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Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the Grand Final!

Today took place the first of the two rehearsals of the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The show begins with John Lennon’s  song Give Peace a Chance, conveying an antiwar message.

At the Opening Act of the Grand Final Laura Pausini performs a medley including “La solitudine” and “Scatola”

Afterwards we see the parade of nations that made it to the final, in the running order that they are going to perform.

Now it’s time to welcome the three presenters on stage! Before the competing part begins, the hosts of the show describe the voting process and show the number where the viewers in each country will have to phone or text, in order to cast their vote.

The 25 Finalists

Czech Republic: We Are Domi – “Lights Off”

The staging is the same as in the previous performances. The lead singer looks cool and relaxed, probably saving energy for the Jury show tonight and for the televised show tomorrow. Vocally she was very good.

Romania: WRS – “Llámame”

WRS gives another catchy performances in this rehearsal. He is very confident, vocally stable and full of energy.

Portugal: Maro – “Saudade, saudade”

Next on stage is Maro from Portugal. She and her back – up singers stand in again in circle, creating the usual atmospheric performance that made them stand out and advance to the final.

Finland: The Rasmus – “Jezebel”

It’s one of the most famous Finnish bands in the world to take the stage. The staging someone could say that is inspired by the famous Stephen King’s novel and move “IT”. Another good rehearsal for Finland.

Switzerland: Marius Bear – “Boys Do Cry”

The fifth performer of the Final. Once again Marius and his ballad create a nostalgic atmosphere that explains why he deserved to be in the final.

France: Alvan and Ahez – “Fulenn”

It’s time for the last year’s runner -up. In a full contrast to what we were used to from France, the staging is full of magical and paganistic/celtic symbols, while the song is performed in Breton and not in the French language, as some of you might think.

Norway: Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf a Banana” 

Norway preserves the mystical atmosphere, as no one knows who are behind the masks. A good rehearsal for the Nordic nation.

Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap”

Probably the most wandering song of the contest. Rosa and her song make you reminiscing emotions and feelings.

After Armenia there is a small break, with a video showing snaps of the two Semi -Finals

Italy: Mahmood and Blanco – “Brividi”

Time for the host nation of this year’s contest. Vocally their performance was better than ever.

Spain: Chanel – “SloMo”

The most explosive performance of the final now on stage.  Despite the fact that it’s a dress rehearsal, Chanel gave it all again, and vocally was very stable during this demanding choreography. A potential televoting winner.

The Netherlands: S10 – “De diepte”

Stien, which is the real name of S10, gives another excellent performance. No changes here as well.

Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania” (Стефанія)

12th on stage is the bookmakers favourite for the trophy. The band gives another good performance. Will they bring the trophy for the third time back to Ukraine? We will find out tomorrow.

Germany: Malik Harris – “Rockstars”

With Germany, begins the ballad streak of this Final. On stage we see different musical instruments and carpets. Malik was very good and stable. No one knows though the luck of of this entry.

Lithuania: Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”

Time for one of the surprises of the Semi – Finals. Monika doesn’t have in this rehearsal her usual hair style, but maintains the early 80s vibes.

Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – “Fade to Black”

Nadir gives another emotional performance. A slightly different hair – style, but in overall, no changes as well.

Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – “Miss You”

Jérémie and his Jamesbondish entry are next. A good rehearsal for Belgium, and a well deserved finalist.

The second brake of the show.

Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – “Die Together”

One of the show’s favourites gets on stage. Amanda is ready to convey all the emotions and to captivate the audience, and probably to win the jury show tonight. Her performance was once again exceptional.

Iceland: Systur – “Með hækkandi sól”

Next on stage is the biggest surprise of the Semi – Finals. The Systur band creates a western atmosphere on stage, but will this be enough to finish higher than last year?

Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers – “Trenulețul”

Moldova breaks the aforementioned ballad-streak. For the third time the Zdob și Zdub band are loyal to their randez-vous at the Eurovision final. No one knows the luck of their entry among the juries though.

Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer”

Another favourite on stage. The Swedish delegation faces again problems, in this rehearsal.  After a few minutes, Cornelia begins her performance.  Vocally was good but at some point a little unstable. Possible jury winner.

Australia: Sheldon Riley – “Not the Same”

Time for the biggest nation of Oceanian continent. The most flamboyant entry among the finalists. At some point the sound stopped for seconds. A very dynamic and emotional performance, that could capitvate the juries.

A small brake until the UK staging is ready.

United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – “Space Man”

Sam Ryder is next on stage. With his cosmic staging, the UK is probably ready to take the trophy back home after 1997. An exceptional performance.

Poland: Ochman – “River”

23rd performer is Ochman from Poland. With a more casual outfit for this rehearsal, Ochman’s performance is good and vocally he is on point.

Serbia: Konstrakta – “In corpore sano”

Second to last in the Final is Konstrakta from Serbia. Even though the performance is very simple, the Serbian entry is really captivating. Being the only ex- Yugoslav nation in the final, Serbia is expecting to ddo well in the televoting.

Estonia: Stefan – “Hope”

The last performer of the Final is Stefan from Estonia. The second western atmospheric entry after Iceland, but with better chances for a better result. A very good rehearsal for Estonia

Following the 25 performances, the voting process starts by showing the recap of all the competing songs and their respective voting numbers appear on screen!

Interval Acts

Last year’s winners, Måneskin, get on stage to perform their song “Supermodel”

In the second interval act, the very first Italian winner in Eurovision 1964, Gigliola Cinquetti gets on stage to perform her winning entry “Non ho l’età” 

Another break after the first two interval acts

The last interval act of the show is a medley performed by Mika.

The Results

After the jury results have been announced, Martin Österdahl, the executive producer of Eurovision Song Contest 2022, declares that we now have a valid result!

The winner in the simulating scoreboard was the United Kingdom.

Later today, the Jury Rehearsal is going to take place, in which half of the results are going to be determined.

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Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs is the winner of Melodifestivalen 2022 and will represent the country this year in Turin!

Ninety minutes ago, the show of the Final of Melodifestivalen 2022, started off on SVT and SVT Play and we now know that Cornelia Jacobs will represent Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, with the song “Hold Me Closer“!

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Sweden: Who is the favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2022, according to today’s betting odds?

Melodifestivalen 2022 Final show will begin in a few moments, with the new competition and voting format in place and will be aired tonight at 20:00 CET on SVT and SVT Play. Twelve contestants will have to perform their song and compete in order to claim their ticket to Turin, to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest this year.

Tonight’s contestants

  • Klara Hammarström – “Run to the Hills
  • Theoz – “Som du vill”
  • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power
  • John Lundvik – “Änglavakt
  • Tone Sekelius – “My Way
  • Anders Bagge – “Bigger than the Universe
  • Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love
  • Faith Kakembo – “Freedom
  • Liamoo – “Bluffin
  • Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer
  • Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough”
  • Medina – “In i dimman

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, according to the betting odds, Cornelia Jakobs is in the lead, with a winning chance of 55%, Anders Bagge and Klara Hammarström follow.

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Let’s see what is going to happen, when we will get the chance to watch the actual Final show 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 at Friends Arena!

Which artist is your favourite for the win, that will secure their ticket to Turin to represent Sweden this Saturday?

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

Source: Eurovision World

Sweden: The general rehearsal of the Final Show of Melodifestivalen 2022! (Live)

The general rehearsal of the Melodifestivalen 2022 Final has just started. EurovisionFun is at Friends Arena, in Stockholm and we are happy to be watching it live on-site. We will be covering this rehearsal siting right in the arena, describing in detail what is happening during the show and all the vibes we get, for you to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are here with us tonight!

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 general rehearsal for the final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow March 12th, at 20:00 CET, when you watch the actual final show on SVT and SVT Play.

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Sweden: The international jury that will help determine the winner of Melodifestivalen 2022 just got revealed!

SVT just revealed the eight countries that will comprise the international jury, by mentioning them in the “Mediehandbok” document sent out to the press earlier today. Those countries will get the chance to vote and help determine the winner of Melodifestivalen 2022, who will finally get a ticket to Turin, in order to represent the country in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The eight countries of the international jury

The results of Melodifestivalen 2022 at the final show, get determined 50-50 by the televotes and the votes of the eight countries that will comprise the international jury.

These eight countries of the international jury this year will be:

  • The Netherlands
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Czech Republic
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy

The voting age-groups

Starting from last year, the viewers vote in age groups. At the final show there is no longer the possibility to vote by SMS, as the Melodifestivalen production team commented the SMS votes were minimal. One either can vote by phone or with the use of the Melodifestivalen app.

Before being able to vote, one must register their age. The viewers are allocated into the following seven age groups:

  • 3-9 years old, Green group
  • 10-15 years old, Turquoise group
  • 16-29 years old, Blue group
  • 30-44 years old, Purple group
  • 45-59 years old, Pink group
  • 60-74 years old, Red group
  • 75 years old and above, Orange group

Combined voting results

There are eight categories in all, one is the televoting and the rest are the seven age-groups. Each category gives 58 points in total at the finals, distributed to the acts accordingly. Also the change of the number of countries in the international jury, from eleven to eight was implemented so that the number of countries match the number of voting categories of the public. At the end of the voting process, the juries will decide 50% of the votes and the public vote will provide the remaining 50% of the points.

Final Show Running Order

  • Klara Hammarström – “Run to the Hills
  • Theoz – “Som du vill”
  • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power
  • John Lundvik – “Änglavakt
  • Tone Sekelius – “My Way
  • Anders Bagge – “Bigger than the Universe
  • Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love
  • Faith Kakembo – “Freedom
  • Liamoo – “Bluffin
  • Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer
  • Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough”
  • Medina – “In i dimman

The Show

Oscar Zia presented 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 final show 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: The running order of the Final show of Melodifestivalen 2022 just got revealed!

SVT just announced the running order of the contestants that will have to compete with each other next Saturday, March 12, at the finals of Melodifestivalen 2022, claiming a ticket to Turin, at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. We remind you that the final show of the Swedish national selection process will take place once more at Friends Arena.

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 seen below:

Final Show Running Order:

  • Klara Hammarström – “Run to the Hills
  • Theoz – “Som du vill”
  • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power
  • John Lundvik – “Änglavakt
  • Tone Sekelius – “My Way
  • Anders Bagge – “Bigger than the Universe
  • Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love
  • Faith Kakembo – “Freedom
  • Liamoo – “Bluffin
  • Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer
  • Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough”
  • Medina – “In i dimman

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 final show 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!