Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs Will Perform “Hold Me Closer” at Eurovision 2022

As always, Sweden selected an artist and a song for Eurovision via “Melodifestivalen“.
This edition lasts 6 weeks, including 4 semi-finals, a second-chance round and a grand final.
The grand final took place today at Friends Arena, Stockholm.

The hosts were Oscar Zia and Farah Abadi

12 artists made it to the final – 8 qualifies directly from the first 4 semi-finals, while 4 additional artists earned their spot via the second-chance round.

They performed in the following running order:

  1. Klara Hammarström – Run to the Hills
  2. THEOZ – Som du vill
  3. Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
  4. John Lundvik – Änglavakt
  5. Tone Sekelius – My Way
  6. Anders Bagge – Bigger than the Universe
  7. Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love
  8. Faith Kakembo – Freedom
  9. LIAMOO – Bluffin
  10. Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
  11. Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough
  12. Medina – In i dimman

You can find the full playlists here:

Apple Music

The Results

First Round

This round was determined by 50% national jury and 50% public vote.
The national jury came from 8 countries:

  • Australia
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands

A jury from The Netherlands voted:

A jury from the Czech Republic voted:

A jury from Israel voted:

A jury from Finland voted:

The jury from Ireland voted:

A jury from Spain voted:

A jury from Australia voted:

A jury from Italy voted:

Public Vote

Now moving on to the public vote. All viewers had five free votes per participant. Viewers were only able to vote during the live performance.

Cornelia has recived 70 points from the public!
Therefore, Cornelia Jakobs is the winner of “Melodifestivalen 2022”.

She will perform “Hold Me Closer” at Eurovision 2022!

It will be the first time since 2014 that Sweden has sent a female singer to Eurovision

Sweden will participate in the second half of semi-final 2 of Eurovision 2022 which will be held on the 12th of May 2022.
If the country qualifies, Sweden will perform in the grand final on the 14th of May 2022

Check out all Eurovision 2022 updates and playlists on the contest’s homepage HERE

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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