STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT announced today the launch of Melodifestivalen 2015 by publishing the rules for the participation of the authors and singers. The procedure begins on September 1st with uploading of the songs at http://www.svt.se and ends on September 16th. The SVT jury will decide the 31 participants while the 32nd participant will be chosen through Svensktoppen Nästa.
This year SVT is aiming to get more female authors! The broadcaster wants to increase the female participation of the authors from 20% in 2014 to 50% in 2015.
Christer Björkman explains
We are so proud and happy about the bronze in the Eurovision Song Contest. That feeling we take with us in our work with the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. As usual, we call for songs in different languages, in different genres and in different styles. Diversity and variety is an important part of Melodifestivalen.