Melodifestivalen 2022 contestants LIAMOO and Klara Hammarström will join forces before competing against each others. They will perform Sweden’s official song for Winter Olympics. The song “Guld, svett & tårar” (Gold, sweat and tears) will be released on Friday, January 21st.
This is not the first time LIAMOO and Klara work on a song together. Last year they released Christmas song “Make A Wish” together. Aftonbladet reports that for Klara Hammarström, who is a former competition rider and competed for the national team, it was obvious to say yes when she was asked to perform the song.
It’s so much more than just a song. It’s fun to be a voice for our athletes. I have dreamed of competing in the Olympics myself and this is almost as close as you can get, but in music.Klara Hammarström
LIAMOO says the song is “sporty and fresh with a lot of energy”. The song is written by SAMI, who also competes in Melodifestivalen this year in a duo Medina, together with Anderz Wrethov and Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, who have both written several songs to Melodifestivalen and Eurovision over the years.
LIAMOO will compete in Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song “Bluffin'” and will perform on the second semifinal of the contest. Previously LIAMOO has taken part in Sweden’s national selection twice, in 2018 and 2019 in a duet with Hanna Ferm. Klara Hammarström is returning to the contest for the third year in a row. Last year she competed with “Beat of Broken Hearts” and finished sixth in the final. In 2020 she failed to qualify to the final with “Nobody”. This year she will sing “Run to the Hills” on the fourth semifinal of the contest.
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