STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – After the announcement of Svensktoppen Nästa 2015 dates and procedure, through which we will have the first entrant for Melodifestivalen 2016, SVT announced submission dates for the top national final show in Europe.
Swedish national broadcaster announced the kick off for Melodifestivalen 2016 with the publication of the rules for composers and authors. Submissions kick off on September 1st and due on September 16th.
“We are very proud and happy that we won Eurovision. Now we are planning on getting another good placing, this time on home ground. As usual, we are looking for songs in different languages, different genres and different styles. Diversity and variation are a bearing part of Melodifestivalen” says Christer Björkman.
In 2016 Melodifestivalen there will be 28 entries. Newcomer authors should submit their bids to public contest and established artists to regular contest on the website of SVT. The expert jury will decide the 14 entries while SVT team will decide the rest of 14 songs including the winner of Svensktoppen Nästa 2015.