Sweden: “Melodifestivalen 2022” Will Feature a New Voting System

According to the Swedish website Aftonbladet, there will be some changes in the Voting System of “Melodifestivalen 2022” – The Swedish selection for Eurovision 2022

Planned Changes in “Melodifestivalen” System Voting

  1. In the semi-finals, 2 rounds of voting will take place. After the first round, the first place will be announced and will get a direct path for the final. The public vote will be done in the SVT app.
  2. In the second round, all 6 remaining artists will compete for an additional spot. The votes from the previous round will still be taken under consideration. Viewers will get 5 free votes to spread this round.
  3. At the end of the evening, the second place (or first place among the 6 remaining) will get a spot in the final as well.
  4. Artists in place of 3 – 4 will get a ticket for the 5th semi – final (“Second chance”).
  5. The public vote will be divided and aggregated by the age groups: televoters, 3 – 9 years old, 10 –15, 16 – 29, 30 – 44, 45 – 59, 60 – 74, and 75+.
  6. The full results of the semi-final will be given in the Grand final Eurovision method. Think of each voter group as a country. This means we will have the full ranking of each semi – final at the end of the night!
  7. The 2 qualifiers from each semi-final will skip tradition and will not sing their songs again.
  8. For the 5th semi-final (“Second chance“) there will be some changes as well: The 8 participants will be assigned into 2 groups. For each group of 4 contentans, 2 will qualify for the final. The public vote will be divided and aggregated by the age groups. However, we won’t get the full details of the voting
  9. Grand Final – first round of voting
    • All viewers have five free votes per participant.
    • Viewers will only be able to vote during the live performance
  10. Grand Final – second round of voting:
    • The second round will occur after international jury results are revealed
    • Once again, viewers have five free votes per participant.
  11. The public vote will be divided and aggregated by the age groups: televoters, 3 – 9 years old, 10 –15, 16 – 29, 30 – 44, 45 – 59, 60 – 74, and 75+.
  12. In the grand final, each voter group will grant 1 – 8 ,10 ,12 points to their top 10.

Anette Brattström, project manager at SVT and head of the Melodifestivalen, said that the aim of the changes is to make viewers more involved.

We would like to remind you that due to the Covid-19 situation in Sweden, there are some restrictions made by the government. Up to 500 people will be allowed in the audience.
The new location (at least for the first semi-final) will be Avicii Arena in Stockholm.
Yes, the same arena that hosted Eurovision 2016!
The name of the arena was changed in 2021 to honor Avici

“Melodifestivalen 2022” dates are:

Semi-Final 1 – 5th February 2022 [Stockholm, instead of Malmö]

  1. Malou Pritz – Bananas
  2. Theoz – “Som du vill” (Eng: As You Wish)
  3. Shirley Clamp – “Let There Be Angels“
  4. Omar Rudberg – “Moving like that”
  5. Danne Stråhed – “Hallabaloo“
  6. Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer“
  7. Robin Bengtsson – Inocent Love

Semi-Final 2 – 12th February 2022 [Stockholm, instead of Gothenburg]

  1. Liamoo – “Bluffin”
  2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – “Tror du att jag bryr mig” (Eng: Do You Think I Care?
  3. Samira Manners – “I want To Be Loved“
  4. Alvaro Estrella – Suave (Eng: Gentle)
  5. Browsing Collection – Face In The Crowd
  6. John Lundvik – “Änglavakt” (English: Angel Guard)
  7. Tone Sekelius – My Way

Semi-Final 3 – 19th February 2022 [Stockholm, instead of 

  1. Cazzi Opeia (Moa Carlebecker) – “I Can’t Get Enough“
  2. Lancelot – Lyckligt Slut (Eng: Happy End)
  3. Lisa Miskovsky – Best to come
  4. Tribe Friday – “Shut Me Up”
  5. Faith Kakembo – “Freedom“
  6. Linda Bengtzing – “Fyrfaldigt hurra!” (Eng: Four times hurray!)
  7. Anders Bagge – “Bigger Than The Universe“

Semi-Final 4: 26th February 2022
 – [Stockholm, instead of Lidköping]

  1. Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
  2. Lillasyster – Til Our Days Are Over
  3. Malin Christin – Synd Om Dig (Eng: Sorry For You)
  4. Tenori – La Stella
  5. MEDINA – “In I Dimman” (Eng: Into The Fog)
  6. Angelino – The End
  7. Klara Hammarström – “Run To The Hills“

Additional shows will be:
Semi-Final 5
 (5th March 2022)
Final: Stockholm – Friends Arena (12th March 2022)

The main presenter of the different shows will be Oscar Zia. Later on, we will find out who will join him.

You’re welcome to read all about Eurovision 2022 on our homepage

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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