Last year, the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen had commentary in English for the first time. SVT now confirmed that the Swedish preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be commented in English again. However, just like last year, the English commentary will only be available for the final, which is supposed to be held on the 12th of March 2022, in the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
The English commentary in 2021 was done by Swedish Bella Qvist and British Olivia Le Poidevin. It is yet to be revealed whether they are going to do the job for the second consecutive time or if it will be done by someone else.
As usual, Melodifestivalen will have four semi-finals with seven competing songs each. The two songs with the most votes will qualify for a direct spot in the Grand Final. However, the famous Andra Chansen Round will be removed for this season. Instead, the third and fourth place from each semi-final, will compete again in a fifth semi-final. The eight acts will be splitted into two groups of four, and the two most voted songs in each group will then advance to the finals. So the final round will include 12 songs again!
All semi-finals and the final are going to be hosted by Oscar Zia, who participated in Melodifestivalen in 2014 and 2016. There will also be guest hosts for each of the six shows. You can also re-watch Oscar Zia’s Melodifestivalen performance from 2016 right here, where he finished in second place behind Frans.
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