Sweden Melodifestivalen 2022: Klara Hammarström & Medina
Photo: Annika Berglund / SVT

Sweden Melodifestivalen 2022: Hammarström and Medina to the Final

Tonight the fourth and last heat of Melodifestivalen 2022 took place in Stockholm, Sweden. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final: Klara Hammarström with 'Run To The Hills' and Medina with 'In i dimman'. Two songs were selected for the Semi-final

All the 28 songs of this years Melodifestivalen have now been performed. Tonight the fourth heat took place directly from Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish broadcaster has decided that the money collected from tonight's voting will be donated to humanitarian charity in Ukraine 💙💛

The fourth deltävling (heat) had two winners directly qualified for the Final: First place went to Klara Hammarström followed by Medina and two for the Semi-final: Anna Bergendahl and Lillasyster.

The 2022 edition of Melodivestivalen will be different in terms of shows as the 6 week tour has been scrapped due to COVID-19, just like last year. All six shows are broadcast from Stockholm, with the first three shows took place at Avicii Arena (former Globen Arena), where Eurovision 2000 and 2016 was held. The last three shows are aired from Friends Arena.

Melodifestivalen 2022 – Heat 4

The lineup for next Saturday's Semi-final is now complete. The eight songs will be drawn into two groups. The best two from each group will qualify for the Final of Melodifestivalen 2022.

The draw of the two groups for the Semi-final took place on Tuesday 1 March.

Melodifestivalen 2022

All the shows are hosted by Oscar Zia.

The format for Melodifestivalen 2022 is almost the same as in previous years meaning that in each of the 4 heats (deltävling), there were 2 songs that qualified directly to the final and another 2 songs qualified 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.

New voting system

The voting system is slightly different this year, with two rounds of voting:

First round of voting:

Viewers could vote on all seven participants via app/telephone. The song that received most votes (Klara Hammarström) qualified directly to the Final of Melodifestivalen.

Second round of voting:

Viewers could vote on the remaining six participants via app/telephone. The votes from the first round were added. All the app votes were divided into seven voting groups determined by age, and in addition an eighth voting group consisting of votes from telephone. Each of the voting groups's votes were converted to points (12-10-8-5-3-1) for the remaining six artists.

The artist with most points (Medina) qualified for the Final, while the artists with 2nd and 3rd most points qualified to the Semi-final (previous "second chance") of Melodifestivalen.

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1999: Charlotte Nilsson - "Take Me To Your Heaven"

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

Sweden 1999: Charlotte Nilsson - "Take Me To Your Heaven"

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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