Swedish hip-hip duo Medina is set to reunite after a three-year hiatus — and will reportedly make Melodifestivalen 2022 their first big gig. Aftonbladet report that the duo is ready for Mello — making them one of the biggest names on the 2022 roster.
Medina ready for Melodifestivalen 2022
Medina is a hip-hop group made up of Sami “Sam-E” Daniel Rekik and Ali “Alibi” Jammali. The group formed in 2003 before going on hiatus in 2018. But in their peak years, they had a number of Swedish hits including the double platinum single “Där palmerna bor” and No.2 hit “Miss Decibel”.
They last released new music in 2015 but now it appears they are set for a comeback.
The group recently shared a video on their Instagram account, looking at their career so far. The video starts in 2003 and ends with a graphic reading “2022”.
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And it appears that Medina’s big comeback will involve Melodifestivalen 2022. Aftonbladet reports that the duo will be part of the contest. A source was enthusiastic, telling the newspaper, “It’s a great song, a real hit.”
While this will be the first time Medina will compete at Mello, group member Sam-E will be making his return. Earlier this year he teamed up with singer WAHL with the song “90-talet” (“The ’90s”). The song was eliminated in its semi-final.
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 Melodifestivalen 2022. They are Robin Bengtsson, Liamoo, Klara Hammarström, Alvaro Estrella, Angelino, Lance Hedman, John Lundvik, Malou Prytz, Theoz, Cazzi Opeia and Medina.
The confirmed line-up of Melodifestivalen 2022 is expected to be announced in late November.
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