The lineup for next week’s grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022 is now complete. Eight acts already booked their spots direkt till final through the four heats. Tonight, eight others locked horns for the four remaining spots in the grand final.

In the end, Anna Bergendahl, Tone Sekelius, Theoz and Cazzi Opeia secured those four coveted spots and remain in the running to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2022.

This year, the format of the second chance round was changed. Rather than four head to head duels as was previously the case, the eight acts were divided into two groups. Two songs from each group would then advance to complete next week’s grand final lineup.

The show was held at Stockholm’s Friends Arena, which will also host next week’s grand final on 12 March.

Melodifestivalen 2022: Semi-final qualifiers

Anna Bergendahl with “Higher Power”

Anna Bergendahl is no stranger to a Melodifestivalen final. She qualified direkt till final in 2010 and 2020, where she went on to place first and third respectively. She had to go through the Andra Chansen round in 2019 and she has gone through the hard way again this year. Anna delivered a compelling performance of “Higher Power” and was the first qualifier announced.

Tone Sekelius with “My Way”

Tone Sekelius has already broken new ground as the first openly transgender performer at Melodifestivalen. Tonight, she also earned the right to be the first such performer at a Melfest final. Tone Sekelius actually finished close behind Alvaro Estrella in the second round of voting in their heat, so this result may have come as a surprise to some. However, when it mattered most, Tone belted her tune and booked her spot in the final.

Theoz with “Som du vill”

Theoz already overcame some Melfest veterans in the form of Malou Prytz and Omar Rudberg in his heat. He had to do the same tonight, going up in a strong second group. However, the teenager held his own and secured a spot in the final with the Swedish language track “Som du vill”.

Cazzi Opeia with “I Can’t Get Enough”

Much like Tone Sekelius, Cazzi Opeia was drawn to compete in a group which also contained someone who finished ahead of her in her heat’s second round of voting — in this case, Lisa Miskovsky. However, much like Tone Sekelius, Cazzi Opeia overcame the odds to move through to the final. Her colourful performance of “I Can’t Get Enough” was the final qualifier announced for next week’s final.

Melodifestivalen 2022: Semi-final draw and results

Qualifiers in bold.

Group 1

  1. Tone Sekelius – “My Way”
  2. Alvaro Estrella – “Suave”
  3. Danne Stråhed – “Hallabaloo”
  4. Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power”

Group 2

  1. Theoz – “Som du vill”
  2. Lisa Miskovsky – “Best to Come”
  3. Lillasyster – “Till Our Days Are Over”
  4. Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough”

What do you think of the qualifiers for the grand final? Can any of these second chance artists go on to win Melodifestivalen 2022? Who do you want to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Matty
Matty
3 months ago

Alvaro failed the second time after 2014 and I am very happy to see Moa, Tone and Theodor in the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago

You know, I just realized that all four qualifiers from the semi final are from each heat. Theoz (1), Tone (2), Cazzi (3) and Anna (4). Combined with the 8 direct qualifiers for each heat, we’ve got a very balanced final with an even representation 3 songs per heat.

Ressay
3 months ago

I’m happy for Theoz and Anna. So sad not to see Lisa in the final her song was a masterpiece.

Moose
Moose
3 months ago

Moose loves this article

fill
fill
3 months ago

I’m so happy with the four qualifiers, i couldn’t be happier!!!! Exactly what i wanted to happen. Every performance improved alot.

My top 10 for the final is =

  1. My way
  2. Hold me closer
  3. Run to the hills
  4. I can’t get enough
  5. Freedom
  6. Higher power
  7. Som du vill
  8. In i dimman
  9. Bluffin
  10. Bigger than the universe

Maybe it’s not the strongest season ever, but for me it’s the best final lineup i’ve ever seen at Melodifestivalen! I think it will be Cornelia VS Anders VS Klara and Liamoo and Medina in the top 5 aswell.

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago

Inte riktigt förvånad över valen. Jag däremot hade gillat Lillasyster. En sak är säker, vi ska inte leta efter vinnaren bland dessa fyra.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Det är det ingen som tror heller. Kvalar man in vinner man inte.
Vem tror du vinner?

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Ja g tror att Cornelia vinner på lördag. Vad tror du? Vem är din favorit?

Catriona
Catriona
3 months ago

Watch out for Tone in the final. She is the dark horse.

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago

positively surprised both cazzi and theoz in the final. i thought one would cancel the other out as both pander to younger demographics, i’m glad i was wrong.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago

Not really same group though.
Theoz is for the youngest groups where Cazzie is probably the choice for 30-44 group and 18-29 group. Possibly even the older groups voted for her

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

I just watched this back. Congrats to all the qualifiers; they were all fantastic tonight. I particularly liked this show, because of the “Hall of Fame” performances. “Eloise” is still one of my favourite Eurovision songs of all time, so it was amazing to have Arvignana sing that again. Great to hear Mariette again as well. About the presenting: After the disaster in Week 1, I’m so happy that Oscar has become more comfortable with the role as the weeks have gone on, and is able to share most of it with another presenter. This “Semi Final” went particularly well.… Read more »

Erik
Erik
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s part of watching it live to get all behind the scenes

Anoni
Anoni
3 months ago

So happy for Theoz and Cazzi!!! Wishing them the best and against all odds im hoping Cazzi can win Melfest!!!

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago
Reply to  Anoni

gosh me too, it’d be so iconic to have Cazzi in italy

Andi
Andi
3 months ago

So he looks like a man now?

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Men can have long hair, it’s allowed… and no, it’s not gone, it’s just up.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

So Best to Come won over I Can’t Get Enough in Heat 3 (And just barely missed out on a DtF spot to Freedom) but in here it’s Cazzi who gets through?

I’m not upset, I prefer this, but it’s just funny how the tables turned.

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

i can’t get enough is #16 and best to come is #62 in the swedish chart… the former grew on the public a lot it seems

Erik
Erik
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

You should notice that less people voted in the semi final as opposed to the heats. So possibly the big support from the older audience was not as clear this time around.

Last edited 3 months ago by Erik
sam
sam
3 months ago

SWEDEN! I LOVE YOU OMG!!! this was my exact qualifiers!!! so so so happy that we dont have to sit through another cringefest by alvaro in the finals

Jacob
Jacob
3 months ago

Your comments are really obnoxious, you know?

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago

Since i watch Mello (in 2015) – this will be the strongest Mello final for me ever – i thought 2020 was but 2022 is a bit more (for me) I only dont like Anders from finalist but he is nice person and can sing, i wish jury and public would vote by heart and not by who is the famous person here 🙂 For me the battle is between – Liamoo, Cornelia, Klara and Medina! (Cazzi, Tone, Theoz, Anna or Faith would be also nice tho) Anders, John and Robin are ok but not the winners for me 🙂… Read more »

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

3 songs in swedish – i forgot Lundvik lol

Stian F
Stian F
3 months ago

Alvaro and Lisa should have been the two joining Anna and Cazzia…oh well.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago

Cazzie was even stronger here than in heat 4. What a legend!
Can’t get enough,ooohoo. Wouldn’t mind if she won but we know she won’t..

Last edited 3 months ago by Denis
Poju90
Poju90
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I agree 😉

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Also, Arja, yay.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

Very happy for Theoz. He is just very likeable and genuine. Good for him

Jacob
Jacob
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I feel sorry for him though, he probably has a lot of weird, clingy fans among people that enjoy his music

Edu
Edu
3 months ago

The camera angles, light effects and fireworks made this semifinal looked a lot better than the heats.

Last edited 3 months ago by Edu
Erik
Erik
3 months ago
Reply to  Edu

I’m glad it was enjoyed from the tv. I agree it was a difference in lighting as from the previous heats. I got very tired in my eyes from all white lights and strobe effects.

But also it was clear there were much less kids in the audience and no seat was actually left empty in this arena in the arena. So it’s shaping up. We’ll see about the final

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Aw, no Lisa. At least Theoz will bring that 2000s feel back to the final, I’ve missed that.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

of course avrigarna had to close the show xD

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

I CANT CAZZI MADE IT IM SO HAPPY OMG

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
3 months ago

So happy that all 4 of the acts I wanted to qualify did.

potaxio
potaxio
3 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

Same! 😀

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

Same!

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

I think Cazzi was the favourite from this group of the semi.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I just keep thinking of Marina every time I hear Cazzi’s song.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

cazzi was a-ma-zing

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

Is it just me or were the “heart votes” beating a lot longer for the first group from the semi final? Gives me the impression is that this second grouping is a bit weaker… sort of wish Alvaro was in this group. His song is much stronger this year than last year, which is a shame he didn’t qualify.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

i think group b is a LOT stronger (my opinion)

Rich
Rich
3 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Álvaro is boring and has terrible songs.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Think it was obvious group 2 had the stronger songs

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

lillasyster deserve final but they the weakest here

Rich
Rich
3 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

Last year, yes. This year, no.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

omg casper

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Lisa is the best.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

lisa was beautiful!
idk who deserves it more, her, theoz or cazzi

cazzi is my fav btw

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

group b is toughhhhh

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

great now i am stuck

suncity and sanna are goign to perform shortly in iceland ( my favs) and so is lisa but i skipped her performance in the heat and reall wanna see it

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

i know

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

of course i want cazzi in teh final but im really stuck between lias anad theoz

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

So happy for Tone. She really deserved it. Love her performance

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Ok i need to say this Tone Sekelius is amazing. She is such a sweetie and gave the best performance today. She is Worth every penny.

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

Here’s to hoping we get Mariette next year with a smashing song!

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I like this side of Mariette.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

mariette is outstanding i hope she comes back again at some time

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

They aren’t doing the point counting like with the four heats? Dang I was hoping for that.

McRoro
McRoro
3 months ago

Anna and Tone are going to the final!!! Queens! I’m so happy for both of them!!!

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

YESS SECOND QUEEN TONE

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

YESS QUEEN ANNA

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

the interval was kinda cute

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

they want more competition
thgey wantr them to compete with specific acts

Last edited 3 months ago by siu or sui?
Colin
Colin
3 months ago

Semi 1 results are quite clear for me – Anna and Tone to qualify.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

There’s something likeable about Danne, though…

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

Amazing performance from Anna. I really hope she goes to the finals!!

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

propably she will

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

She’s better now than when she actually won.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

QUEEN ANNA SLAYED AGAIN 😀

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

Halaballo slayeddd tooo 🙁

Last edited 3 months ago by Tzs
siu or sui?
siu or sui?
3 months ago

there is no wrong or right here
everyone says their opinion