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Anders Bagge wins the audience poll after dress rehearsal of Melodifestivalen 2022 final

Who will be victorious tomorrow?

Sweden’s OGAE club, Melodifestivalklubben, asked the audience of tonight’s dress rehearsal of Melodifestivalen 2022, who were their favourite of the twelve finalists. A total of 591 people voted and the winner was Anders Bagge with “Bigger Than The Universe”.

Melodifestivalen 2022 final: audience poll

1. Bigger Than The Universe โ€“ Anders Bagge, 96 votes, 16,24 %
2. My Way โ€“ Tone Sekelius, 74 votes, 12,52 %
3. Run To The Hills โ€“ Klara Hammarstrรถm, 71 votes, 12,01 %
3. Hold Me Closer โ€“ Cornelia Jakobs, 71 votes, 12,01 %
5. In i dimman โ€“ Medina, 66 votes, 11,17 %
6. Som du vill โ€“ THEOZ, 65 votes, 11,00 %
7. I Can’t Get Enough โ€“ Cazzi Opeia, 62 votes, 10,49 %
8. Bluffin โ€“ LIAMOO, 31 votes, 5,24 %
9. Freedom โ€“ Faith Kakembo, 24 votes, 4,06 %
10. Innocentโ€ฏLove โ€“ Robin Bengtsson, 18 votes, 3,05 %
11. ร„nglavakt โ€“ John Lundvik, 12 votes, 2,03 %
12. Higherโ€ฏPower โ€“ Anna Bergendahl, 1 vote, 0,17 %

Over the past years, the audience poll has not always been able to predict the winner of Melodifestivalen. In 2020, the audience of the dress rehearsal had Anis Don Demina as their winner with 27.9 percent of the votes. In 2019, the audience of the dress rehearsal thought the eventual winner John Lundvik was the best of the night with 34.8 percent of the votes.

Also in 2018 the eventual winner Benjamin Ingrosso won the audience poll with 22.5 percent of the votes. Robin Bengtsson finished third in the audience poll in 2017, with Wiktoria being the audience’s favourite. Televote winner Nano finished only five votes behind Wiktoria, with Robin Bengtsson behind him. Coincidentally, in the final of Melodifestivalen 2017, Robin finished third in the televote as well.

The final of Melodifestivalen 2022 takes place on March 12th from Friends Arena. The winner will be decided by the Swedish public together with the international juries and will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. Sweden will compete in the second semifinal of the contest on May 12th. Swedenโ€™s representative will perform on the second half of the show.

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INTERVIEW: Anders Bagge - Bigger Than The Universe (Melodifestivalen 2022) // ESCXTRAINTERVIEW: Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe (Melodifestivalen 2022) // ESCXTRA

Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmรถ. I'm studying journalism and I love music โ€” you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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