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Sweden: LIAMOO and John Lundvik are the two direct finalists of the Second Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Ninety minutes ago, the second show for the Second Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022, started off on SVT and SVT Play. And we are here to share the results of the night with you!

The two direct qualifiers are LIAMOO with the song “Bluffin” and John Lundvik with the song “Änglavakt” and we will get to see them perform their songs live, on the 12th of March, when the finals will take place at Friends Arena.

But how things developed during the night?

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Sweden: The betting odds, just a few moments before the Second Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final results!

Melodifestivalen 2022 Second Semi-Final show will begin in a few moments, with the new competition and voting format in place and will be aired on SVT and SVT Play. Seven contestants will have to compete against each other tonight, in order to secure one of the direct finalist places, or if not directly qualifying to the finals, claiming their ticket for the fifth semi-final, as their last chance in the hopes of competing at the finals.

Tonight’s contestants

  1. LIAMOO – “Bluffin
  2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – “Tror du att jag bryr mig
  3. Samira Manners – “I Want To Be Loved
  4. Alvaro Estella - “Suave
  5. Browsing Collection - “Face in the Crowd
  6. John Lundvik – “Änglavakt
  7. Tone Sekelius – “My Way

The odds

The betting odds depend on many factors and as these factors are subject to changes anytime, the odds can still fluctuate, even last minute. Currently there seem to be two clear direct finalists and these are LIAMOO and John Lundvik.

As for the two fifth semi-final’s qualifiers, we might have quite a close combat between some of the artists. Currently, in the third and fourth place of the betting odds we have Alvaro Estrella and Tone Sekelius, but they both still feel Samira Manners‘ breath on the fifth place.

Let’s see what is going to happen, we will get the chance to watch the actual Semi-Final live, on SVT and SVT Play and of course at EurovisionFun you will get the chance to be informed about the results, as soon as they are announced on TV!

Which two of today’s competing artists do you think will be the direct finalists, on the 12th of March?

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2022 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2022!

Source: Eurovision World

Sweden: The general rehearsal of the Second Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final! (Live)

The general rehearsal of the Second Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final has just started. We are happy to be watching it live, at the SVT online press centre. We will be covering this rehearsal, describing in detail what is happening during the show, for you to follow the entire process.

This article is being updated in real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest information and images off this semi-final rehearsal, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow February 12, at 20:00 CET, when you watch the actual semi-final show on SVT and SVT Play.

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Sweden: Watch clips from the first rehearsals of the second Melodifestivalen 2022 semi-final!

As usual, a few hours before each Melodifestivalen semi-final, SVT published the rehearsal clips of all seven competing artists of the second semi-final of February the 12th.

A while ago, the first 30 second rehearsal clips of the upcoming semi-final got published! You can watch the published clips, by clicking on the song title links below:

The competing songs of the second semi-final:

1. LIAMOO – Bluffin” 

2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – Tror du att jag bryr mig

3. Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved” 

4. Alvaro Estella - Suave“ 

5. Browsing Collection - Face in the Crowd” 

6. John Lundvik – Änglavakt” 

7. Tone Sekelius – My Way” 

The lyrics of the songs were published on Tuesday February 8th, which you can read in more detail, in our corresponding article.

The process

Two songs will directly qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022, which will take place on the 12th of March. The songs that will place third and fourth will have to compete again, at the fifth semi-final, held on the 5th of March. There will be four semi-finals in total.

Oscar Zia presents all the shows of Melodifestivalen 2022, while due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the shows for the national selection process that will represent Sweden in Turin this year, will be held exclusively in Stockholm!

Melodifestivalen 2022 finals will he held on the 12th of March, when we will get to know who will be selected as a representative for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin!

The detailed schedule of Melodifestivalen 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi-Final on the 5th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Second Semi-Final on the 12th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Third Semi-Final on the 19th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Fourth Semi-Final on the 26th of February, at Friends Arena
  • Fifth Semi-Final on the 5th of March, at Friends Arena
  • The Final on the 12th of March, at Friends Arena

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Sweden’s entry for Eurovision 2022!

Sweden: Listen to the song snippets of the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

As usual, a couple of days before each Melodifestivalen semi-final, SVT publishes snippets of all seven competing songs of the semi-final. A while ago, the song snippets of the second semi-final got released.

The Swedish national selection process moves on to the second semi final the upcoming Saturday, February the 12th! The second semi final of the national selection process of Sweden, will take place at The Avicii Arena in Stockholm, which is the largest hemispherical building in the world.

The competing songs of the second semi-final:

1. LIAMOO – “Bluffin” LISTEN HERE

 

2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – “Tror du att jag bryr mig” LISTEN HERE

 

3. Samira Manners – “I Want To Be Loved” LISTEN HERE

 

4. Alvaro Estella - “Suave“ LISTEN HERE

 

5. Browsing Collection - “Face in the Crowd” LISTEN HERE

 

6. John Lundvik – “Änglavakt” LISTEN HERE

 

7. Tone Sekelius – “My Way” LISTEN HERE

 

The process

Two songs will directly qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022, which will take place on the 12th of March. The songs that will place third and fourth will have to compete again, at the fifth semi-final, held on the 5th of March. There will be four semi-finals in total.

Oscar Zia presents all the shows of Melodifestivalen 2022, while due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the shows for the national selection process that will represent Sweden in Turin this year, will be held exclusively in Stockholm!

Melodifestivalen 2022 finals will he held on the 12th of March, when we will get to know who will be selected as a representative for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin!

The detailed schedule of Melodifestivalen 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi-Final on the 5th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Second Semi-Final on the 12th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Third Semi-Final on the 19th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Fourth Semi-Final on the 26th of February, at Friends Arena
  • Fifth Semi-Final on the 5th of March, at Friends Arena
  • The Final on the 12th of March, at Friends Arena

Which two of the above artists do you think will be the direct qualifiers to the finals, on the 12th of March?

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2022 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2022!

Source/Photo: SVT

Sweden: The lyrics of the songs competing at the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Melodifestivalen 2022 started a few days ago, on February the 5th! The first three semi-finals of the national selection process of Sweden, are held at The Avicii Arena in Stockholm, which is the largest hemispherical building in the world and semi-final four, five and the final are to be held at Friends Arena, also in Stockholm.

A while ago, SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster released the lyrics of all seven competing songs, of the second semi-final.

You can read the lyrics of the second semi-final songs below:

1. LIAMOO – “Bluffin(Writers: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali)

I’ve been diving in the deepest

that’s where I buried all my secrets

I’ve been drowning in my weakness

I tell em nothing

I keep bluffin

All the heartbreaks in my life they made me lonely

I don’t wanna fall in love when I’m this cold

And even though my inner voices try to show me

I tell em nothing

Yeah I keep bluffin

So when the night turns to dust

I become so heartless

(I’m so heartless)

And when the light burns the love

I become so heartless

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

I just keep on bluffin

I been fighting with my demons

In my head that’s where I keep them

that’s why I’m hiding all my feelings

I tell em nothing

Yeah I keep bluffin

All the heartbreaks in my life they made me lonely

I don’t wanna fall in love when I’m this cold

And even though my inner voices try to show me

I tell em nothing

Yeah i keep bluffin

So when the night turns to dust

I become so heartless

(I’m so heartless)

And when the light burns the love

I become so heartless

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

I just keep on bluffin

I just keep on bluffin

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

(I’m so heartless)

So when the night turns to dust

I become so heartless

And when the light burns the love

I become so heartless

So when the night turns to dust

I become so heartless

(I’m so heartless)

And when the light burns the love

I become so heartless

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

(I’m so heartless)

I just keep on bluffin

 

2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – “Tror du att jag bryr mig(Writers: Yvonne Dahlbom, Niklas ”Niello” Grahn Linroth, Jesper Welander)

Du sa för alltid ska jag älska dig

Det handlar bara om tajming

Behövde tid för att tänka straight

sen 4-ever blev till aldrig igen

De är så jag minns det

Ingenting va mitt fel

Kärleken är blind

Jag lita blint på varje kliché

Jag tog skärvorna av mig

och gjorde fejset till en smiley

Och du hade kanske rätt (rätt)

Vi var säkert inte menade, det kanske makear sense

Så jag låtsas som att ingenting har hänt (hänt)

Och stänger allting inne trots att leendet är snett

Ler i spegeln, inget kan nå mig

Allt jag pekar på kan jag få (hey)

Hörde att du träffat någon ny men

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Se mig hälla drinkar i såren

1, 2, 3, sen välkommen åter

Hörde att du träffat någon ny men

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Jag sa för alltid ska jag älska dig

Men känslorna blev kalla

Behövde tid för glömma dig

Behövde tid för att förvandlas till mig

Men det vi haft är passé

du har switchat stadsdel

Ändå är jag stuck

som ditt namn är på min handled

Jag kan nog leva med att bilderna du delar är samma

Som dom vi delade i backspegeln med andra andra andra

Och du hade kanske rätt (rätt)

Vi var säkert inte menade, det kanske makear sense

Så jag låtsas som att ingenting har hänt (hänt)

Och stänger allting inne trots att leendet är snett

Ler i spegeln, inget kan nå mig

Allt jag pekar på kan jag få (hey)

Hörde att du träffat någon ny men

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Se mig hälla drinkar i såren

1, 2, 3, sen välkommen åter

Hörde att du träffat någon ny men

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh

Ler i spegeln, inget kan nå mig

Allt jag pekar på kan jag få (hey)

Hörde att du träffat någon ny men

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Se mig hälla drinkar i såren

1, 2, 3, sen välkommen åter

Hörde att du träffat någon ny men

Ärligt talat tror du att jag bryr mig

Oh oh oh

oh oh oh oh oh oh

 

3. Samira Manners – “I Want To Be Loved(Writers: Samira Manners, Fredrik Andersson)

So you know

It’s not even about you

You just happen to fit the shoe

And I know

You’re not meant to be

Oh no, not for me

So you know

It’s not as if you’ve broken me

Or made my life a sea of misery

More like a wound you’ve left to bleed

Said ‘it’s not you but me’

I wanna be loved

I wanna be loved

I want to be loved

I wanna be

Loved

And in the end

What was the point of every date and thought

We shared so let’s just lock the damn door

And leave it all there in a drawer

I guess that’s what you do

When we don’t make it through

I wanna be loved

I wanna be loved

I want to be loved

I wanna be

Loved

ooh ooh ooh

I want to be

ooh ooh ooh

don’t you want to be

ooh ooh ooh

I wanna be

I wanna be

I wanna be loved

I wanna be loved

I want to be loved

I want to be

Loved

Wanna be loved

Left me on the bus all alone

I want to be loved

Cried the whole way ’til i came home

I want to be loved

This is life, i know

Oh i want to be loved

This is how it goes

So you know

It’s not even about you

 

4. Alvaro Estella - “Suave“  (Writers: Linnea Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Alvaro Estrella)

I ain’t never gon’ hunt you

But you know I want to

I’ve been so patient

Mi amor

If you say that you need me

Girl, just believe me

You’re killing me softly

Mi amor

Tu cintura que sabrosura

Me vuelves loco,

un poco loco

Jugaremos,

hasta el amanecer

Suavemente contigo

Suavemente con migo

Dancing slowly

You and me

Suavemente contigo

Wherever we go

My one and only

Besame

Suave

Suave suave

Suave suave

(Suave)

Follow you right away, bae

Tell me where and I’ll stay, bae

I’m smooth and I’m gentle

Mi amor

I’m so out of air now

Let me know if you care now

You’re really special

Mi amor

Tu cintura

que sabrosura

Me vuelves loco,

un poco loco

Jugaremos,

hasta el amanecer

Suavemente contigo

Suavemente con migo

Dancing slowly

You and me

Suavemente contigo

Wherever we go

My one and only

Besame

Suave

Suave suave

Suave suave

(Suave)

Mi amor

Mi amor

I know you know

I’m ready to go

Mi amor

Besame

Besame

Tu cintura que sabrosura

vuelves loco, un poco

loco

You and me go loco

loco

Suavemente contigo

Suavemente con migo

Dancing slowly

You and me

Suavemente contigo

Wherever we go

My one and only

Besame

Suave

Come on and dance with me, yeah

Yeah yeah

Suave suave

 

5. Browsing Collection - “Face in the Crowd(Writers: Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander, Moa Lenngren, Nora Lenngren, Sandra Bjurman, Jimmy Wahlsteen)

You do your best to shrink me,

but I refuse

You say you’ve had enough of punk,

I refuse

When the lights go out and the world shuts down,

we’ll keep playing

Better think again

if you don’t believe in me

If you think that you’re better than us

We’ve already won

One down, two to go

before we’re done

One day I’m gonna see your face in the crowd

Ooh oh,

this has only begun

One day I’ll be the one up and still standing proud

Ooh oh (ooh)

And you’ll be singing my songs

HUH

Radio and tv, no we can’t win

When it’s not fast enough you

don’t see my grin

Every awake hour, gain more power, talk to the chin

We’re gonna pave the way

One day I’m gonna see your face in the crowd

Ooh oh (ooh)

Oh, this has only begun

One day I’ll be the one up and still standing proud

Ooh oh (ooh)

And you’ll be singing my songs

If you think you’re better than us

We’ve already won

One down, two to go

before we’re done

If you think you’re better than us

We’ve already won

One down, two to go

before we’re done

One day I’m gonna see your face in the crowd

Oh, this has just begun

One day I’ll be the one up and still standing proud

Ooh oh (ooh)

And you’ll be singing my

One day I’m gonna stay strong and just as loud

One down, two to go

You’ll have nowhere to run

One day I will be up and reach the clouds

One down, two to go

And you’ll be singing my songs

If you think you’re better than us

We’ve already won

One down two to go

before we’re done

6. John Lundvik – “Änglavakt(Writers: Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Benjamin Rosenbohm, Fredrik Sonefors, John Lundvik)

Ljudet ifrån gatan

tystnar men vi är vakna än

Kan vi stanna här för alltid?

Ser månen från balkongen

Vi kan lämna världen utanför

Och om du inte finns här

Vem är jag då?

För jag kan inte andas utan dig

Jag lovar att allting ordnar sig

Är du svag är jag stark

Med dig klarar jag av allt

Det finns ingen vackrare än du

Varje gång du ser på mig som nu

står tiden still

Stannar kvar här i natt

Våra hjärtan slår i takt

Jag kommer alltid va din änglavakt

Lamporna är släckta

Men jag ser du lyser som av guld

och jag håller dig så nära

Torkar dina tårar

Du vet jag gör det 1000 gånger om

Men om du inte finns här

vem är jag då?

För jag kan inte andas utan dig

Jag lovar att allting ordnar sig

Är du svag är jag stark

Med dig klarar jag av allt

Det finns ingen vackrare än du

Varje gång du ser på mig som nu

står tiden still

Stannar kvar här i natt

Änglavakt

För jag kan inte andas utan dig

Jag lovar att allting ordnar sig

Är du svag är jag stark

Med dig klarar jag av allt

Våra hjärtan slår i takt

Jag kommer alltid va din änglavakt

 

7. Tone Sekelius – “My Way(Writers: Anderz Wrethov, Tone Sekelius)

Look me deep into my eyes, do you think I’m happy?

Tears are streaming down my cheeks, really hurt me badly

And I guess you think that I care ’bout your opinion

These tears are because the world is hurting millions

I learned to live just like my momma said

My way

My way

Go on and dance on my grave

And I’ll go

My way

Your words made me stronger

And I got bigger, better, smarter

Live just like my momma said

My way

My way

Have you ever been afraid showing your true color?

All I ask humanity is take care of each other

And I guess you think that I care ’bout your opinion

These tears are because the world is hurting millions

I learned to live just like my momma said

My way

My way

Go on and dance on my grave

And I’ll go

My way

Your words made me stronger

And I got bigger, better, smarter

Live just like my momma said

My way

My way

Let’s enjoy us being different

Make us equal, legal, and heard

Would you rather see us suffer

Then open up your mind and stop being so ignorant?

I learned to live just like my momma said

My way

My way

Go on and dance on my grave

And I’ll go

My way

Your words made me stronger

And I got bigger, better, smarter

Live just like my momma said

My way

My way

The process

Two songs will directly qualify to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022, which will take place on the 12th of March. The songs that will place third and fourth will have to compete again, at the fifth semi-final, held on the 5th of March. There will be four semi-finals in total.

Oscar Zia presents all the shows of Melodifestivalen 2022, while due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the shows for the national selection process that will represent Sweden in Turin this year, will be held exclusively in Stockholm!

Melodifestivalen 2022 finals will he held on the 12th of March, when we will get to know who will be selected as a representative for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin!

The detailed schedule of Melodifestivalen 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi-Final on the 5th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Second Semi-Final on the 12th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Third Semi-Final on the 19th of February, at the Avicii Arena
  • Fourth Semi-Final on the 26th of February, at Friends Arena
  • Fifth Semi-Final on the 5th of March, at Friends Arena
  • The Final on the 12th of March, at Friends Arena

See you on Thursday, when we will get the chance to listen to the one-minute snippets, of the seven songs of the second semi final, for the first time.

Source/Photo: SVT

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2022 tour is cancelled – All shows to be held in Stockholm!

The rapidly spreading Omicron COVID19 variant and all the latest measures imposed by governments in most countries around the world could not leave Eurovision related events unaffected.

Thus, a few minutes ago, after SVT has gone into several crisis meetings in order to come to a decision, they announced from their official Melodifestivalen accounts on all social media, that the whole selection process of all the semi-finals and the grand final will exclusively be held in Stockholm.

This decision contradicts what SVT has originally planned, for the selection process to return to their usual tours this year.

All six shows will be crowded, as it seems, according to the Swedish health authorities’ guidelines for indoor gatherings.

The show

This means that the previously scheduled shows in Malmö, Göteborg, Linköping, Lidköping, Örnsköldsvik are cancelled and they’re all going to take place in the Swedish capital. Until now, there is no information whether the scheduled dates for Melodifestivalen 2022 are affected as well.

1st Semi Final – 5th of February, in Malmö

  1. Malou Prytz – Bananas
  2. THEOZ – Som du vill
  3. Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
  4. Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
  5. Danne Stråhed – Hallaballoo
  6. Cornelia Jacobs – Hold Me Closer
  7. Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love

2nd Semi Final – 12th of February, in Gothenburg

  1. LIAMOO – Bluffin
  2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – Tror du att jag bryr mig
  3. Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved
  4. Alvaro Estrella – Suave
  5. Browsing Collection – Face In The Crowd
  6. John Lundvik – Änglavakt
  7. Tone Sekelius – My Way

3rd Semi Final – 19th of February, in Linköping

  1. Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough
  2. Lancelot – Lyckligt slut
  3. Lisa Miskovsky – Best To come
  4. Tribe Friday – Shut Me Up
  5. Faith Kakembo – Freedom
  6. Linda Bengtzing – Fyrfaldigt hurra!
  7. Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe

4th Semi Final – 26th of February, in Lidköping

  1. Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
  2. Lillasyster – Till Our Days Are Over
  3. Malin Christin – Synd om dig
  4. Tenori – La Stella
  5. MEDINA – In i dimman
  6. Angelino – The End
  7. Klara Hammarström – Run To The Hills

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

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

Source: instagram.com/melodifestivalen

Sweden: Running order and semi-final allocation for Melodifestivalen 2022 revealed!

The the running order as well as contestant allocation for the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen 2022 was just revealed by SVT!

The running order is determined, each year, by the production team of Melodifestivalen, taking into consideration both the competing songs’ musical qualities as well as stage performance and other production considerations and can be read below:

1st Semi Final – 5th of February, in Malmö

  1. Malou Prytz – Bananas
  2. THEOZ – Som du vill
  3. Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
  4. Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
  5. Danne Stråhed – Hallaballoo
  6. Cornelia Jacobs – Hold Me Closer
  7. Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love

2nd Semi Final – 12th of February, in Gothenburg

  1. LIAMOO – Bluffin
  2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – Tror du att jag bryr mig
  3. Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved
  4. Alvaro Estrella – Suave
  5. Browsing Collection – Face In The Crowd
  6. John Lundvik – Änglavakt
  7. Tone Sekelius – My Way

3rd Semi Final – 19th of February, in Linköping

  1. Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough
  2. Lancelot – Lyckligt slut
  3. Lisa Miskovsky – Best To come
  4. Tribe Friday – Shut Me Up
  5. Faith Kakembo – Freedom
  6. Linda Bengtzing – Fyrfaldigt hurra!
  7. Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe

4th Semi Final – 26th of February, in Lidköping

  1. Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
  2. Lillasyster – Till Our Days Are Over
  3. Malin Christin – Synd om dig
  4. Tenori – La Stella
  5. MEDINA – In i dimman
  6. Angelino – The End
  7. Klara Hammarström – Run To The Hills

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!

Sweden: Tomorrow semi-final allocation and running order for Melodifestivalen 2022 to be revealed by SVT!

It’s the final countdown!

Just a few minutes ago, the Swedish public broadcaster SVT, posted an announcement on their official Twitter account for Melodifestivalen, stating that tomorrow morning at 09:00 Greek time (08:00 CET) the allocation of all contestants to the semi-finals and their running order will finally be revealed!

The 28 contestants

We remind you that the line-up of the 28 contestants that will compete, in hopes of representing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are the following:

  • Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe
  • Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough
  • Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
  • Klara Hammarström – Run To The Hills
  • Tribe Friday – Shut Me Up
  • John Lundvik – Änglavakt
  • Cornelia Jacobs – Hold Me Closer
  • Niello & Lisa Ajax
  • Faith Kakembo – Freedom
  • LIAMOO – Bluffin
  • Linda Bengtzing – Fyrfaldigt hurra!
  • Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved
  • Danne Stråhed – Hallaballoo
  • THEOZ – Som du vill
  • Malou Prytz – Bananas
  • Lisa Miskovsky – Best To come
  • Browsing Collection – Face In The Crowd
  • Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
  • MEDINA – In i dimman
  • Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love
  • Tenori – La Stella
  • Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
  • Lancelot – Lyckligt slut
  • Tone Sekelius – My Way
  • Alvaro Estrella – Suave
  • Malin Christin – Synd om dig
  • Angelino – The End
  • Lillasyster – Till Our Days Are Over

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!

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
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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
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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
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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
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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!