Ahead of their participation in the Melodifestivalen final, Tim is able to talk again to Medina. They are participating with the song “In i dimman”. They talk about their surprise at making it through to the final from their heat, singing in Swedish vs English, and analyse their place in the running order!
The final of Melodifestivalen will take place on March 12. Medina will perform twelfth and last 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.
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.
Listen to “In i dimman” on streaming services
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.
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Photo Source: SVT / Annika Berglund