Nu Kör Vi, for the past few weeks, entries have been submitted in contention for Melodifestivalen 2022. Now that the submission period has finished, SVT has announced that they have received 2,530 entries for the upcoming edition of the competition.
A slight decrease from 2021 submissions
The number of submissions for Melodifestivalen 2022 has decreased, compared to this year’s edition, where 2,747 entries were submitted. However, despite this, the producer for Melodifestivalen Karin Gunnarson mentioned how engaging the competition is and how they cannot wait to start picking the competing entries
It’s incredibly fun to see how engaging Melodifestivalen is. Over the past ten years, we have received an average of 2,500 contributions every year. I can’t help but think about the musical breadth that exists in our country and the writing joy that makes Melodifestivalen every year top up the Swedish song treasure. Like this year, many of this year’s Mello songs are still streamed and several are played regularly on the radio.
It’s always just as exciting to hear what’s come in. It will be great to receive all the entries and start working on a strong starting field that will compete in Melodifestivalen 2022.Karin Gunnarsson on the submissions for Melodifesitvalen 2022 (translated)
Now that the submissions have closed, the 28 entries that will be competing in next year’s competition will be revealed later in the autumn. 14 of the entries will be selected by a jury, whilst the remaining 14 entries will be selected by SVT.
What we know about Melodifestivalen 2022
It was recently announced that Oscar Zia will be returning to host Melodifestivalen 2022, after co-hosting the 2nd Semi-Final in 2021. In addition, it was confirmed that the tour will be returning, with the final due to take place on the 12th March.
- Semi-Final 1 – February 5 – Malmö – Malmö Arena
- Semi-Final 2 – February 12 – Gothenburg – Scandinavium
- Semi-Final 3 – February 19 – Linköping – Saab Arena
- Semi-Final 4 – February 26 – Lidköping – Sparbanken Arena
- Second Chance – March 5 – Örnsköldsvik – Hägglunds Arena
- Final – March 12 – Stockholm – Friends Arena
Tickets for the Melodifestivalen shows will be released at a later date.
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2021, Sweden was represented by Tusse, who won the 60th edition of the competition and competed with the song “Voices”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 109 Points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: SVT
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses