PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 3 starring Cazzi Opeia, Anders Bagge & Linda Bengtzing

WHEN? 7pm UK time Saturday 19 February 2022

WHERE? Avicii Arena, Stockholm


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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PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 3 starring Linda Bengtzing, Faith Kakembo and Anders Bagge

By Aline Mahrud

WHEN?: Saturday 19 February 2022 7pm UK/8pm CET Update: Covid means all shows will now be from Stockholm

WHERE? Linköping Saab Arena WHERE DO I WATCH? SVT Play

Bengtzing returns to the scene of her greatest success for an 8th attempt at the Melodifestivalen win that has eluded her with such fan favourites as Jag ljuger så bra (I lie so well), Hur svårt kan det va? (How hard can it be?) and E de fel på mig? (Is there something wrong with me?).

  • Read on for reasons including Faith Kakembo, Lisa Miskovsky and Anders Bagge
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9 reasons why we can’t wait for January

  1. Magnus Carlsson plays the RVT

This solo star and former member of bands Alcazar and Barbados has tried, and failed, to represent Sweden eight times in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurofest club night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has boasted Melodifestivalen stars including Linda Bengtzing and Shirley Clamp. On 13/1 it throws open its doors to Carlsson. Tickets

  • Picture via Live Forever video. Read on for reasons including Eurovision: Your Decision, Alison Steadman & The Glass Menagerie

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PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen heat 4

WHEN?: 7pm Saturday 27 February on SVT (link to watch below)

Melodifestivalen 2016 has been hit by fresh controversy with the leaking of a clip of the big favourite Youniverse by Molly Sandén. Today 30-second clips of all heat 4 entries were made available.

  • Read on for our predictions for the seven heat 4 entries and where to find the clips

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REVIEW: Melodifestivalen heat 3: afterparty

Välkomna to our review of Melodifestivalen heat 3 and our own exclusive Mello afterparty curated especially for you, dear reader. Crossdressing and coming out optional. Did your favourites get through? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Read on for our thoughts on Saturday night’s Norrköping show, the results and some best of Melodifestivalen clips

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