One of the most successful countries in the competition- Sweden’s national selection , which is distinguished by its high-quality semi-finalists with a great deal of magnificent acts and sometimes even better than Eurovision songs, received about 3,000 songs this year to compete in the Melodifestivalen. Since 2018, this figure is considered the highest. More clearly, 2747 songs will try their chance. The names of the songs will be presented to the public at the end of November.
Sweden, which has become the cradle of pop in Europe, provides composers and songs not only for its own country, but also for a number of European countries, is ambitious for next year. The executive producer of the competition said he was pleased with the situation and the growing interest is a positive thing.
It is worth no note thatnot all of the submitted songs will have the opportunity to participate in the main competition. The songs will be selected according to special rules by the jury and the broadcasting channel for the semi-finals.
One of the interesting things is that the songs that were rejected from semi-finals of the festivalcan be bought by other countries and participate in the main competition. This festival, which is particularly important for Azerbaijan, has repeatedly provided Azerbaijan with songs and raised it to quite successful places. Suffice it to say that the winner of 2011, the song “Running Scared” did not reach the main stage of the festival, although on the final day, the winner of the melodifestivalen “Popular” couldn’t pass the song from Azerbaijan.
It is also a product of Swedish composers in the songs such as Always, Drip-Drop, When the music dies, Skeletonsa and X My Heart. Not only Azerbaijan, but also Malta, Austria and others have some experience with swedish song-writers.