It’s only two weeks to go before Melodifestivalen kicks off with the first semi-final on 7 February 2009. Melodifestivalen is a contest designed to select Sweden’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
My friend Patrick has let me know that the Melodifestivalen website has been updated with information in English. SVT (the Swedish television network that puts on Melodifestivalen) obviously realises that there are a lot of non-Swedish people all around the world who follow the show with great interest.
To find out about all the artists taking part, click here.
To read the FAQ that explains the new rules, click here.
If you understand Swedish or are just feeling adventurous, click here.
Sweden takes Melodifestivalen and Eurovision seriously so there are many top notch artists and songwriters taking part. It is always a treasure trove of good Swedish pop and I always follow it with great interest.