Eurovision 2021

🇸🇪 #SWEDEN: Melodifestivalen 2023 Receives 2824 Song Submissions

SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster, have revealed they’ve received 2824 song submissions for Melodifestivalen 2023 – the highest number of submissions in a decade, when 3485 songs were submitted for Melodifestivalen 2012. The 2824 songs will now be whittled down to just 28.

Karin Gunnarsson, Producer of Melodifestivalen, had the following to say:

“Incredible! Wow. I am so proud to be able to work with Melodifestivalen and that interest in the competition is increasing. Participating in Melodifestivalen really has impact. Many of the competing entries have become big hits. I think that is very exciting for artists and authors.

Now the work begins with listening, sifting and preparing the next step in the selection process to produce a wonderful, hit and entertaining starting field. We are really eager to get hold of all contributions.”

Since 1995, the number of song submissions have varied year on year. This can be seen below:

  • 1995: 981 songs
  • 1996: 1475
  • 1997: 1223
  • 1998: 1121
  • 1999: 1315
  • 2000: 1394
  • 2001: 1567
  • 2002: 1831
  • 2003: 2630
  • 2004: 3228
  • 2005: 3131
  • 2006: 3326
  • 2007: 3234
  • 2008: 3489
  • 2009: 3440
  • 2010: 2860
  • 2011: 3832
  • 2012: 3485
  • 2013: 2549
  • 2014: 2628
  • 2015: 2177
  • 2016: 2450
  • 2017: 2478
  • 2018: 2771
  • 2019: 2295
  • 2020: 2545
  • 2021: 2747
  • 2022: 2530
  • 2023: 2824

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: SVT

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