As Melodifestivalen rumours season continues, a new act has been reported for the Swedish national final. Singer and reality TV star Lance Hedman has been named by Aftonbladet as being on board for Melodifestivalen 2o22.
Lance Hedman to compete at Melodifestivalen 2022
Lancelot “Lance” Hedman Graaf comes from a Swedish celebrity family. His mother is model and singer Magdalena Graaf, while his father is football icon Magnus Hedman. He has appeared in his mum’s reality TV series Systrarna Graaf (The Graaf Sisters), and also his own series Lance vs livet (Lance vs Life). In 2019, he placed third on Let’s Dance.
Earlier this year, Lance featured in the series Behandlingen (Treatment). On the show, Lance opened up about his struggles with substance abuse, including alcohol. The 21-year-old spoke about the importance of breaking taboos about addiction.
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And now Lance is moving onto a new chapter of his life. The young singer has already released dance music as part of the duo Lance & Linton, but with Melodifestivalen he will be making his solo debut.
Aftonbladet‘s source, who has heard the demo of Lance’s Mello entry, says, “This sounds completely different than what he has done before, and it’s a really good song. He will surprise TV viewers.”
Melodifestivalen 2022: What we know so far
The Melodifestivalen tour is set to return in 2022. Semi-finals are due to kick off in Malmö on 5 February 2022, with the grand final due to take place at its usual home at Friends Arena in Stockholm on 12 March. The shows — which will take place in six cities and towns around Sweden — will also have a live audience. Tickets are due to go on sale on 8 November.
Melfest 2022 will be hosted by Oscar Zia. The three-time Melodifestivalen contestant and one of the 2021 hosts will be the main show host this season, however he will also be joined by other stars, still to be named.
The confirmed line-up of Melodifestivalen 2022 is expected to be announced in late November.
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