We will have a general lifting at the Melodifestivalen, which is now moving into the post-Bjorkman era, as the producer who led the festival in recent decades is now on the other side of the Atlantic, having organized the American Song Contest. One of the biggest changes we will see in Melodifestivalen 2022 is the abolition of the second chance round and the well-known duels that existed in them.
An extra semifinal
In statements to Aftonbladet, the new producer of Melodifestivalen, Anette Brattström, reveals that the Andra Chansen round will no longer be in the program of the competition. There will be a fifth semifinal instead.
In the first four semifinals, the two songs with the most votes will advance directly to the final. The songs that will occupy the third and fourth place will compete in the fifth semifinal, but not with the process of duels, as has happened so far.
In the fifth semifinal, the eight songs will be divided into two groups of four and the two songs that manage to collect the most votes in each group will advance to the final.
Melodifestivalen 2022 kicks off on February 5 in Malmo, hosted by Oscar Zia.
Sweden was represented this year by Tusse, with the song Voices, occupying the 14th place in the final:
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