Rosie sits down with Tenori following their first rehearsal for Melodifestivalen 2022. They discuss the origins of Tenori as a group, their experience creating their song and performance for Melodifestivalen, and their favourite operas and musicals! They will perform their song, “La Stella”, during Saturday’s deltävling.
The fourth round of Melodifestivalen will be held on February 26th, and will be followed by the second chance round. The final will be on March 12th. Tenori are fourth in the running order. You can find the rest of the running order here and how the voting works this year here. The fourth round will be held in the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
Tenori was formed in 2003 when Alexander Grove and Kalle Leander graduated from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. Their work since has involved both classical opera performances and musicals as well as bringing this style of music to a more mainstream stage. Both work individually as performers as well as being part of the group.
They are particularly excited about returning to performing in front of an audience following the pandemic. Talking to SVT, they said that, “it’s going to be fantastic! The greatest thing is that we now, after a long and dark period, get the chance to meet you, our beloved audience, live.”
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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Photo Source: SVT / Janne Danielsson