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Cyprus: The creators of Andrew Lambrou’s song have been revealed!

As you read in our article yesterday, the names of two of the creators of this year’s Cypriot participation were officially revealed. Those were Jimmy Jansson (Swedish) and Thomas Stengaard (Danish), both with experience in the Eurovision contest and with several successes.

Shortly afterwards, the composers and producers in question revealed in their Instagram stories the rest of the composition team of the song that Andrew Lambrou will perform on stage in Liverpool. These are Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt (Swedish) and Marcus Winther-John (Danish-English), who are also experienced creators with many successes on their resume.

The composer-producers of this year’s Cypriot entry have numerous entries in Melodifestivalen, but also in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision songs they have created are as follows:

Thomas Stengaard : Denmark 2013, Germany 2018, Germany 2019, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021, Azerbaijan 2022
Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt : Sweden 2021, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021
Jimmy Jansson : Denmark 2020
Marcus Winther-John : Andorra 2009

After the completion of the recording of the Cypriot participation, which took place in Stockholm, Andrew Lambrou is expected to travel to Athens and from there to Cyprus. Thus, we will have the opportunity to see him in various media in the coming days.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Cyprus: Two of the creators of Andrew Lambrou’s entry were revealed!

A while ago, the names of two of the creators of this year’s Cypriot entry were revealed on the official RIK account for the Eurovision contest. They are Jimmy Jansson and Thomas Stengaart, both with experience in the Eurovision contest and with several successes.

RIK has published a photo from the recording of its Eurovision entry, which was made by Andrew Lambrou in Stockholm and which you were informed about through Eurovisionfun.

As you can see, RIK declares itself ready for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, preparing every detail much earlier this time.

This will be Thomas Stengaart‘s seventh entry in the contest, having co-written Denmark’s Eurovisin 2013 winning song, as well as Germany’s entries in 2018 and 2019, San Marino in 2021 and Azerbaijan in 2022. He was also one of the creators of El Diablo, the Cypriot participation in 2021.

Jimmy Jansson has clearly less experience, since in addition to his two participations in Melodifestivalen, he was one of the creators of Denmark in Eurovision 2020, which was however canceled due to the pandemic. So, it will essentially be his first time competing.

As the Cypriot mission informed us, Andrew Lambrou immediately after the end of the recording session in Stockholm will travel to Athens and from there to Cyprus. Thus, we will have the opportunity to see him in various media in the coming days.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Sweden: Klara Hammarström and MEDINA are the two direct finalists of the Fourth Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Ninety minutes ago, the show of the Fourth 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 Klara Hammarström with the song “Run To The Hills” and MEDINA with the song “In i dimman” 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 Fourth Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final results!

Melodifestivalen 2022 Fourth 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. 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 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, there seem to be two clear direct finalists and these are Klara Hammarström and Anna Bergendahl.

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 Angelino  and Lillasyster respectively.

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 Fourth Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final! (Live)

The general rehearsal of the Fourth 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 26th, 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 fourth 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 fourth semi-final of February the 26th.

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

The competing songs of the fourth semi-final:

The lyrics of the songs were published on Tuesday February the 22th, 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 fourth semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

The Swedish national selection process moves on to the fourth semi final the upcoming Saturday, February the 26th! The fourth semi final of the national selection process of Sweden, will take place at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

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 upcoming semi-final got released, you can listen to them by clicking on the respective song title.

The competing songs of the fourth semi-final:

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: SVT

Sweden: The lyrics of the songs competing at the Fourth Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Melodifestivalen 2022, your favourite Swedish national selection process, has left the Avicii Arena and from this week and on moves to Friends Arena, in Stockholm, for the rest of the three shows.

A while ago, SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster released the lyrics of all seven competing songs, of the fourth semi-final, the last bunch of songs that will be competing this year, in the hopes of representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.

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

  • Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power (Writers: Anna Bergendahl, Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm )

I was alone

I was a starving eremite without a home

And the sand in the hourglass pouring on

A howling wolf without a pack

Little did I know

There was a seed

And with some water and attention it would lead

Into a leaf turning into a tree

Roots spreading through the darkest woods

Little did I know

I didn’t know

I see a higher power rise

A spirit larger than life

Cutting right through the fire

Turning the wind

Right before my eyes

I see a higher power rise

A spirit larger than life

Digging right through the dirt

Releasing the dam

And so, I arise

On my own

Kept walking through the wilderness ’til I had grown

Into a thousand-year-old oak, give me a throne

And I’ll wear the crown of thorns

Little did I know

I didn’t know

I see a higher power rise

A spirit larger than life

Cutting right through the fire

Turning the wind

Right before my eyes

I see a higher power rise

A spirit larger than life

Digging right through the dirt

Releasing the dam

And so, I arise

And so, I arise

Oh, I didn’t know

And so, I arise

Oh, I didn’t know

I see a higher power rise

A spirit larger than life

Cutting right through the fire

Turning the wind

Right before my eyes

I see a higher power rise

A spirit larger than life

Digging right through the dirt

Releasing the dam

And so, I arise

And so, I arise

 

  • Lillasyster – Till Our Days Are Over (Writers: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Ian-Paolo Lira, Martin Westerstrand )

If I were a hero for one day

Maybe I’d walk another way

Fighting against the odds and break

Thru the bricks in the wall

Cause I wanna take you home

Been loosing ourselves too long

Somebody prove me wrong

I won’t let go

I’m right here with open arms

Nothing can break my iron heart

I would climb any mountain

I would fight any fire

Scream loud, breaking the silence now

Till our days are over

I would climb any mountain

Stand tall, big as a giant

I would find a way somehow

Till our days are over

If I were a hero for one day

I wouldn’t be scared and run away

Open the streets and raise the gates

I would break thru it all

And I’m gonna take you home

Been loosing ourselves too long

Somebody prove me wrong

I would climb any mountain

I would fight any fire

Scream loud, breaking the silence now

Till our days are over

I would climb any mountain

Stand tall, big as a giant

I would find a way somehow

Till our days are over

I’ll never fail you

Be right beside you

I’ll never walk away

I would climb any mountain

Stand tall, big as a giant

I would find a way somehow

Till our days are over

I would climb any mountain

I would fight any fire

Scream loud, breaking the silence now

Till our days are over

Till our days are over

Till our days are over

I’ll be breaking the silence now

Till our days are over

 

  • Malin Christin  – Synd om dig (Writers:  Jonathan Lavotha, Oliver Heinänen, Malin Christin )

Jag kommer aldrig få ett förlåt

För varje gång jag fällt en tår

Jag kommer aldrig nånsin be dig

För jag tror inte att du förstår

Tror inte du förmår

Och din skugga, den kommer förfölja dig

Aldrig nånsin försvinna, bara dölja sig

Så det är inte synd om mig, nej för det är synd om dig

Det är inte synd om mig, nej för det är synd om dig

För du saknar empati

kan inte känna som vi

du har ett tomrum inuti

Det är inte synd om mig, nej för det är synd om dig

Har velat såra dig så hårt

Men dom sa: sjunk inte ner till hans nivå

Men du är mil långt under marken

Och aldrig kommer jag ifatt dig

Inte ens om tusen år

Och din skugga, den kommer att släppa mig

Men för alltid så kommer den följa dig

Så det är inte synd om mig, nej för det är synd om dig

Det är inte synd om mig, nej för det är synd om dig

För du saknar empati

kan inte känna som vi

du har ett tomrum inuti

Det är inte synd om mig, nej för det är synd om dig

Det är inte synd om mig

Det är inte synd om mig

Det är inte synd om mig

Ja, det är synd om dig

Jag kommer aldrig få ett förlåt

Men det är jag som står rakryggad ändå

 

  • Tenori – La Stella (Writers: Dan Sundquist, Kristian Lagerström, Marcos Ubeda, Bobby Ljunggren, Sarah Börjesson Wassberg )

Per te la mia stella splenderà

La speranza vincerà

Stuck in the dark

I was a shell of myself

All of my dreams in a blur

In a room full of doubt

The sound was gone

Then I looked to the sky

I knew

I could see the end of the road

Letting me out

Per te la mia stella splenderà

La speranza vincerà

Già il sogno vive più che mai

Lo seguirò

Per sempre volerò

Con te nel cielo blu

Now that I know

How can I turn away

If there’s a way to resist

It´s a will-o´-the-wisp

I was played for a fool

But they won’t trick me twice

Since you made my dreams come alive

Letting me out

Per te la mia stella splenderà

La speranza vincerà

Già il sogno vive più che mai

Lo seguirò

Per sempre volerò

Con te nel cielo blu

I hit the ground

With all that doubt

But you were there

And taught my dreams to fly high

Per te la mia stella splenderà

La speranza vincerà

Già il sogno vive più che mai

Lo seguirò

Per sempre volerò

Con te nel cielo blu

We rise like a dream

My life is in your hands

La stella sarà

con te

 

  • MEDINA – In i dimman (Writers: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali )

Min kära lille

Har du gått vilse

För denna vägen leder inte någonstans

Mamma sa till mig

Gör guld av silver

Sen lever vi som inte morgondagen fanns

Nu ska vi dansa tills vi dör

Sjunga för allt som vi förstört

La bella noche

När vi når botten

Så ska vi resa oss igen

In i dimman dimman ja nu ska vi leva

Vi ska leva som ej morgondagen finns

Nu ska hela världen äntligen få veta

Att vi ska hela hela hela vägen in

La dolce vita

Så många tårar

Som jag sparat under stjärnorna i natt

Och mamma sa till mig

Det kommer ordna sig

Så länge du lever som inte morgondagen fanns

Nu ska vi dansa tills vi dör

Sjunga för allt som vi förstört

La bella noche

När vi når botten

Så ska vi resa oss igen

In i dimman dimman ja nu ska vi leva

Vi ska leva som ej morgondagen finns

Nu ska hela världen äntligen få veta

Att vi ska hela hela hela vägen in

Nu ska vi dansa tills vi dör

Sjunga för allt som vi förstört

La bella noche

När vi når botten

Så ska vi resa oss igen

In i dimman dimman ja nu ska vi leva

Vi ska leva som ej morgondagen finns

Nu ska hela världen äntligen få veta

Att vi ska hela hela hela vägen in

Oh oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh

Att vi ska hela hela hela vägen in

  • Angelino  – The End (Writers: Angelino Markenhorn, Julie Aagaard, Melanie Wehbe, Thomas Stengaard )

Oh

Oh

This could be the end

You could drop a pin

Suffocating silence

We’ve been here before

I’m outside the door

You’re in the bathroom crying

You say that

I’m so unaffected

I act so cool

and so collected

Oh

Hear me out

Before you go

I need you to know

You’ve got your doubts

I got my own

But trust me I am

Not that unaffected

You’re mistaken

If this is it

You need to know

My heart’s stuck on you

Lying skin to skin

Do you feel a thing

Tell me what you’re thinking

Cause I don’t understand

What’s your exit plan

Cause I’m hurting within

You say that

I’m so unaffected

I’m not that cool

and so collected

Oh

Hear me out

Before you go

I need you to know

You’ve got your doubts

I got my own

But trust me I am

Not that unaffected

You’re mistaken

If this is it

You need to know

My heart’s stuck on

You

You

If it’s the end

I need to know

You

So hear me out

Before you go

I need you to know

You’ve got your doubts

I got my own

But trust me I am

Not that unaffected

You’re mistaken

If this is it

You need to know

My heart’s stuck on

You

 

  • Klara Hammarström – Run To The Hills (Writers: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Julie Aagaard, Anderz Wrethov, Klara Hammarström)

They say I

Been running from myself

But they don’t understand

Coz the pain of you

Is in my every cell

And it’s pumping through my veins

And I feel it through my body like fire tonight

And it pulls me in

I’m howling at the moonlight

And I

Run—to the hills

I’m making it on my own

I’m facing my demons, here I go

I’m running, I’m running alone

To the hills

Where the brokenhearted go

I’m running to save my haunted soul

Run to the hills

Run—to the hills

I’m making it on my own

I’m facing my demons, here I go

Run to the hills

They say you

Won’t flee a broken heart

The nights move in on you

But they have never

Raced under the stars

The flight will see me through

And I feel it through my body like fire tonight

And it pulls me in

I’m howling at the moonlight

And I

Run—to the hills

I’m making it on my own

I’m facing my demons, here I go

I’m running, I’m running alone

To the hills

Where the brokenhearted go

I’m running to save my haunted soul

I run to the hills

Run—to the hills

I’m making it on my own

I’m facing my demons, here I go

I’m running, I’m running alone

To the hills

Where the brokenhearted go

I’m running to save my haunted soul

Run to the hills

And it pulls me in

I’m howling at the moonlight

And I

Run—to the hills

I’m making it on my own

I’m facing my demons here I go

I’m running, I’m running alone

To the hills

Where the brokenhearted go

I’m running to save my haunted soul

I run to the hills

Run—to the hills

I’m making it on my own

I’m facing my demons here I go

I’m running, I’m running alone

To the hills

Where the brokenhearted go

I’m running to save my haunted soul

Run to the hills

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 next time, when we will get the chance to listen to the one-minute snippets, of the seven songs of the fourth semi final, for the first time.

Source/Photo: SVT

Sweden: Anders Bagge and Faith Kakembo are the two direct finalists of the Third Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Ninety minutes ago, the second show for the Third 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 Anders Bagge with the song “Bigger Than The Universe” and Faith Kakembo with the song “Freedom” 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 Third Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final results!

Melodifestivalen 2022 Third 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. 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

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 Anders Bagge and Lancelot  .

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 Cazzi Opeia and Faith Kakembo.

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