Swedish Song Contest Round  2020's third round of the Swedish Song Contest will take place in Lulea, 15th of February, at Coop Norrbotten Arena. 

A beautiful journey has just begun! Up there in Sweden, things are all set for the next edition of Melodifestivalen, one of the most popular national selection events, which annually picks the Scandinavian country’s Eurovision entry. But who are the ones to be thrown into the battle for 2020?

Although more than 2,500 songs had been submitted for the event, just a total of 28 acts have been shortlisted by the Swedish national broadcaster SVT. The 28 competing entries will appear in one of the 4 semi-final evenings, which are going to be held around Sweden come February.

Over the last few weeks, the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet had leaked the majority of the names of this year’s participants. However, the official confirmations came after SVT’s press conference.

2545 songs were submitted to participate in the 2020 Melodifestivalen, an increase by 250 from the year before, while 12 of the 28 songs will be sung in Swedish.

More information: https://eurovisionworld.com/eurovision/calendar