Especially in recent years Sweden really care about the contest and in five years they had two third place and two victory. Sweden is really famous in music markets. From ABBA to Swedish House Mafia and from Robyn to Aviici Sweden is really famous both in World and Eurovision. And probably EBU accepted the power of #Melodifestivalen so they’ve changed the voting system to #Melfest’s system.
Sweden Songs and writers have had more than 30 songs to the national competitions over the years. Sweden Songs have 10 songs in national selections 2016. But still those aren’t the last numbers, who knows maybe we could see more. Also one songs sang by Gunesh, who competed in Belarusian National Final 2015 and finished third, was an interval act in Belarusian National Final 2016. Other ten songs gone to national selections for competing. Some of them are eliminated in shows and some of them reached to the semifinal.
Let’s look at those songs:
My Mind On You – Shir
(written by Fredrik Hult, Bahman Ghanbari, Ina Forsberg), co-publishers with Firefly
MOLDOVA O Melodie Pentru 2016
Saved my heart for you – Batrice
(written by Nicklas Säwström, Christian Löwenborg Wahlström)
LITHUANIA Eurovizijos atranka 2016
AUSTRIA Wildcard selection 2016
Life is on your side – Celina Ann
(written by Niklas Bergqvist, Magnus Almgren, along with artist Celina Ann and her producer Valentin Oman)
PS: Gunesh was a guest this year in Belarusian National Final and she sang the song “Heartbroken Women”
Note: All the informations above are belongs to Sweden Songs Company. Company has already given 2 songs to Conchita’s album in 2015 and has submitted a song for Ryan Dolan last year. Also in 2013 company published the song “Hold Me” for Azerbaijan.