SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Sweden intends to participate at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The country will continue to select its Eurovision entry and act for 2019 via its traditional national selection Melodifestivalen.
Sweden is amongst the most popular nations in the Eurovision Song Contest with one of the most exciting national selections. The Swedish broadcaster is expected to release more information and details regarding the forthcoming Melodifestivalen 2019 in due course.
Sweden in Eurovision
Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won Europe’s favorite television show 6 times ( 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015) and hosted the competition thrice in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmo (1992, 2013) and once in Goteborg (1985).
In 2017 Benjamin Ingrosso won the Swedish national final and flew to Lisbon with his entry Dance you off achieving an honorable 7th place in the Grand Final. Sweden has been enjoying much success in the competition in recent years, Nordic country has achieved 7 TO 10 placings in the contest in the past 8 years including 2 victories.
Israel won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with Netta‘s Toy and has the right to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The dates and host city for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest are yet to be determined.