Four more acts have been reported for Melodifestivalen 2022. These include previous 2019 winner John Lundvik and previous Mello act Malou Prytz. Also on the list is Swedish TikTok star Theoz and singer-songwriter Cazzi Opeia.
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has been working their sources to get names of acts who look to be joining the roster of Melodifestivalen 2022.
John Lundvik eager to return to Melodifestivalen
John Lundvik previously won Melodifestivalen 2019 and represented Sweden at Eurovision the same year. Now the “Too Late for Love” singer is looking to return to Mello. Aftonbladet‘s source says that he is eager to return to the Melfest stage.
This would be John’s third appearance at Mello. He debuted in 2018 with the ballad “My Turn”, finishing third in the grand final.
The following year he competed with “Too Late For Love” which won the contest and took him to represent Sweden in Tel Aviv. The same year he also penned the UK’s Eurovision entry “Bigger Than Us”, as performed by Michael Rice.
Malou Prytz set to make her third appearance
Another artist set to make their third Melodifestivalen appearance is Malou Prytz. The young singer debuted in 2019, age 16, with the upbeat pop tune “I Do Me” which made it to the grand final. In 2020 she returned with the uplifting song “Ballerina”, which was knocked out in the andra chansen round.
TikTok star Theoz ready to make his Mello debut
Set to make his Melodifestivalen debut is Swedish TikTok star Theodor “Theoz” Haraldsson. The young star has had his sights set on Melfest for a while now, but has only recently reached the minimum age of 16. He did previously manage to make an appearance as a dancer in the background LEDs in Samir & Viktor’s 2017 song “Shuffla”.
Theoz is known for his popular TikTok channel, with over two million followers, but he also focuses on music. In 2018, Thoz had a summer hit with “Het” (“Hot”). More recently he has covered the Swedish pop classic “Hooked On a Feeling” and the Swedish version of K/DA’s “More”.
BTS songwriter Cazzi Opeia to make Melfest debut
The stellar singer-songwriter Cazzi Opeia is also set to make her Melodifestivalen debut. Otherwise known as Moa Carlebecker, she has previously won the Musikförläggarnas pris (Music Publisher’s Award) as Newcomer of the Year and twice as International Success of the Year.
She is part of the songwriting duo Sunshine, who have written song for international artists including K-pop superstars BTS.
Cazzi Opeia will make her Melodifestivalen debut as a performer. Aftonbladet’s source says she has a “really strong song”.
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, Lance Hedman, John Lundvik, Malou Prytz, Theoz and Cazzi Opeia
The confirmed line-up of Melodifestivalen 2022 is expected to be announced in late November.
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