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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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 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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PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 1 starring Shirley Clamp, Robin Bengtsson & Omar Rudberg

By Aline Mahrud

WHEN? Saturday 5 February 2022

WHERE? Malmö Arena WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play UPDATE: Covid means Stockholm will now be the venue for all 2022 events

We’re at the venue of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest final, our last live Eurovision, and our highlight is the 1st appearance in 8 years on a Melodifestivalen stage for the legend that is Shirley Clamp.

  • Read on for reasons including MF winner Robin Bengtsson and TV star Omar Rudberg
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