Tonight, more countries begin their National Selections. One of those is Sweden, where their selection ‘Melodifestivalen’ commenced. Seven artists competed for four spots to the next round of the competition. Let’s see who made it to the next round.
Who qualified from the first heat?
|2||Theoz||“Som Du Vill”||Semi-Final|
|3||Shirley Clamp||“Let There Be Angels”||6th|
|4||Omar Rudberg||“Moving Like That”||5th|
|6||Cornelia Jakobs||“Hold Me Closer”||Direkt til Finalen|
|7||Robin Bengtsson||“Innocent Love”||Direkt til Finalen|
After the first round of voting, Cornelia Jakobs managed to obtained the most votes and qualified directly to the final. After the second round of voting, it was revealed that Robin Bengtsson got the second spot to the final, with Theoz and Danne Straw through to the Semi-Final. Issues arose with the Melodifestivalen App, and therefore the results were purely based on telephone votes.
Melodifestivalen 2022 will continue once again next Saturday, where another seven acts compete. The competing artists are as follows:
|2||Niello & Lisa Ajax||“Tror Du att Jag Bryr Mig ”|
|3||Samira Manners||“I Want to Be Loved”|
|5||Browsing Collection||“Face In The Crowd”|
|7||Tone Sekelius||“My Way”|
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 this edition of the competition. This edition of Melodifestivalen the was supposed to be the return of the tour. Unfortunately, due to the COVID situation in Sweden, the Heats and Semi-Final are due to take place in Avicii Arena. The final of the competition is currently scheduled to take place at Friends Arena as planned.
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.
What are your first impressions of the competing songs? 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
Photo Source: SVT/Annika Berglund