Welcome back to ESCBubble’s live-blog for the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2022!
We’re unfortunately still living with COVID-19 so broadcaster SVT have amended the plans. The traditional tour to several cities around Sweden for the various shows will not be happening this year either. Instead this show will take place at the Avicii Arena (formerly called Globen) in Stockholm.
This year, all shows will be hosted by the guy who impressed as one of the hosts alongside Christer Björkman: it’s Oscar Zia! Oscar will know exactly what the contestants are going through as he has been there three time before. He was called in as a side-kick in Behran Miri’s ‘Jalla Dansa Sawa’ (alongside LouLou Lamotte, who would go on to be a member of Melfest winners The Mamas!), competed solo in 2014 with ‘Yes We Can’ finishing 8th, but it went even better two years later when he almost won, ending up second ultimately, with the anthemic ‘Human’!
This is the running order for tonight’s contestants:
- Malou Prytz – Bananas
- Theoz – Som du vill
- Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
- Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
- Danne Stråhed – Hallabaloo
- Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
- Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love
You can watch tonight’s show on SVT Play and ofcourse follow it with us in our live-blog below!