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2014-09-16 (Tuesday)
Sweden SVT received a total of 2 177 submissions for Melodifestivalen 2015, Sweden’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. (1 733 entries for the Ordinary Contest and 44 entries for the Public Contest.)

The names of the songs and songwriters that will compete in Melodifestivalen 2015 will be announced later this fall. (Source: svt.se)

Number of submitted entries for Melodifestivalen 1995-2015:
Year Submitted entries Winning entry (place in the Eurovision Song Contest)
1995 981 entries “Se på mej”, Jan Johansen (3rd)
1996 1 475 entries “Den vilda”, One More Time (3rd)
1997 1 223 entries “Bara hon älskar mig”, Blond (14th)
1998 1 121 entries “Kärleken är”, Jill Johnson (10th)
1999 1 315 entries “Take me to your heaven”, Charlotte N. (1st)
2000 1 394 entries “When spirits are calling my name”, Roger P. (7th)
2001 1 567 entries “Listen to your heartbeat”, Friends (5th)
2002 1 830 entries “Never let it go”, Afro-dite (8th)
2003 2 620 entries “Give me your love”, Fame (5th)
2004 3 228 entries “It hurts”, Lena Philipsson (5th)
2005 3 131 entries “Las Vegas”, Martin Stenmarck (19th)
2006 3 326 entries “Invincible”, Carola (5th)
2007 3 234 entries “The worrying kind”, The Ark (18th)
2008 3 489 entries “Hero”, Charlotte Perrelli (18th)
2009 3 440 entries “La voix”, Malena Ernman (21st)
2010 2 860 entries “This is my life”, A. Bergendahl (semi final=11th)
(including 246 Web Joker entries)
2011 3 832 entries “Popular”, Eric Saade (3rd)
(including 424 Web Joker entries)
2012 3 485 entries “Euphoria”, Loreen (1st)
(including 570 Web Joker entries)
2013 2 549 entries “You”, Robin Stjernberg (14th)
(including 647 to the Public Contest)
2014 2 628 entries “Undo“, Sanna Nielsen (3rd)
(including 561 to the Public Contest)
2015 2 177 entries ?
(including 444 to the Public Contest)
(Source: schlagerpinglan.se)

Anette: Read more about Sweden’s preparations for the 2015 Eurovison Song Contest (and watch their last six Eurovision entries) here.