UPD Melodifestivalen 2008: Songs announced today

by Stella Floras 81 views

The special jury appointed by SVT to select the participants of the Swedish preselection for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest are selecting the 28 songs which will compete in the next Melodifestivalen.

Today, Tuesday 16 October at 16.00 CET, 28 song titles and their composers will be presented by SVT at their headquarters in Stockholm. The names of the performers, though, will be officially announced next month. Four more wildcards will also be added to the list by the Swedish broadcaster later on raising the number of entries to 32.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com todayfor the complete list of the 28 songs!

esctoday.com can confirm that rumours appearing on the internet that the jury had completed its work and the final selection had been made on Monday noonare incorrect. No decisions had yet been made, and the jury were still sitting.

UPDATE

The presentation will be webcast as well as aired on SVT1. Follow the link here for the live streaming which will be open to all IP addresses. The webcast will start at 16.10 CET.

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.