Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2022 Semi-Final results
This morning saw the Semi-Final of Sweden’s Eurovision national selection show ‘Melodifestivalen’ take place at Friends Arena in Stockholm.
The eight acts that finished in third and fourth place from the four heats all competed again for a second chance to make it through to next week's Grand Final.
Anna Bergendahl, Tone Sekelius, Theoz and Cazzi Opeia were the lucky acts to receive the most votes and will now take part in the Grand Final along with the top two place-getters from each of the four heats.
Anna Bergendahl previously represented Sweden at Eurovision in 2010 with 'This Is My Life'.
Danne Stråhed, Alvaro Estrella, Lisa Miskovsky and Lillasyster were all eliminated from the competition.
Results wrap up
Tone Sekelius - 'My Way' - DIRECT TO FINAL
Alvaro Estrella - 'Suave' - ELIMINATED
Danne Stråhed - 'Hallabaloo' - ELIMINATED
Anna Bergendahl - 'Higher Power' - DIRECT TO FINAL
Theoz - 'Som du vill' - DIRECT TO FINAL
Lisa Miskovsky - 'Best to Come' - ELIMINATED
Lillasyster - 'Till Our Days Are Over' - ELIMINATED
Cazzi Opeia - 'I Can't Get Enough' - DIRECT TO FINAL
Formerly known as Andra Chansen, this year saw a new format for the second chance round with the show divided in to two semi-finals, each consisting of four songs via a random draw. The two songs from each group that received the highest number of votes progressed through to next week's Grand Final.
You can watch all performances on the Swedish broadcaster's SVT Play https://www.svtplay.se/
The twelve acts that will compete in next week's Grand Final are now confirmed. They are -
Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer'
Robin Bengtsson - 'Innocent Love'
Liamoo - 'Bluffin'
John Lundvik - 'Änglavakt'
Faith Kakembo - 'Freedom'
Anders Bagge - 'Bigger Than the Universe'
Medina - 'In i dimman'
Klara Hammarström - 'Run to the Hills'
Anna Bergendahl - 'Higher Power'
Tone Sekelius - 'My Way'
Theoz - 'Som du vill'
Cazzi Opeia - 'I Can't Get Enough'
The Grand Final of Melodifestivalen takes place next Saturday 12th March.
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