The 62nd edition of Melodifestivalen is upon us and competition is already hot. Three former winners, plenty of Mello veterans, and some exciting new faces are all competing to represent Sweden in Turin this May.

The first semifinal is just one day away, and while we haven’t heard all the songs yet, the betmakers are already making predictions for who we should watch out for.

Melodifestivalen 2022: Klara Hammarström is the favourite to win

Last year, the Stockholm native went through andra chansen to sneak out a sixth place finish at Melodifestivalen. This year, the bookies have tipped that Klara Hammarström might win it all. Smarkets have her around 7/1 to win, although some other bookmakers have her as low as 5.5. Her song “Run to the Hills” is drawn in seventh place in the fourth semifinal, a spot that has produced a lot of winners (including “Heroes” and “Too Late for Love”). A lot of expectation has been placed on her shoulders, but if it comes true, she’ll be the first solo woman to represent Sweden since Sanna Nielsen.

In second place is Robin Bengtsson. The suave performer is set to close the first semifinal with his new song “Innocent Love” and sits at around 7.2. This is his fourth time in the competition, and he is chasing to become the first two-time winner since Charlotte Perelli.

Sitting at third is newcomer Angelino with his song “The End”, sitting at 8.4. The 23-year-old is looking set to be the dark horse of the year and hoping to repeat Tusse and The Mamas by winning on debut. He is performing sixth in the fourth semifinal, just behind Klara Hammarström. Looks like a lot of juicy competition is coming up for us!

At fourth is Liamoo, who will be opening the second semifinal with his song “Bluffin'”. This is his third year competing, following sixth place in 2018 and third in 2019 with Hanna Ferm. He currently sits at 9.6.

Rounding out the top five is John Lundvik, sitting at 10.5. This is his first time competing since his victory in 2019, and he will perform sixth in the second semifinal with “Änglavakt“. The only other former winner in the mix, Anna Bergendahl, is sitting ninth on the betting odds at 13.5 with her song “Higher Power”.

Melodifestivalen 2022 Odds (as of 15:00 GMT on 4 Feb)

  1. Klara Hammarström – 7.0
  2. Robin Bengtsson – 7.2
  3. Angelino – 8.6
  4. Liamoo – 9.8
  5. John Lundvik – 10.5
  6. Theoz – 11.0
  7. Anders Bagge – 11.5
  8. Cornelia Jakobs – 13.0
  9. Anna Bergendahl – 14.0
  10. Malou Prytz – 16.5
  11. Niello and Lisa Ajax – 19.5
  12. Omar Rudberg – 20.0
  13. Tone Sekelius – 20.0
  14. Lisa Miskovsky – 21.0
  15. Cazzi Opeia – 23.0
  16. Faith Kakembo – 26.0
  17. Lancelot – 26.0
  18. Medina – 26.0
  19. Alvaro Estrella – 34.0
  20. Samira Manners – 36.0
  21. Tenori – 36.0
  22. Danne Stråhed – 44.0
  23. Linda Bengtzing – 44.0
  24. Malin Christin – 44.0
  25. Browsing Collection – 46.0
  26. Shirley Clamp – 48.0
  27. Lillasyster – 50.0
  28. Tribe Friday – 50.0

Odds correct as of 4 February at 11:00 GMT via Smarket

How the odds work

The decimal odds number represents the amount you win for every krone/euro/dollar bet. The number represents the total payout, rather than the profit. Your stake is already included in the decimal number.

Taking odds of 1.90 as an example, for every €1.00 you bet, you will get back €1.90 if you win. This includes 90 cents profit plus your original one euro bet.

Bookmakers set odds by looking at factors such as prior form, statistics, historical precedents, expert opinion and any number of other elements which could influence the result in question. After this analysis, the bookies will be left with what they deem to be the most accurate possible true odds of any outcome occurring. As these factors are always shifting, the bookies’ odds will remain in flux.

Do you agree with the odds? Who are you excited to see at Melodifestivalen this year? Are you predicting an outsider to win it all? Let us know below!

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lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago

ha-ha (ok,i’m late here) if robin bengtsson is second at the bookies with his lousy mess,klara is in real danger.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

It’s hype, Jim, but not as we know it.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

Yes it’s to early to predict, remember Danny was bookies favourite last year this time, but I would not be surprised if she wins. Third time around, the 28th spot. You don’t put something 28th unless it is good..

Yush
Yush
4 months ago

Sweden Klara deserves it. Yass Queen

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago

Klara isn’t a huge name in comparison to some of the other competing acts, and her history in the contest is hardly illustrious (5th in her 2020 heat and sort of 17th overall, and coming 6th in 2021 via Andra Chansen). Therefore, the fact that she got the 28th spot suggests that her song is really good, because that spot is usually reserved for a major act.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago

Yesss – she could win! However – i think Cazzi, Omer, Cornelia, Liamoo, Angelino or Anna might challenge her

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

Is the song worth the hype? I can’t seem to find it anywhere yet :/

Aria
Aria
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

That’s because it’s not out for another three weeks.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Aria

That was my guess :(:

beccaboo1212
4 months ago

Participants better film music videos for their entries on non-semi weeks.

PuppetOnAString
4 months ago

I’m so excited for Liamoo and Klara!!

Isabella
Isabella
4 months ago

I feel that a man is gonna win Mello once again. Either one of the former winners or a newcomer but definitely a man lol

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago

Shes too forgettable

vetrina
vetrina
4 months ago

Has Klara’s song been released yet?! How she’s no 1 on bets tho?! Sounds…bananas!

Bella
Bella
4 months ago
Reply to  vetrina

It’s because her entry is the last one (entry 28) and mello usually “save the best for last”. But we never know… Tusse and the mamas weren’t performing as entry 28 and they still won melodifestivalen.

Swedishlady
Swedishlady
4 months ago

Nah, this will be like Hanna I feel like..for me Anders bagge should be the favorite based on where they placed the song + prob top 5 most loved people in sweden haha..

Erik
Erik
4 months ago

Before Melfest 2020 started, Felix Sandman was at the top. Did he win?, nope

PuppetOnAString
4 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Nobody has said she will actually win tho?

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
4 months ago

With all due respect, I thought there was more highly anticipating returning acts over her.

So she must have a good song?

Jack Popfield
Jack Popfield
4 months ago

“Run to the Hills” sounds very promising, I wouldn’t mind Sweden clinching their 7th victory this year regardless how much it will drive Eurofans cray cray.

Mark
Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack Popfield

Actually, it sounds quite poppy, as typical Swedish souless pop song. But lets wait and see

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack Popfield

Have you heard it, though?

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack Popfield

I feel like Eurofans would be down for a 7th Swedish victory if Dotter won MelFest with a song she wrote for herself, but that’s it.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

if Sweden has an underwhelming entry or if they don’t qualify–the Swedish press will demand the return of Christer

Deven O’Kearney
Deven O’Kearney
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

I can imagine.

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

one of the most faceless acts in the lineup… i don’t get the bookie hype

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

I know, right. Klara’s Melodifestivalen songs were all middle of the road and easily singable, yet Klara was able to make the songs worse than they already were with the live version and somehow Eurofans love her. I don’t understand it.

Bobo
Bobo
4 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Her songs are kinda of plastic, she seems stuck on the stage, doesn’t feel comfortable moving, lacking energy, and definately isn’t flawless vocalist.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago
Reply to  Bobo

Exactly.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Bobo

So u can go on the Stage instead if her lol

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  Bobo

Eh, she seems like a competent performer at the very least, and can perform well in at least two different genres. Her repertoire is the epitome of generic, disposable pop but I rate her favourably as a singer.

euroboy
euroboy
4 months ago

I think that a less famous artist will win like Tusse did in 2021.

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  euroboy

Wasn’t Tusse quite famous in Sweden?

Niklas
Niklas
4 months ago
Reply to  euroboy

Tusse was a winner of Idol

Bella
Bella
4 months ago
Reply to  euroboy

Tusse was famous before melodifestivalen in Sweden

Aria
Aria
4 months ago

Hope she has a good song.