Melodifestivalen 2018 has already started its engines!!! SVT has already received the songs for 2018 and we have the biggest number of entries since 2012; 2771 songs!!!!

Christer Björkman producer of Melodifestivalen and head of the Swedish delegation is pleased with the interest and the response of the composers and stated:

We are very keen to start working with the selection process and are delighted that the interest of both the public and the music industry is still high.

Karin Gunnarsson chairman of the jury will manage the hole process and 28 songs will participate in the 4 shows of melodifestivalen 2017. 8 of them will have a second chance and 12 will compete in the Final Show in Friends Arena in Stockholm for the Golden ticket; destination Lisbon.

Sweden comes after Ireland with 6 victories (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and 2015). The first victory was achieved in 1974 by ABBA and the song Waterloo which was voted as the best song in the show Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005.