SWEDEN – Lisa Ajax, Anna Book, Charlotte Perrelli, Oscar Zia? Who is entering the 2018 Melodifestivalen edition? Only the MF Man Christer Björkman knows as the submissions ar enow officially closed for the top national selection in Europe.
2771 entries submitted in SVT for Melodifstivalen’s 2018 edition, 2324 of them via the open submission process and 447 via the record labels, directly.
Swedish national broadcaster and its Eurovision team are aware that their country is one victory behind the record of Ireland in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest and they don’t hide the wish to surpass it and become the new Queen of Eurovision in Europe.
This year submissions break a record since 2012.
“We are very keen to start working with the selection process and are delighted that the interest of both the public and the music industry is still high” said Christer Björkman.
Karin Gunnarsson and her team will now evaluate the songs submitted and will proceed to selection of 14 by the open submissions and 13 by the record label proposals.
Already P4 Nästa, Stiko Per Larsson has gained a spot in 2018 Melodifestivalen, anyway.
As usual in a special press conference the names of the participants will be announced later this year in a special press conference and then another press conference for the qualifying rounds allocated in various cities of Sweden.
It would also be anticipated to hear about the 2018 hosts of Melodifestivalen.