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Swedes break all-time records

Posted 22 September, 2010, 12:49

A total of 3852 songs have been received by the broadcaster, SVT, for the next edition of Melodifestivalen, topping all previous numbers.
It includes also the entries submitted to the web joker contest, which have more than doubled to 424 songs.
"The total number of submissions shows that Melodifestivalen keeps its position as Sweden's largest music competition," said Thomas Hall, project manager for Melodifestivalen 2011.
On the 11th of October, all web joker contest entries will be uploaded to SVT's website and then the public voting will begin. The five songs topping that selection process will qualify for a televised final in November. And from that phase, two will qualify for the Swedish national selection.
Melodifestivalen is the biggest music event in Scandinavia, making it one of the most popular national selections for Europe's favourite TV-show as well.
Last year's winner, Anna Bergendahl, managed to achieve the 11th place in the second Semi-Final of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest with her song This Is My Life.
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