A little while ago, the name of the arena for the first phase of Melodifestivalen was revealed, through its official Twitter account. The first semi-final of Sweden’s national final, will take place in Avicii Arena, named after the great Swedish DJ who died in 2018, and is the biggest spherical building in the world. The arena is located in Stockholm, where the rest of the competition will take place as the tour of Melodifestivalen in Sweden was cancelled due to the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
We are talking about the formerly named Gloden Arena, the arena that hosted Eurovision Song Contest back in 2000 and 2016.
— Melodifestivalen (@SVTmelfest) January 25, 2022
Oscar Zia will host Melodifestivalen 2022, while as mentioned before, the procedure of finding Sweden’s representative for Turin will take place exclusively in Stockholm.
About a month ago, the contestants and running order of the Swedish music festival were announced through SVT. Despite the cancellation of the tour in five cities of the Scandinavian country, the order and the dates of the semi-finals remain the same.
1st Semi-Final – February 5
- Malou Prytz – Bananas
- THEOZ – Som du vill
- Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
- Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
- Danne Stråhed – Hallaballoo
- Cornelia Jacobs – Hold Me Closer
- Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love
2nd Semi-Final – February 12
- LIAMOO – Bluffin
- Niello & Lisa Ajax – Tror du att jag bryr mig
- Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved
- Alvaro Estrella – Suave
- Browsing Collection – Face In The Crowd
- John Lundvik – Änglavakt
- Tone Sekelius – My Way
3rd Semi-Final – February 19
- Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough
- Lancelot – Lyckligt slut
- Lisa Miskovsky – Best To come
- Tribe Friday – Shut Me Up
- Faith Kakembo – Freedom
- Linda Bengtzing – Fyrfaldigt hurra!
- Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe
4th Semi-Final – February 26
- Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
- Lillasyster – Till Our Days Are Over
- Malin Christin – Synd om dig
- Tenori – La Stella
- MEDINA – In i dimman
- Angelino – The End
- Klara Hammarström – Run To The Hills
Τhe detailed program of Melodifestivalen 2022 is:
- 1st Semi-Final – February 5
- 2nd Semi-Final-February 12
- 3rd Semi-Final -February 19
- 4th Semi-Final- February 26
- 5th Semi-Final- 5 Μαρτίου
- Final – March 12
Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Sweden’s entry for Eurovision 2022!