The Melodifestivalen 2024 starts on Saturday with the first heat, in a long journey of six shows that culminate in the selection of Sweden’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).
The show on February 3 takes place in Malmö, which will also be the host city for the ESC in May. There are six songs in the competition, and snippets of about one minute each were released this Thursday by the SVT broadcaster.
The heat directly qualifies two finalists, while the third and fourth-placed contestants go to a kind of second chance round that will take place at the end of the fifth semifinal.
You can access the snippets of the songs below.
Melodifestivalen 2024 heat 1
(Click on the song titles to listen to the snippets)