A national final that is popular not only among local audience but also with eurofans abroad, is Sweden’s Melodifestivalen who will return in 2023 to find the successor of Cornelia Jacobs, who came 4th this year with 438 points.
Even though SVT has only announced that entries for Melodifestivalen 2023 will be received from 26th of August, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet revealed the dates and hosting cities that the contest will take place and are listed below, along with the venues:
- Heat 1: Gothenburg – Saturday 4 February 2023 (Scandinavium)
- Heat 2: Linköping – Saturday 11 February 2023 (Saab Arena)
- Heat 3: Lidköping – Saturday 18 February 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)
- Heat 4: Malmö – Saturday 25 February 2023 (Malmö Arena)
- Semi-final: Örnsköldsvik – Saturday 4 March 2023 (Hägglunds Arena)
- Final: Stockholm – Satuday 11 March 2023 (Venue TBC)
Cornelia Jacobs won Melodifestivalen 2022 with 146 points after coming first with the Juries and second with public vote.
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