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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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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PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen 2022 Heat 4 starring Anna Bergendahl & Klara Hammarström

By Aline Mahrud

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

Bergendahl is Sweden’s least successful Eurovision entrant, failing to make the final in 2010, and her successful return to Melodifestivalen – finishing 10th with Ashes To Ashes in 2019 and 3rd with Kingdom Come a year later – has been a genuine thrill.

  • Read on for reasons including Klara Hammarström and Lillasyster
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9 reasons why we can’t wait for February 2022 starring Kit Harington

  1. Kit Harington stars as Henry V at the Donmar

The most memorable time the Game Of Thrones star performed in the West End was at the Duke Of York’s in 2016 for Jamie Lloyd’s Doctor Faustus. It was our 2nd best read piece that year which may have had something to do with Harington flashing his bum during the performance. Hard to know what to expect from his Henry V (Harington pictured) at the Donmar which is in previews from 12 February and is booking until 9 April. Directed by Max Webster (Cover My Tracks, The Lorax, Old Vic). Tickets Update: due to Covid-19-related absences in the company the 1st 4 previews have been cancelled

  • Read on for reasons including Monica Dolan, new Tears For Fears album and intimate Years and Years gig
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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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