🇸🇪 Cornelia Jakobs: “I’m trying to make sure that I’m having fun along the way.

🇸🇪 Cornelia Jakobs: “I’m trying to make sure that I’m having fun along the way.

Cornelia Jakobs joins Tim during rehearsals for the Melodifestivalen final to discuss what we can expect from her in her final performance, her methods of coping with the pressure and the chance that we might see her on stage in Turin!

She will compete with the song “Hold Me Closer” on Saturday night.

The final of Melodifestivalen will take place on March 12. Cornelia will perform tenth in the running order, which can be found here. The results will be decided by a 50/50 split between the televote and international juries. It will take place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.

About Cornelia Jakobs

Cornelia Jakobs makes her Melodifestivalen debut this year as a solo artist, but previously participated in the contest in 2011 and 2012 as part of girl group Love Generation. She has also recently composed the soundtrack to HBO series Björnstad, a song called “Weight of the World”.

Her entry for Melodifestivalen 2022, “Hold Me Closer”, qualified directly to the final.

Listen to “Hold Me Closer” on streaming services


Apple Music

You can also listen to the other competing entries at Melodifestivalen 2022 by following our Spotify playlist:

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.

What do you think of Cornelia’s performance of “Hold Me Closer”? Would you like to see represent Sweden on the Eurovision stage? As always, let us know what you think by getting in touch in the comments below. Be sure to follow THAT Eurovision Site on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

News Source: That Eurovision Site

Photo Source: SVT/Annika Berglund

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