Melodifestivalen Season 40

Season 40

Melodifestivalen Season 40

First Air Date: February 23, 2001

First Aired on    :   2001
Episodes    :   1 episodes


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40x01 Finale (February 23, 2001)

the selection for the 41st song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 42nd time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,567 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The winners were Friends who later that year ended up in 5th place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen with the English-language version of the song "Listen To Your Heartbeat". The show was watched by 3,840,000, with a total of 357,408 votes cast.