Östersund has been approached to host the ‘Andra Chansen’ round of Melodifestivalen 2019. SVT has approached them to look at the possibility of hosting the event on March 2, 2019.
Up to the politicians to make the decision
During this week, a meeting was held in the municipal in order to assess the logistics and the practicality of the proposal. After the meeting took place, the municipal came to the conclusion, that they are capable of hosting Melodifestivalen once again. This is despite the events already taking place before and after Melodifestivalen is to take place.
Putte Eby, who is the Events and Visitor strategy spokesperson of Östersund had the following to say:
“We are very good at getting big sporting events, and it would be great for us if we also got Melodifestivalenlen”
He has also mentioned that the decision to host will ultimately be decided by the politicians. He has also pointed out that the city would not need to make a greater investment in order to host the event once again, compared to when it hosted it back in 2015.
Not the First Time Östersund is hosting Melodifestivalen
If the politicians of Östersund accept the proposal of SVT, then this will be the second time that the city will be hosting a Melodifestivalen event. The first time that they hosted Melodifestivalen was in 2015, where ISA and John Henrik made the Finalen, whilst Kristin Amparo and Andreas Weise made Andra Chansen.
Proposed Dates for Melodifestivalen 2019
Since Östersund has made public the date they could potentially host Melodifestivalen, the dates listed below could potentially the dates of when the tour will be running in 2019:
- 02.02.2019 – Deltävling 1
- 09.02.2019 – Deltävling 2
- 16.02.2019 – Deltävling 3
- 23.02.2019 – Deltävling 4
- 02.03.2019 – Andra Chansen
- 09.03.2019 – Finalen
Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Benjamin Ingrosso was selected to represent Sweden in Lisbon through Melodifestivalen. He won the ticket to Lisbon with his song “Dance You Off“. He competed in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2018, where he managed to bring Sweden to the Grand Final once again.
At the end of the competition, Benjamin managed to give Sweden it’s fifth consecutive top ten placing by finishing seventh overall in the competition. He finished 2nd with the Jury and 23rd with the Public Televote.
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