Good evening Europe, this is Sweden calling! Melodifestivalen 2022 will be kicking off tonight in Stockholm with its first semi-final.
Sweden is gearing up in full steam for Eurovision 2022! The most anticipated national selection of the season aka Melodifestivalen will be hitting our screens this evening!
How to watch?
You can watch Melodifestivalen Semifinal #1 at 20:00 CET via the following channels:
- SVT 1
- SVT Play
- SVT webstream
About the show
The first Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-final will be held at the Avicii Arena (Stockholm Globe Arena) in Stockholm. A total of 7 acts will be competing for 2 spots in the Grand Final and 2 spots in the Andra Chansen.
- Malou Prytz - Bananas
- Theoz – Som Du Vill
- Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
- Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
- Danne Stråhed - Hallabaloo
- Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
- Robin Bengtsson - Innocent Love
A total of 28 entries will compete in the Melodifestivalen 2022. The selection jury selected 14 songs from the submitted entries, whilst the other 14 entries were selected by SVT via a direct invitation.
Melodifestivalen 2022 will be hosted by Oscar Zia and will kick off in February and conclude in March.
Melodifestivalen 2022 Agenda
- 05/02/2022 -Semifinal #1
- 12/02/2022- Semifinal #2
- 19/02/2022- Semifinal #3
- 26/02/2022- Semifinal #4
- 05/03/2022- Andra Chansen
- 12/03/2022- Grand Final
Sweden in Eurovision
Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won Europe’s favorite television show 6 times ( 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015) and has hosted the competition thrice in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmo (1992, 2013) and once in Goteborg (1985).
Sweden has been enjoying much success in the competition in recent years, Nordic country has achieved 8 TOP 10 placings in the contest in the past 10 years including 2 victories.
In 2021 Tusse won the Swedish national final and flew to Rotterdam with his entry ‘Voices‘.
Photo credit: SVT