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.
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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.
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
- 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 – 12th of February, in Gothenburg
- 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 – 19th of February, in Linköping
- 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 – 26th of February, in Lidköping
- 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
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!