September 17 was the deadline for composers to submit songs to Melodifestivalen 2013, and Sweden’s state broadcaster has revealed that it received a total of 2,459 songs. Word has it that Thomas G:son and Peter Boström only composed, like, 1,000 of them.

It’s going to be a seriously competitive year as all of Sweden wants to be behind the song that competes on home soil this May. Wiwi & Co. hope that Charlotte Perrelli will come back (despite last year’s horrible experience with “The Girl”). We also hope that perennial runner-up Danny Saucedo will take a third turn in the contest, and that Linda Bengtzing will bring schlager to the house. Here’s the schedule for the contest:

  • Semi-Final 1: 2nd of February in Karlskrona‘s Telenor Arena
  • Semi-Final 2: the 9th of February in Gothenburg’s Scandinavium
  • Semi-Final 3: the 16th of February in Skellefteå Kraft Arena
  • Semi-Final 4: the 23rd of February in Malmö Arena
  • Second Chance round: the 2nd of March in Karlstad‘s Lofbergslila Arena
  • Final: the 9th of March in Stockholm‘s Friends Arena

Who do y’all want to see at Melodifestivalen 2013?

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