Sweden Melodifestivalen 2022: Artists

Sweden: The first 14 artists for Melodifestivalen 2022 revealed

The first 14 out of 28 artists for Melodifestivalen 2022 have been revealed along with their song titles

We will update this story when all 28 artists have been announced···

14 of the artists for Melodifestivalen 2022 have been revealed by the Swedish broadcaster SVT.

A total of 28 acts will compete in Melodifestivalen 2022, and one of these will represent Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.

Among the first 14 participants, we see several former Melodifestivalen artists and a Eurovision representative:

Liamoo competed in Mello 2018 (Last Breath) and 2019 (Hold You with Hanna Ferm).

Linda Bengtzing from 7 Mello's: 2005 (Alla flickor), 2006 (Jag ljuger så bra), 2008 (Hur svårt kan det va?), 2011 (E de fel på mig?), 2014 (Ta mig), 2016 (Killer Girl) and 2020 (Alla mina sorger).

Faith Kakembo from Melodifestivalen 2020 (Crying Rivers).

John Lundvik participated in Melodifestivalen 2018 (My Turn), and won Melodifestivalen 2019 (Too Late for Love).

Klara Hammarström from Melfest 2020 (Nobody) and 2021 (Beat Of Broken Hearts).

Lisa Ajax participated in Melodifestivalen 2016 (My Heart Wants Me Dead), 2017 (I Don't Give A) and 2019 (Torn).

Omar Rudberg competed in Melodifestivalen 2017 (Gotta Thing About You with FO&O) and 2019 (Om om och om igen).

Contest Producer Karin Gunnarsson from SVT has the responsibility to select all the acts for Melodifestivalen 2022:

– I’m so happy to be able to tell you about this year’s entries. The line-up includes several artists hungry for revenge, past winners who are back and the rock music standing proud. We’ll be greeted by expressions we haven’t heard in Mello for a few years, new constellations, established names who’ll surprise and several unestablished artists that are going to win the hearts of the audience, says Karin Gunnarsson.

Melodifestivalen 2022

  • 5 February: Deltävling 1 (Malmö)
  • 12 February: Deltävling 2 (Göteborg)
  • 19 February: Deltävling 3 (Linköping)
  • 26 February: Deltävling 4 (Lidköping)
  • 5 March: Semi-final (Örnsköldsvik)
  • 12 March: Final (Stockholm)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2022 is almost the same as in previous years meaning that in each of the 4 heats (deltävling), there will be 2 songs that will qualify directly to the final and another 2 songs that will qualify to the Semi-final (previous "Second Chance"). At the Semi-final, the 8 songs will be split in two groups, and the best 2 songs from each group will qualify for the final.

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 2012: Loreen - "Euphoria"

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 60 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great success. They have won the contest 6 times:

Sweden 2012: Loreen - "Euphoria"

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 16 out of 17 times! (only failed the qualification in 2010)

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