Melodifestivalen 2022: Klara Hammarström and MEDINA win round four

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Tonight, the fourth round of Melodifestivalen took place at Friends Arena in Stockholm. Seven other acts participated this week. The results are 100% App- & televoting. After the first round, the acts with the most total votes advance to the final. In the second round, the remaining acts will have a second round of voting, and depending on the age groups, another finalist will be found and two acts that will advance to the semi-finals. The final of Melodifestivalen 2022 will take place on March 12 at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat Four results

Total Location
1. Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power 73 3 (semi-final)
2. Lillasyster – Until the end of our days 65 4 (semi-final)
3. Malin Christin – Synd om dig 16 7
4. Tenori – La Stella 37 6
5. MEDINA – In i dimman 84 2 (Final)
6. Angelino – The End 37 6
7. Klara Hammarström – Running to the Hills 1 (Final)

Finalists from previous rounds

Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love
Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
LIAMOO – Bluffin
John Lundvik – Änglavakt
Faith Kakembo – Freedom
Anders Bagge – Bigger than the universe

The semi-finalists of the previous rounds

THEOZ – Som of the village
Alvaro Estella – Suave
Danne Stråhed – Hallabaloo
Tone Sekelius – My way
Cazzo Opeia – I can’t get enough
Lisa Miskovsky – Best Upcoming

Melodifestivalen 2022: locations

Following the cancellation of the Melodifestivalen 2022 tour, the places initially chosen have been replaced:

  • February 5 – Round 1 (Avicii Arena)
  • February 12 – Round 2 (Avicii Arena)
  • February 19 – Series 3 (Avicii Arena)
  • February 26 – Heat 4 (Friends Arena)
  • March 5 – Semi-final (Friends Arena)
  • March 12 – Final (Friends Arena)

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Beginning its Eurovision history in 1958, Sweden has always maintained an excellent record of results. Yet it wasn’t until 1966 that Sweden reached the top three for the first time. The Swedish entry, ‘Nygammatic Vals‘ finished in second place in the Luxembourg City contest, still the only time Sweden finished second. Later, it was in 1974 that Sweden truly began its legacy in the contest. After earning their first victory with, ‘Waterloo‘. Of course, launching ABBA into a global hit.

Consequently, Sweden won five more – Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson (1999), Loreen (2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015). As well as finishing in third place six times, the country also secured a second place finish in 1966, but never finished second again. Consequently, Sweden is the second most successful Eurovision nation behind leaders Ireland with seven wins.

In 2021 Tusse was selected to represent Sweden in Rotterdam with his song ‘Voices’. Not to mention, he came out on top against stiff competition from 2011 podium finisher Eric Saade and 2020 entrants The Mamas. In the Rotterdam contest, Tusse qualified from the first semi-final in 7th place and in the grand final, Sweden finished in 14th place with 109 points.

Listen to all the songs released from Melodifestivalen 2022 below (the finalists come after round 4):

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