Like every year, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is working their sources to find out who will take part in the Swedish pre-selection for Eurovision, Melodifestivalen aka. Melfest. The last years showed, that those sources are very much on point with most, if not, all their predictions. Now Aftonbladet revealed more names who are apparently in Melodifestivalen 2022. The official press conference for the artists and song titles for Melfest 2022 is expected at the beginning of December.
Anna Bergendahl and Linda Bengtzing to return?
Two big names that got announced now are Anna Bergendahl, who represented Sweden back in 2010 and returned to Melodifestivalen in 2019 and 2020. The other big name who is rumored to be part of the line-up is Linda Bengtzing, who took part a total of eight times if she takes part next year. The last time she took part was also in 2020.
A new name for the competition would be the specially assembled duo which goes by the name of Tenori, according to Aftonbladet. “I do not remember what they call themselves or who they are, but it is completely new. Think modern opera pop at the same time as it sounds a bit Pet Shop Boys meets Erasure. It’s great and will break off in the competition. It would not surprise me at all if they took a final place, says the source.”
More names for Melodifestivalen 2022
Additional to those names it is rumored, that John Lundvik, who represented Sweden back in 2019 is coming back to the Melfest stage in 2022. Before he won the competition in 2019 with “Too Late For Love”, he made his debut in 2018 with “My Turn” and came third.
Theoz, a TikTok phenomenon, kinda made his debut in Melfest already in 2017, when he appeared on the LED screens during Samir & Viktor’s “Shuffla”. Now he is 16 and has a place in the competition according to the sources of Aftonbladet.
Another returner to the competition will be Malou Prytz, who made her debut back in 2019 with “I Do Me” and she went straight to the final. In 2020 she returned with “Ballerina”. Even though she was a huge fan favorite, she got knocked out in the Second Chance round.
Ready for Melodifestivalen 2022 according to Aftonbladet are:
- Robin Bengtsson
- Klara Hammarström
- Alvaro Estrella
- Lance Hedman
- John Lundvik
- Malou Prytz
- Cazzi Opeia
- Linda Bengtzing
- Anna Bergendahl
This year Sweden was represented by Tusse and his song “Voices” after scoring the max points in the televoting in Melodifestivalen 2021 and winning the jury vote! He reached the final and placed in 14th position with a total of 109 points!
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