Ahead of her Melodifestivalen participation, Angus interviews Faith Kakembo, one of the seven acts competing in the third heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. She is participating with the song “Freedom”.
She says the song is a ballad about the importance of being able to choose and being proud of your choices. Faith talks about working as a nurse, why being in the moment is so important, and the songwriting process behind “Freedom”.
The third round of Melodifestivalen will be held on February 19, with a round every Saturday after that. The final will be on March 12. Faith is fifth in the running order. You can find the rest of the running order here and how the voting works this year here. The third round will be held in the Avicii Arena in Stockholm.
About Faith Kakembo
Faith Kakembo participated in the 2020 edition of Melodifestivalen with the track “Crying Rivers.” She finished 5th in Semi-Final 3, missing out on a spot in the Andra Chansen round by just 5 points. “Crying Rivers” ended up charting 18th in the Swedish Heatseeker Chart. Before Melodifestivalen, Faith made it to the finals of talent competition P4 Nästa in 2019.
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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