Sweden: Get to Know the Host Cities and the Presenter of “Melodifestivalen 2022”

As always, Sweden will select the artist and song for Eurovision via “Melodifestivalen

Earlier today, Swedish broadcaster SVT revealed that singer and radio presenter Oscar Zia will lead the Melodifestivalen 2022

Who is Oscar Zia?

(Image Credit: Jimmy Wixtrom)

Oscar Zia is a 24 year old singer and radio presenter. He rose to fame, after participating in “X- Factor Sweden“.
This won’t be the first time Oscar has taken part in “Melodifestivalen”:

In 2013, he was the backing vocalist for Behrang Miri and Louise “Loulou” Lamotte. 
In 2014, he participated as a solo singer with the song “Yes We Can” and ended in 8th place in the final.
In 2016, he participated once again as a solo singer with the song “Human” and ended up 2nd in the final.
Last year, Oscar was one of the hosts of semi-final 2 of “Melodifestivalen 2021″, together with Christer Björkman and Anis Don Demina

Oscar Zia reacted:

 It would be absurd if I was completely alone. I will invite friends and people I do not know who I think will do well. We are very early in the process so I cannot say more

Therefore, we can infer that Zia won’t be the only host. He will be joined by others.

However, SVT has some more exciting news to share with us.
If the Covid situation in Sweden will permit it, SVT will take a tour around the country in the different shows. The dates and arenas will be as follows:

  • 5/2 – Semi-Final 1: Malmö – Malmö Arena
  • 12/2 – Semi-Final 2: Gothenburg – Scandinavium
  • 19/2 – Semi-Final 3: Linköping – Saab Arena
  • 26/2 – Semi-Final 4: Lidköping – Sparbanken Arena
  • 5/3 – Second Chance: Örnsköldsvik – Hägglunds Arena
  • 12/3 – Grand Final: Stockholm – Friends Arena

In 2021, “Melodifestivalen 2021” was held without any audience, due to the Covid situation.

We would like to remind you that the submission window for “Melodifestivalen 2022” will be up Friday, the 17th of Septermber 2021 at 11:59 a.m.

Who will participate in “Melodifestivalen 2022“?
Who will be the additional hosts?
In November – December, we will get a clearer image.

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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