Nu kör vi! It’s one of the highlights of national final season, and this Saturday 5 February Sweden’s Melodifestivalen returns for 2022. Now you can listen to snippets of the songs competing in heat one.
Seven acts are set to take to the Avicii Arena stage. Two of them will earn tickets direkt till final, while another two will be sent to the revamped second-chance semi-finals.
As always, the full songs of each competitor are kept under lock and key until the actual performances. But SVT like to tease us, and the Swedish broadcaster has now released one-minute snippets of the seven songs in heat one.
Take a listen to each of them below. Then scroll down to let us know which song has caught your attention by voting in our poll.
Melodifestivalen 2022: Heat one snippets
Click on the song titles to listen to the snippets.
- Malou Prytz – “Bananas”
- Theoz – “Som du vill”
- Shirley Clamp – “Let There Be Angels”
- Omar Rudberg – “Moving Like That”
- Danne Stråhed – “Hallabaloo”
- Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer”
- Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love”
?? The #Melfest listening session / press preview took place on Wednesday morning.— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) February 2, 2022
? Our @robynesc had her ears at the ready.
? Malou Prytz gets cheeky, Omar Rudberg serves reggaetón and Robin Bengtsson unleashes feel-good synth-pop.https://t.co/TTEjaWmo3B
Poll: Who should win heat one of Melodifestivalen 2022?
You can vote for as many of the songs as you would like to. But as always, you can only vote once – so make it count!
Melodifestivalen 2022 – new voting changes for the heats
A swathe of new voting rules have been introduced for Melfest 2022. During the performances of the Melodifestivalen heats, app users will be able to vote for their favourite performances. They will have five votes per song. After the seven performances, the first qualifier will be announced based on who received the most votes in that first round.
The six remaining acts will then face another round of voting, added to the voting totals from the first round. Viewers will receive another five votes.
Voting from the second round will also be weighted in the age group categories, representing viewers aged 3–9 years, 10–15 years, 16–29 years, 30–44 years, 45–59 years, 60–74 years, 75 and over, as well as those who still vote by phone.
Suspense will be ramped up as the age group votes are revealed. Similar to the Eurovision jury voting presentation, the 12 points from each age group will be presented verbally, while the rest of each age group’s points will be shown on screen.
The new system also means that total scores will be known on the night. In the past, semi-final voting totals have only been revealed to the media days after the grand final.
There will also be no encore performances on the two acts that qualify for the grand final.
What do you make of the snippets from heat one of Melodifestivalen 2022? Who is standing out to you on first listen? Sound off in the comments below!