Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2022 full line-up of 28 participants completed

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2022 full line-up of 28 participants completed
Wednesday, 01 December 2021

  • SVT has revealed the second set of 14 competing acts of Melodifestivalen 2022, completing the full line-up of 28 participants of the Swedish national selection. 

    A total of 28 entries compete in the Melodifestivalen 2021. The selection jury selects 14 songs from the submitted entries, the other 14 entries are selected by SVT from songs by artists or songwriters that have been invited to compete, or songs that SVT has chosen from the submissions.

    Following the reveal of the  first set of 14 acts that will be taking part in Melodifestivalen 2022, the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, completed the final line-up of the show unveiling the second and last set of 14 participants. 

    Namely the rest 14 acts that will be competing in Sweden's national selection for Eurovision 2022 are: 

    • Malou Prytz – “Bananas” (Alice Gernandt, Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb)
    • Lisa Miskovsky – “Best to Come” (Lisa Miskovsky, David Lindgren Zacharias)
    • Browsing Collection – “Face in the Crowd”  (Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander, Moa Lenngren, Nora Lenngren, Sandra Bjurman, Jimmy Wahlsteen)
    • Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power”  (Anna Bergendahl, Thomas G: son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm)
    • MEDINA – “In i dimman” (Into the fog) Jimmy ‘Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali
    • Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love” (David Lindgren Zacharias, Victor Sjöström, Victor Crone, Viktor Broberg, Sebastian Atas)
    • Tenori – “La stella” (The star) (Dan Sundquist, Kristian Lagerström, Marcos Ubeda, Bobby Ljunggren, Sarah Börjesson Wassberg)
    • Shirley Clamp – “Let There Be Angels” (Mats Tärnfors, Pelle Nylén, Shirley Clamp, Jakob Skarin)
    • Lancelot – “Lyckligt slut” (Happy ending) - ( Mats Tärnfors, Pelle Nylén, Shirley Clamp, Jakob Skarin)
    • Tone Sekelius “My Way” (Anderz Wrethov, Tone Sekelius)
    • Alvaro Estrella – “Suave” (Smooth) - (Linnea Deb, Jimmy 'Joker’ Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Alvaro Estrella)
    • Malin Christin – “Synd om dig” (Sorry for you) - (Jonathan Lavotha, Oliver Heinänen, Malin Christin)
    • Angelino – “The End”  (Angelino Markenhorn, Julie Aagaard, Melanie Wehbe, Thomas Steengaard)
    • Lillasyster – “Til’ Our Days Are Over” (Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Ian-Paolo Lira, Martin Westerstrand)


    Among this batch of contestants we see two former Eurovision participants. Specifically, Anna Bergendahl is making a comeback on the Melfest stage after her 2022 participation with 'Kingdome Come'. Anna represented Sweden at Eurovision 2010 with “This Is My Life” which didn't make it to the Grand final. Robin Bengtsson has represented the Scandinavic nation at Eurovision 2017 with the song 'I can't go on' which finished 5th in the Grand final. 

    In addition Alvaro Estrella has participated three times in the competition in the past, in 2014 with  "Bedroom" without reaching the final, in  2020 with 'Vamos Amigos' where he finished 11th in the final and last yeat with the song 'Baila Baila' coming 10th in the Grand final. 


    Oscar Zia will host the next edtion of Melodifestivalen. Oscar had competed in in Melodifestivalen three times (2013, 2014, 2016). Last year he co-hosted Semi-Final 2 of Melodifestivalen with Christer Björkman and Anis Don Demina. The 2022 edition fo the show is set to unfold on the following dates and respective locations: 

    • 05/02/2022 –  1st Semifinal (Malmo/Malmo Arena)
    • 12/02/2022 -  2nd Semifinal (Gothenburg/ Scandinavium)
    • 19/02/2022 -  3rd Semifinal (Linköping / Saab Arena)
    • 26/02/2022 -  4th Semifinal  (Lidköping / Sparbanken Arena)
    • 05/03/2022 -  Second  Chance Semifinal ( Örnsköldsvik – Hägglunds Arena)
    • 12/03/2022 - Grand Final ( Stockholm/ Friends Arena)


    Sweden in Eurovision

    Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 60 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests (1964, 1970 and 1976). At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmö (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985).

    Sweden is one of the most successful competing nations at the Eurovision Song Contest, with a total of six victories, just one win behind Ireland. The country has the most top five results of the 21st century, with thirteen. In total, Sweden has achieved 24 top five results in the contest. After finishing second with Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson in 1966, Sweden went on to achieve its six victories with ABBA (1974), Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson(1999), Loreen (2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015).

    In 2019 John Lundvik represented the country with his song “Too Late For Love”,achieving another top 5 placing for Sweden as he  finished 5th overall with 334 points. Last year The Mamas won the Melodifestivalen 2020 and earned the right to represent Sweden in Rotterdam with their entry "Move" . Unfortunately for them, the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and The Mamas never had the chance to perform in Rotterdam Ahoy.

    This year Tusse won Melodifestivalen 2021 with his song 'Voices' and went on representing the Nordic country in Rotterdam. After qualifying from the 1st semi final, he finished 14th in the Grand final with a total of 109 points in the overall score. 


    News Source: Eurovision.tv