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Sweden: Final line-up of 28 Melodifestivalen 2022 contestants, just announced!

After SVT revealed the first 14 contestants of Melodifestivalen 2022 on Friday November the 26th, today “it’s time to face the music”!

The final announcement has been made prematurely (names are leaked in the official Melodifestivalen app) and you can now flick through the list of the full line-up of the 28 contestants of Melodifestivalen 2022! Are you ready?

The 28 contestants anounced by SVT are the following

Anders Bagge
Song: Bigger Than The Universe
Songwriters: Anders Bagge, Jimmy Jansson, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son

There are very few people in Sweden who do not know Anders, he is one of the most popular TV personas and composers in the country.

The Swedish Idol judge has collaborated with international artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Santana and Enrique Iglesias.

He also wrote the Azerbaijani entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, When The Music Dies by Sabina Babayeva.

 

Cazzi Opeia
Song: I Can’t Get Enough
Songwriters: Bishat Araya, Jakob Redtzer, Cazzi Opeia, Paul Rey

Cazzi Opeia has become one of the most sought after K-pop composers, with many hits on US Billboard and collaborations with global superstars such as BTS, Red Velvet, NCT 127 and Enhypen.

As a songwriter, Cazzi has sold more than 20 million physical albums and has over 4 billion streams and more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube.

 

Omar Rudberg
omar rudberg

Song: Moving Like That
Songwriters: Omar Rudberg, Gustav Blomberg, Amanda Kongshaug, Kristin Marie

Omar is an artist, songwriter and actor and a former member of  the most successful Scandinavian boy-band: FO&O.

As one of the stars of the successful Netflix series, Young Royals, he has established himself as an idol at a younger audience and has since then become (one could say) a global star.

This is Omar’s third entry in the Melodifestivalen.

 

Klara Hammarström
klara hammarstrom

Song: Run To The Hills
Songwriters: Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Julie Aagaard, Anderz Wrethov, Klara Hammarström

Klara Hammarström became known to the public through the SVT reality show “Familjen Hammarström”, which was all about her successful family.

Having participated in both 2020 and 2021, Klara Hammarström has a unique consecutive hat-trick at Melodifestivalen.

 

Tribe Friday
Song: Shut Me Up
Songwriters: Isak Gunnarsson, Robin Hanberger Pérez, Noah Deutschmann

With their signature mix of indie rock, dance-pop and emo, Tribe Friday from their debut already have a devoted global fan-base.

The band describes itself as three “emo-losers” from three different Swedish small towns who share the dream of becoming the biggest band in the world.

 

John Lundvik
john lundvik

Song: Änglavakt
Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Benjamin Rosenbohm, Fredrik Sonefors, John Lundvik

No introductions needed! Fifth place in Tel Aviv in 2019 with Too Late For Love here! Also one of the composers, Benjamin Rosenbohm, is a member of Ben & Tan from Denmark, who won the Melodi Grand Prix 2020, but eventually never represented Denmark due to the cancellation of the competition that year.

 

Cornelia Jacobs
Song: Hold Me Closer
Songwriters: Isa Molin, David Zandén, Cornelia Jakobsdotter

Cornelia Jakobs has been involved in music since she was seven years old. At school she started playing in various garage-rock bands and her love for playing live remains undiminished.

An artist with a musical vision and creativity, she has done almost everything in the last five years, releasing 9 singles and an upcoming debut album

 

Niello & Lisa Ajax
Song: Tror du att jag bryr mig
Songwriters: Yvonne Dahlbom, Niklas ‘Niello’ Grahn Linroth, Jesper Welander

Niello and Lisa will be appearing together for the first time in Mellodifestivalen, but have already collaborated last summer on the song Ingen annan.

Niello started off in 2013 with the release of his song Legenden, while Lisa Ajax became widely known through Idol.

 

Faith Kakembo
faith kakembo

Song: Freedom
Songwriters: Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, Palle Hammarlund, Faith Kakembo

The lovely nurse from Jönköping who participated in the talent show P4 Nästa in 2019.

She then met hitmaker Jörgen Elofsson who gave her the song Crying Rivers, which she performed at Melodifestivalen 2020. Faith Kakembo finished fifth in the third semifinal.

 

LIAMOO
liamoo
Song: Bluffin
Songwriters: Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali

LIAMOO won the Swedes’ heads and hearts, back in 2016, when he won Idol, showing off his skills as both a singer and a rapper.

In 2018, LIAMOO participated in the Melodifestivalen with the song Last Breath in which he also co-composed and in 2019 with the duet, Hold You, together with Hanna Ferm, finishing in third place.

 

Linda Bengtzing
Linda Bengtzing
Song: Fyrfaldigt hurra!
Songwriter: Thomas G:son, Linda Bengtzing, Myra Granberg, Daniel Jelldéus

In addition to her past seven participations in Melodifestivalen and her 8th next year in 2022s revision of Melodifestivalen, Linda has starred in a number of TV shows and musicals, acquiring amazing reviews, including a nomination for Best Actress for her role as Mimi Marquez on RENT.

 

Samira Manners
Song: I Want To Be Loved
Songwriters: Samira Manners, Fredrik Andersson

Samira Manners is 21 years old and she’s performing and writing music from a very young age. The singer-songwriter is focused on her feelings and experiences while composing new music and her dream is to share her experiences with the broad audiences through her songs.

 

Danne Stråhed
Song: Hallaballoo
Songwriters: Danne Stråhed, Fredrik Andersson, Erik Stenhammar

Danne Stråhed has been a member of various bands since the mid-1970s and, as a member of the band Chinox, had connections with the then relatively unknown band AC/DC.

His musical roots are in Swedish folk music, with essences of South American and Caribbean vibes. His music, which is inspired by Scandi/Cajun sounds, has a strong appeal in audiences in Sweden.

 

THEOZ
Song: Som du vill
Songwriters: Tobias Lundgren, Axel Schylström, Tim Larsson, Elize Ryd, Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt

THEOZ is one of Sweden’s most famous influencers with over two million followers on all their social networks.

He started his career in 2018, at the age of just twelve, with the song Het. The music video for this song became the most popular one of the year in Sweden.

 

Malou Prytz
Malou Prytz
Song: Bananas
Songwriters: Alice Gernandt, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

Malou participated successfully for the first time in Melodifestivalen when she was only 15 years old in 2018, with the song I Do Me qualifying for the finals, also gaining multiple streams on Spotify and great success on the radio. She returned two years later with the song Ballerina, rendering her appearance in 2022 her third participation in the national contest.

 

Lisa Miskovsky
Lisa Miskovsky
Song: Best To come
Songwriters: Lisa Miskovsky, David Lindgren Zacharias

Lisa is one of Sweden’s most highly acclaimed artists and composers, having sold over 200,000 albums and having already won 2 Grammys.

Nature has always meant a lot to Lisa and it is said that she draws a lot of energy from the land of Västerbotten.

 

Browsing Collection
Song: Face In The Crowd
Songwriters: Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander, Moa Lenngren, Nora Lenngren, Sandra Bjurman, Jimmy Wahlsteen

This punk rock band with metal influences, is known for their intense-energy concerts and massive participation of the crowds.

 

Anna Bergendahl
Anna Bergendahl
Song: Higher Power
Songwriters: Anna Bergendahl, Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm

Anna returns to the scene of the crime for the fourth time, after representing Sweden in 2010 with This Is My Life at the age of 19, Ashes To Ashes in 2019 and Kingdom Come in 2020. Everyone should know her by now!

 

MEDINA
Song: In i dimman
Songwriters: Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali

MEDINA is one of the most successful and beloved hip hop duos, of the 00s. Their participation in Melodifestivalen is one of their first live performances together, after their split up 5 years ago.

 

Robin Bengtsson
Robin Bengtsson
Song: Innocent Love
Songwriters: David Lindgren Zacharias, Victor Sjöström, Victor  Crone, Viktor Broberg, Sebastian Atas

His fourth appearance at Melodifestivalen, in the hopes to represent Sweden once again after his success in Kiev in 2017 with the song I Can’t Go On. This year with a strong composing team for his song and Victor Crone being one of the bunch!

 

Tenori
Song: La Stella
Songwriters: Dan Sundquist, Kristian Lagerström, Marcos Ubeda, Bobby Ljunggren, Sarah Börjesson Wassberg

Tenori consists of two quite respectable tenors of the opera scene: Alexander Grove and Kalle Leander. By participating in Melodifestivalen, they adding up more spice to their classical repertoire.

 

Shirley Clamp
Song: Let There Be Angels
Songwriters: Mats Tärnfors, Pelle Nylén, Shirley Clamp, Jakob Skarin

Shirley Clamp, Melodifestivalen legend with six entries in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2014 and after the presentation of the second chance for this year’s Swedish national selection process, returns to the competition for the seventh time.

 

Lancelot
Song: Lyckligt slut
Songwriters: Lancelot Hedman, Niklas Carson Mattsson

Lancelot songs could be called ‘heartfelt’ songs, exploring the emotional rollercoaster one can experience in their life. Love, betrayal and self-examination are the ‘trademarks’ of this artist.

 

Tone Sekelius
Song: My Way
Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Tone Sekelius

Tone is one of the most famous YouTubers in Sweden! She shares stories of her everyday life at home in Stockholm with the 300,000 subscribers of her channel.

He composed and performed One More In The Crowd, the official anthem of Stockholm Pride 2017.

 

Alvaro Estrella
Alvaro Estrella
Song: Suave
Songwriters: Linnea Deb, Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Alvaro Estrella

Alvaro, who is a singer, dancer and composer at the same time is well known to Melodifestivalen fans. In addition to being a former dancer of artists such as Danny Saucedo, Eric Saade and Måns Zelmerlöw, he has also competed himself twice in the Swedish national selection process. Last year’s Baila Baila became one of the most successful and commercial songs of the season!

 

Malin Christin
Song: Synd om dig
Songwriters: Jonathan Lavotha, Oliver Heinänen, Malin Christin

Malin is an experienced artist, having worked as a composer with both Swedish and international artists. Once she started composing for herself, she established a signature style somewhere between modern Swedish pop and alternative RnB.

 

Angelino
Song: The End
Songwriters: Angelino Markenhorn, Julie Aagaard, Melanie Wehbe, Thomas Steengaard

Angelino has mentioned:

In times like these, it is very important to find new ways to share joy, sorrow or pain. Music has never been more important, or payed more of a social benefit, than now.

 

Lillasyster
Song: Till Our Days Are Over
Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Ian-Paolo Lira, Martin Westerstrand

After the success of Pretender in 2021, where the rockers from Gothenburg reached the second chance, Lillasyster is ready to return in 2022.

The detailed schedule of Melodifestivalen 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi on the 5th of February
  • Second Semi on the 12th of February
  • Third Semi on the 19th of Februrary
  • Fourth Semi on the 26th of February
  • Fifth Semi on the 5th of March
  • The Finals on the 12th of March

Oscar Zia will present Melodifestivalen 2022. The Semi-Finals will follow the touring concept once more (after the coronavirus outbreak), as usual, with the finals being held at Friends Arena! With the opening of the contest in Malmö, Saturday February the 5th, Melodifestivalen will be held in Göteborg, Linköping, Lidköping, Örnsköldsvik and then in Stockholm.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments related to the Swedish national selection for Eurovision 2022!

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