Melodifestivalen (1959- )

Status: Continuing

Airdate: 1959-01-29

Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Rating(s): 5

Genre(s): Reality

Language(s): Swedish

Description

Melodifestivalen is an annual music competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio. 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 Swedes watched the final. The festival has produced five Eurovision winners and eighteen top-five placings for Sweden at the contest. The winner of the Melodifestival has been chosen by panels of jurors since its inception. Since 1999, the juries have been joined by a public telephone vote which has an equal influence over the final outcome. The competition makes a considerable impact on music charts in Sweden. The introduction of semifinals in 2002 raised the potential number of contestants from around twelve to thirty-two. A children's version of the competition, Lilla Melodifestivalen, also began that year. Light orchestrated pop songs, known locally as schlager music, are so prevalent that the festival is sometimes referred to as Schlagerfestivalen by the Swedish media. However, other styles of music such as rap, reggae, and glam rock have made an appearance since the event's expansion. The introduction of a grand final in Stockholm has attracted substantial tourism to the city.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 152
Season 1 5
Season 8 6
S08E01
Competition 1
Unknown
S08E02
Competition 2
Unknown
S08E03
Competition 3
Unknown
S08E04
Competition 4
Unknown
S08E05
Unknown
Unknown
S08E06
Unknown
Unknown
Season 9 6
S09E01
Competition 1
Unknown
S09E02
Competition 2
Unknown
S09E03
Competition 3
Unknown
S09E04
Unknown
Unknown
S09E05
Unknown
Unknown
S09E06
Unknown
Unknown
Season 1960 1
S1960E01
Final
Season 1974 1
S1974E01
Final
Season 1975 1
S1975E01
Final
Season 1977 1
S1977E01
Final
Season 1978 1
S1978E01
Final
Unknown
Season 1979 1
S1979E01
Final
Unknown
Season 1980 1
S1980E01
Final
Unknown
Season 1981 1
S1981E01
Final
Unknown
Season 1982 1
S1982E01
Final
Season 1983 1
S1983E01
Finale
Season 1984 1
S1984E01
Finale
Season 1985 1
S1985E01
Finale
Season 1986 1
S1986E01
Final
Unknown
Season 1987 1
Season 1988 1
S1988E01
Finale
Season 1990 1
S1990E01
Finale
Season 1992 1
S1992E01
Finale
Season 1993 1
Season 1994 1
S1994E01
Final
Season 1995 1
S1995E01
Finale
Season 1997 1
S1997E01
Final
Season 1999 1
Season 2000 1
S2000E01
Finale
Season 2001 1
S2001E01
Finale
Season 2002 6
Season 2003 6
Season 2004 6
Season 2005 6
Season 2006 6
Season 2007 6
Season 2008 6
Season 2009 6
Season 2010 9
Season 2011 9
Season 2012 9
Season 2013 6
Season 2014 6
Season 2015 6
Season 2016 6
Season 2017 6
Season 2018 6
Specials 4

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Network 1
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