Melodifestivalen 2022 continues tonight!!! We are here with Heat 2 coverage this evening, with the show coming from the Avicii Arena. The second set of seven acts from twenty eight will take part tonight.
So join me, Richard, from 19:00 GMT/20:00 CET, as we discover who the second set of two finalists will be. You know what to do by now, refresh regularly to see what we have to say in our #LiveBlog.
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Nu kör vi!!! Oscar Zia joins us. Farah Abadi appears to be a Green Room host and introduces tonight’s line-up. Oscar then goes through the voting details.
LIAMOO – Bluffin
LIAMOO is in black. Lighting is mainly purple. It’s a dance track and a feel good tune,
Niello & Lisa Ajax – Tror du att jag bryr mig
Lisa is back! Sorry Niello, but rap isn’t Eurovision. Lisa’s injection of pop isn’t enough.
Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved
Samira is sat her guitar, joined by three other musicians. Sounds more British than Swedish. Very good connectivity. Under dressed for a powerful performance.
Alvaro Estella – Suave
Alvaro joined Mendez two year’s ago. Alvaro is in white and black. It sounds like a carnival number. A lot of fire joins Alvaro and his four backing dancers.
Browsing Collection – Face in the Crowd
This is no ordinary girl group – think the female Maneskin. The odd scream is mixed in with some pop.
John Lundvik – Änglavakt
John is no stranger to the Melodifestivalen or Eurovision stage – but a Swedish language entry is a first for him. He is dressed in beige. The stage is quite darkly lit. He is alone. When did a Swedish entry last make a Eurovision stage?
Tone Sekelius – My Way
Tone is dressed in a full gold dress, joined by contenmporary dancers. She soon’s reveals a black dress and is joined by musicians on stage. A lively last competing song.
The first round of voting is ongoing with the first of tonight’s recaps.
Oscar Zia is now giving us a song after a monologue. The song is in the tune of Eva & Ewa’s “Rena rama ding dong”. Round one of voting has closed.
The first song direct to the final is: LIAMOO – “Bluffin”
The second round of voting is open with another recap of the songs.
Eva is back with Oscar for a multi-lingual performance of “All That Jazz”.
We have got a historical throwback with some puppets/muppets.
The new results process is finally been presented after last week’s App issues.
The two songs in the semi finals are: Alvaro Estella – “Suave” & Tone Sekelius – “My Way”
The second song direct to the final is: John Lundvik – “Änglavakt”
Author: Richard Taylor