Tim interviews Robin Bengtsson, one of the seven acts competing in the first heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. He is participating with the song “Innocent Love”. He says the song is up-tempo, and has a big arena pop-rock, with an 80’s influence. Robin talks about the staging, and what his plans are after Melodifestivalen.
The first round of Melodifestivalen will be held February 5, with a round every Saturday after that. The final will be on March 12. Robin will be performing seventh and last on the night. You can find the rest of the running order here and how the voting works this year here. The first round will be held in the Avicii Arena in Stockholm.
About Robin Bengtsson
Robin Bengtsson is a Swedish singer who became famous for taking part in Swedish Idol 2008. He has competed in Melodifestivalen three times so far (2016, 2017, 2020), and won it in 2017. Taking his song “I Can’t Go On” to Eurovision, he ended up 5th in the Grand Final with a total of 344 points.
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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