The grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022 is just a few hours away. All 12 acts are battling it out for the trophy and the chance to represent Sweden at Eurovision in Turin.
Earlier this week, we asked you to vote for your favourites from the line-up.
You responded with 5,240 votes and the result was a landslide.
Cornelia Jakobs a favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2022
Ever since she performed in the first heat five weeks ago, Cornelia Jakobs has been a standout favourite amongst fans across the board. And that was no exception here. Her song “Hold Me Closer” picked up a staggering 40.36% of the vote – that’s 2,115 votes in total.
It’s not just fans that are getting behind Cornelia Jakobs. Bookies and betting exchanges are also strongly suggesting she could walk away as the victor. Smarkets probabilities give Cornelia Jacobs over a 57% chance of winning the final.
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Coming in a distant second place is Klara Hammarström. This year marks Klara’s third consecutive appearance at Melfest and she’s been getting better each time – failing to qualify in 2020, advancing to the final via andra chansen in 2021 and now a direct qualifier in 2022. They say “third time’s a charm”, and it could be for Klara. Her song “Run To The Hills” picked up 810 votes in the poll (15.46% of the total).
Your third spot on the podium goes to LIAMOO, who sings the house song “Bluffin”. This is also LIAMOO’s third time at Meldoifestivalen, though he has been a direct qualifier every time. Finishing sixth in 2018 and third in 2019, he’ll be hoping the upwards trend continues for this year. Y’all awarded the Swedish singer 409 votes (7.81%).
Poll results: Who should win the grand final of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2022?
- Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer”, 2,115 votes (40.36%)
- Klara Hammarström – “Run to the Hills”, 810 votes (15.46%)
- Liamoo – “Bluffin”, 409 votes (7.81%)
- Medina – “In i dimman”, 392 votes (7.48%)
- Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough”, 319 votes (6.09%)
- Tone Sekelius – “My Way”, 247 votes (4.71%)
- Anna Bergendahl – “Higher Power”, 232 votes (4.43%)
- Anders Bagge – “Bigger than the Universe”, 205 votes (3.91%)
- Theoz – “Som du vill”, 186 votes (3.55%)
- Robin Bengtsson – “Innocent Love”, 130 votes (2.48%)
- John Lundvik – “Änglavakt”, 118 votes (2.25%)
- Faith Kakembo – “Freedom”, 77 votes (1.47%)
Total votes: 5,240
Melfest 2022: Show details
The grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022 takes place on Saturday 12 March. It will be held at Friends Arena in Stockholm.
The result will be determined by a combination of votes from a jury and the public at home. After both have been combined, the act with the most points will emerge as the winner.
This artist will then head to Turin in order to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2022. Sweden are scheduled to perform in the second half of semi-final two on 10 May.
What do you think of the results? Is Cornelia Jakobs also your favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2022? Let us know in the comments below.