Sweden Melodifestivalen

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2017 artists to be revealed today

Today we will know the 28 acts for Melodifestivalen 2017. Watch live from 9:30 CET

A total of 2478 songs have been submitted in this years Melodifestivalen where 28 acts will make it to the next round and finally one act will represent Sweden in this years Eurovision in Kiev.

Today at 9.30 CET a press conference will be held and hosted by Christer Björkman, the Executive Supervisor of Melodifestivalen. The full press conference will be aired live on

Who do you want to see in Melodifestivalen 2017?

Melodifestivalen 2017

  • 4 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 1, Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 11 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 2, Malmö (Malmö Arena)
  • 18 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 3, Växjö (Vida Arena)
  • 25 February: Melodifestivalen Deltävling 4, Skellefteå (Skellefteå Kraft Arena)
  • 4 March: Melodifestivalen Second chance, Linköping (SAAB Arena)
  • 11 March: Melodifestivalen Final, Stockholm (Friends Arena)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2017 is the same as last year:
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs directly to the final
Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs to the "second chance"-show
In the "second chance" 4 songs will be selected for the final

28 songs will participate in Melodifestivalen 2017. The 14 songs are chosen by a panel created by SVT, and the other 14 contestants are special invited by SVT. In these 14 is included the winner of "Svensktoppen Nästa 2017": Les Gordons.

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1999: Charlotte Nilsson - "Take Me To Your Heaven"

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 56 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

They came last two times ( 1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 12 out of 13 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).

About the author: Neville Spiteri (Malta)

Neville is our correspondent from Malta. He has been following Eurovision since 1999, and has Hero by Charlotte Perrelli as his favorite ESC song

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