Melodifestivalen

And then they were four. This Saturday, seven acts will perform their songs in Heat Four 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. And most importantly, once it’s over, all 28 Melodifestivalen 2022 songs will be available to listen.

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 four snippets

Click on the song titles to listen to the snippets

Poll: Who should win heat four 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 4 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:

Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power”

“Higher Power” is a little different from Anna’s previous Melfest entries, but it’s clearly an Anna song. “Higher Power” is rich with poetic language, and the lyrics could serve as a religious tale of finding God, or just someone getting out there and communing with nature. The song has a very country sound to it and is oddly reminiscent of Stefan’s “Hope”, but — it has to be said — the country tone in Anna’s voice is really lovely. Musically things are a little predictable, but Anna will sell it.

Lillasyster – “Till Our Days Are Over”

“Till Our Days Are Over” goes in a different direction from last year’s entry “Pretender”. Weirdly the song sounds like it was originally written with an emo revival sound in mind, at odds with Lillasysters heavier rock stylings. The gentler verses don’t work but once the chorus kicks off, then things fall into place. But it still feels lacking, like there are still a few pieces missing to make a decent Melfest entry.

Malin Christin – “Synd om dig”

Malin has a gentle piano ballad, which I would file under “easy listening”. But it’s the right genre for the song, a tale of heartbreak and strength. The song is in Swedish, which might not make it the most accessible for an international audience, but Malin has the potential to transmit emotion with the staging.

Tenori – “La stella”

This — and I cannot emphasise this enough — is SO EFFING CAMP. Imagine Jacques Houdek’s “My Friend” and that Portuguese popera group that almost won FdC in 2017 and throw in some Alcazar for good measure. Just all that. “La stella” is a mix of Italian popera bits and English disco bits sung in an operatic tone. I’m not normally a fan of popera, but I love all the drama of “La stella”. It will surely be amazing live and I wouldn’t be mad if Sweden send some highly camp Italian popera to Turin.

Medina – “In i dimman”

This song has a big sound. I’m kind of struggling to pin down a genre, but in my note I’ve written reggaetón, Stromae’s “Ta fête” and brass band drums. Medina have been around for a while and are confident performers so they should be expected to absolutely bring a mighty live performance. I feel like this is going to be one of the biggest moments of this week’s show.

Angelino – “The End”

This is one of the more subdued performances of this week but Angelino’s gentle ballad works. He has an emotionally expressive voice, which is well suited for a song like “The End” that is all about expressing emotional and telling a story. I feel like this will have more impact live, especially if Angelins (and the cameras) can create a feeling of intimacy.

Klara Hammarström – “Run to the Hills”

“Run to the Hills” has a heavier sound than Klara’s “Beat of Broken Hearts”. It’s an electropop tune with a very cool chorus that she delivers with lots of attitude. There’s a bit of an EDM sound, with some instrumental breaks but that never outshines Klara. While the chorus gets quite repetitive near the end, musically there is enough variation to keep things interesting. And yeah, it feels like a future Euroclub favourite.

What do you think? Which songs are you looking forward to hearing? What do you think this week’s results will be? Sound off in the comments section below!

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Sophie
Sophie
11 months ago

No no no no no! Medina is an absolute copy of Bella Ciao! ???
How are they even allowed to compete with this song?!
If they would perform this in Italy, I’m sorry, but they wouldn’t get a single point…

Carlos
Carlos
11 months ago

I think that Klara actually deserved more to have the 28th spot than both Hanna Ferm and Eric Saade.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
11 months ago

I’m gonna say it I was let down by Klara’s staging it has a nice concept put there were other choices I believe we’re better

Anyway she will SLAY and I’m sure she is a contender for the win

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago

Klara is serving Dragon princesse OMG – she do not need nobody y’ll …

I was thinking Anders would win – but i still think competition will be taff … Cornelia, Tone, Liamoo, Anna, Klara, Cazzi can still surprise!

Lolek
Lolek
11 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

Haha when I saw the outfit I immediately thought she was the live child of Katniss Everdeen and Daenerys Targaryen. And agreed, I think Klara, and even Anna still have a chance.

Mil
Mil
11 months ago

It’s crazy how many people dislike this country for so many different reasons.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
11 months ago

Klara’s song reminds me a bit of Ireland’s song this year (which would be problematic for Ireland if Klara were to win Melfest and go to Eurovision). Angelino’s song reminds me a bit of Coldplay’s Fix You when I first heard it.

Ulrika
Ulrika
11 months ago

Delete this.

Last edited 11 months ago by Ulrika
Erik
Erik
11 months ago
Reply to  Ulrika

Why?

ESC8
ESC8
11 months ago

This semi is quite interesting but this year’s Melfest was one of the worst after 2013 imo. As for the winner, I had some hopes for Klara Hammarstrom, but based on the snippet, this is not the one. Of course we have to listen to the whole song, but I think that the winner is Cornelia Jacobs. The Swedes like it, it is a nice song, not the strongest that Sweden has offered us, but very decent, I think that’s the one for Turin. Let’s see what happens on Saturday of course, but I think it’s difficult for the winner… Read more »

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  ESC8

Klara has a very diifcult song to sing however so if she nails it she could be top 3 for sure.
And Swedes are less forgiving when females fail the note then when men does it..

2022
11 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Swedrn vote for the best song. Not for men or women. I hope Corbelua winn, she gonna be topp 3

Ulrika
Ulrika
11 months ago

Medina and Anna are my favorites.

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago

I think SVT keep Bluffing – Liamoo should have had 28 spot tho …

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
11 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

Idk ABT the running order, but the semi final allocation draw is decided randomly

And liamoo was drawn in second semi so he couldn’t get 28th spot

Ulla Rajala
Ulla Rajala
11 months ago

Guilty pleasure: I like Lillasyster…

M&J
M&J
11 months ago
Reply to  Ulla Rajala

No reason to feel guilty. It sounds great

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago
Jake
Jake
11 months ago

I will defend Melfest till I’m blue in the face but this year has been a slog to get through it. This is the first semi that feels interesting as a whole. I wish Anna’s song had a bit more drive that Kingdom Come had as I love her to death but something feels missing from the snippet. Medina is up my alley and wish they had opened. Klara seems interesting in an Alan Walker type way but that costume makes me take it less seriously. I believe that Anders will win the Swedish public and the juries pick will… Read more »

Tedd
Tedd
11 months ago

Klara and Cornelia! Amazing!

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 months ago

Strikes me as the strongest heat too. I think Cornelia will still be my top pick come 12 March.

Bombalurina
Bombalurina
11 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Cornelia will be my top pick too , but what i care is the victory. That song MUST represent Sweden and i believe it has winning chances with this 2022 lineup. But hey , that’s Sweden i’m sure they will rob her.

Anna
Anna
11 months ago
Reply to  Bombalurina

Cornelia indeed but f-ing Bagge will win because Swedes are idiots

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago
Reply to  Bombalurina

I think Liamoo is good too and also Cazzi and Angelino – of cource Cornelia – but people act – Its the only good song in whole Melo lol

potaxio
potaxio
11 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I loved Cornelia’s song and her performance was “flawed” but that made it perfect!
I’d be over the moon if she won, but if that’s not the case I hope they stay in the semi if Anders is chosen 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 months ago
Reply to  potaxio

I totally agree—the roughness and rawness in her voice work so well to capture the emotions and vulnerability in the song.

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
11 months ago

Sounds like ‘In I Dimman’ will be my new ‘Mina Brander’. 🙂

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago

It sound a bit like Samir And Viktor – Put your hands up for Sverige

Ulrika
Ulrika
11 months ago

Mina Bränder? Zeana is an antisemitic ISIS-supporter, how could you even THINK of bringing her up?

Lucille
11 months ago

This is a decent semifinal.
Maybe Sweden ain’t as hopeless as they are rn?!

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago

just saw some images rom the rehearsals and im kind adissapointed with klara’s outift tbh 🙁 anyway you will see it tommorow
spoiler: anna doesnt have a country staging at all

Carlos
Carlos
11 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

Where can we see images!!!!

Taichi
Taichi
11 months ago
Reply to  Nikos

Yeah she is wearing that ugly ass armor thing again but in another color, giving of some WarGreymon vibes (Digimon) haha

Last edited 11 months ago by Taichi
Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Nikos

She loves the metallic looking body suits I guess

Kalla
Kalla
11 months ago

To be honest I always find the snippets disappointing and then love it when watching Melo. Have had high hopes for Klara since she was announced as an artist.

Completely off topic, but can anyone tell me what Bulgaria was doing jumping from last in the odds to the top 10 yesterday?? At first I thought it was a glitch but they are still in the top 20 today. Did I miss something huge yesterday?

Escfan
11 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

Basically, the Bulgarian delegation’s twitter page posted tweets which have since been deleted of a photo of Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria representative 2017) and another tweet with the date 15/03. There was speculation that since BNT’s promotional tweets for IMP were deleted and there were posts about another artist that they might’ve considered changing the artist and song. However, Kristian Kostov has denied that he will be going to Turin and said he was equally as confused as the rest of us as to why this happened, it is believed that a fan had access to BNT’s Twitter acc and that’s… Read more »

Kalla
Kalla
11 months ago
Reply to  Escfan

Ohhh well that makes sense then! Surprised the odds moved so much with just a possibility of it though. Also surprised if Bulgaria only just realised they haven’t chose a good song for this year to! Definitely wouldn’t be opposed to them choosing a new artist and song.

Rick
Rick
11 months ago

What does “an EDM sound” mean?

Kalla
Kalla
11 months ago
Reply to  Rick

I’m guessing here, would say Electronic Dance Music maybe?

Rick
Rick
11 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

Thanks, I was kinda lost.

Kalla
Kalla
11 months ago
Reply to  Rick

I could be very wrong though hehe!

Illi
Illi
11 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

You are right, that’s what it means!

Last edited 11 months ago by Illi
Adnama
Adnama
11 months ago

Wow Anders now #1 in the odds to win Melfest…

Swedish way of thinking:

1) Pick a very basic entry over potential eurovision slayers ( Eric last year, Cornelia this year ).
2) Reply to dissapointed fans with ” we dont care about the placement, we sent what we love! ”
3) End up 16th again
4) Obviously mind the placement, grumple, say ” Eurofans hates us!!! ”

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

Or throw a temper tantrum if Sweden doesn’t qualify

potaxio
potaxio
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

I think ending @6th place would be the best case scenario with Anders, it’s potentially a NQ

Erik
Erik
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

The odds do not prove how it will be. Nano was also 1st in odds 2017 but Robin won.

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Well no. But the odds do sort of hint at what Swedes likes and might vote for. Nano did get most votes after all even if he didn’t win.

Azaad
Azaad
11 months ago

Between the promising snippet and the fact that she’s credited as a songwriter on Run To The Hills, wouldn’t mind Klara being competitive for the win. Can somewhat understand why she was given the 28th spot now.

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Bc of the hype – it could have been Liamoo

Adnama
Adnama
11 months ago

Anders now no 1 to win Melfest lol.
Im gonna laugh so hard when Sweden goes again for a flop entry over a potential eurovision top 5 entry ( Cornelia ), like they went with Tusse over Eric.
And they will say ” we dont care about the placement, we send what we love ” and then when they will end up 16th again or something they will say ” Eurofans hate us!!! ”

AlexC
AlexC
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

Eric’s song was equally bad

Adnama
Adnama
11 months ago
Reply to  AlexC

Popular wasnt a masterpiece either but it did great.
It was a surefire eurovision hit for me, as a song and as a staging concept. It was going to be in the top 8

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

Do you think locals in Sweden care and think about what Eurofans think or hate? They will have more important things to care about.
They just vote what they like in the moment.

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

While Cornelia is a good choice and would do better than Anders I also could see her doing like Victoria from Bulgaria last year: Just getting lost among the crowd

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

It’s less of “we loved the song” and more of “we really love this artist”. Anders is this long time famous person who does a bunch of personal PR. Like a show called “Anders’ lost dogs” where a dog shelter relocates dogs and he stands around so he gets associated with rescuing dogs.

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

Honestly I am hoping Cornelia wins over Andres, party because when she was on Idol, I think he was a judge and apparently he didn’t really like her on the show so this would be the perfect comeback

Erik
Erik
11 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

The odds do not prove how it will be. Nano was also 1st in odds 2017 but Robin won

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Odds are after all only probability, they never claim to tell winners But they can tell you where the wind is blowing, which song Swedes are most likely to vote for.Nano did in fact get the most votes even if he didn’t win so it was not to far of..

Last edited 11 months ago by Denis
Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
11 months ago

My top: 7- Angelino… sorry but I started to listen it and I quit it… really don’t liked it, is the worst song of this week. 6-Tenori: I love popera, and totally love the Swedish schlager sound twist on this song, but maybe in other week, this could be higher on my top 5-lillasyster: it’s an interesting rock song, I really enjoyed it…but, maybe in other week it could be higher on my top 4- till semifinal: Malin Christin: totally in love with the sound…. it has some “Melissa Horn feeling” that I am enchanted (having Melissa in a Melodi… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 months ago

I heard all the snippets and I do think this is the strongest heat for Melfest 2022, but that’s all I want to say on it because I can’t stop thinking about Ukraine at this time.

ete sech
ete sech
11 months ago

I liked everyone but Lillasyster and Tenori. And I’m impressed by Anna, I didn’t expect her to improve respecting her previous attempts, but she did and I hope she goes dtf along with Klara 🙂
On the other hand, I hope either Angelino or Malin go to SF5. I mean, I’d like both of them but it’d be delusional from me to count Medina out.

Last edited 11 months ago by ete sech
Azaad
Azaad
11 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

Higher Power has a slightly darker edge to it than Anna’s previous MelFest efforts.

ete sech
ete sech
11 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Definitely, her snippet was my favorite from this SF and left me pretty excited 😀

musica
musica
11 months ago

How many songs has that Jimmy ‘Joker’ guy written for this season? It seems his name pops up everywhere.

Carlos
Carlos
11 months ago
Reply to  musica

like basically all of the entries its crazy

Erik
Erik
11 months ago
Reply to  musica

5 of the songs are written by him

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

I think Klara’s song is the the only song out of the entire competition to give Cornelia a run for her money. I love the EDM touch, her vocals sound good, and if the staging/vocals are great live, I could see a Klara/Cornelia top 2 very easily

Lolek
Lolek
11 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Agreed, Klara stands a strong chance of being my favourite for melo 2022

Rick
Rick
11 months ago
Reply to  Alex

What does “EDM touch” mean?

Last edited 11 months ago by Rick
Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Rick

It is the electronic dance drop that happens in the chorus, so like it is a pop song but then turns into a more electronic song (ex. Avacii)

Lolek
Lolek
11 months ago

Holy cow is it just me or is SF4 STACKED!!! So many great songs, but Anna and Klara are the clear standouts for me.

Swedishlady
Swedishlady
11 months ago

Klaras is as dated as Anders. I dont understand the buzz about the song at all. Its giving me very cheap avicii cover, im feeling Cascada 2011…this will never work in Sweden where we are used to good edm. I can say 100% klara will not win melodifestivalen. Im not even sure she will go dtf with this. Im feeling swedes will like both Anna and Angelino.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

well swedes do likeklara and they ahve fallen IN LOVE with anders

Swedishlady
Swedishlady
11 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

They dont like klara near as much as Anna. I know they like Anders, sadly.
Im still 100% sure Klara is out of the race. Its between Cornelia and Anders.

PuppetOnAString
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

Let’s juries will tank Anders then cuz we surely can’t trust the televote

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago

goosh i really hope anders will get bottom rank with the juries

but i have a veryyyy bad feeling juries will like him too i mean his song sounds more like jury friendly to me

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

yes

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

It’s very 2010 EDM yes. I don’t mind if a song is not current as I love nostalgia or old school but some people have double standadrs I guess

Last edited 11 months ago by Alex
Swedishlady
Swedishlady
11 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Yes thats what i mean. You cant complain and whine about å song beeing dated, then go crazy över a song thats sound just as dated. Biiiiaassss!

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

Yet us Swedes have no problem falling in love with Anders Bagge even though that song is way more old-fashioned and cheap

Swedishlady
Swedishlady
11 months ago
Reply to  Denis

But its the fans here thats complaining about Anders. This is as dated.

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

Yes, so it’s weird if they don’t like Klara for being dated but loving Anders for being it..

Linda
Linda
11 months ago
Reply to  Swedishlady

I keep changing my top between Anna and Klara, at times I like Klaras but then I start loving Annas song alot, so there it is 50/50 but damn Angelinos voice is so soothing, really like his snippet aswell…

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

Btw I read yersterday that some press were saying or comparing that
– Higher ground was similar to Stefan’s Hope.
– Klara’s song to Timotej’s Kom
– and Angelino ofc to Duncan Laurence

I really don’t find anything similar xd

Last edited 11 months ago by Alex
Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  Alex

These Press Reviews are just..

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Alex

They didn’t say they are similar, just have that sound. Angelino really is Duncan lawrence territory

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago
Reply to  Denis

So is Polish singer this Year …

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago

Just heard the snippets and here’s my opinion: 1.Anna Unexpected but at the same time amazing I really liked it This song is so Anna but at the same time so country !!! I hope she goes dtf 2.Lillasyster I think it’s kinda worse than last year and it’s such a strong semi it will propably not qualify 3. Malin This would qualify in another semi but not in this one but it’s kinda cute Swedes might appreciate this but I’m afraid this will be Lancelot 2.0 4.tenori I have mixed feelings about this one Idk what to say and… Read more »

duxx
duxx
11 months ago

Its kinda hard to read all these news from Ukraine and than listen to these snippets or any other music just like that, like nothing happens.. 🙁

Aron
Aron
11 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Feel exactly the same, hard to really enjoy the snippet, even though this is a good semi i can’t stop thinking about the war 🙁

duxx
duxx
11 months ago
Reply to  Aron

I cant concentrate on anything ESC realated today…All joy i had all these days cuz of eurovision, dissapeared now 🙁

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
11 months ago
Reply to  duxx

me2 im suposed to be studying but instead IM HERE

Lolek
Lolek
11 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Agreed. 🙁

Johan
Johan
11 months ago

Here are my thoughts: 1) Anna Bergendahl, feels rather tame and dare I say basic? Like a certain product this song is 98% safe.   2) Lillasyster, I don’t know what it is, but this really feels like a song a newly started high school band would put out (that isn’t a compliment btw)   3) Malin Christin, Once again a slow rather musically empty song sung by a female artist. How original. It seems that the 3rd spot in the running order is reserved for these types of songs this year. Yawn, also her voice is a bit nasal and annoying, sorry.… Read more »

Denis
Denis
11 months ago
Reply to  Johan

I think Medina and Klara, with Anna Bergendahl shockingly going to semi-final. Followed by Angelino. Medina is just so different and fun and brings the party that it’s hard to ignore it. Plus for all us millennials who were young in the 2000’s it’s a nice blast from the past..

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

“In i dimman” is like Bella Ciao meets Pepas in Sweden.
Which means absolute banger. I guess it’ll do very well in the Swedish charts and spotify

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Reminds me Put your hands up for a Sverige

Carlos
Carlos
11 months ago

Anna and Klara… I see this to be an all girl battle in the final..

Ria NL
Ria NL
11 months ago

I like the songs from Anna and Medina

Tzs
Tzs
11 months ago

According to snippets – DTF – Medina and Klara

ACH/Semi – Anna and Angelino

I cant see – Tenori, Mallin or Lillassyster to go father tho

Anders is now n1 🙁

Last edited 11 months ago by Tzs
Aron
Aron
11 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

Damn, hate Anders song so much! Argh! So annoying when a horrible song is on top because people like the person singing it…

Tom
Tom
11 months ago

I hope for Anna. She deserve the chance – such a sweetheart!

Mike Soto
Mike Soto
11 months ago

Anna all the way! It’s been eight long years since a female solo artist represented Sweden at Eurovision, and she has the best shot.

Edu
Edu
11 months ago

Higher Power is so beautiful! Anna never disappoints.

Last edited 11 months ago by Edu
Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
11 months ago

Strongest semi final by far.

Anna, Medina, Angelino and Klara all could go DTF. Shame they got shoved into the same heat.

Malin I hope comes to life on stage, I have a feeling she may be an underdog rn.

Denis
Denis
11 months ago

I must say Medina was absolutely the best snippet. So different,fun and weird with a touch of Balkan Total top 10 in ESC!