018? Or are we in for a big surprise? This Saturday, the 2018 Melodifestivalen Grand Final takes place with most of the favorites performing in the second half of the show.
The final field of Melodifestivalen in Sweden is known, now that we have the last four qualifiers after Andra Chansen. Margaret, Renaida, Felix Sandman and Mendez have made it to the final after the annual repechage round.