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.

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!

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blueeyed
blueeyed
6 months ago

I find all of them boring typical Swedish songs. I hope other semifinals will bring something more exciting

Ika in a box
Ika in a box
6 months ago

What’s important to remember is that Melodifestivalen is branded and sold as a family show in Sweden. If you ask any adult if they’re watching they would most likely say “Yeah well the kids want to see it, so I guess we will”. Even if child-free adults watch too, a tiny part of that age demographic actually vote in the same capacity the kids do. This is the whole reason we have the weighted voting system in place, to make sure a horde of preschoolers can’t outvote the handful of grandmas who pick up the phone. This has huge consequences… Read more »

Serge
Serge
6 months ago

For me, it is Theoz (nice uptempo song) and Shirley Clamp (good voice and nice song).Cornelia and Malou for 2nd chance.

Catriona
Catriona
6 months ago

Howncan people here vote for Cornelia? It’s just another Eilish rip off. So depressing and goes nowhere. Robin’s heat to lose.

Chance
Chance
6 months ago

Robin’s lyrics are DIRE you want to take a “sip of the ocean”? Gross

ImpressiveInstants
ImpressiveInstants
6 months ago

Nothing sounds original or out of the box. I’d pick Bananas just ’cause it sounds like Ace Wilder.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
6 months ago

A better effort than last year so far. Need to listen to the songs in full , Cornelia and Robin for the final so far. Just one critique, its become very radio mainstream pop, becoming a little predictable with the popularity of names rather than the song itself. One of the disappointments of MF, if your over 50 you have no or little chance qualifying for the final. , whatever the song. But saying that mainstream is safe for a good result in Turin. Good songs anyway from what I hear. Would be good if Melodifestivalen takes a real risk… Read more »

Bekka
Bekka
6 months ago

I just want to get everything straight. Sweden values melodifestivalen more than Eurovision. When people in Sweden vote for a song is not based on “if the song could win Eurovision”. Sweden don’t care about Eurovision, according to statistics, there’s more swedes who watches melodifestivalen than Eurovision. The obsession is so unreal. And everyone says that “Sweden is overrated, why is everybody talking about Sweden, bla bla bla”, but forget that it’s you guys who’s talking about Sweden all the time… We’re we devastated when John Lundvik or Tusse didn’t win Eurovision?? No But they won melodifestivalen and that’s what… Read more »

blueeyed
blueeyed
6 months ago
Reply to  Bekka

Yesterday I was talking with my Swedish colleagues about Melodifestivalen. None of them will watch any of the semifinals, a few will watch the final. It looks like even Swedes don’t care about the MF.

Kåre Eriksen
Kåre Eriksen
6 months ago

Why doesn’t Sweden do an internal selection next year for Eurovision?

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Kåre Eriksen

And do what with Melodifestivalen?

ete sech
ete sech
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Holding it like every other year, but without binding it to Eurovision, perhaps?
But tbh SVT would only choose directly something dated, formulaic and safe for Eurovision too xd

Denis
Denis
6 months ago

You all seem to forget what the purpose with Melodifestivalen is. It’s there to entertain Swedes, not Europeans who bemoan it. The selection aspect is not even the main aspect of it. If it was only a selection show SVT could have just chosen 10 songs and be fine with that. We want the music we listen to in real life and not the music Europeans think we should listen too. Only Europeans seem to obsess over how well Sweden will do..

Last edited 6 months ago by Denis
musica
musica
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

This is a Eurovision blog, of course people are going to discuss the chances of these songs in Eurovision… and even as a Swede it should be interesting (or annoying) how these Melfest songs have seemed the same for years now.

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  musica

Swedes don’t care. We select, put our support behind whoever wins and that’s it. If our song works it works. If not that’s fine and the artist did his best. We don’t spend all our time reading blogs and worrying or being happy how well it is received. Same with Melodifestivalen, what Europeans think of it is not our main goal. It is how well the songs works for us..

Last edited 6 months ago by Denis
musica
musica
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

You sure seem to care…

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  musica

I’m not like most people. And no, I actually don’t care about what comments on Wiiwbloggs thinks. I stopped taking it seriously years ago,,

Last edited 6 months ago by Denis
ete sech
ete sech
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

You care enough to justify this fiasco

Laimis
Laimis
6 months ago

Every snippet of songs seemed flat:( sorry, only Robin managed to catch attention a bit. Looking forward to other semis though

Last edited 6 months ago by Laimis
Gino
Gino
6 months ago

Every year since 2018 ive been saying that melo is getting worse and then i think maybe next year it will be better but it just gets worse every year. Most of these sound basic. Everything is just so sterile and empty. Id rather have a million sanremo ballads with real emotion than 1 overproduced empty sterile melodifestivalen track

PuppetOnAString
6 months ago
Reply to  Gino

Choices, I prefer to hear something fun instead of the boring dramatic Sanremo ballads lol

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Gino

Well maybe u have a big expetation i guess – i know Its your opinion – but Its annoying how everyone hates Sweden and saying they have bad songs – u need to listen songs from Latvia, Malta, Macedonia or Romania or Moldova before saying Swedish songs are boring – for example Melodifestivalen is getting stronger each Year – since 2016 – i hate Mello before 2016 to be honest …but Its better than Mello from 2005, 2007 or 2009 – nobody from an abroad cared about Melo before 2010 lol .. And Yes i agree – i dont like… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
6 months ago

I think Sweden needs a reality check. That is non-qualification.
Same songs every year with different lyrics. No one cares anymore.

Lkstensr
Lkstensr
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Its just Sweden. We should now that its Swedish way to entertain the swedes more than the europeans.

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Not sure if you know but Swedes don’t care. It’s there to entertain us and our taste, not any others. Only foreigners seem to obsess over how well Sweden will do. Swedes don’t really care. If it works it works. If not that’s fine, we have next year.

Last edited 6 months ago by Denis
urda
urda
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

lmao bruh chill, gurantee they’ll qualify, much better quality than half of the official entries

2022
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Its many contrys who have the same song every year. Italy, Azjerbaidjan, Greece Cyprus, Bosnien , and many more

blueeyed
blueeyed
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

That’s the Scandinavian jäntelagen for you: everything need to be average, the same and not stand out.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago

the productions still sound straight out of 2016, but until it’s always the same names things aren’t going to change…

PuppetOnAString
6 months ago

You can say that about a lot of selections but yet is only a issue when it is about Sweden lol

ete sech
ete sech
6 months ago

Polegend has had the same complaint with other countries too. Don’t go off to the goalposts, Sweden gets worse every year

Diana
Diana
6 months ago

It’s not bad, but I thought it would be better… I expected much more from Sweden and unfortunately I must admit that I’m a bit disappointed with the songs. The only one I like is “Moving like that”, but I’m not sure if it’s something I’d love to hear on Eurovision… But let’s hope thet other semi-finals will be stronger!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
6 months ago

My thoughts based of the snippets:
Final: Robin and Cornelia
AC: Omar and Malou

And that while Robin’s Innocent Love is his worst song so far.
Considering these are just snippets, the chance that the full versions could change my opinion surely exists.

Lkstensr
Lkstensr
6 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

And I do think this is his best song of those 4, and i have heard all 3 minutes for all seven songs. And the only one who gave goosebumps was Robin. We shouldnt compare his other songs because every artist is always on changes and new style.

Milla
Milla
6 months ago

Cornelia and Theoz to the final., Cornelia seem to be Eurovision material and Theoz have a great song that can become a hit in Sweden I think. Robin and Omar to the 5th semi. Robin is usually a bit cringy on stage I think and the song is not final worthy. Omar is great but the song is a bit weak. I only care about Sweden gathering the best songs to the final and that we send something we can be proud of. And now when the corona restrictions will be gone next week, Melodifestivalen can become the contest we… Read more »

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Theoz to final? Not sure. He might be a favourite for children but not sure if he gets enough votes from others

Young_At_Heart_In_Texas
Young_At_Heart_In_Texas
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I’m a 57 year old child at heart then. I thought he was the best along with Cornelia. Robin’s song sounds like The Wknd and Xeinn from Spain. It took five writers to come up with this copycat song?!?!

West
West
6 months ago

I guess Cornelia and Robin have ok enough songs that I would send to the final. However I’m not impressed much with any of these 7 songs. They sound so fabricated and sterile. I know this is only first heat out of 4, but I doubt there are any risks taken in this selection.

Melody
Melody
6 months ago

For those who doesn’t live in Sweden, this is how pop currently sounds on Swedish Radio (-minus the gangster rap).

Positively surprised with Theoz and Robin, will be a contender with the DTF spots along with Cornelia.

Gretle
Gretle
6 months ago
Reply to  Melody

The Gangster rap is what we Swedes actually should send to be honest…that is the music that usually tops our lists

PuppetOnAString
6 months ago
Reply to  Gretle

It really isn’t the music that tops our lists lol

ete sech
ete sech
6 months ago

Einár, A36, Adaam, etc. have all topped the Sverigetopplistan recently at least once

PuppetOnAString
6 months ago
Reply to  Melody

It is interesting that every country seems to have to send what they are good at except for Sweden. They aren’t allowed to do that somehow

ffgbndn
ffgbndn
6 months ago

i fell in love with bananas

LaVoixCZ
6 months ago

Every year I am surprised Swedes don’t demand higher standards from their public broadcaster. The country of equality except for Melodifestivalen. Where is diversity? Underground does not exist? Where is art? What is worse, it is then fatal for other countries that try to copy Sweden (e.g. Eesti Laul switch since 2019).

ete sech
ete sech
6 months ago
Reply to  LaVoixCZ

There’s a very cool underground scene and talented musicians in Stockholm, but they’re all overlooked 🙁

Jake
Jake
6 months ago

Well you know it’s a rather underwhelming semi when you have the likes of Omar and Robin and most people respond best to Cornelia’s song. Im actually shocked. I think most songs are all Spotify friendly but they lack immediate impact. I love Melodifestivalen but the lack of surprise hurts in the current era of Eurovision winners. It’s like dating the safe mother-approved person when you want someone with a little edge to them. Sweden has no edge (at least so far).

Stian F
Stian F
6 months ago

Wow i am surprised. I like these snippets more than i ever have done before in regards to a swedish semi. All but one I like and cant wait to hear them in full 🙂 But, there is always a but: There is no diversity. Its all pop or ballads. I like both the classic ballad and the contemporary Lana Del Ray-ballad. I really enjoy the Ace Wilder pop tune-very age appropriate for Malou Prytz, and the song by Omar sounds really catchy and same goes for Robin Bengtsson. Even Theoz is quite catchy…. Only the Danne song is quite… Read more »

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
6 months ago

Wow this is WEAK, Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer is the clear cut best song here easily. Most the other songs are just boring, bland and leave you feeling cold. Think I’ll be giving this semi a miss.

eurofan mexico
eurofan mexico
6 months ago

Ho my good Cornelia ‘S song souds greath and incredible

Aria
Aria
6 months ago

Never liked Malou before but this time she seems to be the best in this heat. Not much competition.

Im so fab
Im so fab
6 months ago

You came to hear the snippets, I came to read the comments.

Stian F
Stian F
6 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

;D

Last edited 6 months ago by Stian F
Lele
Lele
6 months ago

I have never liked a Malou Prytz song but this time I am actually obsessed.

jack
jack
6 months ago

everything is so fabricated, predictable, average….stereotypical melodifestivalen semi final. Sweden has lost its mojo years now, thank god (for them) juries always put them top 10 no matter what they send

Anomy
Anomy
6 months ago
Reply to  jack

I mean… last year the juries tanked Sweden in the final (17th place) whereas the televote ranked them 11th.
Now idk about you, but 17th place doesn’t rly seem like a top 10 position. (Basically what i’m saying is juries don’t overrate sweden cuz sweden, they just like the type of music sweden usually sends)

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago
Reply to  Anomy

i can understand this, tusse is a very endearing performer with a great voice so he managed to lure in some public support (although half of those televoting points were from the four other nordic countries… plus he had an amazing running order). his song was awfully dated though, and juries saw little redeeming qualities in it.

PuppetOnAString
6 months ago
Reply to  jack

You do realize Sweden was in the top 10 televote most of the years the past 11 editions right?

Denis
Denis
6 months ago

For a supposedly weak heat it wasn’t that bad. None of the snippets were really bad, all could qualify. I do like Cornelia but noway she is going direct to final. I also liked Malou, really my taste. I could see her doing well
But all songs are good, no one really stands out as bad..

Erik
Erik
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Do you have any motivation for why you think Cornelia will not go to the final? Just curious.

Last edited 6 months ago by Erik
Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Not being well known name. Not having that instant impact qualifiers have. Not uptempo. But I do hope I am wrong and she is one of few newcomers who manges to triumph all

Last edited 6 months ago by Denis
Lolek
Lolek
6 months ago

At the moment, the qualifiers seem to more or less be a tossup between Maloo, Robin, Theoz, Omar and Cornelia. Based on the snippets, and it doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion at the moment, but I really vibed to Maloo’s song. You can tell Ace Wilder was involved in it, it sounds like the exact type of song she would perform – I can even picture her performing it, based on the lyrics and everything. I found myself surprisingly into Theoz’ song too. I haven’t liked his other stuff but here again, but similarly, you can tell another… Read more »

Zisk
Zisk
6 months ago

Well it sure is a Melodifestivalen heat.

Swedishlady
Swedishlady
6 months ago

Oh wow, didn’t think Cornelia would do well here. Cornelia sings really well live so I think it’s possible for her to go dtf!!
Sorry but the other songs…bananas sounds like something from 2010..

Marius
Marius
6 months ago

This Are The Best:

LaVocals
LaVocals
6 months ago

Sounds like a U.K. national final almost + some Swedish…

Nikos
Nikos
6 months ago

Woow Shirley – you are wonderful 🙂

por no estar
por no estar
6 months ago

melodifestivalen is dated
Though, Cornelia seems to have a decent song

Last edited 6 months ago by por no estar
Erik
Erik
6 months ago

Okay i just listen to Omar and Cornelia. Cornelia was good but it wouldnt suprise me if she not qualify because most of Wiwibloggs followers are often wrong when they tip finalists. But i hope she qualify anyway. Omar was not good and it wouldnt suprise me if he only qualify just because of Young Royals

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago

Cornelia and Omar – DTF
Robin and Theoz – ACH (semi 5)
Others – Thank u, next!
PS: dissapointed from Malou – expected way too more from her

Catriona
Catriona
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

No way Omar makes the final. We all know know Robin wins the heat, with Theoz in second.

Esc addict
Esc addict
6 months ago

I had big hopes for Malou song, but unfortunately even if it’s a fun song to listen, it didn’t grab me at all…. I can’t even really decide my favourites of this heat, every song is pretty average, a weak start for Melfest….we’re not used of that….even Omar was disappointed… looking forward the others heats then or maybe some lives and interesting stagings will improve some songs but my hopes are not high at all…

Esc addict
Esc addict
6 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

After re listening these snippets again, yes Cornelia song seems to be the best of this heat, but still not something groundbreaking and special, it’s nice.

Last edited 6 months ago by Esc addict
Europotato
Europotato
6 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

You not think it sounds like a song you’d hear on a garnier fructose advert?

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

the first one is usually the weakest one so nothing new

Esc addict
Esc addict
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Not really always, I’ve already seen bangers in the first heat in order to make an impact from the first show.

PP77
PP77
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Euphoria was in first Semi in 2012

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  PP77

And at the time Danny was the favourite to win. No one expected Euphoria

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
6 months ago
Reply to  PP77

Didn’t The Mamas also win from semi 1?

Poju90
Poju90
6 months ago

Yes and also Benjamin Ingrosso was from semi 1

Rich
Rich
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The Mamas performed first in Semi 1 in 2020.

EscNorwegian
EscNorwegian
6 months ago

Sounds really boring for being melodifestivalen. Tho the production to the songs are really good! I really liked Omar’s song. I think it can be a competitor, espacially with his image after «young royals». Innocent love isn’t nearly as good as his last song on esc. I assimilated it to «blinding lights» by the weekend at the verse. Which i got really bored of real quick. Idk, maybe it’s just my taste ??

Swedishlady
Swedishlady
6 months ago
Reply to  EscNorwegian

Young royals is not that big in sweden tho..

vetrina
vetrina
6 months ago

I only like Omar’s song. Bengtsson’s song sounds so…The Weeknd!

Roodi
Roodi
6 months ago

bad as always

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

So go listen Macedonian songs or Romanian bye

Xxx
Xxx
6 months ago

I only like “Bananas”.

Bobo
Bobo
6 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

Don’t go bananas mate 😀

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

For me, Cornelia Jakobs takes this semi. I mean honestly, I wouldn’t mind seeing Sweden send something different, and if it is a more ballad structured song, this seems like a good one to potentially do it with.

Also peep Victor Crone being a writer on Robin’s song lol

Sandra
Sandra
6 months ago

Cornelia is so good !

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
6 months ago

Cornelia Jakobs wins this by a landslide for me.

Just please have beautiful staging to go with it.

Robin’s song is OK personally I’d rather him go to AC at best.

Last edited 6 months ago by Campbell Grace
khiughk
khiughk
6 months ago

Innocent Love and Hold Me Closer (top 2). Eurovision winners? I don’t think so.

Erik
Erik
6 months ago

I’m not going to listen because I want to hear them when it starts

Viggz
Viggz
6 months ago
Reply to  Erik

I will do same thing. I listened to the snippets last year and it wasn’t fun. This year will I wait til saturday when it starts.

Lolek
Lolek
6 months ago
Reply to  Viggz

hm, I might try that for one of the heat’s, just to see how it impacts my enjoyment of the live performances.

Sandra
Sandra
6 months ago

Cornelia Jakobs snippet is AMAZING! Love it.