The Eurovision 2022 season saw a boom in national finals, with 27 countries using a show to select their entry for the contest. Although we now have 27 winners who will move onto Eurovision, many of the other entries that didn’t make it will remain on our playlists for some time. To celebrate these acts, it’s time for our countdown of Team Wiwi’s top national final songs of Eurovision 2022, now entering the top 10.

As usual, the team from wiwibloggs have voted for their favourite songs that competed in the national finals for Eurovision 2022 but were not selected. Note these are our favourite songs, not songs we think should have gone to Eurovision.

After reviewing the 100s of songs that were entered into this year’s national finals, we finally settled on our top 50 – it wasn’t easy . And now, it’s time to reveal our top picks.

Our national final Hall of Fame currently includes:

 

But, who will join them?

Find out below with the conclusion of this year’s countdown!

Team Wiwi’s top national final songs of Eurovision 2022: 10 to 1

10. La Rappresentante di Lista – “Ciao Ciao” (Sanremo)

What we said: “Ciao ciao” is an over-the-top tale about the end of the world as seen through the eyes of La Rappresentante di Lista: a colourful apocalypse in which we must quickly come to terms with the general crisis underway, including climate change and social upheaval. The musical production of the song draws on a vintage imagery, bringing LRDL to a dancehall of the ’70s, between funk and dance. There are explosions of sound, much like scenes from a film one after another, moving from urban atmospheres to tribal rhythms. In the lyrics we find the irony of a generation that looks at the future with disenchantment. Is there time for one last wild dance before the apocalypse? (Cristian)

9. Alban Ramosaj – “Theje” (Festivali i Këngës)

What we said: Easily the most impressive male-sung song of the lot. Alban Ramosaj serves us a song full of power and passion. I love how the first verse properly simmers, then bubbles and builds up to the explosion in the chorus. And it continues! It is a relentless song that holds you in a lock for three minutes and four seconds and does not let go. Nor do you want it to. Absolutely brilliant and it comes with a big chance. (Tom)

8. SOA – “Seule” (Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez)

What we said: With SOA, music is a family affair. The brother and sister duo, comprised of LudySoa and Nathan, have been singing together since the respective ages of nine and six. SOA intend to compete in the final of Eurovision France 2022 with the song “Seule” (“Alone”), a track written in 2019. While Nathan was singing the chorus in his room, his sister LudySoa fell in love with the lyrics whilst listening on the other side of the door. The two of them then completed the song, which speaks of of a universal feeling – that of loneliness. (Oranie)

7. Alina Pash – “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” (Vidbir)

What we said: It’s her first effort to go to Eurovision, but she came prepared with “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”! Alina Pash’s song bares the same title as the famous 1965 film that depicts the tragic life story of a Hutsul Ukrainian man. In the 1960s, the film was progressive and controversial for its strong depiction of local culture, traditions and customs at a time when national culture was repressed. Alina sings that, at times, the history of Ukraine seemed so depressive that Dante could have written a Divine Tragedy instead of his famous Divine Comedy. In the last part before the chorus, Alina says Ukrainians are not dependent on the tragedy of the past, but can instead create a better future for themselves. (Renske)

6. Cazzi Opeia – “I Can’t Get Enough” (Melodifestivalen)

Cazzi Opeia can’t get enough of her loved one, and we can’t get enough of her Melodifestivalen 2022 entry. The Swedish singer took us over the candyfloss rainbow with her bright, pastel-themed stage show. Add a catchy pop tune to go with it, and Cazzi soared to the grand final upon her first Melfest outing. (Jonathan)

5. Rigoberta Bandini – “Ay Mamá” (Benidorm Fest)

What we said: “Ay Mamá” is a modern anthem. The song’s progression from slow ballad to choir hymn and the way it gains momentum as seconds go by makes me want to jump from my chair and scream “Amen!”. The magic of this song is the way Rigoberta manages to turn a simple pop song into both an earworm, with the playful “Mamamamama”, and a tune that moves the masses. The gravitas this song is getting in Spain makes it one to watch. It’s faring better than anyone else on streaming platforms, and is often played in private broadcaster Telecinco, one of Spain’s most watched TV channels. (Luis)

4. Klara Hammarström – “Run To The Hills” (Melodifestivalen)

What we said: Klara is a star. If she doesn’t go to Eurovision this year, then she will eventually. Run to the hills takes the crumpet for me this Melfest. Damn Klara is a powerful lady – Wonder Woman eat your heart out! It’s a pop banger and Klara looks spectacular, though I will say she does tire a little bit near the end of the song. But if she gets her breathing right on the night this could head to Turin. (Tom)

Previous top national final songs: “Nobody” (#36 in 2020)

3. LIAMOO – “Bluffin” (Melodifestivalen)

Sweden is the master of slick, contemporary music production. This was showcased once again through “Bluffin”, which gave LIAMOO his third direct ticket to the Melodifestivalen grand final. A favourite amongst the international juries at Melfest 2022, it was also a favourite of our international team at wiwibloggs. The club beats meant this wasn’t just any re-hash of the Swedish-pop formula. Add on a professional stage show that even the world’s top artists would be jealous of, and LIAMOO delivered a standout entry. (Jonathan)

2. Medina – “In i dimman” (Melodifestivalen)

What we said:  Different is the word and I love it! Swedish pop meets reggaeton half way in this upbeat banger. It’s a party on stage and Medina are so much fun! “In i dimman” is guaranteed to get the public on their feet in Italy if this qualifies – even though a Eurovision audience will have no idea what they are saying. Swedish songs will always have an outside chance of qualifying but this could do it. (Tom)

1. BESS – “Ram pam pam” (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu)

What we said: “Ram pam pam” is exactly how my heart beated when I heard this for the first time. Fierce, feisty, fabulous, Finnish-language pop – what more could a Eurofan ask for? Bess has delivered a self-assured rock-pop number that doesn’t give a damn. That’s no easy task given that the whole song is built around a hook which, in the hands of a lesser artist, could become completely cheesy and camp. This is a foot-stomping, fist-in-the-air belter. And it’s little wonder that this is still top of Finland’s Spotify charts all these weeks after its release. (Padraig)

Our top national final songs of Eurovision 2022 ranking is determined by independent votes from a panel of wiwibloggers. They are Jonathan, Cinan, Youyou, Diego, William, Pablo, Oliver, Edd, Antony, Deban, Sebastian, Luis, Antranig, Padraig, Tom, Renske, Lauren, Robyn and Ron.

What do you think of our top 10 national final songs of Eurovision 2022? Are you surprised by our choices? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Andrea
Andrea
8 months ago

Sorry not sorry that The Rasmus is representing Finland. That song by Bess brings nothing new to the Eurotable. Pop is now just like microplastics, absofreakinglutely everywhere, and it’s time to start rebelling against what the current musical industry’s force feeding us.

Suvi
Suvi
7 months ago
Reply to  Andrea

And The Rasmus are original?!? As someone from Finland, I am ashamed of how obviously calculated the whole thing with The Rasmus is. Calculated and soulless. The singer put the black feathers from “In The Shadows” times back in his hair. “In The Shadows” was pure calculation, too. Back then, the obvious plan was that The Rasmus should get a piece of the action when dark pop rock from Finland was all the rage in the European charts, thanks to bands like HIM. So, the singer’s hair was dyed from blond to black, these ridiculous feathers were put in his… Read more »

Catriona
Catriona
8 months ago

Terrible top 10. The top place should have been between Terra and Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. Both massively underrated. Especially Terra in 11th. Wow.

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Catriona

There were too many Swedes to fit…

Frater Vampyr
Frater Vampyr
8 months ago

Ritmu, Zorja by Zorja, Blinded Dreamers, Terra, Anxiety, Theje, All In… This was the year that most countries sent the wrong songs.

Vivian
Vivian
8 months ago

Some songs I think deserved a spot but I didn’t see them (maybe I oversaw them)

  • Flower Of Sorrow (N. Macedonia)
  • Call Me From The Cold (Lithuania)
  • Pay My Own Bills (Latvia)
  • Deluzional (Albania)
  • Before You’re 6ft. Under (Lithuania)
  • Dokad (Poland)
  • Tiramisu (San Marino)
  • We Are One (Australia)
  • Forgive Me (Oprosti) (Croatia)
  • Running Out Of F* Time (Czech Rep.)
  • Independiente (Slovenia)
  • Mar No Fim (Portugal)
  • Þaðan Af (Iceland)
  • Jezinky (Czech Rep.)
  • Here For Love (Croatia)

I could name more but these quickly popped up

Steven
Steven
8 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

I would add Paranoia from Poland to the list

Matt
Matt
8 months ago

Really? Those three ladies from Spain are better than all of these.. what a strange top

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

Well, I’m just glad that the contest has evolved, even though some fans refuse to follow.

Last edited 8 months ago by Jo.
Collette
8 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

It really has changed its americanised

Helen
Helen
8 months ago

Tasteless

Last edited 8 months ago by Helen
Azan
Azan
8 months ago

My faves from this set:

  1. Alban Ramosaj – Theje: I hope he gets to come to Eurovision!
  2. LIAMOO – Bluffin’: Hopefully 4th time is a charm next year!
  3. Medina – In i dimman: This is interesting!
  4. BESS – Ram pam pam: OMG WHY DID THIS NOT WIN IN FINLAND, Bess needs to get to come to Eurovision next year!

My number would probably be Bess or Liamoo!

potaxio
potaxio
8 months ago

Bess deserved better 🙁

Jag
Jag
8 months ago

Disappointed. Way to much songs from Melodifestivalen, especially in the year when MF didn’t achieve its own standards and was not dominant nacional final selection as in previous years.

Jezinky
Jezinky
8 months ago
Reply to  Jag

I think Melodifestivalen stopped being a dominant final selection since 2020 as other countries started to understand eurovision and launched better nfs

Vivian
Vivian
8 months ago
Reply to  Jezinky

2020’s one was still solid, but yeah… this year Melodifestivalen was a joke, as were many selections

Collette
8 months ago
Reply to  Jezinky

And it’s the amerification. I remember the lad with the backpack and glasses doing a Bieber. Irony of his German Ancestry…Poland into Timberlake and he even popped up in an interval a few years ago. Even now America wants their own song contest..America hasn’t made many Eurovision entrants famous yet they can easily hear it. I wonder why. Likely because their other material isn’t very good? why did Celine Dion and Abba make it and not many else?

Helene
Helene
8 months ago
Reply to  Collette

It is not amercinized. It is Swedish! Why cant people accept swedes for what they are. We are mansplained by otters telling us how we should be. Melodifestivalen has always been a kind of cheezy. We like our scandipop that we exported to the US.

Theo
Theo
8 months ago

I guess the reason why many songs from Melodifestivalen are in the top 10 is because wiwibloggers who voted didn’t see all national finals. San Remo was a source of much better songs. Surprisingly Estonia and Spain too. Melodifestivalen used to be good, but since 3 or 4 years ago it lost its charm.

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Theo

If this is so, it is anything but professional.

Pablo Nava
Editor
8 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

I went through the NFs, and the Mello tracks really held on their own. Overall, it was a strong Melfest year, with plenty of songs with a high-replay factor.

James Churchfield
James Churchfield
8 months ago

I’m mystified why My Way didn’t attract more support – it’s such a great song. Perhaps a tad dated but such a powerful anthem

Jack
Jack
8 months ago

I always get annoyed at the quality left behind in NF’s. I’d rather have Cazzi Opeia and Medina in the running than Intelligent Music Project.

Héctor
Héctor
8 months ago

So the top 10 is actually worse than the top 20. I’m missing songs from the Czech NF. Especially “Running Out of F* Time” and “Jezinky”. My top 10 this season: 1.     Isaac Sene – Kuuma jäbä (8.25) – UMK 2.     Tanxugueiras – Terra (8.25) – Benidorm Fest 3.     Giudi – “Jezinky” (7.75) – ESCZ 4.     ANNABELLE – “Runnin’ Out Of Freakin’ Time” (7.75) – ESCZ 5.     Blanca Paloma – Secreto de agua (7.75) – Benidorm Fest 6.     Inspo – “A Happy Place” (7.5) – Supernova 7.     Skywalker – “Way Down” (7.5) – ESCZ 8.     Alex Parker & Bastien – “All this love” (7.5) – Selectia nationala 9.     Voyager… Read more »

Jezinky
Jezinky
8 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Tasteee

Addie
Addie
8 months ago

As a Melfest fan, I’m quite happy that there a lot of songs in this top 50, but let’s face the truth, there’s always been more than five Melfest songs in these lists each year. Not to mention Dotter was #1 twice in a row. There are definitely much better songs in FdC, Benidorm, EMA, Sanremo and so on. As a very huge Sanremo fan, I’m quite disappointed that there’s really less entries from there (though I got a huge shock when I saw Virale in the list, I never thought that could happen!) Atleast I can console myself that… Read more »

bere dino
bere dino
8 months ago

Alban is one of the favorite that had a chance to be eurosong winner

Alicia
Alicia
8 months ago
Reply to  bere dino

I think so too!

Frater Vampyr
Frater Vampyr
8 months ago
Reply to  bere dino

It was one of my favourites of *any* national final this year but he was out of tune in his live performance.

Alicia
Alicia
8 months ago

I’m Swedish and surprised too to see so many Melfest songs in your top 10, as there were better national competetions. Happy to see Theje here though, it’s my over all favourite of this season.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 months ago

I don’t know if I missed it, but I’m a little sad that Ruta loop’s call me from the call didn’t make the top 100 here. It was actually my favorite song from the Lithuanian national final, with the actual winner sentimentai coming in second.

But you know what, I don’t care. I have my own favorite National final songs From the season and if I did 100 list I’ll probably different from the way wiwibloggs list, and that’s OK.

Lambert
Lambert
8 months ago

Brividi being Italy’s #1 for 2022 was a no brainer.Was bad luck for La Rappresentante di Lista with Ciao Ciao. Should have been on top of this Wiwi list.

Yvan
Yvan
8 months ago

Alina Pash!!!

Tina
Tina
8 months ago

Interesting list, but some odd choices/rankings imo.

Some of my favourite eliminated songs:

Ovunque Sarai by Irama and O Forse Sei Tu by Elisa, from Sanremo Festival;
Lele by Katy Rain, from Moldovan selection;
Nuit Pauline by Pauline Chagne, from France
and
Rave Med De Hårde Drenge by Fuld Effekt, from Denmark (would have been a much better choice for Turin, I think)

Tina

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago

Bess FTW! Loved the song. Loved the staging. The firecrackers in time with each “Pam” was fantastic. Should have won UMK

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

Dear Wiwibloggers, thank you for making this list, as well as all the other content you are providing us with. It takes a lot of effort, and I’m sure we all appreciate it. It’s always very enjoyable reading it, and reacting to it. All the best, you lovely people!

Last edited 8 months ago by Colin
Isabella
Isabella
8 months ago

Y’all have absolutely zero taste, jesus. Justice for Sanremo, Benidorm and Festival da Canção.

3art
3art
8 months ago

Not a single song from the Polish NF , that wasn’t even reviewed on wiwibloggs in the first place. Not that I was a big fan of that NF but surely there was at least one track worthy of top40 , even one that made millions of views on YouTube.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
8 months ago
Reply to  3art

True. I’m disappointed because it was an interesting NF with Lidia Kopania controversy keeping us warm till now. ?

3art
3art
8 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Yes Lidia Kopania slayed , love the live edition 😉

MisterWT
MisterWT
8 months ago

Where is Irama ? Ovunque except in Wiwibloggs’ranking… Why Ana Mena and not him or Elisa ?

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

1. Le Serpentine – Tud teb se lahk gzodi (Slovenia) – I fell in love with this from the snippet. Then I started to get slightly addicted to their back catalogue – you should check out their single “Ostani” released in January. And then the live performance which was fantastic. I love the band, love the song, it probably isn’t right for Eurovision but that doesn’t matter, I have found a new obsession! 2. Nicole Azzopurri – Into the Fire (Malta) – the perfect Eurovision song – what it is all about. Soaring vocal, accessible theme, catchy hook, even a… Read more »

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

This year we definitely reacted differently to many songs. As you predicted, I didn’t rate well most of these entries. Then again, as I said before, featuring some ”under the radar” songs on top lists can only be good. This is your list, not mine, or an aggregator one. I’ll concentrate on the what we agree on now: Bad Baby is a pretty cool song. Some others went higher on my MGP list, but I like it. It’s an easily memorable and fun song. Also, as far as MESC went for me this year, Into the Fire was among the… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

If we stop to thing, it’s perfectly natural for our lists to be so different one from another. This year we had possibly the largest ever pool of entries to chose from, given the amount of countries going for national finals and the increase (in some cases very exaggerated) of entries participating on some of them. We should also take into account that in our personal lists we could pick songs that are very niche, while when we rank Eurovision entries most of them already went to a process of being approved by different groups of people. I wonder if… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

i wouldn’t have been able to guess most of these! I had Fuld Effekt in my top 50 though and it was my Danish winner. It was definitely great. E-An-Na and Viktor both had an argument to be much better choices for Eurovision than the actual songs that were picked. Otherwise, you’ve actually gotten a couple of songs that were at the bottom of my ranking of their national selections: Le Serpentine and VIS Limunada. I also had NaMiNal in my “unprofessional pile of awful” in Moldova. Glad he earnt a fan though! Your top 50 overall is kinda incredible.… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I’m sad that Le Serpentine and VIS Limunada were towards the bottom of your list Briekimchi, if only because those artists are very true to their genre and it is a genre that is massively underrepresented in Eurovision. As for NaMiNal, I love that you have such a category! I actually have three songs in the actual contest which would fit into that bracket and I think I’m going to upset a lot of people, lol. Stop Tonight is what it is, but I defy anyone to find me very many better songs to dance freely to – it’s a… Read more »

Mary M.
Mary M.
8 months ago

I found Melfest quite dull this year so… I don’t get this TOP10. Also, the Estonian national selection had pretty good entries (sad to see they are not higher), and the Polish one too? Not to talk about Sanremo that at least had 5+ songs better than some chosen here (Emma, Sangiovanni, Noemi, Michele Bravi, Irama, Elisa…) but I am happy for Bess, I loved her performance! At least it’s a #1 I enjoy.

Last edited 8 months ago by Mary M.
Alex
Alex
8 months ago

Controversial statement but is it fair to have Alina’s song on here? She got the ticket to Eurovision but she had to withdraw due to her own actions. None of the other songs were selected for Eurovision and are therefore eligible but since she already was going to Eurovision, it seems a bit weird

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I was thinking the same. Technically she won.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I went through the same doubt when I was making my list. But since we do these lists more for fun, we can live with that.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I made my first of these lists in 2015 and wasn’t going to make one without including Andreas Kummert. “Eliminated” song can be eliminated in a number of ways. Not winning, withdrawal or disqualification all apply I feel!

Oh and logically, since Kalush can’t appear on this list, then it makes sense to me that Alina can.

Pablo Nava
Editor
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Maruv was eligible due to similar standards. Since it didn’t go to ESC, it turned into a song in a NF, hence made it eligible.

Sometimes
Sometimes
8 months ago

Sad to see no Eesti Laul entries in top50, i thought we had a quite good year quality wise.

Surprised there was so many Melfest songs in top10, i thought they werent that great this year, usually they do better.

Efthymios
Efthymios
8 months ago

I count at least 6 Melodifestivalen entries in total inside this top 50, if not more, I may have missed some? What is this bias with Sweden this year, lol. Only 3 entries deserved to belong in the complete list and probably none in the top 10.

Tzs
Tzs
8 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Different taste probably than yours

Efthymios
Efthymios
8 months ago

Paranoia should have at least been in the top 20. 🙁

Kalla
Kalla
8 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Good shout!

Steven
Steven
8 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

You mean top 5

JJxlo
JJxlo
8 months ago

So many good songs from Eesti Laul ignored. And not only Estonia, but also Lithuania, Italy and Poland delivered some good songs this year, but for some reason you went all for Sweden. Yes, the are ESC powerhouse and they have some brilliant people in industry, but that doesn’t equal the quality of some of the mentioned here songs. I’m disappointed 🙁

Film4o
Film4o
8 months ago

Here some notable songs for me from the national selections this year. Inbal Bibi | Marionette Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That E-AN-NA – Malere Elysa – “Fire” Púr Múdd & Shira – “Golden Shores” LUMA – ALL IN Daria – Paranoia Javiera Mena – “Culpa” ARIS – Do Svidaniya Voyager – Dreamer Ester Zahiri “Hiena” Eline Noelia – Ecstasy Aidan | RITMU Kuba Szmajkowski – LOVESICK Maria Mohn – “Fly” sangiovanni – farfalle Don’t You Know (íslenska útgáfan) – Amarosis Daniel Lukas – “Kvelertak” Samira Manners – I Want to Be Loved Vasco – Znaš li Faith Kakembo –… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Film4o
Addie
Addie
8 months ago
Reply to  Film4o

Wow, this list makes me so happy! There’s so many underrated songs, I’m so surprised that you like Kvelertak, I want to be loved, Don’t you know, Culpa and so on. I’ve always had really different opinions from most of the fandom, so I’m glad that our opinions are quite similar!

sam
sam
8 months ago

jezinky, paranoia, and moli za nas are robbed for not being in the top 50

sam
sam
8 months ago

bess at #1 i can live with! knowing the wiwi jury i was expecting klara hammarstrom to win tbh

AngryMusztarda
AngryMusztarda
8 months ago

There isn’t any single song from Poland… not even at 50th place. Seriously?
This is disgusting how wiwibloggs have double standards and hate, simply hate some countries.

Nie pozdrawiam.

Film4o
Film4o
8 months ago
Reply to  AngryMusztarda

Strong selection. Paranoia and Lovesick are in my top 20. Pretty cool tunes, but Ochman was my winner and its actually my number 1 this year.

AngryMusztarda
AngryMusztarda
8 months ago
Reply to  Film4o

Thank you, that’s very nice. I also think we had pretty nice national final, a lot of diversity. We had dance songs, ballads, folk, reggeton.
I saw on YT that many people loved Paranoia and its surprise for me that it didn’t even make to top 50.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
Reply to  AngryMusztarda

I mean, this top 50 had “Washing Machine” in but not “Paranoia”.
I wouldn’t take it too seriously and it’s definitely not worth worrying about. XD

harv
harv
8 months ago
Reply to  AngryMusztarda

notice how nobody said this about croatia, slovenia, denmark and numerous other countries’ songs not appearing? just because none of the polish songs appear doesn’t mean they hate poland ?

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
8 months ago
Reply to  AngryMusztarda

//Nie pozdrawiam//? Is that you, Pawel Fajdek? 😉

AngryMusztarda
AngryMusztarda
8 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

No, I’m Angry Musztarda born in Pcim Dolny. But I adore Pawe? Fajdek.

Ciebie pozdrawiam!

JOHNSANDERS
JOHNSANDERS
8 months ago

Is this the end of wiwibloggs?
They are starting to lose their way
Ignoring certain countries and pushing others to the point of asking yourself are they getting paid to promote certain countries.
Horrified

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  JOHNSANDERS

I have also wondered several times if Sweden pays bloggers. It does not only happen to Wiwibloggs, also bloggers from my country (Spain) seems to love everything Sweden does. All of them go to MelFest, maybe for free?

JOHNSANDERS
JOHNSANDERS
8 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Exactly…was thinking the same…there must be some kind of compensation

Theo
Theo
8 months ago
Reply to  JOHNSANDERS

I have thought the same many times. Are they paid to promote certain singers or songs? We know they were responsible for the flop of the Rumanian song when Deban and William were part of the Jury and both voted very low the favorite song (Laura Breton, 2019 Dear Father)

Sonja
Sonja
8 months ago

WOW. 5 out of 10 are ‘Sweden 2022’. I would pick just 1 of these.

Chris
Chris
8 months ago

We all know, that outside of Brividi, San Remo had at least 6 other decent choices (6 is a modest number) for Eurovision. It was the best line up we had in years. We all know that Sweden had only 2 good choices, in their whole competition. It’s a shame how you ended with a heavy Melfest list.

Jake
Jake
8 months ago

I love you guys—but this year’s list is incredibly shortsighted on so many levels. I think most people would agree that this year’s Melfest was one of the weakest in ages and would probably would not even rank in the top 5 of National finals this year. You always make note about Melfest having so many “by the books” and “soulless” entries. And how unfortunate it is when a country buys songs that sound like Melfest rejects. You barely even reviewed Melfest this year in detail. We never got consistent post or pre-semi video analysis. And here you are with… Read more »

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Well said!

Last edited 8 months ago by Lorena
Niko
Niko
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Not to mention not a single song from polish preselections

Alessandro
Alessandro
8 months ago

I’m sorry, but I find this top10 utterly ridiculous… and dozens down here have already said why, so I don’t need to go on repeat on it. Somebody here didn’t even care about looking credible.

Last edited 8 months ago by Alessandro
Tzs
Tzs
8 months ago

Wtf Jezinky robbed again 🙁

esc_fl
esc_fl
8 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

This!

Vivian
Vivian
8 months ago

Happy to see Klara and Bess so high up but… Really? Rigoberta 5th?

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
8 months ago

I’m so happy seeing Bess and cazzi at the top ten?

Daniel
Daniel
8 months ago

Jezinky robbed

Alo
Alo
8 months ago

I will join many of the criticism here.
Melodifestivalen was better than last year bud definitely not on the level(or in the same) of many other national finals!
Examples to underrated national finals here:festival da canção which was amazing this year, EMA which had a number of quality songs, San Remo entries being too low and Dora(Marko should have been here) .
I suggest for next year to have some round for each national final that at least we’ll have one song from each.

Last edited 8 months ago by Alo
Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Alo

I’d say that the general quality of Melfest is on a similar level for the couple of years now, but that this is the first time that most of the right entries qualified to the finals, so the *finals itself* feels much stronger.
I agree, some NFs were better for me – Sanremo, MGP, Benidorm, UMK, FdC – to name a few.

Last edited 8 months ago by Colin
Alo
Alo
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

polish selection as well. Paranoia and Karolina lizer were good.
And ofcours, Eli huli was missing here.

West
West
8 months ago

Interesting – I though that Annabelle would be somewhere on the list considering it scored higher with wiwi jury then Elis Mraz, but oh well. I guess it fell out of favour.

Ieva
Ieva
8 months ago

Super happy for Bess, she was also my fave in UMK. But where is Meeletu???

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Ieva

Very low.

Nicomro
Nicomro
8 months ago

No irama in the top 50 but cazzi opéra in the top 10 haha i’m so confused. But great list anyway (: happy for the winner