Melodifestivalen 2022 to begin on February 5th with Oscar Zia as host

September 7, 2021

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Details regarding Melodifestivalen 2022 have been revealed today, including the shows host and the venues for each show. Three times Melodifestivalen participant, Oscar Zia, will be hosting the 2022 edition that will begin on February 5th and run through till March 12th.

This will not be the first time that Oscar Zia has found himself with Melodifestivalen hosting duties. In 2021, he co-hosted semi final 2 with Christer Björkman. Speaking out about his latest hosting duties, Oscar has said:

"It obviously feels like an honorable assignment – suddenly I’m in the line after Kristian Luuk, Petra Mede and Gina Dirawi. I have watched the Melodifestivalen since I was little, the whole family would watch and no one was allowed to talk, I did not want to miss a second! I am very excited to go on tour and I will do my best to lead the viewers through this party."

When is Melodifestivalen 2022 taking place?

Melodifestivalen 2022 will begin with semi final 1 on February 5th in Malmö Arena. Semi final 2 will be in Scandinavium in Göteborg on February 12th. Semi final 3 and 4 will both be held in Linköping on February 19th and 26th, in Saab Arena and Sparbanken Arena respectively. The Andra Chansen round will be in Hägglunds Arena in Örnsköldsvik on March 5th, whilst the final will take place in Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 12th.

The Melodifestivalen Tour is back!

Alongside the announcement of Oscar Zia as the shows host, and the dates and venues for each show, it was also revealed that the Melodifestivalen tour will be returning, much to the delight of fans. The tour, which usually takes place in six cities across Sweden after the show, will be coming back this year after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This years Melodifestivalen will be the 61st edition of the contest. 19 year old Tusse was crowned the winner of the 2021 edition with his song “Voices”. He achieved a tenth consecutive qualification for Sweden in Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, where he finished in 14th place with 109 points in the final.

Are you excited for Melodifestivalen 2022? Which Swedish singers would you like to see participating? Let us know in the comments below!

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