Sweden: One week until the Melodifestivalen deadline

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It may be only September but there's already just one week left for Swedish songwriters interested in entering a song to Melodifestivalen 2009, the Swedish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Songwriters have until the 23rd September to send their songs to SVT. Apart from including the song on a CD, songwriters must also include the lyrics and information about the demo artist.

As usual, there are already many rumours going around the Swedish press about artists who have submitted a demo, including Danny Saucedo, who recently represented Sweden in the Eurovision Dance Contest in Glasgow, Lena Philipsson who represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, Molly Sandén who came 3rd in the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and past Melodifestivalen entrants such as Måns Zelmerlöw, Sonja Aldén, Caracola, Nordman and Hannah Graaf.

SVT will be hoping to beat 2008's record of 3434 received songs by the time the deadline passes. The selected songs will be announced later this year, with the artists & SVT's own wildcards to follow.