SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has announced today that it will be holding a special conference on Tuesday 28 November in order to reveal the names of the competing acts at the forthcoming 2018 Swedish Eurovision national selection – Melodifestivalen.
Sweden is gearing up for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and preparations for Melodifestivalen 2018 are in full swing. The Swedish broadcaster will be disclosing the names of the 2018 Melodifestivalen participants on Tuesday 28 November at a press conference scheduled to be held at 09:30 CET. The press conference will be streamed live on SVT Play.
Ticket sales for Melodifestivalen 2018 kicked off last month. The Swedish broadcaster has received 2,771 entries for ts 2018 Eurovision national selection. David Lindgren will be hosting the forthcoming Melodifestivalen edition.
- 03/02/2018: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena
- 10/02/2018: Semi-final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium
- 17/02/2018: Semi-final 3 – Malmö, Malmö Arena
- 24/02/2018: Semi-final 4 – Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven Center
- 03/03/2018: Andra chansen (Second chance) – Kristianstad, Kristianstad Arena
- 10/03/2018: Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena
The Swedes will select their Eurovision act and entry for Lisbon on Saturday 10 March, 2018.
Sweden in Eurovision
Sweden is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest and has won the competition 6 times: 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2013 and 2015. The Nordic country has hosted the competition 6 times too: Stockholm (1975, 2000 and 2016), Malmö (1992 and 2013) and Gothenburg (1985).
The Scandinavian nation has achieved 6 Top 5 finishes in the Eurovision Song Contest in the last decade, including 2 victories in 2013 and 2015.
In 2017, Robin Bengtsson flew to Kyiv with his Eurovision entry I can’t go on, achieving an honorable 5th place in the Grand Final.