Melodifestivalen 2022 GOSSIP OCH BITCHING thread

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I found a banger by Cassi Opeia with a whopping 46 views!!!




It feels like I've heard this before, but where??
 
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I was a bit perplexed about how Cazzi Opeia got into Melfest before I realized she's actually a very successful composer for a variety of K-pop bands. Here's her latest hit:
 

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We currently have a confirmed lineup of 10 singers (past results in parenthesis):

Returnees
John Lundvik (3rd, 1st in 2019)
Robin Bengtsson (5th, 1st, 8th in 2020)
Liamoo (6th, 3rd in 2019)
Klara Hammarström (SF, 6th in 2021)
Malou Prytz (12th, AC in 2020)
Alvaro Estrella (SF, 11th, 10th in 2021)

Debutants
Angelino
Lance Hedman
Theoz
Cazzi Opeia
 

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We currently have a confirmed lineup of 10 singers (past results in parenthesis):

Returnees
John Lundvik (3rd, 1st in 2019)
Robin Bengtsson (5th, 1st, 8th in 2020)
Liamoo (6th, 3rd in 2019)
Klara Hammarström (SF, 6th in 2021)
Malou Prytz (12th, AC in 2020)
Alvaro Estrella (SF, 11th, 10th in 2021)

Debutants
Angelino
Lance Hedman
Theoz
Cazzi Opeia
Does this mean they've just applied, or that they have a slot?
 

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Does this mean they've just applied, or that they have a slot?
According to unofficial sources to Aftonbladet they all have a spot confirmed by SVT.

SVT can still take their word back as long as papers are not signed and they do so on rare occasions (Lundvik in 2017 to pave way for Loreen is one good example). Tobbe Ek's research is very reliable, usually being able to predict 23-27 of the 28 acts correctly having no more than two incorrect predictions.
 

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Medina reforms and will participate in Melodifestivalen 2022.

Medina is one of the biggest names in the Swedish hip hop scene, the duo also gave Sami Rekik his breakthrough. They haven't performed together since 2018.
 

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Maybe she’ll enter for Denmark and we can have a MEDINA-OFF :disco:
I hope so!

According to Aftonbladet, it is Sami Rekik's positive experiences from last year's participation that made him and Ali decide to compete together. "90-talet" became a hit on streaming services and radio in spite of second to last in the SFs. It's a prime example for why artists floods to compete in Melodifestivalen in contrast to UKs 'You Decide'.

Sources says that it's a wonderful party song that "feels like Medina"
- It's a kanonsång, a real hit!



Note: Kanonsång literally means "canon song" :D
 
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I'm pleasantly surprised Linda is getting another chance already.

It is a song in Swedish, a real Linda song, but which feels like 2022, says a person with good insight.

Hopefully the song and staging are more contest ready this time.
 

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I'm obviously thrilled, but how many times can poor dear Linda take the rejection? :(
 

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I'm obviously thrilled, but how many times can poor dear Linda take the rejection? :(

I obviously love it, she always brings the drama however misguided her efforts are. I'm also impressed with how she keeps up with an average layoff time of 2-3 years between each participation even though she hasn't qualified for anything in the past 10 years!

I think she's going for being the modern Ann-Louise Hanson. What else could drive her nowadays except perhaps restoring her dignity?
 

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Tenori sound hideous.

I’ll pass on Linda Bengtzing and the inevitable desperation and sista plats.
 

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Linda doesn’t need a Melodifestivalen win to prove her worth, in many ways she won with her first four entries, now an established part of the Swedish psyche in the same way that any UK person could lip sync to God Save The Queen if they had to. I could not be more thrilled for the contest to have Linda accept their invitation.

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Linda is on an upwards trajectory though, going from the second lowest vote count in the entire competition to actually beating some of the AC qualifiers last time around. She does bring a certain tabloid fodder atmosphere too, which has been severely lacking with the artists confirmed so far.

Here's a few of Bengtzing's headlines since she last competed:
  • Linda Bengtzing: "I have been drinking every day since March"
  • Linda Bengtzing's unexpected career change during the crisis: "I've seen the light"
  • Linda Bengtzing forced into therapy - reveals difficult times
  • Linda Bengtzing's Rage against Magnus Hedman
  • Linda Bengtzing's Wedding cancelled last second
  • Linda Bengtzing In deadly gas drama
  • Linda Bengtzing's Breast pictures spreads online
  • Linda Bengtzing's Spontaneous preggo-sex reveal

"Have been drinking every day since March"
- "I have been drinking every day since March", says Linda Bengtzing in the podcast.
When Aftonbladet reaches her over the phone, she develops her thoughts about drinking.
- "If you know me, you know that I do not usually drink. But now I have poured a glass of wine for myself every day. I have pretended to work and closed the working day by pouring a glass. I'm not an alcoholic, I drink far too little if you ask everyone I know."
 
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Linda Bengtzing: "I have been drinking every day since March"
  • Linda Bengtzing's unexpected career change during the crisis: "I've seen the light"
  • Linda Bengtzing forced into therapy - reveals difficult times
  • Linda Bengtzing's Rage against Magnus Hedman
  • Linda Bengtzing's Wedding cancelled last second
  • Linda Bengtzing In deadly gas drama
  • Linda Bengtzing's Breast pictures spreads online
  • Linda Bengtzing's Spontaneous preggo-sex reveal
Love that these are all basically @Suomi's lockdown too :disco:
 

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We've got 18 names so far:
  1. Robin Bengtsson
  2. Liamoo
  3. Klara Hammarström
  4. Alvaro Estrella
  5. Angelino
  6. Lance Hedman
  7. John Lundvik
  8. Theoz
  9. Malou Prytz
  10. Cazzi Opeia
  11. Medina
  12. Linda Bengtzing
  13. Anna Bergendahl
  14. Tenori
  15. William Segerdahl (Men tillbakavisar själv uppgifterna)
  16. Niello
  17. Faith Kakembo
  18. Omar Rudberg (?)

By Music Genre

Female Pop (3-5)
Cazzi Opeia
?
?

Young Pop Girls (1-3)
Malou Prytz

Female (Power) Ballad (2-3)
Faith Kakembo
?

Male Pop (3-5)
Robin Bengtsson
Liamoo
?

Young Pop Guys (2-4)
Angelino
Lance Hedman
William Segerdahl

Hip hop (2-3)
Medina
Niello

Gospel pop (1)
John Lundvik

Country Pop (2)
Anna Bergendahl
?

Swedish Pop (2-4)
?
?

Operapop (0-2)
Tenori

Schlager (2-5)
Linda Bengtzing
?

Hard Rock (1-4)
?

Latino (2)
Alvaro Estrella
Omar Rudberg

Kidz (2)
Theoz
?

Older Generation (1-2)
?


High Profile Names

Big Melfest Names

Robin Bengtsson
Liamoo
Anna Bergendahl

Big outside Mello bubble
Theoz (TikTok/Instagram/Youtube)
Klara Hammarström (Instagram)
Omar Rudberg (Young Royals on Netflix)

Tabloid Fodder
Linda Bengtzing
Lance Hedman
 

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Ten artist left to be revealed.

What would be your top 10 most wanted of the artists realistically persuadable to doing Melfest?

Janice
Myra Granberg
Anders Johanssen
Jill Johnson
Magnus Carlsson
Salem al Fakir
Mariette (with something actually competitive, not last year's tat)
Little Jinder
Orup
Darin

probably none of them though will be in :D
 
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I imagine Nanne has submitted something with One More Time since they've got a reunion tour planned for next year, it'd be lovely if they got in, even if it's only for the inevitable doomed has-beens slot. :(
 

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