Ahead of their Melodifestivalen participation, Angus interviews Medina, one of the seven acts competing in the fourth heat of Sweden’s national selection. They are participating with the song “In I Dimman”.
They say the song comes from a dark place, but ends up in a bright and wonderful place. Medina talk about getting back together as a duo, what to expect for their performance, and how great it is to have an audience back at Melodifestivalen.
The fourth round of Melodifestivalen will be held on February 26th, and will be followed by this year’s second chance round. The final will be on March 12. Medina are fifth 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.
Medina is a Swedish hip hop due consisting of Sami “Sam-E” Rekik and Ali “Alibi” Jammali. Since working together they have had considerable chart success in Sweden with songs such as “Där palmerna bor” and “Miss Decibel”. Their music combines hip hop with and music from the Arab World, creating a genre they call “Haffla music”. In 2018 they went on hiatus, but now have returned and will be competing with their song “In i dimman”. Sami has competed in Melfest before, collaborating with WAHL in the 2021 contest.
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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