Last week SVT revealed the first 14 acts who’ll be competing in Melodifestivalen 2022. Now it’s time to meet the second half. The Swedish broadcaster today announced the final group of acts who’ll be competing in Sweden’s Eurovision national final.
The lineup was due to be revealed on Friday, however due to an accidental early reveal on the Melodifestivalen app, SVT went ahead and published the full list two days early.
While Melodifestivalen 2022 is tasked with finding Sweden’s entry for Turin, the show is more than just a Eurovision national final. Melfest is a celebration of Swedish culture, with producers careful to select a wide range of artists and genres that reflect popular Swedish music.
Melodifestivalen 2022 – other 14 competing acts
Malou Prytz – “Bananas”
Songwriters: Alice Gernandt, Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
This is Malou’s third time in Melfest. Her best result was in 2019 where she made it to the grand final with her song “I Do Me”.
Lisa Miskovsky – “Best To Come”
Songwriters: Lisa Miskovsky, David Lindgren Zacharias
Rock singer Lisa Miskovsky first competed at Melodifestivalen 2012. She finished ninth in the grand final with her song “Why Start a Fire?”
Browsing Collection – “Face In the Crowd”
Songwriters: Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander, Moa Lenngren, Nora Lenngren, Sandra Bjurman, Jimmy Wahlsteen
Rock band Browsing Collection make their Melodifestivalen debut. They previously competed in P4 Nästa 2019 where they finished third.
Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power”
Songwriters: Anna Bergendahl, Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm
The Eurovision 2010 star is making her fourth Melfest appearance. She last competed in 2020 where she placed third in the grand final with “Kingdom Come”.
Medina – “In i dimman”
Songwriters: Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Sami Rekik, Dino Medanhodzic, Ali Jammali
Legendary Swedish hip-hop group Medina has recently reformed and will make their comeback at Melfest. The group is made up of Sami “Sam-E” Daniel Rekik and Ali “Alibi” Jammali.
Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love”
Songwriters: David Lindgren Zacharias, Victor Sjöström, Victor Crone, Viktor Broberg, Sebastian Atas
Sweden’s Eurovision 2017 star will be making his fourth appearance in the contest. Robin won Mello 2017 with “I Can’t Go On” and most recently returned in 2020 with “Take a Chance”.
Tenori – “La stella”
Songwriters: Dan Sundquist, Kristian Lagerström, Marcos Ubeda, Bobby Ljunggren, Sarah Börjesson Wassberg
Swedish tenors Alexander Grove and Kalle Leander make up the duo Tenori. They will bring popera styles to their Melodifestivalen debut.
Shirley Clamp – “Let There Be Angels”
Songwriters: Mats Tärnfors, Pelle Nylén, Shirley Clamp, Jakob Skarin
Shirley Clamp makes her seven appearance in Melodifestivalen. She first debuted in 2003 and last competed in 2014 with the song “Burning Alive”.
Lancelot Hedman – “Lyckligt slut”
Songwriters: Lancelot Hedman, Niklas Carson Mattsson
Swedish reality TV star Lancelot Hedman makes his Melfest debut. He has previously released dance music as part of the duo Lance & Linton.
Tone Sekelius – “My Way”
Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Tone Sekelius
Tone Sekelius is a popular Swedish vlogger and make-up artist who is transgender. She previously released “One More in the Crowd”, the official song of Stockholm Pride 2017.
Alvaro Estrella – “Suave”
Songwriters: Linnea Deb, Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Alvaro Estrella
This is Alvaro’s fourth appearance as a featured performer, but he has also performed as a dancer and backing vocalist. In 2021 he competed with “Bailá Bailá”, which finished tenth in the grand final.
Malin Christin – “Synd om dig”
Songwriters: Jonathan Lavotha, Oliver Heinänen, Malin Christin
Singer-songwriter Malin Christin is the older sister of Melfest star Wiktoria. She was also one of the songwriters behind Destiny’s Eurovision 2022 song “Je me casse”.
Angelino – “The End”
Songwriters: Angelino Markenhorn, Julie Aagaard, Melanie Wehbe, Thomas Steengaard
Newcomer Angelino Markenhorn has been working on his own music, including uploads to social media. He is said to have recently participated in a Melfest songwriting camp.
Lillasyster – “Till Our Days Are Over”
Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Ian-Paolo Lira, Martin Westerstrand
The Swedish rockers made their Mello debut earlier this year. Their song “Pretender” made it to the andra chansen round.
What is next?
The lineup of Melodifestivalen 2022 is now complete, with all 28 competing acts revealed. In coming weeks, SVT will reveal which acts will be competing in each of the four semi-finals. This can offer some clues as to what the strongest entries are considered to be.
Traditionally, the competing songs are previewed in the days prior to each semi-final.
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