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Melodifestivalen 2022: Anders Bagge and Faith Kakembo win heat three

Tonight the third heat of Melodifestivalen took place in the Avicii Arena in Stockholm. Seven more acts took part this week. The results are 100% App- & televoting. After the first round the acts with the most votes in total advance to the final. In the second round, the remaining acts will have a second voting round, and based on the age groups another finalist will be found and two acts who advance to the semi-final. The final of Melodifestivalen 2022 will take place on March 12 in Friends Arena, Stockholm.

The results for Heat Three of Melodifestivalen 2022

TotalPlace
1. Cazzo Opeia โ€“ I Canโ€™t Get Enough674 (Semi-Final)
2. Lancelot โ€“ Lyckligt slut356
3. Lisa Miskovsky โ€“ Best to Come753 (Semi-Final)
4. Tribe Friday โ€“ Shut Me Up197
5. Faith Kakembo โ€“ Freedom792 (Final)
6. Linda Bengtzing โ€“ Fyrfaldigt hurra!375
7. Anders Bagge โ€“ Bigger Than The Universe1 (Final)

The finalists from previous heats

Robin Bengtssonโ€ฏ- Innocentโ€ฏLove
Cornelia Jakobs โ€“ Hold Me Closer
LIAMOO โ€“ Bluffin
John Lundvik โ€“ ร„nglavakt

The semi-finalists from previous heats

THEOZ โ€“ Som du vill
Alvaro Estella โ€“ Suave
Danne Strรฅhed โ€“ Hallabaloo
Tone Sekelius โ€“ My Way

Melodifestivalen 2022: venues

Following the cancellation of the Melodifestivalen 2022 tourthe originally chosen venues were replaced:

  • 5th February โ€“ Heat 1 (Avicii Arena)
  • 12th February โ€“ Heat 2 (Avicii Arena)
  • 19th February โ€“ Heat 3 (Avicii Arena)
  • 26th February โ€“ Heat 4 (Friends Arena)
  • 5th March โ€“ Semi Final (Friends Arena)
  • 12th March โ€“ Final (Friends Arena)

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Beginning their Eurovision history in 1958, Sweden has always maintained an excellent record of results. Yet it was not until 1966 that Sweden reached the top three for the first time. The Swedish entry, โ€˜Nygammal valsโ€˜ finished in second place at the contest in Luxembourg City, still the only time Sweden has finished second. Later it was 1974 when Sweden truly began their legacy in the contest. After earning their first win with, โ€˜Waterlooโ€˜. Of course, launching ABBA into a global success.

Consequently Sweden have won a further five times โ€“ Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson (1999), Loreen (2012) and Mรฅns Zelmerlรถw (2015). As well as finishing in third place six times, the country also achieved a second-place finish in 1966 but have never finished as runner-up again. Therefore Sweden is the second most successful Eurovision nation behind leaders, Ireland with seven wins.

In 2021, Tusse was selected to represent Sweden in Rotterdam with his song โ€˜Voicesโ€™. Not to mention that he prevailed against strong competition from 2011 podium finisher, Eric Saade, and 2020 entrants, The Mamas. During the contest in Rotterdam, Tusse qualified from the first Semi-Final in 7th place and in the Grand Final, Sweden finished in 14th place with 109 points.

Listen to all released songs of Melodifestivalen 2022 below (finalists come after heat 4):

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Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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