Tonight was what used to be called the ‘second chance’ contest, but is now rebranded as the semi-final, eight songs that didn’t quite cut it with either the jury or the televoters (or both) in recent weeks. There were four chances to lose the grand final on offer in a show beamed live from Stockholm’s Friends Arena.
The third- and fourth-placed songs from each of the previous four heats were placed into two groups. No differences were made on whether the entries placed third or fourth in their respective heats.
As a bonus, SVT donated 200,000 Euros from the televoting proceeds to support causes battling the Russian war in Ukraine.
The top two songs from each group scored a place in the final, using the age group system. Each age group’s vote carried a score of 12, 10, 8, 5, 3 and 1.The full results were not shown on screen.
|Tone Sekelius||"My Way"||1 / 2||Final|
|Alvaro Estrella||"Suave"||3 / 4||Out|
|Danne Stråhed||"Hallabaloo"||3 / 4||Out|
|Anna Bergendahl||"Higher Power"||1 / 2||Final|
|Theoz||"Som du vill"||1 / 2||Final|
|Lisa Miskovsky||"Best to Come"||3 / 4||Out|
|Lillasyster||"Till Our Days Are Over"||3 / 4||Out|
|Cazzi Opeia||"I Can't Get Enough"||1 / 2||Final|