Ralf Gyllenhammar - one of tonight's contenders.Photo:Claudio Bresciani7Scanpix
Melodifestivalen final

Sweden selects Song for Europe

Sweden tonight chooses it's song to compete in the European Song Contest which takes place in Malmö in May. After weeks of competition, ten artists will slug it out in this evening's final, which takes place at the new national football arena in Stockholm.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Swedish Radio on Saturday, the head of Swedish public service television SVT, Eva Hamilton, revealed the cost of staging the song competition to select Sweden's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The six episodes of Melodifestivalen cost SEK 15 million.

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