The jury has now had the group selection meeting in Stockholm.
Four groups have been selected, but not yet confirmed. An announcement comes in a couple of days.
The jury has been Mats Einarsson, Sveriges Radio P2, Lotta Johansson, Folkmusikens Hus, Evelyne Lauwers, Stallet, Jonas Simonson, Artisten in Gothenburg and Ann-Marie Ekman, Musik i Syd. Ragnar Berthling has been chairman and Christofer Ekstromer secretary.