Ahead of her performance in the Melodifestivalen final, Tim interviews Faith Kakembo, one of the twelve acts competing for the winners’ title. She is participating with the song “Freedom”.
They discuss her reaction to make it through to the final for the first time, working with veteran songwriter Laurell Barker and her choir, and the response of her medical colleagues to her success!
The final of Melodifestivalen will take place on March 12. Faith will perform eighth 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 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.
Listen to “Freedom” 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