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Sweden: Detailed results of Melodifestivalen 2022 released!

The SVT (Swedish public television) released the detailed results of Melodifestivalen 2022. As you will see below, the age categories did not affect the results, which were in line with the absolute number of votes except for the semi-final of the second chance, where two songs would not have qualified for the final if this system was not implemented.

There are two things worth mentioning. The first one is that Anders Bagge had about half a million more votes than the winner Cornelia Jakobs. The second is that Anna Bergendahl and Cazzi Opeia, despite collecting fewer votes in the semifinal of the second chance than Alvaro Estrella and Lisa Miskovsky respectively, got the ticket for the final as based on the age categories they got higher amount of points. Anna Bergendahl even had almost 200,000 votes less than Alvaro Estrella and despite of that was the one who had more points in the age categories.

Despite her second place in the public voting, Cornelia Jakobs will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2022, with the song Hold Me Closer. Sweden participates in the second semifinal and will appear in the second half.

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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!

Sweden: Anna Bergendahl, Tone Sekelius, Theoz and Cazzi Opeia are the four finalists of the Second Chance Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022!

Ninety minutes ago, the show of the Fifth Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022, started off on SVT and SVT Play. And we have been watching the whole show, right from the arena of the venue and we are here to share the results of the night with you!

The four qualifiers are Anna Bergendahl, Tone Sekelius, Theoz and Cazzi Opeia 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 Fifth Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final results!

Melodifestivalen 2022 Fifth Semi-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. Eight contestants divided into two groups of four, will have to compete against each other tonight, in order to secure one of the last four places, as their ticket to the final show.

Tonight’s contestants

Group A

  • Tone Sekelius – “My Way
  • Alvaro Estrella – “Suave
  • Danne Stråhed – “Hallabaloo
  • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power

Group B

  • Theoz – “Som du vill
  • Lisa Miskovsky – “Best to Come
  • Lillasyster – “Till Our Days Are Over
  • Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough

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 four clear finalists and these are Anna Bergendahl and Tone Sekelius from Group A and Lisa Miskovsky and Cazzi Opeia from Group B.

Let’s see what is going to happen, we will get the chance to watch the actual Semi-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 four of today’s competing artists do you think will be the last finalists, that will get the chance to compete 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 Chance Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final! (Live)

The general rehearsal of the Second Chance Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-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 semi-final rehearsal, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow March 5th, at 20:00 CET, when you watch the actual semi-final show on SVT and SVT Play.

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Sweden: The running order of the Second Chance Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2022 is revealed!

Earlier this noon, SVT conducted a draw, in order to allocate the eight contestants of the fifth semi-final into two groups of four.

The the running order of the two groups of contestants, of the second chance semi-final 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 seen below:

Group A

  • Tone Sekelius – “My Way
  • Alvaro Estrella – “Suave
  • Danne Stråhed – “Hallabaloo
  • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power

Group B

  • Theoz – “Som du vill
  • Lisa Miskovsky – “Best to Come
  • Lillasyster – “Till Our Days Are Over
  • Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough

The process

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

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: The two groups of the Second Chance Semi-Final contestants of Melodifestivalen 2022!

SVT just had just announced the two groups of four into which the eight Second Chance Semi-Final contestants of Melodifestivalen 2022 will compete, this Saturday March 5th! The two groups can be seen below:

Group A

  • Danne Stråhed – “Hallabaloo
  • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power
  • Tone Sekelius – “My Way
  • Alvaro Estrella – “Suave

Group B

  • Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough
  • Lillasyster – “Till Our Days Are Over
  • Theoz – “Som du vill
  • Lisa Miskovsky – “Best to Come

Later this afternoon, SVT will reveal the running order of the artists in the above groups.

The process

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

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!

Eurovision 2022: After Sweden, four more countries take a stance against Russia’s participation in Turin!

The EBU‘s response about Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022 did not satisfy Norway, Denmark, Lithuania and the Netherlands which, after Sweden, ask the EBU to reconsider its decision and not allow Russia to participate in the competition.

Following the request of the Ukrainian public television for expulsion of the corresponding Russian from the EBU, the latter in a statement underlined the apolitical nature of the competition and that it has no authority to punish its members (public radio and television), for acts committed by governments of their countries.

The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political – cultural event that unites countries and celebrates differences through music. EBU members in both Russia and Ukraine have pledged to attend this year’s event in Turin and we intend to welcome them and let artists from both countries participate in May. Of course, we continue to monitor developments closely.

EBU

However, this response did not satisfy Sweden, which, through SVT CEO Hanna Stjärne, asked the EBU to reconsider its decision on Russia. Today, four more broadcasters have been added to the list, those of Lithuania, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

Lithuania‘s general director of public television, Monika Garbaciauskaite, said in a statement today that she would soon raise the issue of Russia’s participation with the EBU. Norwegian public broadcaster has also just released a statement taking a clear stance. In a similar climate, the Danish public television informed the EBU that it is opposed to Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022 and so did the dutch one AVROTROS a few minutes ago.

However, we have also had statements from the television of Finland, which, although they state that it is the responsibility of the EBU to make any decision regarding Russia’s participation, emphasize that they are closely monitoring the issue and will take a position on it soon.

Eurovision 2022 artists have also started taking a stance against Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022, as this year’s representatives of Latvia, Citi Zēni, have also personally asked the EBU not to allow the country that started a war in Europe to take part in the competition.

We are awaiting with interest the reactions from the other members of the EBU, but also for the final decision regarding Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all developments!