Last week the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2022 kicked off: Cornelia Jakobs and Robin Bengtsson went DTF, while Omar Rudberg was (to the shock of many) eliminated. This Saturday, seven more acts will perform their songs in Heat Two of Mello 2022, and today you can listen to one-minute snippets of all the songs.

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. 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 two snippets

Click on the song titles to listen to the snippets.

Poll: Who should win heat two of Melodifestivalen 2022?

You can vote for as many of the songs as you would like. But as always, you can only vote once – so make it count!

Melodifestivalen 2022: Heat 2 first reactions

Yesterday, wiwiblogger Robyn had the chance to listen to the full songs for the first time. Keep in mind that media listening sessions involve the studio versions of the competing songs being played over a video call. This is not the same as the experience of seeing the song performed live. These were her thoughts:

Liamoo – “Bluffin'”

Liamoo is keeping within in comfort zone — and things are very comfortable there. “Bluffin'” is a cool R&B-infused pop tune. It has a hint of a pop-drop chorus, but it never takes the spotlight away from Liamoo. The chorus makes the most of the pre-recorded backing vocals rule, with deep pitch-shifted vocals adding a contemporary flavour. The dynamics are great, with plenty of potential for dramatic moments with the staging. Personally, I love this kind of music and this is my favourite track of this week. If the live performance is just as fierce, I expect it will be a strong DTF contender.

Niello & Lisa Ajax – “Tror du att jag bryr mig”

This is very different from the kind of songs Lisa Ajax has previously brought to Melfest. Here, she isn’t playing the diva. She’s very much in partnership with Niello, supporting his contribution and bringing her own flavour. The song is about estranged lovers, each insisting (a little too much) that they no longer care about the other. But a lot of that involves the Swedish lyrics which likely won’t carry to an international audience. The live performance should add more to the story, with the two exes playing off each other.

Samira Manners – “I Want to Be Loved”

Samira was born and raised in Sweden, but she has an English dad and sings with a strong English accent, a sort of London folky-pop. The song is that kind of fragile folk-pop that was big about five years ago. The song starts to build, but never goes much further than the central lyric of the chorus (“I want to be loved…”). I fear that it won’t stand out enough come Saturday’s live show.

Alvaro Estrella – “Suave”

“Suave” feels like it was written in 2017, in the hype of “Despacito”, and has been sitting around waiting for an artist. There’s a lot going on here. It starts out like a fairly ordinary dance-pop song, then suddenly RAVE HORNS and things get Latino. The Spanish lyrics seem kind of cheesy, but then the whole song is enjoyably cheesy. We know that Alvaro is an experienced and confident performer, so as far as Latino-inspired dance-pop songs go, “Suave” is probably going to end up more polished and more accessible than Omar Rudberg’s “Moving Like That”. Maybe through to the second-chance semi.

Browsing Collection – “Face in the Crowd”

“Face in the Crowd” reminded me the cool female-fronted grunge rock bands that were around in the ’90s, but there’s also plenty of influence from the emo rock of 2000s, as well as punk-pop flavours in the chorus. There’s plenty of attitude, but there was something missing — and I suspect that is simply the extra energy that will come when the band performs the song live. So I’m holding out to see what the live performance is like.

John Lundvik – “Änglavakt”

I get the feeling that this is the kind of song that John Lundvik really enjoys the most. It’s sentimental, romantic ballad, with no sense of trying to be a Eurovision slayer. As a ballad it seems to be building to a big chorus, but it never quite goes all the way. I suspect the strongest part is the sweet, romantic lyrics — but those will be mostly lost on an international audience. Being a John Lundvik work, it’s well written and well performed, but it doesn’t feel like it will be in contention for Turin.

Tone Sekelius – “My Way”

Tone is a trans woman and is the first transgender person to compete in Melodifestivalen. Her song is a self-empowerment anthem, of finding strength and confidence within, even in a tough world. Tone isn’t the most powerful vocalist and “My Way” isn’t a trendy modern pop hit, but she absolutely sells it and has what it takes to create a magic Mello moment. I suspect the live performance will add more depth and emotion and may underscore the message even further.

What do you make of the snippets from heat two of Melodifestivalen 2022? Who is standing out to you on first listen? Sound off in the comments below!

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Izzy Lamb
2 years ago

Sadly only like one of the songs in this round! None of the songs are bad, they’re just not for me. I hope Niello & Lisa win!

Serafina
Serafina
2 years ago

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEH
It’s about time Sweden is left in the semis just so maybe they’ll come up with something different. It’s always the same thing, the same songs, the same artists, I’m over Melfest at this point. Voting for Liamoo cause he’s cute and that’s literally it lol, I felt absolutely nothing listening to these songs

Last edited 2 years ago by Serafina
Robert
Robert
2 years ago

Liamoo 4 sure.. Bluffin’ is pure pop, contemporary and his looks make people connect too.. Great song..! I expect him to go DTF too.. Love John Lundviks song as well

Rob
Rob
2 years ago

Im a huge melodifestivalen fan. But this year im so disapointed… cornelia from sf1 is the best so far for me!

Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago

I need help with combination of Liamoo and Torino lol haha

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 years ago
Reply to  Tzs

How about Lorino?

Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Basic 🙁

Aron
Aron
2 years ago
Reply to  Tzs

Lmao

Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago
Reply to  Aron

Torimoo and toriamoo sound better, sorry – i was expecting something like Dotterdam haha

Balint
Balint
2 years ago
Reply to  Tzs

Torimoo?

Aron
Aron
2 years ago
Reply to  Tzs

Lino

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
2 years ago
Reply to  Tzs

Although I don’t think he should win..
What about toriamoo?

Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

He can 😀

vetrina
vetrina
2 years ago

Heat 2 is crap. I guess Cornelia will win the whole thing

Dida
Dida
2 years ago

John Lundvik should retire from making music. He got his chance in 2019 and he fell to raise to the expectations. And for good reason. His song was boring. The new one makes no exception…

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Dida

Which expectations? he got 5th which probably is better than people expected–

Izzy Lamb
2 years ago
Reply to  Dida

Yikes, I’m not a fan from his music either but that doesn’t mean he has to RETIRE from music hahaha

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

Actually this SF is far better than the first one. All songs are good or enjoyable, except for that piece of uninspired electrolatino Alvaro Estrella is bringing. I just hope he doesn’t end up qualifying for the next round as last year.

My favourites here are Browsing Collection and Liamoo. Tone Sekelius really ups her game in the last 10 secs of the snippets.

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Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I made the second listen and I don’t know how but I really liked Bluffin’
I didn’t see it coming. It’s not my kind of music at all

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Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago

I like every song from this heat actually lol I must say – Liamoo / Tone – DTF – Lisa ft Niello / Alvaro – ACH – Semi 5 Sadly i think Its time to go home for Browsing, Samira and John but i guess – John might qualify as always – Its His worst song in Melo. Samira is cute but i Fall assleep when i heard the song – i have Natalie Brydolf vibes from last Year with her – and she has finished last lol …. Browsing Collection could do ACH but if Moustache or Pegan Fury… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 years ago

Av vad jag hört skulle jag välja Liamoo!

Bella
Bella
2 years ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Vem är din favorit so far, inkluderat deltävling 1.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 years ago
Reply to  Bella

Svårt att säga, för jag har inte riktigt en wow. Känsla med någon låt än. Om jag måste välja så väljer jag Liamoo. Vem skulle du välja för nu?

Bella
Bella
2 years ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Förståeligt.
Cornelia är fortfarande min favorit, men jag ser dock framemot att se Liamoos uppträdande.

Aron
Aron
2 years ago
Reply to  Bella

Jag är spänd på vad Anna, Cazzi och Klara har att komma med faktiskt…

Adnama
Adnama
2 years ago

The ” ah Melfest is so weak ” whining is so tiring. Lets remember that its a national final and its cause is to find 1 ( one ) good entry to represent the country. Its not a mini Eurovision for us to enjoy and complain if we dont like all the songs.
Moreover, we found a great song from the first heat ( Cornelia ), Robins performance was nice too, Liamoo’s song sounds good, we have more heats to come, a good final may come out of this.

Last edited 2 years ago by Adnama
Lani mxm
Lani mxm
2 years ago
Reply to  Adnama

Seeing Sweden going into a downward spiral and expecting the fans to receive well whatever trash they send is tiring too

Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
2 years ago
Reply to  Lani mxm

I don’t think any Swede expects ESC fans to receive our songs well after the last 5-6 years, given all the dislikes Sweden usually gets regardless of the song. But the Swedish public probably doesn’t really care either what ESC fans thinks.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Adnama

It’s not even just a national final. It’s a show done to promote Swedish music, that’s it.

Stan
Stan
2 years ago

LIAMOO – Bluffin.

Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago
Reply to  Stan

Eurovision 2022 Live from Torino*

Rick
Rick
2 years ago

I just Wonder, why does Alvaro Estrella keep trying with terrible trashy songs like this one? God, is it too hard to write and produce quality songs?

Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick

It is quite hard, yes.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
2 years ago

From the snippets songs 1 & 3 are the best.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
2 years ago

I didn’t expect this at all but niello and Lisa
And browsing collections are actually really good
I find anglavakt really sweet and although I expected sth else from liamoo his song is great
Samira gives all her feelings out imo it’s adorable
I don’t wanna talk ABT suave

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
2 years ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

Ok just saw the rehearsal snippets and realised face in the crowd is a mess
.also for the first time ever Alvaro has a good staging (not perfect tho) but the song is crap

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
2 years ago

Ok downvote me as much as you want but on eurovisionfun’s Facebook (that one site non Greeks hate) there are pictures of the rehearsals if your curious 😀

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 years ago

Most of them are the usual swedish trash, token from the recycle bin.

Dear Sweden, why are you feeding us plastic? Do we look like sea turtles to you?

Roodi
Roodi
2 years ago
Reply to  Im so fab

that Scandinavian trash is what Greece is going to bring us this year right? I mean your singer named Amand Tjenford is a Scandinavian

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 years ago
Reply to  Roodi

Did I mentioned anything about Scandinavian trash? Read my comment again Roodi. And get some glasses too.

Aron
Aron
2 years ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Yes we have to recycle our plastic somehow, why not feed it to you idiots

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I really liked Samira’s snippet.
I’m very curious with her performance. I’m hoping for some warm feeling and atmosphere.

BetwixtTales
BetwixtTales
2 years ago

Absolutely no doubt. Liamoo is far and beyond the best song in the second semi. Love it!

Filip
Filip
2 years ago

I actually see some quality in Samira Manners. Her voice is very unique and she has the same songwriter as Frans had with “if i were sorry”. I think she can be a dark horse

Europotato
Europotato
2 years ago

God two heats and I haven’t found anything I like. I’m surprised with Sweden and I always find a nice little song I like from them but so far nothing.

h2hghh
h2hghh
2 years ago

Liamoo and Samira are top 2. Eurovision winners? No.

Milla
Milla
2 years ago

I find San Remo’s songs too italian. I guess people find Melodifestivalen too swedish as well.. When will people be satisfied? :)) Pop is just a part of swedish culture. But what I think is wrong with Melodifestivalen these days is the stagings. It really looks like people have run out of ideas.. And I also think we can have two semifinals with 8 contestants in each semifinal followed by an AC and final. It’s probobly enough. Because there are so many songs that don’t go anywhere. It’s been like this for a long time.

Pikachu
Pikachu
2 years ago
Reply to  Milla

I mean there is a reason why “pop” stands dor popular music but that is something a lot of Eurofans seem to forget

XOD
XOD
2 years ago

Liammo by far

Lolek
Lolek
2 years ago

I know a few folks didn’t listen to the snippets or previews before the live performances last week. I’m going to try to do that for this heat. Looking forward to see if that has any (positive) impact on my experience with the live show. 🙂

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

I didn’t know what to expect from Samira, but I’ve got to say that she’s probably my favourite out of these 7, then I’d probably put Browsing Collection through with her. I’ll admit, I actually like Suave a lot more than I probably should, but I think it’s just so catchy, even if it is a rehash of his last 2 Melfest entries. I expected a lot more from Liamoo & Tone, not bad songs, but to me, they’re kind of bland and forgettable.

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Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Unfortutnately I think Cornelia has stolen the thunder from all newcomers this year..

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

I was pleasantly surprised by her song. Her song is my absolute favourite so far and I absolutely love her voice. I’m excited to hear what Anna Bergendahl and Klara Hammarström bring in 2 weeks time!

Hector
Hector
2 years ago

If Moving Like That was out in the 1st semifinal, I’m hoping the same happens with Suave.
Also I love Samira’s accent

Greta
Greta
2 years ago
Reply to  Hector

She has that typical Whale singing voice that a dussin artists have already, usually ones in the begining of their careers when the voice has not really matured enough…

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Hector

Suave sounds more polished though which benefits it more..

sam
sam
2 years ago

i’m going to be furious if alvaro goes dtf… it’s what the odds are predicting as it stands. isnt this like his 4th attempt trying his luck by sending the same soulless, cringefest, grade 1 spanish presentation? what makes anyone think this time will be any different? no song that he’s performed at melfest has ever been listenable or deserving of a spot in the final

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Greta
Greta
2 years ago
Reply to  sam

I will be furious aswell since Omar (I am not a fan of him so hold your horses) had a much better song than Alvaro seems to have…

sam
sam
2 years ago
Reply to  Greta

i agree, i don’t really like omar or his song but his peformance was deserving of a spot in second chance

Jamie
Jamie
2 years ago

Sweden turning into UK real fast

Greta
Greta
2 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

Worse to be honest

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

Sweden has always been inspired by UK. Even more inspired by UK than US.

Pikachu
Pikachu
2 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

Lmao what a reach ?

Kåre Eriksen
2 years ago

Face in the Crowd is the best one out here

esc1234
esc1234
2 years ago

i was gonna write that My way sounds like an old melfest reject and then i read that it actually is. Melfest is in its 2008-2010 era right now, they need to change the way they choose songs next year

Greta
Greta
2 years ago
Reply to  esc1234

Well according to Tone she wrote it 2017, no wonder it sounds old, I can’t really grasp why you as an artist pick up a 5 year old song and don’t change it up a bit…but well that is just me…at least she could’ve taken a song that at least age well..I don’t want to bring up Cornelia all the time but looked through her songs, she has a song that came out 2018 that still would work magnificent today called “Late Night Stories” (sure it would be too long for MF but still, just wanted to give an example… Read more »

Bella
Bella
2 years ago

I agree with the comments below.
Confusing and weak Heat.

Cornelia will still stand as my favorite!

Jake
Jake
2 years ago
Reply to  Bella

It’s fascinating that in the last decade the only women Sweden has sent to Eurovision have gone with a ballad (save Lorreen). I’m already so worried that this will be a ballad heavy year—and I typically could’ve counted on Sweden for something slightly more uptempo. But Cornelia was truly the best performance in Semi 1.

Sale
Sale
2 years ago
Reply to  Jake

Ballad year in Melfest or Eurovision? Cause ESC this year may be flooded with basic pop songs as other National Finals seem to filled with them…

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Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
2 years ago

Jason Derulo, Austin Mahone or Taio Cruz have been releasing songs like Bluffin for years. I think Tanxuguieras could eat everyone for breakfast in this semi.

Hence my plead from a few years ago. Have a pool of good songs that didn’t win and send them from another country. Especially when Sweden has clearly got no clue how to produce a Eurovision hit anymore. Romania, Moldova, Germany ditto. To name a few.

ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago

Bruh, get over them, it’s been almost 2 weeks.

Dank
Dank
2 years ago

These were mostly disappointing, and to be honest it’s hard to say who even deserves to go through! Tone’s song was a real let down for a closing song.

  1. Liamoo
  2. Alvaro Soler
  3. Samira Manners
  4. John Lundvik
Carlos
Carlos
2 years ago
Reply to  Dank

Lol Alvaro Soler

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

I’m so confused by how the lineups are being decided this year. Last week you had one of the biggest stars in Sweden with a fast dance track in the middle of the lineup. This week they have My Way, a middling song that they’ve admitted has been submitted for Melfest for many years and always been rejected be the closer for Semi 2. I really don’t get what is happening this year.

Milla
Milla
2 years ago
Reply to  Jake

No Christer Björkman.

Dank
Dank
2 years ago
Reply to  Jake

I’m surprised they even decided to take it, the lyrics are so obvious and heard that it’s nothing but cringe and old at this point!

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Again not that bad of a show. Weaker than last week but still not bad. No song is bad. Liamoo is absolutely the best here and should pass with flying colours. And yes, Alvaro too. No shame liking it, it is a summer Latin dance bop we Swedes want after long winter and lockdowns. Gotta say though that it looks nothing can beat Cornelia¨s momentum..

Last edited 2 years ago by Denis
Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Well – Klara, Liamoo, Anders, Tone or Cazzi could actually

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Tzs

Tone noo. Last in the heat probably. Anders possibly but that is more to name then anything. If the song is not good he won’t do it. Liamoo will be in fianl but don’t think he will win. Klara possible since she has the 28th spot. But Cornelia is still the one to beat.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

I may be in the minority but I actually quite like this selection, especially compared to last week’s. Liamoo, Niello, John and Browsing Collection all have something here that makes me want to see a bit more.

West
West
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I fully agree (even with the four acts you picked) – although let’s be honest. It’s not like last week’s bar was set high.

Carlos
Carlos
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Agree this is a much better heat than last weeks mess

Príncipe Shin
Príncipe Shin
2 years ago

Liamoo & Browsing Collection should go straight to the final

AlexC
AlexC
2 years ago

So far this year it proves to be quite weak. Most songs are average or below average with the exception of Spain. Although most countries did not select their representative, we heard songs from several semi finals and there is nothing outstanding…so far.
Serbia and Ukraine have couple of strong entries if they win.

Aria
Aria
2 years ago

My Way might just be Mello’s all-time low.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

I have a suspicion that Estrella recorded in 2016 around 100 Spanglish songs and they just pick one to send every year. Seriously now, is this the best song according to Aftonbladet?

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Even Pitbull could never. Alvaro Estrella, the new Mr Worldwide

Aria
Aria
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Viva la forever was a promise.

jack
jack
2 years ago
Reply to  Aria

a threat maybe

Greta
Greta
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Agree with you haha!
And to quote one of the Critics on Aftonbladet
“This song is so stupid that it becomes good”. So no they do not think this is the best song in the competition but believes it is the one to beat in this heat due to its stupid lyrics and beat.

Last edited 2 years ago by Greta
Tzs
Tzs
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Haha their taste needs to go …

Aria
Aria
2 years ago

Not a good bunch imo. Liamoo is probably the best and he’s just OK, far from great. I hope this is the worst semi and the rest is much better. But let’s remember Germany. Sweden at least has decent stuff with Robin, Cornelia and Theoz. But this semi is a goner for me. Even Alvaro Estrella appears strong in this weak line-up.

Last edited 2 years ago by Aria
Jack
Jack
2 years ago

I have a suspicion that Estrella recorded in 2016 around 100 Spanglish songs and they just pick one to send every year. Seriously now, is this the best song according to Aftonbladet?

Alo
Alo
2 years ago

My top 3 are actually the first 3 songs.
Liamoo has a typical Swedish entry but it has potential.
Lisa Ajax and niello have nice and uplifting song.
Samira bring very different vibe than what melodifestivalen offers usually.

The last 4 songs are not very good in my opinion. Maybe the live performances will change my mind.

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
2 years ago

LIAMOO sounds like something from the UK radio which is decent.
His is the only fairly decent entry among this semi alongside Lisa Ajax and Niello.

Tone Sekelius closing this semi with that song… that’s rough.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
2 years ago

The only stand out for me is Browsing Collection.

Illi
Illi
2 years ago

Totally agree.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 years ago

These all sound so typically Swedish, aka generic, bland, formulaic, steral you could literally perform a surgery on them. And yet, people are gonna eat it up anyway.