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XTRA DECIDES: 🇸🇪 Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer

XTRA Decides continues this Eurovision 2022 season. In this feature the team here at ESCXTRA rank the national final songs, giving our choice of the winner. We are ranking the songs using the Eurovision style 12-1 scoring system. We’ve now chosen Cornelia Jakobs with “Hold Me Closer” as our winner of Melodifestivalen 2022.

Our Scores

1Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer1136
2LIAMOO – Bluffin950
3Klara Hammarström – Run to the Hills902
4Medina – In i dimman870
5Robin Bengtsson - Innocent Love642
6THEOZ – Som du vill631
7Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough551
8Tone Sekelius – My Way540
9Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power460
10Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe420
11Faith Kakembo – Freedom270
12John Lundvik – Änglavakt180

Reviews

Costa (12pts)

Not to be dramatic or anything but I’ll cry if this doesn’t win. Although this has been a good week of releases, there is a LOT riding on this winning Melodifestivalen. If this win, we have a very real chance of seeing Sweden secure a 7th win. I understand why people may not ‘get’ this, but what is more important is that those who get it, REALLY get the rawness, the emotion, the longing and the urgency with which Cornelia performs. I have very little faith in the Swedish public and the international juries to make a good decision, but there is an ember that remains. Don’t screw this up, Sweden.


Xtra Decides so far…

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Tom O'Donoghue

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

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