Melodifestivalen

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Original run: 29 Jan 1959 – …

Country of origin: Sweden

Genre: Music

Network: SVT1 SE

Watched by: 43 of 673 531 0.01%

Total running time: 5 days 5 hours 16 minutes

Episode duration: 43 minutes

IMDB rating: 5.8 of 10 23

MyShows rating: 3 of 5 25

Description

Melodifestivalen is an annual music competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters SVT and SR. It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1959. Since 2000, the competition has been the most popular television programme in Sweden; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet. In 2012, the semifinals averaged 3.3 million viewers, and over an estimated four million people in Sweden watched the final, almost half of the Swedish population.


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