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.

According to Aftonbladet, we already know six acts for Melodifestvialen 2022. They are Robin Bengtsson, Liamoo, Klara Hammarström, Alvaro Estrella, Angelino and Lance Hedman.

The confirmed line-up of Melodifestivalen 2022 is expected to be announced in late November.

What do you think? Which other artists would you like to see competing in Melfest 2022? Who should Sweden send to Turin? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
26 days ago

I thought this was a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio when he was young.

Robert
Robert
26 days ago

Not really on the subject, but Ace Wilder’s Wild Child is featured in the trailer for Netflix’s new animation Back to the Outback. So nice hearing it after like four years!

Apollo
Apollo
26 days ago

This is so funny for no reason

Denis
Denis
26 days ago

So?

Jonas
Jonas
27 days ago

Seriously, I don’t know how this suddenly became just another excuse to hate gay men. Sad.

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The comment I was replying to has been deleted, downvoters.

eurovisionsince2011
eurovisionsince2011
27 days ago

Hey, is someone interested to join me to this years Mello? 🙂 I am 22 from Germany, Berlin, and want to travel to Sweden next year to visit Melfest but none of my friends is as „Eurovision crazy“ as me, and I don’t want to travel alone 🙂

Denis
Denis
26 days ago

Traveling by plane? Bus? Train? There is a new night train from Berlin to Stockholm and vice versa:)

eurovisionsince2011
eurovisionsince2011
25 days ago
Reply to  Denis

the original plan is to go by plane 🙂 The BER is right around the corner

Erik
Erik
25 days ago

Herzlich willkommen. Willst du nach Stockholm fahren denn?

eurovision22
eurovision22
20 days ago
Reply to  Erik

Nach Stockholm fliegen, dort übernachten und zum Mello 🙂

Whisker
Whisker
27 days ago

DTF!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
27 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Does that stand for direct to final?

Whisker
Whisker
27 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Yes it does.

Denis
Denis
26 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

LOL sure they do:)
Dont mistake your opinions for the opinions of an entire country

Polegend Godgarina
27 days ago

mediocrityfestivalen now accepting random influencers who can’t even sing ? a new low for them !

Rick
Rick
27 days ago

Have you even listened to his songs?

Erik
Erik
27 days ago

Have you even listened to his songs???

Zisk
Zisk
27 days ago

Some of the people on this websites obsession with making excuses to hate anything Swedish never ceases to amaze

Jonas
Jonas
27 days ago

Sanremo had Elettra Lamborghini.

James
James
27 days ago

The countless Melfest stars who went through reality shows like Loreen and Måns say hello.

And greetings from Måneskin, who are also reality show alumni.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
27 days ago

Wait until his song is released so you can make your judgements then.

Denis
Denis
27 days ago

Why are you even on here? How about we all criticise your precious San Remo festival before we know anything about it? No wonder Swedes leave this once great site when miserable bitter people like yourself spread their toxicity everywhere. We dont need more hags on here, leave

Vale
Vale
27 days ago
Reply to  Denis

precious? To make your point you shouldn’t attack Sanremo Festival. Melodifestivalen had great artists over the years, but at some point they started to select the entries with the same standard choice. Also if many people are bitter towards Sweden at Eurovision there are many reasons behind it. Over the years, many songs for different countries have been written and produced by Swedish producers, creating a sort of unbalance. Did you notice that the track list of the Eurovision film The story of fire saga is filled with music by Swedish musicians and Four out of 13 special appearances of… Read more »

Denis
Denis
26 days ago
Reply to  Vale

Oh, anything can be attacked, even San Remo. It is not sacred.
She also should learn to listen to songs first and then judge, it might be good song. Otherwise she should learn to not say anything at all really. How do you think we feel every time she opens her mouth to spew crap over everything Swedish on here? But then again she is a miserable bitter hag with no valid opinions about anything so why give her space?

Jonas
Jonas
26 days ago
Reply to  Denis

What makes you think Polegend is a woman? Also, please only take this as constructive criticism, but “hag” is a very sexist word and it’s probably better for your cause if you don’t use it.

Polegend Godgarina
26 days ago
Reply to  Denis

attack sanremo all you want, this hag right here won’t be bothered as you are when melfest’s flaws are pointed out lmao

Erik
Erik
27 days ago

Yes, his name is Lancelot. Poor guy. But the show about addiction is really sincere. They become really vulnerable and talk about very personal stuff while being isolated on an island as part of a treatment. Cannot be compared to other tv-shows. I have not much to say about his music. But I really recommend this show as something honest and sincere on tv.

Emma
Emma
27 days ago
Reply to  Erik

I mean he had a tough life so far for sure (besides being kind of famous and rich already)…his dad had an addiction as well, his brother died falling from a balcony, Lancelot himself had an addiction problems, so people should not compare him to Benjamin Ingrosso. I would say he has more in common with Clara klingenström than Ingrosso to be honest…

Vale
Vale
27 days ago
Reply to  Emma

Clara Klingenström deserved to be the Eurovision entry.

Polegend Godgarina
27 days ago
Reply to  Erik

serving spoilt whiny rich kid, are we supposed to feel sorry for that or

Erik
Erik
27 days ago

Why are you even here???

James
James
27 days ago

Had bitter lemons for breakfast again?

Diana
Diana
27 days ago

He’s had a rough life but keep writing bs

Denis
Denis
27 days ago

White bitter feminist hag, are we supposed to feel anything for you?

Jonas
Jonas
27 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Feminist is a good thing, Denis.

Erasmus
Erasmus
27 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

it depends tbh

Ashton
Ashton
26 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

ew erasmus

ales
ales
26 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

disgusting opinion.

Denis
Denis
26 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not if they are hags like this Karen above. I have enough of them in the retirement home I sometimes work at. Dont really need more of them..

ales
ales
26 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Theres something deeply wrong with you and I feel sorry for the elderly ladies you work with. Get a new profession.

Dawid
Dawid
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

And white is bad…?

Erik
Erik
25 days ago

Maybe read my comment once more. I deliberately did not mention what I think about him, because I just want to recommend watching that show. That’s is. Have nothing to say about his music. Just recommend watching that show. If you prefer not watching it, be my guest and move on with your evening. Cheers!