Melfest got off to a rocky start with it being reported earlier this week that co-host Charlotte Pirelli had to be pulled from her presenting duties due to an existing contract with a commercial advertiser, against the rules of the Melfest contract stipulations.
Melodifestivalen 2016 is set to kick off this weekend with the first show taking place in Gothenburg on Saturday night from 8pm CET. The show will feature seven competitors and we got a sneak peek at all seven songs earlier today. Read on to listen and vote for your favourite in our poll.
Sweden are set to defend their Eurovision crown in 2016, having announced today the 28 acts that will compete in their national selection heats in February and March next year. Melodifestivalen is probably the most competitive of all the Eurovision national selection processes with 4 qualifying semi finals and a second chance show to determine which acts will battle it out in the Melodifestivalen Final in March.