SWEDEN – The third Melodifestivalen semifinal for 2022 is taking place tomorrow. But tonight, we have the dress rehearsal. Through our colleagues, we share with you our impressions of their performances. We remind you that Oscar Zia is the host of the show and for the third heat show the favourite for direct qualification to the final are: Anders Bagge and Lancelot.
OIKOTIMES | AUSTRALIA DECIDES 2022 (FINAL)
- Sheldon Riley – “Not the same” (25%, 4,331 Votes)
- Andrew Lambrou – “Electrify” (17%, 2,914 Votes)
- Charley – “I suck at being lonely” (16%, 2,879 Votes)
- Isaiah Firebrace & Evie Irie – “When I’m with you” (13%, 2,337 Votes)
- Paulini – “We are one” (9%, 1,512 Votes)
- G-Nat!on – “Bite me” (5%, 872 Votes)
- Seann Miley Moore – “My body” (5%, 801 Votes)
- Jude York – “I won’t need to dream” (4%, 720 Votes)
- Voyager – “Dreamer” (4%, 657 Votes)
- Jaguar Jonze – “Little fires” (3%, 441 Votes)
- Erica Padilla – “Τo the bottom” (1%, 123 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,111
- Cazzi Opeia – I Can´t Get Enough
A powerful opening for the show with adequate vocals and rainbow colours on stage. Four dancers accompany the performer who’s actively participating in the act. Flawless rehearsal but not something which will remain in your mind during the voting.
- Lancelot – Lyckligt slut
A band accompany Lancelot on a stage full of golden colours. He performs a stunning ballad in Swedish and he is proudly defending his title as one of the top favourites (by the bookies) for the direct qualification tomorrow night.
- Lisa Miskovsky – Best to Come
Lisa is experienced and you can tell from her flawless act on stage, where along with a band give static performance by singing a country ballad which could stand out and become a memorable tune for the audience. On stage, a prop of a train station has been set. The vocals are perfect.
- Tribe Friday – Shut Me Up
A punk-rock performance with 2000’s vibes with a stage presentation accompanied by TV monitors on stage. A simple and structured performance that certainly stands out but it’s up to the stage and the mood of the audience and viewers tomorrow night to decide their fate in the contest.
- Faith Kakembo – Freedom
Having the 5th position in Melodifestivalen in 2020, Faith is back to claim a spot in the final. Solo opening but six backing singers follow in the second chorus. You can say that this reminds us of the 2021 Swedish entry. Perfect vocals in a certainly demanding song.
- Linda Bengtzing – Fyrfaldigt hurra!
This is the 8th time Linda participates in Melodifestivalen with a total schlager pop song ideal for the viewers who will love it and dance to it, no matter if they vote for it or not. Starting from the small stage, Linda goes to a specially made small stage for her and continues her performance among the audience. The last part of the song is on the main stage where Linda is accompanied by four female dancers and fireworks in the backdrops. Very good vocals but still schlager is a very risky bid in Sweden because everyone loves it but not everyone is voting for it.
- Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe
The last entry of the evening. Anders is one of the top music industry artists and penned songs for legends like Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez and the Azeri entries in 2010 and 2012. Solo act with backdrop footage of nature images. Vocally perfect and get the entire audience applause. A definite qualifier.
THE MOCK VOTING
- Linda Bengtzing wins the first general voting and qualifies
- Lisa Miskovsky wins age-group 3-9
- Lisa Miskovsky wins age-group 10-15
- Tribe Friday wins age-group 16-29
- Cazzi Opeia wins age-group 30-44
- Tribe Friday wins age-group 45-59
- Anders Bagge wins age-group 60-74
- Faith Kakembo wins age-group 75+
- Cazzi Opeia wins the second phase overall voting and qualifies
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