Sweden’s Road to Eurovision 2024 – Melodifestivalen Heats Up


As the host country for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, Sweden is gearing up for an exciting season of Melodifestivalen, the national selection process for its Eurovision entry. The contest, set to take place in Malmö on May 7, 9, and 11, follows the victory of Loreen at the previous Eurovision in Liverpool.

Names in the frame

Danny SaucedoMelodifestivalen 2024 promises to be an eventful journey, spanning from February 3 to March 9. The participant line-up, gradually unveiled by Aftonbladet, includes notable names such as Danny Saucedo (pictured) and Elisa Lindström. The full list of participants will be revealed on December 1, fuelling the excitement among Eurovision enthusiasts.

Heats across Sweden

The contest will traverse through five heats held in different cities across Sweden, culminating in the grand finale in Stockholm on March 9.

Heat 13 February 2024MalmöMalmö Arena
Heat 210 February 2024GothenburgScandinavium
Heat 317 February 2024VäxjöVida Arena
Heat 424 February 2024EskilstunaStiga Sports Arena
Heat 52 March 2024KarlstadLöfbergs Arena
Final9 March 2024StockholmFriends Arena

Changes to the format were announced on 29 June 2023. A total of 30 entries will take part in the competition (two more than in previous editions) across five heats. Each heat will consist of six songs, with the top two songs directly qualifying for the final, and the third- and fourth-placing songs going to a run-off vote at the end of the fifth heat. The top two songs in the run-off vote will then progress to the final, which will comprise 12 songs.

Interest high

This year, SVT received a staggering 2624 song submissions, indicating the high level of interest and talent vying for the coveted spot in Eurovision. 15 competing entries will be selected by a professional jury chaired by producer Karin Gunnarsson; the second set of 15 contestants will instead be selected by a dedicated SVT board both from the received submissions and by direct invitation of artists.