With Melodifestivalen due to commence tomorrow, SVT has confirmed where the remaining live shows will take place for this year’s competition.
Avicii Arena & Friends Arena to host all shows
The schedule for all of the shows are as follows
- Heat 1 – February 5 – Avicii Arena
- Heat 2 – February 12 – Avicii Arena
- Heat 3- February 19 – Avicii Arena
- Heat 4 – February 26 – Friends Arena
- Semi-Final – March 5 – Friends Arena
- Final – March 12 – Friends Arena
Melodifestivalen project manager Anette Brattström mentioned how finally a larger audience will be able to enjoy the shows this year.
The combination of Avicii Arena and Friends Arena is a good solution from a TV point of view. We have a great habit of producing the Melodifestivalen from both arenas. Now it feels extra fun that an even larger audience can experience our show on site as well
At the time of writing, it is yet to be confirmed when the tickets for the remaining show will be available to purchase, or what the capacity will be for each show.
What else do we know about Melodifestivalen 2022
Melodifestivalen has taken an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach to their national final this year, returning to their established format of four deltävlingar, a semi-final round and a grand final.
The slightly-reformatted second chance round will then take place on Saturday 5th March. Instead of the previous duel system, the third and fourth-placed songs in each of the previous heats will compete again in two groups. The top two from each group will win the final spots in the Grand Final, which will take place on Saturday 12th March 2022.
All shows of Melodifestivalen 2022 will be hosted by Oscar Zia, whilst Farah Abadi will follow the journey of the competing artists in this year’s edition of the competition. 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 Melodifestivalen 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
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