As we get closer to the end of the year, national broadcasters are in full force when it comes to preparing for their National Finals, One of those is SVT and their national final Melodifestivalen. The rumors on who will be among the final 28, are now starting to surface. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that two-time Melodifestivalen participant LIAMOO and Sweden’s Eurovision 2017 representative Bengtsson are among those in the line-up.
LIAMOO made his debut in Melodifestivalen in 2018 with his song “Last Breath”, which placed 6th. He competed once again in 2019, but with Hanna Ferm and the song “Hold You”, which placed 3rd. Aftonbladet reports that LIAMOO collaborated with several established songwriters with Mello experience for his entries.
In 2016, Robin Bengtsson made his debut in Melodifestivalen with his entry “Constellation Prize” which placed 5th. He went on to win the competition in 2017 with “I Can’t Go On” which placed 5th in Kyiv. After a two-year break, Robin returned to the competition with “Take A Chance” which placed 8th. Aftonbladet reports that the entry will be a “strong pop song”.
What we know about Melodifestivalen 2022
Melodifestivalen 2022 will be hosted by Oscar Zia, whilst Farah Abadi will follow the journey of the competing artists in the next edition of the competition. Tickets for next year’s competition will go on sale on November 8, with the shows taking place as follows:
- Semi-Final 1 – Malmö, Malmö Arena
- Semi-Final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium
- Semi-Final 3 – Linköping, Saab Arena
- Semi-Final 4 – Lidköping, Sparbanken Lidköping Arena
- Semi-Final 5 – Örnsköldsvik, Hägglunds Arena
- Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena
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: Aftonbladet
Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting