Sweden’s Melodifestivalen has just come to an end, and we have a winner! Cornelia Jakobs will represent them at Eurovision 2022 with “Hold Me Closer”.
Have a listen to the winning song here!
Melodifestivalen 2022 Final: The Full Results
|Position||Artist||Entry||Jury Total||Televote Total||Combined Total||Result|
|1||Klara Hammarström||Run To The Hills||27||56||83||6th|
|2||THEOZ||Som du vill||39||26||65||7th|
|3||Anna Bergendahl||Higher Power||11||18||29||12th|
|5||Tone Sekelius||My Way||31||53||84||5th|
|6||Anders Bagge||Bigger Than The Universe||31||90||121||2nd|
|7||Robin Bengtsson||Innocent Love||29||5||34||11th|
|10||Cornelia Jakobs||Hold Me Closer||76||70||146||1st|
|11||Cazzi Opeia||I Can’t Get Enough||26||29||55||9th|
|12||MEDINA||In i dimman||53||56||109||3rd|
Listen to “Hold Me Closer” on streaming services
As ever, you can listen to all the Melodifestivalen 2022 entries, by checking out our Spotify Playlist
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”.
What we know about Melodifestivalen 2022
Melodifestivalen 2022 was hosted by Oscar Zia, whilst Farah Abadi followed the journey of the competing artists in this edition of the competition. The results were decided by a 50/50 split between the televote and international juries. The grand final took place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
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 the competition 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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News Source: SVT
Photo Source: SVT/Annika Berglund