Nu Kör Vi, the time has come. It’s the time we have all been waiting for. Today, SVT has announced 14 of the 28 participants competing in the upcoming edition of the competition. The remaining contenders, as well as the Semi-Final in which will be they competing in will be revealed at a later date.
Who’s in the line-up so far?
Today, 14 of the 28 participants were revealed, along with the song that they will be competing with, and the songwriters that worked on their entry.
|Anders Bagge||Bigger Than The Universe||Anders Bagge, Jimmy Jansson, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son|
|LIAMOO||Bluffin||Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali|
|Faith Kakembo||Freedom||Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, Palle Hammarlund, Faith Kakembo|
|Linda Bengtzing||Fyrfaldigt hurra!||Thomas G:son, Linda Bengtzing, Myra Granberg, Daniel Jelldéus|
|Danne Stråhed||Hallabaloo||Danne Stråhed, Fredrik Andersson, Erik Stenhammar|
|Cornelia Jakobs||Hold Me Closer||Isa Molin, David Zandén, Cornelia Jakobsdotter|
|Cazzo Opeia||I Can´t Get Enough||Bishat Araya, Jakob Redtzer, Cazzi Opeia, Paul Rey|
|Samira Manners||I Want To Be Loved||Samira Manners, Fredrik Andersson|
|Omar Rudberg||Moving Like That||Omar Rudberg, Gustav Blomberg, Amanda Kongshaug, Kristin Marie|
|Klara Hammarström||Run To The Hills||Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Julie Aagaard, Anderz Wrethov, Klara Hammarström|
|Tribe Friday||Shut Me Up||Isak Gunnarsson, Robin Hanberger Pérez, Noah Deutschmann|
|THEOZ||Som du vill||Tobias Lundgren, Axel Schylström, Tim Larsson, Elize Ryd, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt|
|Niello & Lisa Ajax||Tror du att jag bryr mig||Yvonne Dahlbom, Niklas ”Niello” Grahn Linroth, Jesper Welander|
|John Lundvik||Änglavakt||Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Benjamin Rosenbohm, Fredrik Sonefors, John Lundvik|
The line-up announcement consists of a mixture of new artists, as well as multiple returnees. Some artists such as Klara Hammarström participating in the competition for a third consecutive year. The line-up also sees the return to the competition of John Lundvik, who represented Sweden with “Too Late For Love” which placed 5th in Tel Aviv.
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:
- February 5 – Semi-Final 1 – Malmö, Malmö Arena
- February 12 – Semi-Final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium
- February 19 – Semi-Final 3 – Linköping, Saab Arena
- February 26 – Semi-Final 4 – Lidköping, Sparbanken Lidköping Arena
- March 5- Semi-Final 5 – Örnsköldsvik, Hägglunds Arena
- March 12 – 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.
Are you excited about the line-up for Melodifestivalen 2022? Who are you excited about so far? Who would you like to see represent Sweden at Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
News Source: SVT
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