All 28 songs of this year’s Melodifestivalen have now been played. Tonight, the fourth heat went directly from Stockholm. The Swedish TV company has decided that the money collected from tonight’s vote will go to humanitarian charity in Ukraine 💙💛
The fourth heat had two winners directly qualified for the final: First place went to Klara Hammarström followed by Medina and two to the semifinals: Anna Bergendahl and Little Sister.
The 2022 edition of the Melodivestivalen will be different when it comes to 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 taking place at Avicii Arena (formerly Globen Arena), where Eurovision 2000 and 2016 were held. The last three programs are broadcast from Friends Arena.
Melodifestivalen 2022 – Heat 4
The line-up for next Saturday’s semi-final is now complete. The eight songs will be drawn into two groups. The two best from each group qualify for the final of the Melodifestivalen 2022.
The draw for the two groups to the semifinals will take place on Tuesday, March 1 at 12:00 CET.
Melodifestivalen 2022 – Semifinal
All programs are led by Oscar Zia.
The format for Melodifestivalen 2022 is almost the same as previous years, which means that in each of the 4 heats (sub-competition) there were 2 songs that qualified directly for the final and another 2 songs qualified for the semifinals (previous “Second chance” “). At the semi-finals, the 8 songs will be divided into two groups, and the 2 best songs from each group will qualify for the final.
New voting system
The voting system is slightly different this year, with two votes:
First round of voting:
Viewers could vote for all seven participants via app / phone. The song that received the most votes (Klara Hammarström) qualified directly for the final of the Melodifestivalen.
Viewers could vote for the remaining six participants via app / phone. The votes from the first round were added. All app votes were divided into seven age-specific voting groups and also an eighth voting group consisting of votes by telephone. Each of the voting groups’ votes was converted into points (12-10-8-5-3-1) for the remaining six artists.
The artist with the most points (Medina) qualified for the final, while the artists with 2nd and 3rd most points qualified for the semifinals (previous “second chance”) in the Melodifestivalen.
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Since 1958, Sweden has participated 60 times in the Eurovision Song Contest with great success. They have won the competition 6 times:
They last came twice (1963 and 1977), and since the semi-finals were introduced in 2004, Sweden has qualified for the big final 16 out of 17 times! (first failed in the 2010 qualification)