The grand final of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2022 is almost here. On March 12, we will find out who will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in the hopes of giving the Scandinavian nation its historic seventh win.
And now, following four semifinals and a reinvented Andra Chansen round, SVT has revealed who will sing when in Saturday’s grand final.
Melodifestivalen 2022: Final running order
Efter fyra spännande deltävlingar och ett rafflande slutspel i semifinalen är vi äntligen framme vid finalen ???? pic.twitter.com/Q4LGeoWFJ6— Melodifestivalen (@SVTmelfest) March 7, 2022
Opening the show we have three-time competitor Klara Hammarström, who won the last semifinal with the dynamic “Run to the Hills”.
Former Melfest winners are grouped pretty tightly in the order, with Anna Bergendahl following John Lundvik, and Robin Bengtsson not too far from them. Another big favorite for the victory is in between them, with Anders Bagge sitting in the middle of the pack with “Bigger Than The Universe”. He follows the first ever transgender contestant, Tone Sekelius.
In the final slew of contestants to close the evening, we have another fan favorite, Cornelia Jakobs, with the impactfully tender “Hold Me Closer”. To close the evening, SVT opted for a big blast of fun, with Medina‘s “In I Dimman”.
What do you think? Who should Sweden send to Turin? Let us know in the comments below!
Klara opening worries me. She must’ve not been that high in the public votes out of the rest of the DTF acts like Ace Wilder in 2014. Hope the international juries will help her get Top 3 at least. LIAMOO my other fav has a good chance of finally taking it out of the bag with that position.
no, i think SVT thought of her entry as the best possible show opener entry wise, compared to the other 11 entries
Cazzi being sandwiched between odds favourite Cornelia and crowd favourites Medina is more of a worry
i am somehow glad Klara isn’t sandwiched between those two
good running order to separate all 3 favourites with some distance from each other
MEDINA!!!! “In I Dimman” is a powerful and gorgeous dance anthem with a super distinctive beat that could stay in mind for years.
Clear victory for Cornelia. PLEASE. I will be heavily devastated with any other choice.
Cornelia is a Eurovision winner right there. They should make the right choice for once…
Sweden, you know what? PLEASE SEND MEDINA and their BIG HIT “Ini dimman” to Turin!!! It is a very good opportunity to send A BANGER in Swedish language!!! It reminds me a bit of a patriotic anthem like the Italian big hit “Bella Ciao”. I WANT THIS IN TURIN!!!!! I want to dance and to move my body listening to this GORGEOUS TRACK!!!!!
I love this tune and I also noticed this similarity!
Please Sweden…. CORNELIA !!!!
I feel the victory coming from Anders Bagge in the face it would just be unbearable to see that…
For me Sweden can win the trophy with Cornelia because she has everything to win!!! The Juries and the Swedes wake up, vote for the magnificent song of Cornelia and not for the notoriety of Anders!!
Saturday March 12, 2022 is officially the date I will stress the most!!
CORNELIA LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO
Christer is gone – we don’t know what this order means, or if it means anything at all. We’ll find out on Saturday.
He was her mentor for years to make sure she knows how he did it though. But yes, the quality of the overall show changed when she got in charge
Cornelia would be my favorite Swedish act since at least 2015. I can debate about Heroes / Undo / Euphoria comparisons, but this clearly eclipses everything else sent since. It’s just THAT good. A top 10 candidate!
Klara Hammarstrom is a good option B. Overall, I think that more or less the best songs qualified for the finals, but top 2, and especially top 1 are far ahead of the rest.
they’ve clearly been looking at the betting odds and they decided to agree that cornelia should indeed win melfest
Cornelia is a Eurovision winner, and I say that with my whole chest.
My vote this year goes to Medina. I’d love to see something like this in Eurovision from Sweden haha
It’s actually the closest from what tops the Swedish charts we could get lmao
They are definitely among the top positions. Hammarström is the highest act on the current charts though. Followed by Medina, Bagge and Jakobson.
once again they kinda ruined klara chances of winning
anyway why is queen anna last in the odds?
Because no one thinks she will win?
Odds arent ranking, its just chance of winning. And no one think she even will be close to winning
who siad that? there are many loyal fans. anyway i think there are other entries which i believe have even less chances of winning but she doesnt have much either
People said so. Its the weakest of her three songs and she couldnt even win her heat. People here agree it is a weak song.
Fans? Yes, as we saw in the voting her fans were people over 60. No one younger. You don”t win by appealing to the grandmas out there
Cause this is her life my friend.
Hoping for a miracle that Klara can still pull it off. I honestly really don’t like Hold Me Closer
This order is definitely shaped for a Cornelia win. The jury might decide this as the age breakdown app voting might not show a decisive victor like they did last year with Tusse. Poor Klara with getting the opening slot — a position that hasn’t had a winner since Charlotte won only the regional jury and came second in televote — as SVT really wanted Empty Room to win—a ballad not too dissimilar from Hold Me Closer.
I think the audience vote will split this year. Last year all went to Tusse. I dont see this happening. The only songs who have wide appeal among all groups are Cornelia and Bagge but they wont necessarily get high remark from all groups. But this year you can also vote after jury vote so things might change there..
Still whoever jury chooses is the likely winner..
The audience voting last year did not go “all to Tusse”. Clara Klingenström received a large audience vote as well, I believe she came is 2nd or a very close 3rd.
Do you think the young age groups will vote for Cornelia? I’m afraid they find her song boring. That’s why I think the jury has to give her high scores while giving low to Anders. I do think Clara and Medina could also win because I think they will have pretty good scores among all age groups.
A couple of weeks ago I thought it was a clear win for Bagge but now I believe it could be a race between him, Clara, medina or Cornelia. It will all come down to how the jury will vote.
I think all groups will give her points but not necessarily the highest score. Same with Bagge.
I don’t think Medina has appeal among older, think it’s the 3-9 and 18-29 they will get the most. But Cornelia has appeal among the older for sure. They just don’t use the app to vote. In the audience poll they had for the first heat, where the majority were seniors, she got second. So I do think she can get broad appeal
Same like Lisa was and she stayed in semi lol
I’m Swedish and you’re wrong. There are actually people of different ages here who like Cornelia’s song, young and old. Some may find it boring but not many
There is no difference in app voting. You get double the number of app votes to change your mind when you have noticed what the juries think.
That they PRESENT how the age groups has voted does not change the overall result. We could just see the split results off show the other years using the age group system. The public vote is calculated the same way as before
But isnt the problem that there is a second round of voting after the jury voting? That could lead to bias and sway of votes? Say someone gets like 7th from juries, viewers see that and vote for that song and then that song wins?
It diminshes the impact of the juries..
Men du tror ändå att Cornelia vinner tack vare juryn. Varför ändrar du dig hela tiden?
Då visste jag inte att man skulle ha en andra röstomgång. Som eventuellt kan påverka utgången..Ska man ha 50/50 får man ha en omgång av varje. Känns som om juryns resultat blir lite nollställt av detta..
Jag hoppas ju fortfarande på Cornelia men blev osäker. Hoppas ändå på att Bagge får flest tittar-röster och blir folkets hjälte men att Cornelia vinner..
Jag tror Cornelia vinner trots att man får rösta igen efter juryns röster. Den omgången lär ju inte pågå så länge
From this running order is clear that the fight will be between Anders and Cornelia. Klara is performing first – same like Charlotte did in 2008 – not sure if Klara will win, but i did not expect her to open the final to be honest lol Theoz is 2 – always somebody from ACH is performing 2 and 3 so what a surprise here. Its not going to win Anna – 3 – not a surprise also. Not going to win – even tho – The Mamas also performed 3 in 2020 John is 4 same like Robin in… Read more »
yes the meamas were 3 and they opened their semi
so did anna 😉
But they went direk till finalen
anna was almost DTF
Almost doesnt count …
Yeah i just dont feel Its a winner …
I’m rooting and voting for Cornelia, but unfortunately I do believe Anders will be tough to beat. The problem with (most of) the Swedish televoters is that they tend to vote for the personality/image of the artists and not the song or performance.
Cornelia is in first place in all winning odds
Also was SOA for France, Hallelujah for Denmark and Felicia for Germany. They could be irrelevant or useful sometimes, but, in the case of Melfest, the most relevant are: Spotify and what are swedish people saying. It’ll be close but this could be for Klara, Anders or Cornelia.
Thats why I think juries will decide the outcome so Bagge could be peoples champion but Cornelia the winner
Come on Klara! Now’s your chance to become a [BIG SHOT]!
Really? Referencing Deltarune here of all places?
Speaking on Spotify. let’s also not forget that Spotify is mostly used by younger people. Older people don’t use it as much, they have other ways to enjoy music. So the Spotify stream isn’t really an indication of how well it will go since it excludes a large group. My parents don’t have Spotify but love Cornelia. My grandma likes Cornelia too. And Klara. So I do think there is appeal for all ages for Cornelia and Bagge. But not so much for Anna Bergendahl or Medina
I know it wont happen but Medina winning would be amazing this song is stuck in my head
Klara’s song is like the lost entry from Melfest 2016. Sounds like 2015-2016 DJ songs. I mean , Alan Walker could sue her lol.
Honestly it’s not Alan Walker but rather a copy of Thunder by LUM!X himself
He’s too busy with Subwoolfer as DJ Astronaut to care…and i’m sure he’d back her.
I see Spotify stats being mentioned but, for those who are curious, here are the melfest entries currently in Sweden’s topplistan (Swedish charts):
#3 Klara Hammerström
#5 Anders Bagge
#8 Cornelia Jakobs
Of course none of it actually matters to the outcome. Its not like Spotify streams decides the outcome. Or YouTube views for that matter
Cornelia is the first place in alla winning odds
But SOA was in France with a whopping 54% and in the German one, Felicia Lu DOMINATED the odds too! Odds don’t seem to matter as one of the top four normally win in a national selection, often this year it being the 2nd place strangely enough.
Yes but whats remarkable with Swedish odds is that we know how every song is staged and we know who the most popular are. So there is an advantage there. And these last years the polls have been accurate in Sweden. Even if the winner isnt the outright favourite it usually is found in the top three odds
I would like to know if people with the app can only vote during those 3 minutes or they can also vote after artists performed? Or even before?
First round until the jurys give their votes. Then a second round after the jury votes. The votes are added together. You can vote for each song whenever you want besides that.
So you can vote for artists even before they perform? Or later?. If so, running order is not that important for app voting I guess.
After juries, you can vote again free with the app or it’s justs calls and pure televote?
Yes you can vote with app after juries to. But you can’t vote until the final starts on Saturday. And then you can vote up to 5 times with the app
Yes you can vote for artists before they perform. The voting for all acts start with the first performance. You can vote 5 times per artist in the app, but you can also vote 10 times per artist by calling in. The first round of voting ends a few minutes after all the acts have performed. The second round of voting begins after the jury groups have delivered their votes, in which you get another 5 and 10 votes per artists to use. The televotes are never reset so the votes from the first round gets added to the votes… Read more »
Thank you for all clarify.
My only concern is again that public will vote after knowing jury. I never really understand it as it brings bias imo.
Dont think it will change much. People will still vote for whoever they voted for in the first round. It will all come down to jury voting
You are probably right. Jury will be important I feel yes.
I think the opposite, in the second round most People will only vote for their favourite song which is the whole point of a selection. I think in the first round most People will vote for many songs.
I like there’s a second round of voting but it should be before knowing jury votes like Eurovision. Otherwise some people could change their vote and mind if their favourite has no chance or if they don’t agree with juries, they can go with the entry that it’s second or third and still have chances. Or they just wanna follow juries and go with the ride. Bias is there invetibable as people know crutial infomation.
Still many people will just vote for what they like with no overthinking but still I would prefer it was before jury voting.
I see the problem! This would lessen the juries impact..
Say that Cornelia win jury and Bagge gets like 6th. Then voters will say “poor Bagge, lets vote for him now”. And forget about others..
That might sway the votes in favour of say Bagge and he wins it all. Like if you want 50/50 just have one round and that’s it..
exactly, that’s what I’m afraid of! They might see him below 1st, and then vote strongly for him and abandon everyone else, especially those who ranked high with the jury, aka probably Cornelia
I think most People vote for the song during the performance! After the jury you have new free votes! I think if there are some bad songs before then it could be an advantage! I think Anders has the best position.
Cornelia also has a good position. Better even..
Why is everyone so upset about the running order? Charlotte Perreli was number 1 in 2008 and won and The Mamas was number 3 in 2020 and won.
Difference is they were the favourites to win. Klara isnt that big of a favourite. Plus that song is a great up-tempo number. I can sort of see why she is first .
I agree with what you’re saying, this isn’t great for Klara but the Mamas weren’t the favourites and managed to beat Dotter who was the clear favourite that year, so anything could happen!!
yes Bulletproof was the clear favourite that year, almost very similar to Cornelia now being the clear favourite with the odds this year
so yes anything is still possible, hopefully Klara will give her best performance yet of her bop and hopefully she isn’t nervous or too emotional now compared to before her performance in the heat
Cornelia has more favourable odds than Dotter however. Dotter barely edged by the Mamas, the margin between them was small.
Cornelia has a huge distance to Bagge. Last time i checked it was 47% vs 28%. So while it wasn’t that unexpected that Mamas won, anyone but Cornelia would be unexpected
Hopefully this luck will appear for Klara! She needs all the help she can get!
I wasn’t expecting Klara to open the show, but I don’t think it’s impossible for her to win. The Mamas won both the televote and the jury vote in 2020 and they performed 3rd, so a possible win is still on the cards for her. Anders and Cornelia may have the upper hand in terms of running order, but Klara has the momentum behind her. She’s been number 1 on Spotify since the song was released, she has the most YouTube views of all the Direct finalists (only Theoz & Tone Sekelius have slightly more). So for me, if either… Read more »
The momentum is in Cornelia’s favour. There is buzz about. The fact that Klara is first on YT and Spotify might be because she was the last finalist and that usually means people remember you..
I see what you mean. There’s been a lot of buzz about Cornelia since heat 1 (I’ve loved the song since I heard it). As I said, if either of these 2 win, I’ll be happy 🙂
Cornelia has an even bigger momentum now despite Klara , Bagge and all. For being the first finalist and waiting 4 weeks before people could hear it it is very impressive. Of course it means nothing but it is a hint..
I didn’t think of it that way 🙂 it’s impressive that we first heard it nearly 6 weeks ago and the momentum is still there 🙂
Has the Spotify charts indicated potential winners of melfest in the past like tusse, the mamas and john lundvik for example?
I guess it can. The last 3 melfest winners all went to number 1 in Sweden and they all faired quite well on Spotify, and also, Spotify is used far more than iTunes is in Sweden, so it can be an indicator on how the Swedish public vote, but I guess sometimes you just never know 🙂
seriously? havent you thought about it all? Ok spotify is swedish but, mainly young people use it. This means that the age groups older than 40 are propably excluded, which means half the vote can not be indicated by spotify.
Not that much. In 2018 Sandman had the biggest Spotify song and didnt win. In 2017 it was Wiktoria and she did not even get close to winning. And Dotter was more popular than the Mamas on Spotify and still didnt win. The win isnt decided on Spotify streams is what I am saying
I sadly think from the buzz Cornelia will win…but I personally believe she can come back next week. Right now, it’s Klara’s time to shine. She’s participating with better entries for three years. It’s either this year or next she will go!
i slightly disagreee
Firstly, spotify isnt a major factor. I mean mostly young people have spotify, leaving certain age groups out. Secondly, Klara’s song might be first because it was released immedietly after her semi
while for cornelia and robin they ahd to wait a almost a month and they may have forgotten them
Exaclty, Spotify isn’t exactly indication. Older people like the songs too, they simply consume music diffenrenlty.
So you’re saying Anders song is better than Cornelias? Hahahaha Absolutely NOT. Should’ve just praised Anders and kept Cornelia out of the conversation, cause Anders’ song is the definition of middle of the road.
If it is a dumpster fire then why do you like it? Fires should be put out..
I thought Robin was gonna open for sure and Klara somewhere between 7-11 position. but anyways, good running order and I hope and think Cornelia is gonna win. So excited for saturday and to see who’s gonna represent us in Turin!
OT but word on the street is that Tusse is gonna perform at Söngvakeppnin on saturday? Who’s gonna give the winner the trophy?
Oscar – he is the host and has got Italian roots – ESC is in Italy – i would not be surprise if Oscar will be giving a jury results in May for Sweden tho
No doubting that Klara is visually stunning but the whole warrior look is rather cheesy. The song itself is hyper cheesey. Many people talk of how Sweden always slays with their contest but considering how many songs and shows we have to endure the overall quality is really nothing special. Let’s be honest also about her vocals. The high notes in particular are very weak and need considerable work.
Norway 2019 or Denmark 2018 were cheesy and good and televote loved them. Including Swedes. I don’t see a problem. Or Israel 2018 with the playful look and visuals.
Some people really likes playful and somehing that makes you forget your problems for a moment.
I think you’re rather cheesy. The song is about celebrating the cheese. For me it stands out, even more than Cornelia’s. She’s a decent singer and it’s a very fast-paced up tempo song that would be difficult for even Cornelia to sing.
My feet might be cheesy but not my opinion. I think this song will tank at eurovision. There are some really dodgy notes being sung here. Don’t get me wrong on a purely selfish basis as a red blooded male I would love to see her in Turin.
I feel bad for Klara.
She won the toughest heat. Her song is 1 on Spotify, Apple, Itunes, everywhere in Sweden. She was in it to win but this running order doesn’t look good. With juries specially I have doubts. I think this will no affect televote probablt but still. Maybe she managed to do it and win against this running order but she deserved better.
The rymning order does not matter. Charlotte Perrelli was number 1 in 2008 and won and The Mamas was number 3 in 2020 and won
Yes I agree. I still think she has chance even she opens. My feeling right now as I said it’s that I’m very intrigued with jury’s role in this. We’ll see.
Calling it now, Cornelia will win but the broadcaster will do what they can to get rid of Klara supporters.
This honestly looks best for Anders. He is surrounded by less competitive entries whereas Cornelia is right next to other supposed favorite LIAMOO. It seems that SVT is just willing to invest in the brand’s family appeal, they haven’t been Eurovision-focused for quite some time now.
He’s in a good position but I think Tone has gathered a lot of momentum especially after SF5 so I think she could pose a threat somewhat. I highly doubt she’ll win tho
Is it really that favourable? Its more favourable for Cornelia actually because she is before Cazzi who really isnt a candidate for win and then Medina who are fun but no winners
Plus since the announcement of order Bagge is slipping in odds where Cornelia is rising.
The same odds that had it wrong this weekend in France, Germany or Denmark. Odds are hit or miss. We never know for sure
Yes of course odds arent accurate tellings. They are just there to tell you the most likely outcome. And here In Sweden there is buzz around Cornelia, general consensus is that she will win. So the odds do take that in consideration as well..
Go Klara, hope you get a respectable result nevertheless, also run to the hills makes a good show opener so good choice there, maybe she won’t win, but i hope she does well enough and i hope she can at least get herself selected for OGAE second chance contest, would also be nice for her career i think would more than ok with Cornelia as the winner, i personally wouldn’t mind Anders either, his entry is the sort of cheesy songs i myself am quite a fan of and vocally he is very decent between the lines hope Medina have… Read more »
This is a weird running order in comparison to the previous years…
Klara may not necessarily have done as well as previously thought but I also wouldn’t rule it out since Jon Henrik Fjallgren performed 1st in 2019 and came 4th.
Cornelia looks like the one to beat otherwise. She’s got the perfect position.
Poor Cazzi sandwiched between Cornelia and Medina.
Klara has done well in her heat though, and maybe production also sees a great entertaining show act in her entry
She won due to the juries, the televote put her 2nd.
Klara won her heat so obviously she did well. And it is a good uptempo number. She will do fine but no one really thinks she will win..