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?