Oct 16, 2010
Melodifestivalen 2011- The final song selections
Marie Serneholt hoping to be back in 2011?
Tick Tock Tick Tock...the Clock is ticking in Stockholm
Over in Melodifestivalen HQ at SVT, it will be all systems go! As the remaining 26 songs will be decided as four songs/artists have already been made public. For 2011 this process is not made by just a jury selection. The jury will selected only 15 contributions for next year song contest. The remaining songs will be selected by STV - 2 of which will be Webjokers currently being voted on via STV website by the swedish public.
So October is crunch-time as the songwriters involved who have submitted songs will find out if they are part of Melodifestivalen next year. The jury process has been fully completed yet some songwriters have only been informed of this result by email!
So we wait -as more rumours fly in the Svenska Press- and very soon more names and songwriters will be revealed. Each year traditional swedish songwriters appear each year on the final list. Writers who have brought us so many schlager hits of the past.
It just would not be Melodifestivalen without their talents. Only now New' Rules for 2011 - overseas songwriters can be part of the song contest. Just how much difference this we will make to Melodifestivalen? If you consider 'Satellite' Germany's winner in Eurovision 2010 was written by American songwriter Julie Frost with Danish songwriter John Gordon. It will be interesting to see...how Sweden do with the new rule changes.