With less than a month to go, till Sweden’s Eurovision National Final commences in Malmö, we received some news about the final of the competition, which is due to take place on March 12. Melodifestivalen’s In-House expert Gustav Dahlander has confirmed that for the second year in a row, that an English commentary will be provided for the final, after its launch last year.
Confirmed: The #Melfest final will be supplied with English live commentary this year as well. 🎆— Gustav Dahlander (@GustavDahlander) January 5, 2022
At the time of writing, SVT is yet to confirm if the commentary will be through live commentary (as per the 2021 final), or English subtitles being shown.
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 went on sale on November 8. The participating artists, as well as their running order position, can be found here.
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: Gustav Dahlander
Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting