It’s not long now! On Friday 26 November, we will learn the names of the first 14 acts competing in Melodifestivalen 2022. In Melfest tradition, fans will also learn the titles of the songs each artist will sing in February.
Show host Oscar Zia confirmed the news on the official Melodifestivalen Instagram account, sharing his excitement for the first big announcement of Melfest 2022.
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While the artists and their song titles will be revealed on Friday, fans will have to wait until February to hear the competing songs of the 2022 Swedish national final.
In the past, all 28 competing Mello acts were announced at one event. However, last year — due to pandemic precautions — the artists reveal was split over three days. This year, it appears to have been divided into two groups — however SVT has not yet confirmed when the rest of the Melfest 2022 acts will be announced.
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.
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 14 acts for Melodifestivalen 2022. They are Robin Bengtsson, Liamoo, Klara Hammarström, Alvaro Estrella, Angelino, Lance Hedman, John Lundvik, Malou Prytz, Theoz, Cazzi Opeia, Medina, Anna Bergendhal, Linda Bengtzing and Tenori.
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!