PREVIEW/PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Final starring Cornelia Jakobs, Sam Ryder and Chanel

By Aline Mahrud and Neil Durham

WHEN?: Saturday 14 May 2022

WHERE?: PalaOlimpico, Turin, Italy

HOW DO I WATCH?: BBC1 8pm (UK time)

Rousing anti-ballad Hold Me Closer by Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs (pictured) is our pick to take home the 66th Eurovision Song Contest crown on Saturday.

  • Read on for reasons including where we think the Semi 1 qualifiers will finish on Saturday
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PREVIEW/PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Semi 2 starring Achille Lauro, Cornelia Jakobs, Ochman & The Rasmus

By Aline Mahrud and Neil Durham

WHEN? Thursday 12 May 2022

WHERE? PalaOlimpico, Turin, Italy

HOW DO I WATCH? BBC3 8pm (UK time)

We think the standard of this 2nd semi final is far greater than Tuesday’s 1st and also it will therefore be tougher for the better songs here to advance to Saturday’s final.

  • Read on for reasons including who we think the 10 qualifiers for the final will be from this semi
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PREVIEW/PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest semi 1 starring Subwoolfer, Kalush Orchestra & Zdob si Zdub

By Aline Mahrud and Neil Durham

WHEN? Tuesday 10 May 2022

WHERE? PalaOlimpico, Turin, Italy

HOW DO I WATCH? BBC3 8pm (UK time)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sees the former thrown out of this 66th Contest while the latter are now favourites to win the whole thing.

  • Read on for reasons including who we think the 10 qualifiers for the final will be from this semi
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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen finalen 2022 starring Cornelia Jakobs, LIAMOO, Anders Bagge & Klara Hammarström 

By Aline Mahrud

WHEN?: Saturday 12 March 2022 7pm UK/8pm CET Update: Covid means all shows will now be from Stockholm

WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play

This year’s Melodifestivalen is all set for an exciting conclusion because there is no clear winner and perhaps 4 strong songs – including 1 we think is a potential Eurovision winner – in contention.

  • Read on for reasons including where we think these 12 finalists would finish at the 2022 Eurovision
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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen Semi Final starring Anna Bergendahl & Cazzi Opeia

By Aline Mahrud

WHEN/WHERE? Saturday 5 March 2022 7pm UK/8pm CET Update: Covid means all shows will now be from Stockholm

HOW DO I WATCH?  SVT Play

This year’s Andra Chansen becomes a semi final with 4 of the 8 competing entries qualifying for the finalen on 12 March.

  • Read on for reasons including our predictions how these songs would do at Eurovision 2022
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PREDICTIONS: Heat 4 Melodifestivalen 2022 starring Anna Bergendahl and Klara Hammarström

WHEN?: Saturday 26 February 2022 7pm UK/8pm CET Update: Covid means all shows will now be from Stockholm

WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play

The 2 big hitters in this final heat appear to be serving up songs slightly different to those they are best known for from the clips and so this might be a result that surprises.

  • Read on for reasons including who we think will go to next week’s Andra Chansen as well as who is DTF
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PREVIEW: Australia Decides 2022, Australia’s Eurovision selection show starring Jaguar Jonze, Paulini & Charley

By Aline Mahrud

WHEN/WHERE?: Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast Saturday 26 February 2022

HOW DO I WATCH?: Watch on SBS

Australia should be proud that 2022’s 11-song Eurovision selection show Australia Decides boasts 1 of the strongest line ups in any such process this year.

  • Read on for reasons including where our 12 points are going and our views on the entries
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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 3 starring Cazzi Opeia, Anders Bagge & Linda Bengtzing

WHEN? 7pm UK time Saturday 19 February 2022

WHERE? Avicii Arena, Stockholm

WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play 

Last week’s direct finalists were both previous Melodifestivalen competitors but this week we predict 2 new artists will go direkt till finalen.

  • Read on for reasons including our finalen and Andra Chansen predictions
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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 2 starring John Lundvik, LIAMOO and Browsing Collection

WHEN? 7pm UK time Saturday 12 February 2022

WHERE? Avicii Arena, Stockholm

WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play 

Last week Robin Bengtsson went direkt till finalen but we predicted little else right with the 3 eliminated acts all having MF history and the newcomers doing well at their expense.

  • Read on for reasons including finalen and Andra Chansen predictions
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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 1 starring Robin Bengtsson, Omar Rudberg & Shirley Clamp

WHEN? 7pm UK time Saturday 5 February 2022

WHERE? Avicii Arena, Stockholm

WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play 

The biggest story in this 1st heat is arguably the return of 2017 winner Robin Bengtsson who has taken part in Melodifestivalen 3 times (2016, 2017 and 2020) always going Direkt Till Finalen.

  • Read on for reasons including finalen and Andra Chansen predictions
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