Melodifestivalen 2019

February 1, 2019 – March 9, 2019 all-day
Various locations

Two wins and four top-five places this decade, and six first places overall: Sweden is Eurovision royalty. But why does the Scandinavian nation so regularly hit the perfect Song Contest note? Here’s your chance to find out.

Melodifestivalen 2017 in Sweden

Pic: Greger Ravik (CC)

In Sweden, picking a representative for the Eurovision Song Contest is not just done on a whim.
Melodifestivalen, which stretches out over two months and 18 live shows, is arguably as much a part of the Swedish calendar as Christmas or Midsummer.

The shows, which tour the country in the weeks leading up to a public vote to pick the country’s Eurovision entry, have a predilection for spectacular stages and catchy pop – much like the main event.

Fans can attend a number of live tour shows or one of the five heats, including the best runner-up heat. The final itself will be held in Solna, Stockholm, on March 9th – one song will triumph and the eleven other hopefuls will meet their Waterloo.

See also:
Stockholm travel guide

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