• Emma Garrie

Cornelia Jakobs will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2022 with 'Hold Me Closer'



This morning saw the Grand Finale of Melodifestivalen and the Swedes have chosen Cornelia Jakobs to represent them in Turin with the song 'Hold Me Closer'.


12 acts competed, but it was Cornelia Jakobs who took the crown, winning the jury vote and coming second in the televote. Second place went to Anders Bagge who won the televote despite coming only 7th with the juries. Third place went to Medina who came third with both the juries and the televote.


'Hold Me Closer' was written by Cornelia along with Isa Molin and David Zandén and tells the story of the difficult end to a relationship.





Full Results:


  1. Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer' (146 points)

  2. Anders Bagge - 'Bigger Than The Universe' (121 points)

  3. Medina - 'In i dimman' (109 points)

  4. LIAMOO - 'Bluffin' (91 points)

  5. Tone Sekelius - 'My Way' (84 points)

  6. Klara Hammarström - 'Run To The Hills' (83 points)

  7. Theoz - 'Som du vill' (65 points)

  8. John Lundvik - 'Änglavakt' (60 points)

  9. Cazzi Opeia - 'I Can't Get Enough' (55 points)

  10. Faith Kakembo - 'Freedom' (51 points)

  11. Robin Bengtsson - 'Innocent Love' (34 points)

  12. Anna Bergendahl - 'Higher Power' (29 points)


Jury Score:


  1. Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer' (76 points)

  2. LIAMOO - 'Bluffin' (65 points)

  3. Medina - 'In i dimman' (53 points)

  4. John Lundvik - 'Änglavakt' (43 points)

  5. Theoz - 'Som du vill' (39 points)

  6. Faith Kakembo - 'Freedom' (33 points)

  7. Anders Bagge - 'Bigger Than The Universe' (31 points)

  8. Tone Sekelius - 'My Way' (31 points)

  9. Robin Bengtsson - 'Innocent Love' (29 points)

  10. Klara Hammarström - 'Run To The Hills' (27 points)

  11. Cazzi Opeia - 'I Can't Get Enough' (26 points)

  12. Anna Bergendahl - 'Higher Power' (11 points)


Public Score:


  1. Anders Bagge - 'Bigger Than The Universe' (90 points)

  2. Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer' (70 points)

  3. Medina - 'In i dimman' (56 points)

  4. Klara Hammarström - 'Run To The Hills' (56 points)

  5. Tone Sekelius - 'My Way' (53 points)

  6. Cazzi Opeia - 'I Can't Get Enough' (29 points)

  7. LIAMOO - 'Bluffin' (26 points)

  8. Theoz - 'Som du vill' (26 points)

  9. Faith Kakembo - 'Freedom' (18 points)

  10. Anna Bergendahl - 'Higher Power' (18 points)

  11. John Lundvik - 'Änglavakt' (17 points)

  12. Robin Bengtsson - 'Innocent Love' (5 points)


Australian Jury Vote:


Paul Clarke represented Australia on the International Jury and Australia's points were as follows -


12 - Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer'

10 - Medina - 'In i dimman'

8 - Faith Kakembo - 'Freedom'

7 - John Lundvik - 'Änglavakt'

6 - Cazzi Opeia - 'I Can't Get Enough'

5 - LIAMOO - 'Bluffin'

4 - Anders Bagge - 'Bigger Than The Universe'

3 - Klara Hammarström - 'Run To The Hills'

2 - Tone Sekelius - 'My Way'

1 - Theoz - 'Som du vill'


Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won six times ( 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015). In 2021, Tusse won Melodifestivalen and represented Sweden with his entry ‘Voices‘ which finished 14th.


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